This year has been a busy one for the College of Arts and Letters (COAL) at Missouri State University. As 2018 ends, the college is looking forward to several exciting things in 2019. Dr. Shawn Wahl, COAL interim dean, and Dr. Christopher Collins, Missouri Fine Arts Academy (MFAA) director and assistant professor in the department of communication, share some … [Read more...] about Inspiring in youth a love for the arts
Race. Politics. Immigration. Gun control. These are some of the hot button issues in America today. They elicit strong emotions in people and often cause conflict in conversations. However, tense discussions don’t have to be disrespectful or result in screaming matches. While it takes effort and practice, being civil in our conversations is possible. Dr. Elizabeth … [Read more...] about Strive for civility in conversations
Amid sexual misconduct allegations and mounting calls to resign, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is remaining defiant, claiming he’s a victim of a witch hunt. Dr. Eric Morris, associate professor of communication at Missouri State University, explains to Associated Press what a witch hunt means in modern politics and why the allegations against Greitens are more damaging than … [Read more...] about What’s going to be the fate of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens?
There is a new leader at the helm of Missouri State University’s College of Arts and Letters. Dr. Shawn Wahl, former department head of communication, took charge of COAL as interim dean on July 1, 2017, after Dean Dr. Gloria Galanes retired. Wahl talks about COAL’s active engagement with the community and shares some highlights from each of the seven departments in the … [Read more...] about Spotlight on the College of Arts and Letters
What do you love about Springfield and Greene County? What are some things you’d like to see changed? A group of Missouri State University communication students is seeking online feedback from community members as it gathers data for the 2017 Springfield-Greene County Community Focus Report. Published every two years, this report identifies our community’s strengths and … [Read more...] about Contribute to the 2017 Community Focus Report