Category Archives: Experts

Life in the Ozarks for African-Americans: From 1906 to today

On April 14, 1906, racial tensions reached a tipping point in the Queen City of the Ozarks. Mob rule and violence ensued, and the lynching that occurred in Park Central Square on the eve of Easter Sunday became a permanent mark on the history of the Ozarks. In the aftermath of the catastrophe, many African-Americans […]

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Cultural differences: tips, tricks for visiting China and Japan

Missouri State offers several opportunities to study abroad, including Japan and China. Whether you are a student or a typical traveler, there some cultural differences you should know. Plan your study away experience. In Japan, don’t bow like in the movies When visiting Japan, there’s one mistake that most people make when greeting someone, said […]

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Through the lens: Missouri’s small towns

How well do you know Missouri’s small towns? Bruce West, photography professor in the art and design department at Missouri State, learned so much about Mississippi in his formulation of his book, “The True Gospel Preached Here,” that it inspired him to learn more about the place he now calls home.

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Lost in translation: learning Arabic words and culture

The Middle East is a region rich in culture, history and language. Many people on the Western side of the world, however; don’t have a clue about what it is like to live in, or even hold a simple conversation with someone from the Middle East. According to Islam Farag, a graduate teaching assistant in […]

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