Missouri State University

Eye on the Community
7:41 am
Sat November 8, 2014

MSU’s Smart Applauds Dialogue on Racism, Calls for Respectful Exchanges

Credit Missouri State University

Missouri State University President Clif Smart used his website on Friday to express support for the students who have started a campus-wide discussion about racism.

Smart called the dialogue healthy, and expects it to continue, ultimately bringing positive change to the school.

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Missouri State Journal
4:42 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Events Scheduled to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

In 1990, Congress established November as Native American Heritage Month in order to celebrate the first Americans. Missouri State University will celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November with a variety of events.

Events include:

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Eye On The Community
3:47 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Hundreds Gather for “Speak Up” Event at MSU

Attendees at Saturday's "Speak Up" Event
Credit The Black Bear

It was a much different tone during Saturday’s second Speak Up event on the Missouri State campus, as hundreds gathered for a lively discussion on race relations two weeks after an organization’s silent protest over homecoming weekend. KSMU’s Simone Cook has more.

The two-hour forum inside the Carrington Hall auditorium examined the first Blackout demonstration on Oct. 18, which was intended to start a dialog on local relations in the aftermath of recent fatal police shootings, notably in Ferguson. But the Homecoming event was met with some anger and racial slurs.

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Eye on the Community
12:22 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

MSU Blackout Protesters Host New Event

During Missouri State University’s homecoming, 35 protesters gathered to stand for black rights and inclusion on the campus.
Credit Ryan Johnson

During Missouri State University’s homecoming, 35 protesters gathered to stand for black rights and inclusion on the campus. It was a silent protest, but the responses they received were anything but. KSMU’s Anna Thomas spoke with members of the group about their next event.

Speak Up Part 2 Blackout will be held tomorrow to discuss the growing responses their protest has stimulated.

Shannon Shellnor, a senior and core-collaborator for the organization, says it’s a chance for the student body to talk.

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Helping Others
11:56 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Agreement between MSU, Convoy of Hope Aims to Strengthen Developing Countries

The Citizen Scholar Statue represents the University's public affairs mission.
Credit Missouri State University

Missouri State University and Convoy of Hope are pledging to increase and improve agriculture and water availability in Haiti, and possibly other developing countries, as part of an agreement signed Tuesday.

Under a memorandum of understanding, the two schools will develop, execute, and implement extension services, education, and research projects pertaining to agriculture and related projects.  

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