Carbon Trace Productions is a nonprofit documentary film studio founded by Dr. Andrew Cline, a professor of media, journalism and film at Missouri State University. Dedicated to documentary education for college students, the studio focuses on telling stories about humanitarian organizations, nonprofits, NGOs, and the people who work with them to make our world a better … [Read more...] about A journey from war to peace
Focusing on inclusivity, celebrating diversity and seeking equity: This is the foundation of why we recognize cultural heritage months throughout the year. Each September is recognized as Latinx Heritage Month, but many don’t understand the use of the term Latinx. According to Dr. Jason Jolley, associate dean of the Reynolds College of Arts and Letters and professor of … [Read more...] about Understanding the use of Latinx
When your faith conflicts with your vocation, you may feel tension. A couple of years ago, Dr. Heidi Hadley, assistant professor of English at Missouri State University, studied the tensions that evangelical Christians experienced in their roles as language arts teachers. “As a teacher, your job is to welcome and affirm every student’s identity in your classroom,” Hadley said. … [Read more...] about Does your faith impact how you do your job?
The American Wild Ensemble will perform a free, outdoor concert of contemporary chamber music reflecting on the Missouri Bicentennial in Springfield Aug. 4. The ensemble is directed by Missouri State University music faculty members Daniel Ketter and Emlyn Johnson. The concert’s program, “Missouri Music at 200,” features new music and poetry by composers and writers connected … [Read more...] about American Wild Ensemble performs Missouri Bicentennial concert Aug. 4
Growing up in Bangladesh, Sujash Purna was inspired by British literature, reading works by J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen and George Orwell. A love of language drew him to creative writing and brought him to America to further his studies. After completing his undergraduate literature degree at Truman State University, Purna came to Missouri State University to pursue his master’s … [Read more...] about Relating the immigrant experience through poetry