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Master Online Course Recognition Award Winners Announced

On January 31, 2013 a selection committee met to vote on the Master Online Course Recognition Awards. We would like to congratulate Caryn Saxon, who won Best in All Categories for CRM 340, Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice AND Tracie Burt, who won Best in Interaction and Collaboration for PSY 150, Introduction to the Psychology Major.Please join us for the award presentation in conjunction with the All Faculty Recognition Reception on Monday, April 21 at 3:00 pm in the PSU Ballroom.

Caryn Saxon
Best in All Categories
CRM 340, Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 
Tracie Burt
Best in Interaction and Collaboration
PSY 150, Introduction to the Psychology Major
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‘What’s Going on in Gohn Hall’ topic of Friends of the Garnett Library meeting

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – “What’s Going on in Gohn Hall” will be the topic of the next Friends of the Garnett Library monthly luncheon meeting Friday, March 14, on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus.

The luncheon and meeting will take place from noon to 1 p.m. room 109 of Gohn Hall, 603 W. Main St.  Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the building and in the Lybyer Technology Center parking lot.

Deanna Smith, coordinator of Missouri State University’s Outreach Program on the Missouri State-West Plains campus, will be the guest speaker.  She will discuss the various bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered locally in Gohn Hall by Missouri State Outreach, and representatives of the Teacher Education Completion Program will discuss details about the various teaching degrees available locally.

Cost of the meal is $10 payable at the door.  Those wishing to eat are asked to make a reservation by calling 417-255-7940 or e-mailing FriendsofGarnettLibrary@MissouriState.edu by Tuesday, Feb. 11.

For more information about Friends of the Garnett Library, visit the organization’s website, wp.missouristate.edu/development/FriendsHomepage.htm or call 417-255-7940.

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Promotion of General Business Degree at Off-Campus Sites

Missouri State Outreach’s Marketing and Promotions unit worked closely with Melissa Warren and off-campus coordinators, Larry Nichols, Deanna Smith, and Kermit Clay to promote the Bachelor of Science in General Business program. Posters were developed to be exhibited at the off-campus sites: Cassville, Lebanon, Neosho, Nevada, Mountain Grove and West Plains. Additional posters were printed and will be sent, with a letter, to area businesses encouraging them to post in the workplace. Posters for each location are below:

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Email marketing was completed as well for each location. See example below:


Artwork was developed and is being shown on monitors located within the main lobby of the OTC campus in Lebanon and at seven different sites on the MSU-West Plains campus. See below:

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Missouri State Outreach Promoted on KTOZ Alice 95.5

Missouri State Outreach is running 35 commercials on KTOZ Alice 95.5 plus 50 iHeartRadio commercials per week for the following weeks: February 17 and 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24. The ads feature Adult Student Services, Evening College + and Missouri State Online. The four commercials below will rotate.

Missouri State Online

Adult Student Services

Evening College Plus

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Argentina-MSU Virtual Service Learning Initiative


Meeting with Mayor Martino of Rio Tercero
Meeting with Mayor Martino of Rio Tercero
IDES class skyping with MSU students
IDES class skyping with MSU students
Dr. Mariana Gonzales and Dr. Gary Rader at IDES University
Prof. Gonzalez and Dr. Rader at IDES University


Dr. Gary Rader, Director for Missouri State Online, returned in January from Rio Tercero, Argentina where he met with representatives of IDES (Institución de Enseñanza Superior), a private university, to plan a pilot project between The Office of Citizenship and Service Learning (CASL) at MSU and IDES. Students at both institutions will work collaboratively on a virtual service learning project designed to help both communities deal with common issues of public concern.  The pilot project will be featured in a book being jointly written by the Director of Service Learning, Kathy Nordyke, and Dr. Jeanne Strait, a virtual service learning expert from Hamlin University.  Missouri State Online has sponsored Dr. Strait for two virtual service learning workshops at MSU.  The IDES contact is Professor Mariana Gonzalez, a political scientist, whose students at IDES have been Skyping with Dr. Rader’s political science students at MSU since 2012.  The aim of this collaboration is to deepen the relationship between virtual service learning students at MSU and those in Rio Tercero, Argentina.

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MSU, 4 other schools team up to offer online ag classes

MSU’s Darr School of Agriculture is teaming up with Southeast Missouri State University, Northwest Missouri State University, Truman State University and University of Central Missouri providing students with more options.

For complete story, please visit the link below:


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Promoting the Master of Social Work program in West Plains and Joplin

Missouri State Outreach has been busy promoting the Master of Social Work program for the West Plains, Mountain Grove and Joplin sites. In addition to radio ads, which aired earlier this month, a brochure for West Plains and one for Joplin was created by senior graphic designer, Phillip Secca. The West Plains brochures were sent to businesses who employ those with social work degrees.

Missouri State Outreach iCourse production team of Dan Rowland and Rich Schuldt produced a video where students have shared their personal experiences with the Master of Social Work program.

A digital billboard promoting the Master of Social Work is scheduled to run in Mountain Grove, on the east side of Highway 95 south of junction Highway 60, the weeks of November 25, December 2, December 9, 2013 and then again during the weeks of January 6 and January 13, 2014.

Another digital billboard is schedule to run in West Plains, at Highway 160 and 63, the weeks of November 25, December 2, December 9, 2013 and then again the weeks of January 6 and January 13, 2014.

A message encouraging West Plains students to enroll in the Master of Social Work Program is currently being displayed on monitors within the following Missouri State-West Plains campus buildings: Lybyer, Looney, Cass, Melton, Gohn, in the library, and within Putnam buildings.

A postcard was sent October 18 to those graduating from West Plains (139 students) in 2012-2013 announcing a series of informational sessions, conducted October 21-24, October 28, November 4 and 5, by Deanna Smith, West Plains Outreach Coordinator and Jonathan Talley, Director of Adult Nontraditional Student Resources.

Email marketing was completed November 21 to prospective students, who have expressed interest in the program, and to West Plains campus students.

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Spring 2014 Off-Campus Brochures Distributed

Joplin Lebanon MountainGrove West-Plains Cassville Neosho Nevada

Missouri State Outreach’s senior graphic designer, Phillip Secca, developed brochures for Missouri State Outreach’s off-campus programs in November 2013 for Cassville, Joplin, Lebanon, Neosho, Nevada, West Plains and Mountain Grove. These brochures were distributed via direct mail and through on-site recruitment efforts by area coordinators.
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University to celebrate anniversary in Lebanon, host open house

Missouri State University will celebrate 15 years of service to the Lebanon community as well as its new home and partnership with Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) on Dec. 5.

The celebration and open house will be held from 4:30–6 p.m. at the OTC Lebanon Center. The evening will feature remarks from Missouri State University President Clif M. Smart III and Beverly Miller, vice chair of the Missouri State Board of Governors and member of the Lebanon community.

“As a Missouri State graduate, I am very proud that our community members have had the opportunity to attend university classes right here in Lebanon for 15 years,” said Miller. “Having a local Missouri State facility has afforded college experiences and continuing education opportunities to people within the Lebanon area workforce.”

Missouri State will provide refreshments, tours of the facility and information regarding degree programs at the Lebanon facility. The event is free, but registration is requested.

For more information and to RSVP, visit www.alumni.missouristate.edu or contact Kermit Clay, on-site outreach coordinator, at (417) 532-0518 or KClay@MissouriState.edu.


This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.


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