Nicki Donnelson

Co-host of "Missouri State Journal"

Nicki received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Missouri State in marketing, in 2002 and 2004 respectively. After gaining experience in writing, marketing, special event planning, fundraising and public relations, she returned to the university to work as the public relations specialist in the office of university communications. There she tells the university’s story by sharing the stories of individuals at Missouri State. 

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The People’s Republic of China (mainland China) and the Republic of China (Taiwan) don’t agree on much – primarily what it means to be China. Recent elections in Taiwan could serve as a catalyst for some major change for the two republics. Dr. Dennis Hickey, distinguished professor of political science and director of the graduate program in global studies at Missouri State University, focuses on policy relevance in his research, and has been doing so for the past 30 years.

Adamson, assistant professor of special education at Missouri State University, is working with local public schools to help a small section of students who struggle with following through on classroom engagement and aren’t learning at the same rate as their peers. Such students may have educational behavioral disorders, which differs from medical behavioral disorders. The question is whether the disorder affects performance in the classroom – not because the student isn’t capable of the workload, but because they can’t sustain until the class ends. 

Each spring the tent goes up at Missouri State, sparking excitement for Tent Theatre. It’s been the breeding ground for amazing talent and continues to thrive with renewed energy every season. Mark Templeton and Sarah Wiggin share about this year’s season.

Fifty-four years into this summer tradition, the campus and community should be as excited as ever for great shows and a unique experience. Tickets went on sale May 9, and are sure to go fast for this season:

How well do you know Missouri’s small towns? Bruce West, photography professor in the art and design department at Missouri State, learned so much about Mississippi in his formulation of his book, “The True Gospel Preached Here,” that it inspired him to learn more about the place he now calls home.

This former East Coaster is trolling around small towns in Missouri to learn more about the state and the humanity of its inhabitants.

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 with the intention of facilitating discussion to contribute to a positive campus and community climate.

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