Missouri State University

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Missouri State University President Clif Smart says $1.24 million in cuts to academic departments remain to balance out next year’s budget. Scenarios on how to do that, including reducing enrollment incentives for online course instructors, were discussed Monday during a town-hall style forum that drew some 350 spectators.

Diversity and inclusion are popular buzzwords in many organizations today. But what do they really mean? And how do we go beyond paying lip service to the idea?

These questions and more will be addressed at Missouri State University’s Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference, scheduled for April 19-21 this year. The theme of the conference is “Practice What You Preach in Diversity and Inclusion.” 

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Sounds of Missouri State University’s Carillon atop Meyer Library are accompanied by those of power tools renovating neighboring Glass Hall, along with the bustle of students passing by.

Missing at the moment is the splash of water at John Q. Hammons Fountains, centrally located on MSU’s West Mall. As of now the basin is only a little wet from the rain, but by next week the beloved fountain will be up and running.

The first self-evident truth in the Declaration of Independence is the inspiration for this year's public affairs conference at Missouri State University. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Reflections on Self Government (April 4-7, 2017). I'm Nicki Donnelson and today my guest is Dr. Kevin Pybas. He is an associate professor of political science and this year's Provost Fellow for public affairs.  

MSU West Plains
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Since Gov. Eric Greitens announced his Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal in February, and in some cases before that, there have been ongoing discussions amongst administrators at Missouri’s colleges and universities about how to manage fewer appropriations.

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