Missouri State University

New Report Looks at Crime on MSU Campus

Oct 2, 2015

A report just released by Missouri State University’s Department of Safety and Transportation looks at crime on and around campus.  The report, for 2014, compares crime in 2012 and 2013 with that year’s offenses.

Sexual assault is also looked at in the new report, a crime that has gotten a lot of attention on college campuses across the United States. Now required to be accounted in separate descriptive categories, ‘sexual offenses,’ dropped from six attacks in 2013 to five in 2014.

Barred windows, crumbling buildings, no safe green space for children to play– this is the gritty picture Dr. Mike Stout paints of a rough neighborhood in North Philadelphia in the 1990s. Vividly, Stout, associate professor of sociology at Missouri State University and director of the Center for Community Engagement, remembers walking past this area as an undergraduate student. From this he learned that some of our opportunities are afforded to us due to where we were born and who we call family.

Rhodes University

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.


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.