A simmering sister reunion. Dancing cats. Mistaken identities. This is a peek of what’s to come during the fall production season of Missouri State University’s department of theatre and dance. Tickets for “Crimes of the Heart,” “Cats” and “The Comedy of Errors” are on sale now. Purchase tickets “Crimes of the Heart” Old resentments simmer and passions bubble up in the Magrath … [Read more...] about Theatre productions: Fall 2019
What does it mean to be human in a world obsessed with technology? Posthumanities explore that question, and Dr. Jake Simmons, associate dean of research and graduate student success for the College of Arts and Letters, takes this research seriously. Simmons studies the philosophy of communication, which focuses not on what people are saying, but who or what is … [Read more...] about Citizens of the digital age
Hundreds of third through sixth grade students from the local area will take a journey on Sept. 25. They will visit the International Culture Fair, hosted by Missouri State University’s modern and classical languages department. “It’s essentially a trip around the world,” said Dr. Heidi Backes, coordinator of the event. “Students get a bag and a … [Read more...] about Take children on world tour at International Culture Fair
When you think about the word Gothic, you imagine dark, foreboding and mysterious circumstances. In literature, it is all of those things. Dr. Heidi Backes says it is often constructed to tell a tale about the underlying sociopolitical environment or economy. Backes, assistant professor in the modern and classical languages department at Missouri State University, shares about … [Read more...] about Ghost stories or sociopolitical statement?
In the state of Missouri, approximately 4.5% of students in schools are classified as English learners. Although this is half of the national average, it’s a growing population. It presents unique challenges for teachers and others in the education system. Dr. Andrea Hellman, assistant professor of English at Missouri State University, tells us about the current … [Read more...] about In-service teacher program gives English learners support