Do students lose their religion when they enter college? It’s a common question asked, and the answer is not always clear. Dr. John Schmalzbauer, associate professor of religious studies at Missouri State University, says no. Growth of religion and spirituality According to Schmalzbauer, there was an increase in new religious immigrants from different parts of the world in … [Read more...] about The changing role of religion on campuses across the country
The Missouri State University Alumni Association will welcome Bears home for its annual Homecoming celebration. #BearsHomecoming is for past, present and future Bears. There will be a host of events for guests of all ages. Student events will take place Oct. 14-19, while alumni and community events are Oct. 19-20. “Homecoming is a celebration of the university, of our students, … [Read more...] about There’s no place like home
The Department of Art and Design and the University community is honored to announce the visit of scholar and artist Dr. Marta from October 14-21. The visit serves as the first exchange between the Department and the Academy of Fine Arts of Kraków, the oldest university of the arts in Poland, established in 1818, and one of Europe’s premier art and design schools. This … [Read more...] about Visiting artist Marta Bożyk, and Faculty and Student exchange with the Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków
In Hollywood, death is usually dramatic and loud. But for most living organisms, it’s slow and silent. To keep an eye on the health of several at-risk species, Missouri State University’s biology department has a contract with the National Park Service (NPS). Since 2004, this relationship has allowed students and faculty to conduct research at 15 national parks. They … [Read more...] about Health of many species studied through parks partnership
Join us on October 5th as we celebrate the First Friday of October! This month, there will be “spooky” events in over 27 different locations around Springfield! The Art Walk will begin at 6:00 on Friday, October 5th, and will run until 10:00. Don’t forget! All Missouri State Galleries will be providing refreshments and snacks for those interested. MSU Student … [Read more...] about October’s FFAW: Spooky Fun!