Missouri State University

How well do you know Missouri’s small towns? Bruce West, photography professor in the art and design department at Missouri State, learned so much about Mississippi in his formulation of his book, “The True Gospel Preached Here,” that it inspired him to learn more about the place he now calls home.

This former East Coaster is trolling around small towns in Missouri to learn more about the state and the humanity of its inhabitants.

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Gov. Jay Nixon chose Missouri State University as his venue to sign the Fiscal Year 2017 higher education budget into law Wednesday.

The school in Springfield achieved all of its performance goals, equaling an increase of $3.6 million in funding.

“When we talk about holding tuition, we’ve not done that for free. Okay? We have put dollars in to make sure that at the same time we were getting increases in quality,” said Nixon. 

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Missouri State University’s Dining Services Department has launched an innovative way to grow food and provide it for consumers on campus.  It began using what is called a ZipGrow Tower, a vertical growing system that allows for a greener and more convenient way of growing and harvesting produce. 

The division for diversity and inclusion (DDI) at Missouri State University will present a variety of talks, discussions and creative work as part of the “Shattering the Silences” series throughout the spring semester with the intention of facilitating discussion to contribute to a positive campus and community climate.

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Athletic success is one way higher education institutions can raise their profile and offer a peek into the school’s other offerings.

For Missouri State University, a recent example of that was the success of and national attention paid to last year’s postseason run by the Bears’ baseball team. It’s one of 17 athletic programs at the school.

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