Honoring and celebrating the history, culture and contributions of citizens of Latin heritage – that’s the goal of Latinx Heritage Month in September. Missouri State University will host several events to engage and educate the campus and larger community about Latinx heritage. Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, MSU executive director of multicultural programs, and Melissa Gutierrez, a … [Read more...] about Support the Latinx community
In the state of Missouri, approximately 4.5% of students in schools are classified as English learners. Although this is half of the national average, it’s a growing population. It presents unique challenges for teachers and others in the education system. Dr. Andrea Hellman, assistant professor of English at Missouri State University, tells us about the current … [Read more...] about In-service teacher program gives English learners support
This past January, the first batch of eight Bear POWER students began their education at Missouri State University. Bear POWER is a two-year, five-semester inclusive college program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kim Roam, MSU faculty advisor for Bear POWER ambassadors, Natalie Olson, MSU Bear POWER ambassador and Susie Dains, MSU Bear POWER … [Read more...] about Thumbs up for Bear POWER
It’s clear that organizations benefit from diversity and inclusion initiatives. Leading those initiatives is typically a chief diversity officer (CDO). What’s a CDO’s role and how do you become one? Missouri State University Chief Diversity Officer Wes Pratt shares some insights with Training Industry. … [Read more...] about How do you become a chief diversity officer?
Since 2013, the Collaborative Diversity Conference (CDC) has shared Missouri State University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to area leaders and businesses. The 2019 conference theme, “Bridging the Cultural Divides,” continues that mission. “The conference gives us an opportunity to showcase programs, projects and efforts that promote the value of inclusion,” … [Read more...] about Bridging the cultural divides