Missouri State University

Education Connection
11:23 am
Wed September 17, 2014

MSU System Reports New Fall Record Enrollment

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Missouri State University says official enrollment throughout its system has set a new record for this fall.

The fall 2014 official enrollment figures are based on the 20th day of classes, the State of Missouri’s official enrollment census date.

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Technology Trends
11:48 am
Wed September 10, 2014

How to Increase Your Cybersecurity: One Expert’s Take

Strong passwords might not be enough. Worker suggest multiple factor identification for accounts and personal information online.
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Online buying, account profiles, and company databases keep a constant flow of personal information on the internet. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports how users can increase their cybersecurity.

In August, a Russian hacker group stole over 1.2 billion passwords, including those of major U.S companies.

“That’s one fifth of the planet. Their passwords were stolen. I don’t know that there’s that many more people on the internet.”

Dwight Worker is the new professor of cybersecurity at Missouri State University.

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Missouri State Journal
11:29 am
Mon September 8, 2014

STEP Conference Leads Latino Students to Missouri State

Getting into college and finding your niche can be difficult, but Missouri State University is dedicated to helping students follow their passion and find their place. Juan Meraz, assistant vice president for multicultural services, discusses the STEP Conference (Student Transition Education Program) to be held Sept. 18-19 on the Missouri State Campus.

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Helping Others
2:53 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

MSU Offers Student Food Assistance Program

Well of Life, located at 418 S. Kimbrough, stocks its pantry shelves for assistance to both community members and students.
Credit Anna Thomas / KSMU

Students at Missouri State University have a new resource for food assistance thanks to a partnership between the University and the Well of Life food pantry.  KSMU’s Briana Simmons has more details on this program that targets students who need some extra help.

Well of Life is located at 418 S. Kimbrough--close to Missouri State University.   Alex Johnson, director of community involvement and service at MSU, says many local food pantries help students with food assistance, but Well of Life was chosen as a direct partner because of its close location to campus.

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Missouri State Journal
12:58 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Flying South to Study the Heat in a Very Cold Spot

Credit Submitted photo by Mickus


Cold and sunburned, Missouri State geology professor Dr. Kevin Mickus trudged with his fellow scientists through the snow and ice to study Mount Erebus, the southernmost active volcano in the world. He is here to share about his experience in Antarctica.

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