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Sean Lyman exhibit and presentation at Nerman Museum

Sean Lyman, Summers Past, 2014, Graphite on Bristol board

MSU Art and Design professor Sean Lyman will be one of two visiting artist’s presentations at The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. Professor Lyman’s and artist Thomas Keifer’s talks will take place on the afternoon, Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the museum’s Hudson Auditorium.

Works by both artists—including recent graphite works by Lyman— are featured in the museum’s current temporary exhibition “Domestic Seen,” on display through March 26th, 2017.

The program is free and open to the public, and no tickets or reservations are required.


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Statement on Ozarks Celebration Festival

Message from the Dean

We are honored that the Ozarks Celebration Festival has been a tradition on the Missouri State campus for the past 20 years. We regret that due to diminished state funding to the university, the festival has been cut from the budget and will not continue.

For two decades, the contributions of artisans, performers, students and volunteers helped make the festival a success. We are thankful for the support of generous sponsors and for the community’s warm reception of the festival.

Missouri State’s commitment to preserving and celebrating Ozarks culture and history continues through scholarship, archives, events and curricular programs.

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#COMWeek2017 schedule

#COMWeek2017 will kick off on Feb. 21 with a theme centered around Missouri State’s new brand, Make Your Missouri Statement.

These events offer opportunities for students who are interested in communication to engage with important ideas and influential figures in the field.

Students with COMWeek posters
Megan Hayes, Tina Pham and Bryar Keyes hold marketing collateral they created for COMWeek.

During COMWeek, students get the chance to interact with leading scholars in the field, including ones who have written textbooks used in Missouri State communication courses. There will also be an interactive alumni panel and networking opportunities — events where you can build relationships with communication students, faculty and alumni.

Learn more about COMWeek from this interview with Dr. Shawn Wahl.

Megan Hayes, Kellen Yoey and Tina Pham prepping for COMWeek.

Schedule of events

Feb. 21

11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m., PSU Ballroom East
Guest Scholar: Dr. Autumn Edwards, Western Michigan University

Feb. 22

11:30 AM — 1:30 PM; PSU Ballroom East
Guest Scholar: Dr. Jeff Child, Kent State University

Feb. 23

11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m., PSU Ballroom East
Guest Scholar: Dr. Scott Myers, West Virginia University

5:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Alumni and Student-Faculty Mixer at Springfield Brewing Company

Feb. 24

COM Alumni Panel

11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m, PSU Ballroom East

  • Bethany Bell, PR and Social Media Manager at Marlin
  • Adria Baebler, Training and Development at Cerner
  • Doug Gaehle, Account Executive at We are Alexander
  • Sara McClendon, Public Relations Manager at Osborne Barr
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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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All-College presentation: communications goals and copyright issues

Lucie Amberg
New COAL communications specialist Lucie Amberg

I recently presented at the COAL All-College Meeting. Since it was my first time to meet with COAL, I provided an overview of my role in the college and also addressed some common questions about copyright issues.

Key points from the presentation

Communications overview

  • Marketing and communications activities support the following goals: raising the profile, recruitment of students, retention of students.
  • Events, programs, awards, outcomes, opportunities and experiences may all form the basis of content that supports these goals.
  • There are many methods we can use to tell the COAL story, including:
    • Creating and distributing content through our own platforms (traditional, digital, social)
    • Sharing our content with external distributors
    • Recommending COAL sources and stories to external content creators
    • Sharing external content that is relevant to our audiences
  • In order to design successful promotions, we need to know the following information:
    • What is the goal? Is there a specific call to action? What does success look like?
    • Who is the target audience?
    • What are our available resources?
  • Please reach out to me with content ideas. I’ll want to know your thoughts about audiences and goals, and if there are unique resources available for the project, please let me know that as well.

Copyright guidelines

  • The university copyright policy is available through the policy library and on the provost’s website.
  • Individuals are responsible for adherence to the university’s copyright policy.
  • The policy mentions three ways to address copyright requirements:
    • The legal principle of “fair use”
    • Permission of the copyright holder
    • Licensing the use of copyright-protected material
  • Students own the intellectual property rights to their papers and projects.
  • Specific questions may be directed to Rachael Dockery, general counsel, or Jeff Mitchell, assistant general counsel. When in doubt, please ask!

Access the presentation

All-College Meeting Presentation – 1-24-2017

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