Hundreds of third through sixth grade students from the local area will take a journey on Sept. 25. They will visit the International Culture Fair, hosted by Missouri State University’s modern and classical languages department. “It’s essentially a trip around the world,” said Dr. Heidi Backes, coordinator of the event. “Students get a bag and a … [Read more...] about Take children on world tour at International Culture Fair
When you think about the word Gothic, you imagine dark, foreboding and mysterious circumstances. In literature, it is all of those things. Dr. Heidi Backes says it is often constructed to tell a tale about the underlying sociopolitical environment or economy. Backes, assistant professor in the modern and classical languages department at Missouri State University, shares about … [Read more...] about Ghost stories or sociopolitical statement?