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The lecture, “Character and Constitution in Thomas Jefferson’s Thought,” will be presented today (9/29) at Missouri State University.  Dr. Stephen Wirls, political science professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, will present the Constitution Day lecture.

The talk will be about Jefferson’s alternative understanding of the foundation of politics in the U.S., according to Wirls.  He said Jefferson wasn’t opposed to a constitution, but he had very different ideas about the importance of a constitution.

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On average, Missouri State University adds a few major academic programs each year. In 2015-2016, that includes the Bachelor of General Studies and the Master of Occupational Therapy programs.

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Students with Missouri State University’s Media Journalism and Film Department will get their hands dirty later this month with the premiere of its new show entitled “Show-me Chefs.” The show will feature various chefs and their restaurants from the Springfield area.

The idea for the show was pitched a little over a year ago to MJF Associate Professor Dr. Deb Larson. Once Larson realized how feasible it was she was ready to take on the project.

“They had the kitchen setup, we have the equipment, it’s just a matter of making it happen.” Larson said.

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The Missouri State University System has set a new enrollment record, surpassing the previous figure by nearly 250.

Officials Wednesday said the 24,735 students tops last fall’s enrollment of 24,489, which was the previous record. The fall 2015 enrollment is based on the 20th day of classes, the state of Missouri’s official enrollment census date.

Do you more closely identify with a rural landscape or a bright city skyline? Your answer will probably inform your reaction to Sarah Williams' work. Williams is an assistant professor of art and design at Missouri State University. She is depicting the rural way of life through her oil paintings.

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