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 […]
Category Archives: Sociology
Three Missouri State faculty members have developed a living archive of testimonials and oral histories of the African American experience in the Ozarks: The Journey Continues.
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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.
May in International Doula Month, and we’re looking at how the position eases fears of parenthood for at-risk expectant mothers.
“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 …
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.
Dr. Tim Knapp helped establish and educate the City of Springfield about social capital and worked with colleagues to conduct the first-ever statewide civic health assessment.
Report shows an improvement in several areas of civic engagement, but also a trend toward inequality in participation.
Preliminary indicators show that Missourians could do much better in voting.