During a family tree project in fifth grade, Emalee Flatness discovered her great-great-great grandfather was a Union soldier in the Civil War. His story inspired her to write a song. In 2019, that song, alongside five others, won the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. A musical theater native Flatness, a freshman history major at … [Read more...] about Student wins national contest with original song
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?
Recently, President Donald Trump tried to minimize the U.S. partnership with the Kurds by saying, “they didn’t help us in the Second World War. They didn’t help us in Normandy.” Dr. Djene Bajalan, assistant professor of history at Missouri State University, comments on this statement in The Washington Post. … [Read more...] about Did the Kurds help the U.S. during World War II?
Frontiersmen, hillbillies, moonshiners and banjo players — these are a few stereotypes of Ozarkers. But Dr. Brooks Blevins, the Noel Boyd professor of Ozarks studies at Missouri State University, works to change these misconceptions through his research. “It’s often a warts-and-all story like the American experience in general,” Blevins said. “But there are many interesting and … [Read more...] about Ozarks history through a realistic lens
From developing new chemical compounds to presidential performances, Bears in the Know has it all. The Missouri State University Foundation and Arvest present a series of luncheons to showcase interesting projects and activities at MSU. The luncheons will take place in the Turner Family Hospitality Room at the Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. with … [Read more...] about Be a Bear in the Know