Missouri State University

Missouri State University

The Missouri State Bears are headed to the Super Regional Round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating Iowa 3 to 2 Sunday at Hammons Field. 

With their school-record-breaking 48th victory of the season, Missouri State advances to Super Regional play, where they will take on Arkansas in a best-of-three format June 4th thru 7th . 

Dr. David Romano’s loved ones sometimes ask if he’d prefer to study a less volatile part of the world – Norwegian beaches, perhaps?

But, that’s not him. He’s especially interested in social movements that take up arms for their cause.

“It doesn’t even occur to me not to be impassioned about it.” 

The opportunity to examine such questions drew his attention to the Middle East and ultimately to Kurdish communities in the region.

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Two months after it released a climate study gauging diversity and inclusion issues on campus, officials at Missouri State University are pushing forward with ways to improve its culture.

The findings showed that, among other things, many students that associated with a minority group did not feel as accepted or connected to the university, and at times experienced verbal exclusion.

“So the first part was getting that material out,” said President Clif Smart.

Pregnancy and the birth of a child are two of the most precious times in life. One resource for expectant mothers and fathers is a doula: a trained caregiver and labor companion who assists in prenatal to postpartum care. Christina Ryder, instructor of sociology at Missouri State University and director of the undergraduate Sociology Research Assistant program (in the CSSPPR), and Dr.

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A bonding package approved by the Missouri Legislature this week means millions in funding for state buildings and higher education repair projects, including at Missouri State University.

“I think it’s the most excited I have been about anything that has happened in our legislature in the past four years,” MSU President Clif Smart said.