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Most are familiar with terms like Latino or Hispanic, but what does it mean to be Latinx? Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, executive director of multicultural programs at Missouri State University, is here to explain and to welcome everyone to celebrate September as Latinx Heritage Month.

Garcia-Pusateri, who was new to her position this time last year, notes that the programming will be amplified due to more time to plan and execute.

Schedule of events

Bullying and diversity are two hot topics, and they relate directly to the research of Dr. Adena Young-Jones, associate professor of psychology at Missouri State. She developed curriculum for a Psychology of Diverse Populations course, which allows students to discover subconscious preferences, evaluating these subtle prejudices so that they may grow past them.

Read the full Mind's Eye story on her research

Springfield is a friendly city with an ugly past. However, it’s more than they lynchings that took place on the square in 1906 that tarnish the reputation. To more fully understand the cultural climate that has been prevalent in the Ozarks for so long, three Missouri State faculty members have developed a living archive of testimonials and oral histories of the African American experience in the Ozarks..

Lyle Foster, an instructor in the sociology department, tells us about the project, The Journey Continues.