Missouri State Journal

Do you more closely identify with a rural landscape or a bright city skyline? Your answer will probably inform your reaction to Sarah Williams' work. Williams is an assistant professor of art and design at Missouri State University. She is depicting the rural way of life through her oil paintings.

Speech, spelling, reading and phonics: They are all interrelated and essential to academic success. Dr. Julie Masterson, dean of the Graduate College at Missouri State University, is an internationally known expert in the area and author of “Beyond Baby Talk: From Speaking to Spelling: a Guide to Language and Literacy Development for Parents and Caregivers.” 

When her then second-grade son began having difficulty with spelling, Masterson refused to accept the idea that individuals could not improve a skill or that it was normal.

Are we ready for a robot with brain-like intelligence? Two Missouri State faculty researchers, Drs. Emmett Redd and Steven Younger, have been working on an advanced machine with a knack for common sense and the ability to learn well beyond the parameters of its programming. 

Their research is based out of the Center for Applied Sciences and Engineering located inside the Jordan Valley Innovation Center in IDEA Commons.

When Rescue Annie was introduced in 1960, it was the beginning of a new era of simulation in medical procedures which allowed practitioners, students and clinicians the opportunity to practice and perfect life-saving techniques in a safe and controlled environment. Kristin Tivener, clinical instructor in the department of sports medicine and athletic training at Missouri State University, discusses the advances in medical training – specifically equipment that is a lot more lifelike and responsive than the old fashioned CPR dummy.


  How do education and culture interact? It’s a question with many factors and answers depending on the environment being studied. Dr. Jamaine Abidogun, professor of history the new diversity fellow at Missouri State University, has looked at this issue for the past 25 years in African nations – specifically Nigeria.