Missouri State University

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Enrollment growth at colleges and universities can be attributed to an institution’s advancements across a variety of platforms. While this boost is generally welcome by school administrators, more students on campus may require changes to accommodate everyone.

  Education is an area of concern for citizens in Missouri. More specifically, locally, early childhood education and poverty have remained red flag areas for years.  Dr. David Hough, dean of the College of Education at Missouri State University, talks about the intersection of poverty and education. He also brings to light current trends and ways that the system can be reformed to give more individualized attention to the students who many not have as much – or any – support at home.

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Back by popular demand, a course on mindfulness and meditation is being offered to both staff and students this fall semester.  The course begins on September 22nd and lasts for four weeks. Pat Campbell leads the course drawing on 36 years of meditation experience and her studies with meditation master Eknath Easwaran, founder of the Blue Mountain Center for Meditation.

This course encourages you to join the “Mindful Revolution”, quoting the cover of the February 2014 edition of Time Magazine.

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This weekend marks the first of four scheduled conversations about mental illness on the Missouri State University campus and in the community.

The free events are called "Project Semicolon: Start the Conversation, End the Stigma.” It’s a joint effort of Project Semicolon, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and MSU’s Center for Community Engagement.

Missouri State University

Missouri State University started fall classes today with its largest opening day enrollment ever.

According to the university, 21,107 students were enrolled through the Springfield campus as of this morning—an increase of 773 over the first day of the fall 2015 semester.

The total includes 4,889 new undergraduates—the most ever. 

Returning undergraduate students accounted for 12,306 of the total, up from 11,630 last year.