When we think of a healthy relationship, words like commitment, honesty, respect and trust come to mind. Keeping a romantic relationship strong takes a lot of time, effort and patience. It’s a good time to evaluate the state of our relationship with our partner to see what’s working well and what can be done to make it better. Dr. Alicia Walker is an assistant professor … [Read more...] about Nurturing your relationship
Do you have something you hope to change or build upon this year in your life? If you’ve ever struggled to make a substantial life change, it might be because you’re too focused on correcting your weaknesses rather than investing in your strengths. That’s according to Clifton Strengths Finder. Nora Cox, senior instructor of communication at Missouri State … [Read more...] about How you can make substantial life changes
In our changing world, how can teachers be confident they are still teaching and reaching their students? Dr. Stefanie Livers, assistant professor of childhood education and family studies at Missouri State University, researches teacher preparation and professional development of those already in the field. Her goal: to improve access and equity for all students. Classrooms … [Read more...] about Preparing teachers for the new classroom
Not seeing eye to eye with someone? Need to find a solution without going to the courts? Dr. Stan Leasure, business law professor at Missouri State University, says alternative dispute methods might be your best bet. “If you’re going to build me a house, we might realize that house-building is something that involves a lot of money and it’s complicated,” Leasure said. “You … [Read more...] about Power of arbitration
Spreading across roughly 40,000-45,000 square miles, the Ozarks covers much of the southern half of Missouri and a large part of northern Arkansas. It also extends into northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas. There are many stereotypes about the Ozarks and Ozarkers. They range from frontiersmen to hillbillies and moonshiners. With his research on Ozarks history, Dr. Brooks … [Read more...] about How was life in the Ozarks during the Civil War?