What species of ticks live in Missouri and in what quantities? Dr. David Claborn, director of the Master of Public Health program at Missouri State University, is trying to answer these questions through his latest tick surveillance project. It’s made possible through a grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Claborn highlights his research and shares … [Read more...] about Looking for ticks in Missouri
Below the surface and in the clear water, mussels abound. In Missouri alone, there are at least 60 species of mussels that are actively keeping our waterways clean. Dr. Chris Barnhart, distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University, is an international expert on freshwater mussels. He knows their ecological value as filter feeders and helps to replenish … [Read more...] about Mussels in MSU lab will provide clean waters in New Zealand
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?
Fiscal year (FY) 2019 was a record-breaking research year for Missouri State University. Faculty and staff received $32.8 million in external grants and contracts. This amount is a 26 percent increase from last year’s amount of $26.1 million. Federal agencies remain the top funder. “Our faculty and staff continue to work hard submitting proposals and that hard work continues to … [Read more...] about A record year for research
In the state of Missouri, approximately 4.5% of students in schools are classified as English learners. Although this is half of the national average, it’s a growing population. It presents unique challenges for teachers and others in the education system. Dr. Andrea Hellman, assistant professor of English at Missouri State University, tells us about the current … [Read more...] about In-service teacher program gives English learners support