Missouri State University, the Judith Enyeart Reynolds College of Arts and Letters and the department of art and design are expanding exhibition spaces for student work and programming within IDEA Commons in downtown Springfield. This expansion is made possible through the acquisition of the gallery at 326 N. Boonville, using the Mark J. Hall Endowment for the Student … [Read more...] about Student Exhibition Center moving downtown
Jennifer Moore, Missouri State University graduate and KSMU news director, recently wrote a feature piece for The New York Times titled, “In the Ozarks, the Pandemic Threatens a Fragile Musical Tradition.” … [Read more...] about How the pandemic has threatened a fragile musical tradition in the Ozarks
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $4 million grant to Missouri State University to expand and improve computer science education programs in rural area schools. The funding comes from the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. Missouri State received one of 20 awards from over 1,000 applicants. This is the largest collaborative grant the university has … [Read more...] about Missouri State receives $4 million grant for computer science education
Bobby Lewis wrote a lot of music after his son was born in 2014. Lewis, assistant professor in the department of media, journalism and film (MJF) at Missouri State University, released an EP of six songs titled “Mighty was Your Light” on Dec. 6. Most of the songs were recorded in the months after his son’s birth. The first single, “Moon Pie,” is dedicated to his son. The story … [Read more...] about Turning memories into music
Joe Biden turned 78 today. When he’s sworn in as president in two months, he will become the oldest U.S. president in history. Throughout his campaign, there have been concerns about his mental toughness and stamina for the job. Dr. Brian Ott, head of the department of communication at Missouri State University, studies presidential rhetoric. He shares with the Associated … [Read more...] about How is President-elect’s Joe Biden’s presidential rhetoric?