Asian communities worldwide will ring in the Year of the Dog Feb. 16 with loud and colorful celebrations lasting 15 days. Missouri State University will host a lineup of events on campus Feb. 17-24 to mark the holiday. “Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, focuses on family reunion. It’s the most important holiday in China and widely celebrated in … [Read more...] about It’s time to welcome the Lunar New Year
Over the past few decades, the global marketplace has evolved. More international business transactions take place. Team members may be spread throughout the globe. And with that, many companies now seek individuals who can demonstrate cultural competencies – like language skills – when hiring for positions. Dr. Jason Jolley, head of the modern and classical … [Read more...] about Learning a language? What you really need to know
When a law is questioned, it goes before judicial review. It’s part of the checks and balances within the American democracy. According to Missouri State University professor Dr. Edwin Carawan, judicial review is very similar to the legislative process of ancient Greece – at least on the surface. “We’re guided by the rule of law. There’s a certain automaticity to the way … [Read more...] about Ancient versus modern: How is the law different?
There is a new leader at the helm of Missouri State University’s College of Arts and Letters. Dr. Shawn Wahl, former department head of communication, took charge of COAL as interim dean on July 1, 2017, after Dean Dr. Gloria Galanes retired. Wahl talks about COAL’s active engagement with the community and shares some highlights from each of the seven departments in the … [Read more...] about Spotlight on the College of Arts and Letters
One of the main cultural languages of the Western world, German is the native language of more than 90 million people worldwide. It is the official language of Germany, Liechtenstein and Austria, and one of the official languages of Switzerland. “German has a reputation for being difficult, but it’s actually not more difficult than any other languages,” said Dr. Judith Martin, … [Read more...] about Bears show how to speak German