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The topic of racism will take center stage at Missouri State University’s Collaborative Diversity Conference this year.

Themed “Facing Racism in 2018 and Beyond: A Changing Dynamic,” the conference will take place from April 25-27 in the Plaster Student Union on campus. Wes Pratt, chief diversity officer and assistant to the president at MSU, offers more information about the event. 

Sustainability – that’s the focus of Missouri State University’s spring 2018 Public Affairs Conference.

Free and open to the public, the conference will take place April 10-12 on campus. Presenters will share their views on the theme of “Sustainability in Practice: Consensus and Consequences.” 

Changing the world comes in many forms: Improving education; advocating for equal rights and policy change; improving living or working conditions; allocating resources to the underserved; providing leadership in a time of chaos – the possibilities are endless. 

Mary Ann Wood, director of public affairs support at Missouri State, and Stephanie Smith, senior director of donor relations and special events prepare us for the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame.

The honorees are:

The College of Arts and Letters at Missouri State University partners with the Springfield community, region and state to bring arts education to young and old - through performances, exhibitions, workshops and courses. They do this because they believe the arts enrich our lives and expand our understanding of the world.

The Children’s Bureau’s most recent child abuse statistics reveal that 7.2 million children were reported as abused in 2015. This number had unfortunately grown from the previous report by more than half a million children.

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