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Missouri State University has appointed a new assistant vice president for Student Affairs who will in part assume responsibilities previously held by Juan Meraz.

The announcement of Dr. Michele Smith was made Thursday on the university’s website.

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Missouri State is better equipped to expand educational programs and research due to $25 million in grants received for Fiscal year 2016.

The amount is $2.3 million more than the previous record set in FY 2008

Dr. Erin Parrish, director of research administration, noted in a press release that the increase in international funding and educational programs is encouraging.

“Both of these point to the greater impact Missouri State is making globally,” Parrish notes.

International awards make up 11 percent of the University’s total grant funding.

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Missouri State University’s College of Business has received a second place ranking among the nation’s 350 online cybersecurity degree programs.

According to Online MBA Today, criteria considered were tuition, accreditation, starting salary, prestige, and overall graduation rates.

The estimated tuition for the MSU program is $9,405, by far the least expensive on the top 10 list.

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Late August is when many of the bills passed this session by the Missouri Legislature and signed into law by the governor go into effect. That could mean changes for state businesses and organizations.

For Missouri State University, more than half a dozen bills will require action on the school’s part to be in compliance with new law.

When you read historical text, such as the Bible, you can get glimpses at the cultures of the time periods. You can infer how they lived and what it took to survive in rather harsh environments.

Dr. Victor Matthews, dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Missouri State University, has been a Biblical scholar for approximately 40 years and shares about his research and latest book, "The Cultural World of the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Manners and Customs." It is one of 17 books he has authored, and he has published numerous articles on the subject as well.