When Bean first came to Springfield, she didn't feel right at home. “When I first got here, I was 16-plus hours away from home, so I was like ‘Should I even be here?,’” she said. However, she quickly made her statement at Missouri State. “Meeting the people in the multicultural office and getting connected to other students who have similar identities to me made … [Read more...] about Finding a passion, creating a future
The Missouri State University Model United Nations (UN) team received a total of six awards at the Midwest conference last month. MSU represented the People’s Republic of China, portraying what Chinese diplomats would do in simulations of UN committee meetings. “Missouri State prides itself on accurately representing the nation we are given,” senior Jaren Newman said. “We … [Read more...] about Model citizens, model bears
Syria is a sanctioned country. Its people cannot do a lot of regular activities, such as banking, applying for visas and taking international exams. Their option is to travel across the border into Lebanon. However, Lebanon is clamping down on Syrians entering the country – even those who show required documents. Dr. David Romano, Thomas G. Strong professor of middle east … [Read more...] about Why Lebanon is restricting Syrians’ entry into the country
Capt. Aaron Eidem’s life of service ended while helping people in need. Eidem died Feb. 18, 2016, while assisting stranded motorists on Interstate 44, about five miles west of Springfield. He was an adjunct faculty member and assistant professor of military science at Missouri State University since 2014. It’s that act of heroism that earned him the Soldier’s Medal, the … [Read more...] about U.S. military honors late military science faculty member
For many Christian conservatives, the term ‘evangelical’ is now more of a political identifier than a doctrinal one – which has led some high-profile religious leaders to question or even abandon the term. Dr. John Schmalzbauer, associate professor of religious studies at Missouri State University, offers his insight on this topic to The Christian Science Monitor. … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be an ‘Evangelical’ in the Trump era?