Do you want to grow plants, but lack space and time? Consider growing them in a glass container, also known as a terrarium. Jennifer Morganthaler, clinical instructor of agriculture at Missouri State University, shares more about this type of growing in The Chronicle Herald (Homes). … [Read more...] about Use a terrarium to grow plants
Under rocks and logs, in burrows and underwater, Dr. Alicia Mathis finds fascinating creatures to study. Mathis, head of the biology department at Missouri State University, focuses her research on the behaviors of tiny amphibians and fish. One of the most common things these animals need to communicate about is predation risk. It’s been understood that alarm cues are received … [Read more...] about What can amphibians tell us about human health?
How can cities make recreation a priority? What can they do to provide quality parks and trails on a budget? Dr. Hugh Gibson, an associate professor of kinesiology, provided his expertise on the subject to WalletHub. … [Read more...] about Why recreation matters in the health of a city
In describing the work of German choreographer Pina Bausch, you might hear many terms – like performance art, wild or unresolved. But Dr. Telory Arendell, associate professor in the department of theatre and dance at Missouri State University, just calls it inspiring. She is here to open our eyes to understand these art forms that don’t fit into traditional boxes of theatre or … [Read more...] about Interpreting movement on stage
After trapping nearly 35,000 mosquitoes in Missouri over the last three years, Dr. David Claborn has the itch to share a few findings. Claborn, director of the public health program at Missouri State, says the Yellow Fever mosquito (the primary transmitter of Zika) was not found. Thirty-one other species were identified. The Asian Tiger mosquito concerns Claborn the most since … [Read more...] about What’s the buzz about Missouri mosquitoes?