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Work study student photographer needed

Missouri State Outreach – Marketing and Promotions is currently seeking a work study student to take high quality photos for use on the Web and in print promotions.

 The candidate must: 

  • Have experience using a digital SLR camera.
  • Demonstrate talent by providing a portfolio of photographs.
  • Meet deadlines as assigned.
  • Maintain records and archive images in digital format.

Position will require: 

  • Reliable transportation for the purpose of performing photo shoots at Missouri State’s off-campus locations.
  • Photographing events at night or on weekends as needed.

This position pays $7.50 per hour.

To apply send cover letter and resume to: 

Valerie Cummings at: VCummings@MissouriState.edu 
Phone: (417) 836-6664

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Web developer position open in Missouri State Outreach

Missouri State Outreach – Marketing and Promotions is accepting applications for a graduate assistant.

Description: Develops and maintains Missouri State Outreach websites using content management software, programming, web design, database manipulation, plus testing and trouble-shooting. Makes recommendations regarding design and security and create online secure forms. Performs email marketing and various other duties as needed. Student must be able to commit at least 4 semesters as a graduate assistant.


  • Attention to detail. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Organized and self-directed to complete projects as assigned.
  • Experience with graphic and web design required (coding in HTML and CSS and experience with Dreamweaver); ideally, also have some background in PHP, Javascript, Microsoft Office, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and graduate assistantship application, and two letters of reference to:

Graduate Search Committee
Missouri State Outreach
Alumni 400
901 S. National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

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University to offer criminal justice program in Lebanon

Missouri State University in Lebanon, located at the Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) Lebanon Center, will offer a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice beginning fall 2015.

“This is a major step forward for the MSU-Lebanon campus and our partnership with OTC,” said Gib Adkins, MSU-Lebanon outreach coordinator. “The criminal justice program at Missouri State is widely acknowledged as one of the best. By having instructors from Springfield and locally, it’s a win-win for all involved, especially students.”

Interested students may meet with Missouri State transfer advisers on Thursdays by appointment to develop a transfer degree plan. Students will find the majority of courses taught at the center in Lebanon by Missouri State faculty.

“I am excited to see criminal justice expanding to Lebanon through MSU,” said Dr. Dusty Childers, director of the OTC-Lebanon Education Center. “OTC has always offered criminal justice classes here in Lebanon, but now our students will be able to complete their pursuit of a criminal justice degree right here at MSU-Lebanon, all in the same building.”

For more information or to schedule advisement and registration, contact Adkins at (417) 532-0518.

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MSU@OTC Day for OTC students transferring to MSU in Lebanon


MSU@OTC Day will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2015 from 10am-2pm in Casey Hall 135 at the OTC Lebanon Center.

Students may speak with MSU staff regarding the educational opportunities available in Lebanon, following the completion of their associate degree from OTC. A transfer coordinator and advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide students in the right direction.  There will also be food, fun and prizes available!

For more information, contact: Gib Adkins, OTC Lebanon Center • Casey 135 • (417) 532-0518.

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Social Media Kit for MOOC: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Later Years

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Exploring Her Work and Writing Life — The Later Years

Key Details

  • What: A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A short, not-for-credit, online course for free. Open to the public – participants do not have to be a registered Missouri State student.
  • When: Starts April 6, 2015: runs for eight weeks. Participants can enroll in the course at any point during the eight weeks.
  • Where: Enroll now through the Canvas Network.
  • Contact person: Lacey Geiger, Open Course Coordinator, at (417) 836-8803 or LaceyGeiger@MissouriState.edu

Share your story!

We want to hear about your experience! We encourage you to join the online conversation leading up to and during the course by posting on Facebook or Twitter and tagging your photos with the official course hashtag #WilderLaterYears

Connect with us through our Facebook page!

Make your post social media savvy

  • Tag the post with the course hashtag #WilderLaterYears
  • Whenever possible tag Missouri State Outreach or @missouristate
  • If applicable, tag the post with the Springfield, Missouri, hashtag: #SGF
  • As you participate in the MOOC, consider sharing a quote about your experience.


  • Brand your Facebook profile with the cover photo below:


  • Use the customized Facebook sharing photo provided below:


Sample Facebook post

  • FREE online course exploring the work of Laura Ingalls Wilder created in her later years. Begins April 6, 2015! www.MissouriState.edu/Wilder
  • Enroll now in this FREE, not-for-credit, online course featuring the later writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder. www.MissouriState.edu/Wilder


  • For your Twitter account cover photo:


  • To use as a sharing photo:


Sample Tweets

If you need anything additional, please contact Lacey Geiger at (417) 836-8803 or Valerie Cummings at (417) 836-6664.

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Missouri State Online ranks 25th as Best Online Colleges for 2014-2015 in the U.S.


Missouri State Online has been recognized by Affordable Colleges Foundation as the 25th best online college for 2014-2015 in the United States.

Affordable Colleges Foundation bases their ranking on academic rigor, student support and affordability. The specific criteria may be found online at Affordable Colleges Online.

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MSU’s degree program ranks third in 2015’s Best Colleges for Online Computer Science Degrees

Missouri State’s undergraduate degree program in Informational Technology Service Management ranked third among Computer Science Online’s “2015’s Best Colleges for Online Computer Science Degrees.”

Computer Science Online looks at cost structures, award-winning faculty, and student support services when making their choice.

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Upcoming event for Crowder College students transferring to MSU in Neosho to earn a bachelor’s degree


MSU Day @ Crowder College will be held Monday, December 1, 2014 from 10am-2pm in Neosho near the student center.Speak with MSU staff regarding the educational opportunities available right here in Neosho, following the completion of your associate degree from Crowder College.A transfer coordinator and advisors will be on hand to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction.There will also be food, fun and prizes available!

For more information, contact: Larry Nichols, Outreach Coordinator at 417-455-5757 or Laura Schisler at 417-455-5523. 

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