Missouri State Journal

Each year, Missouri State University hosts a Public Affairs Conference. These conferences open people up to new perspectives and challenge choices.

Dr. Elizabeth Dudash-Buskirk, associate professor of communication and provost fellow for public affairs, is tells us more about the conference, which will be held on Missouri State’s campus April 5-8. 

As part of the Missouri Authors Series, in honor of National Poetry Month, and as presented by the creative writing program, the department of English and the College of Arts and Letters at Missouri State University, two distinguished writers will be visiting campus on the evening of April 8. Hadara Bar-Nadav, the author of “Fountain and Furnace” and a professor in the MFA program at University of Missouri Kansas City, will be joined by Sarah Freligh, who is a Moon City Poetry Award winner for her book “Sad Math.”

Some organizations and institutions embed their mission statement on every possible surface. At Missouri State University, public affairs – ethical leadership, community engagement and cultural competence – is who we are and what distinguishes us from all the rest. But how do you keep public affairs fresh all year? We contemplated this and knew that we didn’t ever want it to become stale. In order to engage the Missouri State community and local community, we developed seven signature events. These annual events share a common thread to be not only educational, but also aspirational.

Is there a more haunting question than 'what if?' In Bruce Wes's life - a professor of art and design at Missouri State University - his 'what if' takes him back to a road trip through rural Mississippi during a sabbatical in 1994. What he found there became an inspiration for his 18 year photographic journey turned exhibit and book, "The True Gospel Preached Here."

Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project will be on exhibit at Brick City Gallery March 4-April 19, 2016. Robin Lowe of Brick City Gallery discusses what the project is, and why you should come and see it.

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