Earlier this year, the State Historical Society of Missouri awarded Center for Missouri Studies 2022 fellowships to several scholars. One of the recipients was Craig Amason from the Missouri State University Libraries. He received the award for his study, “The Impact of Immigration in McDonald County in the Twenty-First Century.” Located in southwest Missouri, McDonald County … [Read more...] about How has immigration impacted McDonald County?
With many esteemed alum in the screenwriting field, you may know Missouri State University has a history of excellence in media arts. Recently the Broadcast Education Association announced their rankings, placing MSU as third overall and first in screenwriting for 2021. Cristina Pippa, graduate director of the dramatic writing program and assistant professor in the department … [Read more...] about Shining a light on the screenwriting experience
Houseplants not only beautify an indoor space, but they also freshen up the air, help to boost your mood and even reduce stress levels. There are many types of houseplants. Aroids from the family Araceae include common houseplants, such as Chinese Evergreen, Devil’s Ivy, Peace Lily and Philodendron. “They tend to be low light, reliable and easy to care for,” said Dr. … [Read more...] about What to consider when caring for houseplants
On Easter weekend 1906, an angry mob of white men lynched three innocent Black men in the Springfield, Missouri, town square. Until recently, only a small plaque marked the site in remembrance of the victims. Now, Missouri poet Robert Bode and composer William Averitt have partnered with Dr. Cameron LaBarr and the Missouri State University Chorale to create an album that … [Read more...] about Chorale shares Springfield’s history in ‘Easter, 1906’
When students act out in classrooms, many schools deal with the disruptive behaviors through restraint and seclusion. “Restraint restricts a child’s movement, while seclusion involves removing a child from the academic context,” said Dr. Reesha Adamson, a special education expert at Missouri State University. “Historically, our schools have underreported these incidents.” While … [Read more...] about Reduce negative classroom behaviors with de-escalation strategies