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Missouri State Journal
8:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

University Provides Resources to Support Religious Diversity

Dr. Ken Coopwood

Increasing diversity and the knowledge of and appreciation for diversity are key goals for Missouri State University. The university values different types of diversity, including different religions.

Dr. Ken Coopwood is the vice president for diversity and inclusion and he joins me today.

For more information, visit diversity.missouristate.edu

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Missouri State Journal
9:45 am
Tue December 2, 2014

New Moon City Press Book, 'Teeth of the Souls,' Bares Picture of Reconstruction Era

Teeth of the Souls by Steve Yates

 

 After the Civil War, Springfield, Missouri, was in shambles. Inhabitants came back to a war torn city. This is the setting for "Teeth of the Souls" - the latest publication by Missouri State's Moon City Press. Dr. James Baumlin, distinguished professor of English at Missouri State, discusses this piece of historical fiction.

According to Baumlin, the book, by Steve Yates, introduces readers to a man before his time: The protagonist hired African Americans in his family's rock quarries when it was unpopular to affiliate, and he was in love with an ex-slave. 

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Arts and Entertainment
9:24 am
Wed November 26, 2014

WinterFest Features Visual, Performing Arts Dec. 5-7

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts features WinterFest Dec. 5-7 at the Hall.

The works of the region’s best visual artists will be on display and for sale. Festival-goers can enjoy live holiday music from local choirs and instrumental groups as they shop.

This year’s ticketed performances include the return of romantic pianist Jim Brickman and a concert by Sweet Honey in the Rock

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Missouri State Journal
9:30 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Research Provides Hope for Those with Chronic Illness

Humans have 20,000 genes in every cell within the  body, yet we only express about 6,00 of them. So where are the rest of them? Do you have any control over them? And what does it matter? Dr. Paul Durham, director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at Jordan Valley Innovation Center and professor of biology at Missouri State University, discusses interesting facts about predisposition for disease and how we can - to some degree - control our long-term health. This is something he's been focusing on in his research of epigenetics.

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Missouri State Journal
9:30 am
Tue November 11, 2014

How to Keep Illness Away: Consider Epigenetics

Dr. Paul Durham

 On average, each person is walking around with 10 gene mutations that predisposes them to certain diseases. You can thank your family tree for those. Recently, Dr. Paul Durham, director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences in the Jordan Valley Innovation Center and professor of biology for Missouri State University, has begun researching epigenetics.

This is the study of gene expression that doesn't involve mutation of DNA. Instead, environment can greatly influence which genes are turned on or off during someone's lifetime.

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