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It’s tough for an author to get published by one of the Big Five publishers, but Ozarks native Nancy Allen has done it.

Allen, who practiced law in Missouri for 15 years, is not only the author of the Ozarks Mystery Series published by HarperCollins, but she’s also teaming up with best-selling author James Patterson on a new book.

For the last few decades, organizations in the United States have begun placing greater priority on globalization efforts, whether it is through establishing partnerships worldwide, increasing e-commerce or offering enrichment activities for employees. Missouri State University has certainly pushed forward in this area, as well.

Brad Bodenhausen, associate vice president of international education and training, and director of international programs at Missouri State, discusses how globalization fits into the mission of the university.

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.

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