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In observance of national LGBTQ+ History Month, the office of multicultural programs at Missouri State University will present a host of events to share about the successes and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community. The month-long celebration starts on Oct. 6 and ends on Oct. 27 with events such as: The Bears Building Bridges Pride March and celebration kick-off party (Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m.) Safe Zone trainings (Oct. 10, 20 and 25, 3 p.m.) A Lunch and Learn Workshop series titled "The Importance of...

Missouri State University’s Homecoming 2016 promises fun and entertainment for alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members. Themed “Welcome Home,” events for students take place Oct. 9-15, while alumni and community events are Oct. 14-15. Homecoming Headquarters will be set up in the Davis-Harrington Welcome Center. Among the highlights for Homecoming Weekend this year include: Class of 1966 50th Reunion Luncheon and Campus Tour: Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Meyer Alumni Center...

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Missouri State University’s fall enrollment is the highest ever. According to MSU, 26,000 students are enrolled. The previous record was 24,735 students in the fall of 2015. The Springfield campus set a new record with a total of 24,116 students enrolled—that’s up 5.6 percent from last fall. Enrollment on the Springfield campus has grown by 15.9 percent since 2011. In West Plains, enrollment is slightly down from last fall. Missouri State University President Clif Smart says they’re ...

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Missouri State University plans to modify some work being done on Glass Hall as a result of state funding restrictions. Gov. Jay Nixon last week announced $57.2 million in cuts from the state budget after lawmakers overrode his vetoes of two bills. The tax breaks in these items were not accounted for, according to Nixon. Senate Bill 641 creates a tax deduction for agricultural natural disaster losses "for all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014." Senate Bill 1025 exempts...

Under rocks and logs, in burrows and underwater, Dr. Alicia Mathis finds fascinating creatures to study. Mathis, head of the biology department at Missouri State University, focuses her research on the behaviors of tiny amphibians and fish. One of the most common things these animals need to communicate about is predation risk. It’s been understood for awhile that alarm cues are received and understood by animals of the same species and of different species – imagine a minnow and a...

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