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Missouri State Journal
9:45 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Babies Teach Psychology Researchers about Perception, Learning

What can a four-month-old teach college students and faculty about learning? According to Dr. Wayne Mitchell, associate professor of psychology at Missouri State University, there is much to learn from these infants.

For example: You’re driving on the Interstate with traffic all around you. In tiny increments of time, you are cognitively aware: That’s a red Accord. That’s a blue Camry. That’s a semi. That's a DeLorean with a flux capacitor.

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Engaging the Community
7:38 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Putting MSU Students in a Better Position to Identify as Bears

Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

Students tend to stay in college if they can identify with the school. That’s one of the guiding principles in improving retention of first-time, full-time students at Missouri State University, according to President Clif Smart.

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Eye on Washington
6:25 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

MSU Welcomes Professor to Speak on Combating ISIS, Aiding Kurds

Dr. Michael Gunter
Credit Tennessee Technological University

A visiting professor to Springfield says a key to fighting back the Islamic State militant group will come by supplying aid to the Kurds. The ethnic group that inhabits adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey has been battling ISIS for months.

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Education Connection
6:36 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Better Retention Rates, Facility Upgrades will “Raise MSU’s Profile”

MSU President Clif Smart delivers the 2014 State of the University address.
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

Missouri State University aims to boost retention rates of first-time, full-time students moving forward. The goal was among several announced Monday by President Clif Smart during his annual State of the University address, under the theme “Raising the Profile of the University.”

Since 2009, student retention rates have hovered around 75 percent. The school is hoping to increase that figure to at least 80 percent, the rate of MSU’s three main public competitors, according to Smart.

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Missouri State Journal
11:31 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Training the next Olympians

In the health and athletics world, the word train means to practice in order to improve. But in the world of Special Olympics athletes, it means so much more, thanks to a group of students and faculty from Missouri State University. This interdisciplinary group from kinesiology, special education, dietetics, graphic design and computer science developed TRAIN, Testing Recreation Activities and Improving Nutrition, in 2009 and 2010.

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