Spring is a perfect time to get outside and garden. But can gardening make an impact on our community? With the support of Missouri State University and the community, Springfield Community Gardens is working to ensure everyone in the Springfield, MO area has access to fresh food. No matter your background or experience in gardening, you can join their mission. Anneliese Kerr, … [Read more...] about Gardening with a purpose
Remote work is changing the job landscape. Whether working from home, in a coffee shop or in a co-working space, remote work has been on the rise since the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal recently named Springfield, Missouri the number one location for remote workers. Rachel Anderson, director of the efactory, part of Missouri State University, explains how the efactory, … [Read more...] about How the efactory has contributed to Springfield’s remote work haven
Humans have five senses: vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. All five senses play a key role in daily life, but they can also help us explore literature in a more profound way. Dr. Victor Matthews, dean of Missouri State University’s College of Humanities and Public Affairs, wrote a book that explores scripture by using the five senses. In his new book, “Experiencing … [Read more...] about Experiencing scripture through the five senses
Created by Emmy Award-winning executive producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, “Parks and Recreation” was a TV sitcom. It aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 2009-2015. The series starred Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. In an homage to the show, Dr. Holly Holladay’s new book, “Parks … [Read more...] about Why should ‘Parks and Recreation’ be considered a TV milestone?
In an effort to promote the child life specialist profession, three experts in the field came together to present new research in their book, “The Role of Child Life Specialists in Community Settings,” published by IGI Global. The book’s editors are Dr. Lindsey Murphy, assistant professor and graduate child life studies program director at Missouri State University, Cara Smith, … [Read more...] about Expanding child life beyond health care