Missouri State Journal

From the beginning, Reesha Adamson could sense her calling. She wanted to improve the lives of young people – those of elementary school age, especially – who have behavioral disorders such as oppositional behaviors, depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that manifest themselves in learning environments. Adamson, who is an assistant professor of special education at Missouri State University, explains her educational philosophy and why it's such an important issue for her.

The People’s Republic of China (mainland China) and the Republic of China (Taiwan) don’t agree on much – primarily what it means to be China. Recent elections in Taiwan could serve as a catalyst for some major change for the two republics. Dr. Dennis Hickey, distinguished professor of political science and director of the graduate program in global studies at Missouri State University, focuses on policy relevance in his research, and has been doing so for the past 30 years.

How well do you know Missouri’s small towns? Bruce West, photography professor in the art and design department at Missouri State, learned so much about Mississippi in his formulation of his book, “The True Gospel Preached Here,” that it inspired him to learn more about the place he now calls home.

This former East Coaster is trolling around small towns in Missouri to learn more about the state and the humanity of its inhabitants.

The division for diversity and inclusion (DDI) at Missouri State University will present a variety of talks, discussions and creative work as part of the “Shattering the Silences” series throughout the spring semester with the intention of facilitating discussion to contribute to a positive campus and community climate.

 Yoga is said to be an exercise of the body, mind and soul. It is clear that since the ancient days, there was an understanding that each of these areas influenced the others. Dr. Amber Abernathy, Mary-Charlotte Bayles Shealy Chair in Conscientious Psychology at Missouri State University, is testing this relationship through a collaborative research project with Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, head of the religious studies department.

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