Missouri State University

Over the past few decades, the global marketplace has evolved. More international business transactions take place. Team members may be spread throughout the globe. And with that, many companies now seek  individuals who can demonstrate cultural competencies - like language skills - when hiring for positions.

Dr. Jason Jolley, head of the modern and classical languages (MCL) department at Missouri State University, shares about the evolution of language education.


A new Missouri State University dormitory with space for 400 students and 280 vehicles is in the planning stages right now.  Land is being cleared at Holland and Madison for the building.

According to Missouri State University President Clif Smart, MSU is in the final negotiation stages with Bryan Properties concerning the design and the future purchase price.  The Board of Governors could decide that at the end of January in a specially called meeting.  If that happens, construction could start the following week, Smart said.

Michele Skalicky

Missouri State University has announced five affordability initiatives to save students money.  Two have already been approved by the MSU Board of Governors.  One reduces the number of credit hours needed to graduate from 125 to 120. 

Helping to save someone’s life is as easy as donating blood.

You will have the opportunity to do this Jan. 23-25, 2018, when Missouri State University hosts a blood drive on campus in honor of National Blood Donor Month.

The event is jointly organized by Missouri State’s Gamma Sigma Sigma and Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.


Missouri State University’s assistant women’s basketball coach and former MSU basketball standout, Jackie Stiles, has announced she has cancer.

According to a statement from MSU, Stiles will undergo treatment for ocular melanoma.  She’ll be absent from the sideline for the next several games.

Stiles said she’s thankful the cancer was caught early and hasn’t spread. She’s optimistic she’ll make a full recovery.