Andrea Mostyn

Co-host of "Missouri State Journal"

Andrea Mostyn, APR, is assistant director of university communications at Missouri State University.  She has worked as a public relations professional in the higher education and nonprofit sectors for more than 15 years. Specialties include public relations consulting, writing/editing, social media, website, special events, media relations, employee communications, public affairs, marketing, community relations, crisis management, management/administration, measurement/evaluation, radio, research and technology.

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Each summer the Missouri Public Affairs Academy brings talented high school students from throughout the state together to develop their understanding of public affairs. The academy focuses on the three pillars of Missouri State University’s public affairs mission – ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.

The academy has three main goals:

Each summer, Missouri State University and the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society host the Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems or (GLADE) program at Bull Shoals Field Station.

This June, 15 conservation-oriented high school students participated in this week-long residential summer camp.

 Each year, Missouri State University hosts up to 100 students at the Missouri Fine Arts Academy (MFAA). MFAA is a three-week summer residential program for highly motivated student artists in visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, and music.

The Academy offers an intensive schedule of classes in interdisciplinary and discipline-specific arts, and a wide range of co-curricular activities. 

Ray Castrey is a co-director of the academy. 

Baylor Barnes will be a senior at Parkview High School in Springfield.

  The department of theatre and dance at Missouri State University celebrates its 53rd season of Tent Theatre with a summer lineup featuring two musicals and one comedy/drama.

JUNE 10-13, 15-20

A con artist reverend travels with his ministry, yet romance brings new meaning to his life in the musical “Leap of Faith.”


The Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee recently published a report which foreshadows the new dietary guidelines – to be released later this year.

The dietary guidelines are jointly published every 5 years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The purpose is to encourage a healthful diet, which will aid in maintaining a healthy weight and prevent chronic disease.

Two fundamental facts guided their research and recommendations: