Financial freedom, a smaller footprint, real ownership, less maintenance and minimalism. These are some of the drivers for the tiny house movement. Dr. Krista Evans, assistant professor of geography and planning at Missouri State University, researches this phenomena. When she moved to Missouri State, Springfield was in the early development of Eden Village. That’s when … [Read more...] about How tiny house communities serve homeless
If you lived on top of a sinkhole, would you want to know? “When a house falls into a sinkhole, neighbors clamor for information. They ask if their house is next,” said Dr. Doug Gouzie, geology professor at Missouri State University. “It’s unimaginable and devastating, but I think they might not really want the answer to that question.” Gouzie studies land formations, like … [Read more...] about Sinking suspicions: Predicting future disasters
The Ozarks region is known for its rich natural resources. Forests. Lakes. Rivers. Streams. And they’re all interconnected. Proper management of these natural resources ensures they’ll be available for people to enjoy for many years. Dr. Robert Pavlowsky, director of the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute and distinguished professor of geography at Missouri … [Read more...] about Securing natural resources for the Ozarks
Hundreds of volcanoes exist in the United States. Most are considered dormant and haven’t erupted for more than 10,000 years. That doesn’t mean they can’t or won’t. Dr. Gary Michelfelder, assistant professor in the department of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, says faraway volcanoes affect our lives every day. “Large volcanic eruptions in … [Read more...] about Having a blast with liquid hot magma
While students with high GPAs have an easier time getting in graduate schools, those with low GPAs shouldn’t lose hope. They still have an opportunity to be accepted. Dr. Doug Gouzie, departmental director of graduate studies and professor in the department of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, explains to Accredited Schools Online what … [Read more...] about Is a low GPA a hurdle to get into graduate school?