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Bear Battalion takes first place in annual Ranger Challenge

636159415800103185-msu-ranger-challengeCongratulations to The Bear Battalion, Missouri State Army ROTC on a great performance in the annual Ranger Challenge. The battalion competed against eight regional schools at the annual Taskforce Leonard Wood ROTC “Ranger Challenge” on October 28-29. http://news.missouristate.edu/2016/11/28/bear-battalion-ranger-challenge/
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Paula Rector interviewed by KOLR10

Paula Rector Senior Instructor Criminology
Paula Rector
Senior Instructor

Paula Rector, senior instructor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, was recently interviewed by KOLR10.  This was part of the television stations series about domestic violence in the Ozarks.  Paula is also is a board member for Harmony House.  For the full interview please go to:



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Alumni Win November Elections


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Curtis Trent, Crystal Quade, and Lincoln Hough

Congratulations to Missouri State University alumni for their commitment to Public Affairs; winning local races in Missouri’s November general election.

Curtis Trent, PLS alum in the 133rd House district, Crystal Quade, Jefferson City intern alum in the 132nd House district, and Lincoln Hough, PLS alum in Greene County Commission District 2.

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Anthropology professor featured in 417 Magazine

1907Dr. Suzanne Walker-Pacheco is featured in the November 2016 417 Magazine.  Dr. Walker-Pacheco is a professor in the Anthropology program.  Her research and professional interests include: Primate behavior and ecology; medical anthropology; health issues of Latino immigrants; and forensic anthropology.  To read her interview please go to:  http://www.417mag.com/417-Magazine/November-2016/Five-Questions-with-Suzanne-Walker-Pacheco/



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What do Trump and Clinton agree on?

While identifying and evaluating the differences between the two candidates is vital, recognizing and analyzing their similarities, according to Dr. David Mitchell, professor of economics at Missouri State, is just as important.

Both Trump and Clinton have taken strong anti-trade stances during their campaigns for president of the United States — but anti-trade policies, according to Mitchell, have the potential to hurt more people than they will help.

For more information, contact Mitchell at 417-836-5551.



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Book revision published

book-coverThe newly revised and expanded 4th edition of Dr. Victor Matthews’ book Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East (Paulist Press, 2016) has just been published.  It is an anthology of ancient Near Eastern literature, laws, political documents, and stories that share parallel themes and in some cases parallel historical events with biblical narratives and legal materials.  There are sixty-six documents or sets of documents translated from the original languages in this volume.


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History Article Published

9781138927698Dr. Kathleen Kennedy has published her article, “Imagining the New Military of the 1990’s in Babylon 5’s Future Wars” in American Militarism on the Small Screen.  This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of television studies. It covers a variety of topics, theories, and cases from around the world.  Congratulations Dr. Kennedy.4949

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History faculty elected to organization

Dr. Jamaine Abidogun was recently elected vice-president of the Mid-American Alliance for African Studies.  Dr. Bukola Oyeniyi was elected as secretary-treasurer.  Both Drs. Abidogun and Oyeniyi helped organize the organization’s conference at Missouri State University.  Kyesha Wilson, a student worker in the History department, served on the panel.

Dr. Jamaine Abidogun
Dr. Jamaine Abidogun
Dr. Bukola Oyeniyi
Dr. Bukola Oyeniyi
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