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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

For one week each summer, a group of conservation-minded high school students from southwest Missouri gets a chance to be part of the Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems or (GLADE) program.

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.

Aug. 21, 2017 – this is the day when the skies across North America will darken in the afternoon as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.

This Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States in 38 years.

In Springfield, Missouri, there will be 96 percent coverage, with the maximum being at 1:13 p.m. 

Missouri State University (MSU) will help to share this rare and momentous occasion with the public at a free family-friendly event on campus.

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