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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All types of art can represent life and emotion. It is also often said that this art can help process feelings and express the deepest set of sentiments.

Missouri State University student Jennifer Rose Wolken exhibited a piece of work in May 2017 that showcased her talent in book binding and inspirational architectural vision. It also exposed her grief and helped her heal.

"The book that was exhibited at the art museum the first two weeks of May, it is a sculptural form that is based in book binding," said Wolken.

When you think back to childhood, what do you remember? Some of it may be sweet, funny, poignant – glimpses of places and people  – and other memories may be words you live by.  Paul Kincaid, staff emeritus of Missouri State University, recently released a biography about his father, “E. Leon: A Perfectly Imperfect Dad.” It is a compilation of vignettes about the life lessons and memories shared over a lifetime.

Buy the book at Kincaid Communications

Peanut butter and jelly. Macaroni and cheese. Some things just go together. But geology and cooking? Cheryl McClease says they do, too. She is an instructor in the geology department at Missouri State who has published a cookbook combining her two loves, "Earth Changing Recipes."

 

The book, which is available at Amazon, is not a book of science experiments in the kitchen. The end result is always something edible, and a deeper understanding of the science lesson.

Bullying and diversity are two hot topics, and they relate directly to the research of Dr. Adena Young-Jones, associate professor of psychology at Missouri State. She developed curriculum for a Psychology of Diverse Populations course, which allows students to discover subconscious preferences, evaluating these subtle prejudices so that they may grow past them.

Read the full Mind's Eye story on her research

The nights are getting warmer and longer – it’s time for the perennial summertime favorite, Tent Theatre. Bob Westenberg, coordinator of the musical theatre program at Missouri State University and director of one of this season’s shows, discusses the season.

Call 417-836-7678 for more information, or visit Missouri State Tix to reserve seats.

Read the full transcript

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