Category Archives: Faculty News

Hollywood festival to screen communication instructor’s 3D film

A film created by a Missouri State communication instructor will be on a short list of feature-length movies screened at the upcoming 20th Annual International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles Nov. 6-8. Competing with filmmakers from across the world

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Communication instructor awarded for debate team leadership

Communication department instructor Heather Walters was presented two awards at the 2015 National Speech and Debate Association Leadership Awards Banquet in Dallas, Texas, last June, for her coaching efforts with the Greenwood Laboratory School debate team. Awards earned for successful

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MSUTalks! forum encourages audience to participate in debate

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Drs Eric Morris and Elizabeth Dudash-Buskirk will revive Missouri State’s public discourse forum MSUTalks! during this year’s Public Affairs Week in September. The communication professors will lead the Sept. 16 discussion on the question, “What defines a healthy community?” It

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COAL dean’s journal article wins NCA award

The National Communication Association has selected a paper co-authored by College of Arts and Letters Dean Dr. Gloria Galanes for the 2015 Article of the Year award in the Communication as Social Construction Division. How are student identities constructed? Written

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Brazeal nominated for NCA outstanding mentor award

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Communication department’s Dr. LeAnn Brazeal has been nominated for the National Communication Association’s Outstanding Mentor in Master’s Education award. Nomination came from former students Four former graduate students nominated Brazeal for the award. Brazeal said she mentored the group of

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Study away trip explores dynamics of conflict, peacemaking in Ireland

Several students and faculty participated in a short-term study away trip to Ireland in June. The 10-day trip was sponsored by the Center for Dispute Resolution. The program explore the country’s historical and cultural roots of conflict and the subsequent

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Dual credit program a success for debate camp

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The Missouri State Debate Institute wrapped up its 2015 summer debate camp in July, bringing more than 50 high school students to campus. MSDI provides in-depth debate instruction, and graduates have consistently dominated local and national debate circuits. Many have

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Students to learn about conflict resolution in country with long history of conflict

Several students and faculty will be leaving for Ireland June 16 for a short-term study away trip sponsored by the Center for Dispute Resolution. The 10-day program will explore the country’s historical and cultural roots of conflict and the subsequent

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High school debaters have until June 5 to register for debate camp

The Missouri State Debate Institute will host its 2015 debate camp this summer, inviting high school students in a series of policy camps to be held June 28—July 18. Registration for the 2015 MSDI ends June 5. Event camp programs

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Cox earns national advising award

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) recently announced Nora Cox as its Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the faculty advising category. Cox, a communication instructor and advisor, will be honored at the annual NACADA Conference in Las Vegas this fall.

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