Category Archives: Sociology

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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Students receive Pepsi-Cola scholarship

Six undergraduate students at Missouri State University recently received recognition for their commitment to the university’s public affairs mission. Each student was awarded a Pepsi-Cola Public Affairs Scholarship in the amount of $1,250. The students were selected based on their involvement in public affairs activities and voluntary service both on and off campus.

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Public sociology benefits community

“Is the market solution the only solution? Do we have to abandon the very idea of the university as a ‘public’ good? The interest in a public sociology is, in part, a reaction and a response to the privatization of

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Community assessments showcase strengths, weaknesses

Using the community as a laboratory for his research, Dr. Michael Stout, along with colleagues Drs. John Harms and Tim Knapp, conducted a series of community assessments investigating how social connectedness, membership in voluntary associations, and participation in the community are related to economic opportunity.

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