College of Arts and Letters

On Feb. 16, 2018, Asian communities worldwide will welcome the Year of the Dog.

Based on the lunar calendar, the Lunar New Year celebration, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, falls on a different date each year, normally between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20. Lasting for 15 days, it’s a time to gather with family and wish each other happiness and prosperity.

In Springfield, Missouri State University will host a lineup of events on campus Feb. 17-24 to mark the holiday. 

Over the past few decades, the global marketplace has evolved. More international business transactions take place. Team members may be spread throughout the globe. And with that, many companies now seek  individuals who can demonstrate cultural competencies - like language skills - when hiring for positions.

Dr. Jason Jolley, head of the modern and classical languages (MCL) department at Missouri State University, shares about the evolution of language education.

This fall and upcoming spring, Moon City Press at Missouri State University will bring several authors to campus for its 2017-2018 Moon City Reading Series.

The lineup is diverse, featuring novelists, short fiction authors, poets and student writers. 

Everybody goes through it – that awkward phase known as puberty. Unfortunately, the most dramatic changes become evident when you attempt to be your most melodic.  

Dr. Cameron LaBarr, director of choral studies at Missouri State University, knows the incredible value music adds to life. He wants to talk about sticking with music even when the voice doesn’t seem able to stick to a note. 

There is a new leader at the helm of Missouri State University's College of Arts and Letters (COAL).

Dr. Shawn Wahl, former department head of communication, took charge of COAL as interim dean on July 1, 2017, after Dean Dr. Gloria Galanes retired. 

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