Education

Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

The public affairs mission at Missouri State University sets it apart from other universities. It guides the way the university prepares students to become global citizens.

To spread awareness about this mission among students and the larger community, the office of public affairs support organizes several annual events.

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Two Drury University professors on the front lines of this week’s total solar eclipse hope their cosmic experience positively impacts the community.

Dr. Bruce Callen and Dr. Greg Ojakangas, professors in Drury’s Physics Department, studied the eclipse for the National Solar Observatory (NSO). It was a part of the Citizen Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse Experiment, or Citizen CATE.

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Drury University says it fundraising total this year is nearly 25 percent higher than the previous year.

The private, liberal arts school reported Tuesday that it received $9,416,023 in gifts and commitments for the 2016-17 fiscal year. That compares to $7,540,529 the prior year.

There is a new leader at the helm of Missouri State University's College of Arts and Letters (COAL).

Dr. Shawn Wahl, former department head of communication, took charge of COAL as interim dean on July 1, 2017, after Dean Dr. Gloria Galanes retired. 

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Hundreds of Missouri State University students, accompanied by many administrators and other school employees, took a vocal stand against hate Monday evening.

The half hour event, which remained peaceful throughout, featured comments from student leaders and university officials, including those who grew up during the Civil Rights Movement.

The Stand with Charlottesville Rally was organized by Britt Spears, president of the MSU Chapter of the NAACP.

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