Becoming a Missouri State Bear just got a little bit simpler. Missouri State University has made several changes to its freshman admission requirements policy. The university will now accept ACT or SAT superscores and adopted a test-optional policy for students who have a 3.25 high school GPA or higher. “It’s our goal to make Missouri State as open and accessible as possible … [Read more...] about Missouri State adopts superscores, test-optional policies for freshman admissions
External grants and contracts worth $29.7 million in fiscal year (FY) 2020 made hundreds of research, education and service projects possible at Missouri State University. Faculty and staff submitted 348 proposals to address the needs of communities, schools and businesses in southwest Missouri and beyond. Federal agencies remain the top funder, followed by state and nonprofit … [Read more...] about Research thrives at university
Although 2020 will historically be remembered as a challenging year, the Missouri State University Foundation will record it in the win column. During Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020), alumni and friends of the university donated a record-breaking $22,663,988 in gifts. “Now more than ever, the university needs this support to help our students succeed,” said … [Read more...] about Foundation gifts surpass $22 million in record-breaking year
The last time Dr. John Schmalzbauer participated in a study of campus ministries was from 2004-2008, when he worked on a project directed by Dr. Betty DeBerg at the University of Northern Iowa. At that time, the Great Recession had not taken full effect, undergraduate students didn’t have access to widespread social media and religious “nones” didn’t outnumber evangelicals. But … [Read more...] about Campus ministry: What’s changed over the decade?
In 1950, Mary Jean (Price) Walls was the first African American student to apply to Missouri State University. Though she was qualified – she was salutatorian of her class – she was denied admission. In 2010, Missouri State awarded her an honorary bachelor’s degree, and in 2016 the Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Resource Center Annex was named in her honor. Walls died on … [Read more...] about Missouri State remembers Mary Jean (Price) Walls