Missouri State University

After two years of work, a team of researchers at Missouri State University and Drury University recently released a report titled “Springfield Area Congregations Study: Profile and Community Engagement” that explored the dimensions and community impact of congregations in Greene and Christian counties.

The study focuses on congregations as part of the nonprofit sector and their engagement in social services, volunteer activity and other forms of civic activity.

Missouri State University

Nearly a year after renewing its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, Missouri State University says it’s moving forward on various recommendations that came in the HLC’s final report.

The commission applauded the school for efforts relating to its public affairs mission, quality programs and a transparent budget, among other areas.

MSU Debate Watch Party
Han Zhao

The third and final presidential debate is over.  Dr. Eric Morris, Missouri State University debate coach and communications professor, offered his views on last night’s event.

"As a presidential debate scholar I'll say that tonight probably did not have a significant impact on the election.  The effect that debates have on the election tends to be very short-term.  It is like any number of things that can happen in a campaign.  It creates some impressions, some significant moments, but often the give and take of the next few days will cancel out that sort of an effect," he said.

Dr. Claborn
Danisha Hogue

After identifying 20 mosquito species a team of researchers determined the Aedes aegypti, the species linked to the Zika virus, are a low threat to Missourians.

Dr. David Claborn, Missouri State University associate professor of public health, spent four months this summer trapping and studying mosquitos. With a team of five, including two graduate students, they did not find the original vector of the virus.  

A vector is an organism that spreads infections by transmitting bacteria or virus from one host to another.

On Oct. 26, candidates for Missouri's 7th Congressional District will engage in debate at Missouri State University and the public can find out more about them and their stand on key issues.

Democratic candidate Genevieve Williams and Libertarian candidate Benjamin Brixey have both confirmed their attendance. Incumbent Republican candidate Billy Long has been invited.

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