To find out the role religion plays on American college campuses today, Missouri State University’s Dr. John Schmalzbauer and his team of co-researchers are exploring the landscape of campus ministries across the country. A three-year grant of more than $981,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. has made this project possible. Despite COVID challenges, research work has begun and will … [Read more...] about What does campus religious life look like?
With the presidential election less than 30 days away, the age-old debate on the Electoral College has surfaced once again in an already divisive election season. How does the Electoral College work? What are its pros and cons? Dr. Kevin Pybas, associate professor of political science at Missouri State University, answers these questions and more on TODAY. … [Read more...] about What’s the Electoral College all about?
Keeping the love alive in a long-distance relationship takes a lot of effort and creativity. Beyond video chats, there are many fun and exciting things couples can do to connect with each other from afar. Dr. Alicia Walker, assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State University and an intimate relationship expert, shares with Women’s Health why house hunting … [Read more...] about Date ideas to connect in a long-distance relationship
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?
By now, you’ve probably received your COVID-19 stimulus check from the government, or will soon. If you don’t need to use the money to cover basic needs, what should you do with it? Dr. David Mitchell, professor of economics at Missouri State University, offers some suggestions to Fatherly. … [Read more...] about How should you spend your stimulus check?