First-Year Programs is recruiting excellent peer leaders. Peer leaders work side-by-side with a partnering instructor in a GEP 101 class. Not only do Peer Leaders have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of our incoming first-year students, but they also have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and hone their public speaking skills.
Peer leader informational sessions are scheduled for the following dates and times:
Thursday, February 9, 7:00-7:45pm, PSU 312AB
Friday, February 10, 12:30-1:45pm, PSU 312
Thursday, February 16, 3:00-3:45pm, PSU 317A
Students do not have to attend an information session to apply.
Missouri State University’s Scholar 2 Scholar program is accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year.
Established to provide collaborative research experiences through matching undergraduate students with faculty mentors, Scholar 2 Scholar is a campus-wide research initiative that empowers students who are interested in working as research assistants with faculty from a variety of disciplines.
The meetings will take place in Meyer Library, Room 204.
Who is eligible?
Undergraduate sophomore, junior and senior students with work study awards are eligible to participate. Work study awards must be at least $1,000 per semester, $2,000 per year with possible summer employment for $1,000.
Students should apply for both the Scholar 2 Scholar program and the division for diversity and inclusion research assistant work study position no later than April 2017.
Students accepted to the program receive a wage of at least $9 per hour and have the opportunity to present their completed research projects at an on-campus research symposium.
Additionally, students must maintain a 2.40 cumulative GPA throughout the program and must be available for research instruction and work at least seven hours per week for up to 30 weeks.
Students gain research skills, experience
Scholar 2 Scholar encourages students, especially those from underrepresented and lower-income populations, to participate in research as early as possible in their academic careers.
Michael Davis, a graduate student studying professional studies with an emphasis in homeland security, did not always have the confidence he now has in his research capabilities.
“The program took me out of the academic environment and placed me in a real-world research environment,” said Davis, who got his undergraduate degree in psychology. “As part of the program, I developed and wrote the institutional review board (IRB) application, researched, compiled and analyzed the data, and presented my findings at the faculty showcase in fall 2016.”
Davis says his experience with the Scholar 2 Scholar program was the opportunity of a lifetime.
“Scholar 2 Scholar gave me the confidence to believe that wherever I go and whatever I do, I have the ability to do it myself,” said Davis, who was one of the first two Scholar 2 Scholar recipients. “If the opportunity arises for a student to undertake a project like this, he or she should grab hold of it with both hands and never let go.”
Shattering the Silences: Trauma and Healing in the Diaspora
An Afrocentric look at social trauma and healing through a “house concert” musical presentation with streaming video of how communities can heal from past injustices and how current injustices may be corrected through this healing process. The Division for Diversity & Inclusion and Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning welcome filmmaker and musician, Patrick Mureithi.
Please join us for a night of musical healing and collective engagement.
Sponsored by Multicultural Programs in collaboration with The Diversity Fund, SAC, Untamed Tongues, Association of Black Collegians, NPHC, African Student Association, NAACP, F.A.I.T.H Ministries and HIS Legacy
Lunch and learn: History of Springfield’s black community
Guest speaker: Wes Pratt, Assistant to the President, Chief Diversity Officer
Dine and discuss: Self-sustainable black communities
Guest speaker: Mark Dixon, Executive Director Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center
Southside with you movie viewing and discussion
Guest speaker: Hasani Pettiford, Author and Co-Founder of Couples Academy
Lunch and learn: Give me my credit, widening the scope of #BLM movement
“13” documentary showing
Lunch and learn: Black and the Consitution
Guest speaker: Dr. Jamaine Abidogun, Professor of History & MSED Program Coordinator
A night of art and soul
Shattering the Silences: Trauma and healing in the diaspora
Black history month banquet and fashion show
PSU Grand Ballroom
Free admission, tickets required for entry
Tickets will be available in the PSU Feb 10-24
Keynote speaker: Ben Sanders III
“Race, law enforcement and faith-based racism”
February 27, 7:00pm
MSU Welcome Center
Lunch and learn: “Black theology and BLM”
February 28, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Free pizza and drinks
Our university partners in the Lumina Project 2025 designed to promote college readiness, enrollment and persistence efforts for low-income students from historically underrepresented groups. Diversity training for key faculty is being initiated using a “train the trainer” model in order to enhance and increase the cultural consciousness and competency for those instructing such students. Join us in helping increase the retention rates and academic success of first generation, Pell Grant eligible students from historically underrepresented groups by developing your awareness, knowledge and skills in our “Cultural Consciousness in the Classroom” professional development session.
The Missouri State University Scholar 2 Scholar Program (S2S) program was established to encourage engagement in research and to match undergraduate students to faculty mentors while assisting with faculty research and other creative projects. S2S is a campus-wide research initiative which supports students with work-study awards and interest in working with faculty from all disciplines as a research assistant.
S2S provides students with opportunities to engage in faculty research projects and empowers students, especially students from underrepresented and lower-income populations, to participate in research as early as possible. The program strives to increasingly retain a number of students who are pursuing careers where research skills are preferred prior to employment.
These information meetings are students and faculty.
Students should apply for the Scholar2Scholar program and make certain they have also applied for the Division for Diversity and Inclusion Research Assistant work study position no later than April 2017.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Meyer Library, 204