As an artist-in-residence in Edinburgh, Scotland during summer 2013, Ruth Barnes, coordinator of the dance program at Missouri State University, collaborated with five other choreographers to design an hour-long dance solo that centered on the theme of displacement. They named it, “Here, There and Everywhere.”
Barnes brought her unique style of dance to Missouri State back in 2005 – a style she calls non-linear narrative contemporary. There may be a story, but as she describes it, it may be out of sequence, and it’s open to interpretation.
With the holidays come extended breaks from work for several education employees, including those at Missouri State University. It’s also a time when officials will make a concerted effort toward limited energy usage when so many facilities and operations are not in use.
Over the past year, some of MSU’s sustainability efforts have likely gone unnoticed. For instance, in the form of extending the school’s underground chilled water loop to new facilities and preparing the loop to connect to future buildings.
Next Year’s Public Affairs Conference at Missouri State University will feature keynote speaker and Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr.
Ripken’s presentation on April 14 is entitled Get in the Game.
“Mr. Ripken will address elements of ethical citizenship and perseverance – the strong will to succeed, to be consistent and to have conviction,” says Brent Dunn, executive director of the Missouri State University Foundation.
Tynisha Brown says that as an advocate for children, “we have to teach peace for them to learn peace.” That was part of her message delivered Friday evening in front of Carrington Hall on the Missouri State University campus.
Brown’s speech, which was followed by remarks from President Clif Smart, concluded a candlelight vigil to promote peace and nonviolence, coordinated by the MSU Social Work Club. It came on the heels of grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York not to indict white police officers in the deaths of black men.