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.

Ways to Connect

Eyes are the portals through which we see the world. While some are born with perfect vision, many have vision problems that can develop at a very early age and go unnoticed for years. Missouri State University’s office of citizenship and service-learning (CASL) sponsors a free program to screen infants, children and underserved adults for a range of vision problems.

Kathy Nordyke is the director of citizenship and service-learning at Missouri State.

The division for diversity and inclusion (DDI) at Missouri State University will present a variety of talks, discussions and creative work as part of the “Shattering the Silences” series throughout the spring semester.

There are three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. In this model, assumptions are that the economy is dependent on society to exist and function, and both the economy and society are dependent on a healthy environment in order to exist. Something is truly sustainable when it is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Communication is inevitable. But effective communication is critical—it is the foundation of healthy relationships, the competitive advantage needed in an interview and the core of growth and success. According to Dr. Julie Masterson, communication sciences and disorders professor at Missouri State University, communication skills begin to develop immediately after birth and are, in fact, the basis of lifelong language and literacy skills.

Research finds that almost half of all Americans make a New Year’s Resolution. And of those, less than 10 percent are successful in achieving their goals. But people who DO make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.

Losing weight is the number one resolution, making up almost 40 percent of all resolutions.

Hillary Roberts is a senior instructor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University.