Missouri State University’s 19th annual Public Affairs Conference explores turning words into actions to build collaborative communities. “From Words to Deeds: Creating Collaborative Communities” is the theme for the 2022 conference. It will be a mix of in-person and live-streamed events Sept. 20-22. “This year’s Public Affairs Conference is based on the premise that … [Read more...] about Public Affairs Conference seeks to create collaborative communities
General education (“gen-ed”) classes are a requirement for almost every college student, but sometimes it can be difficult to see their value and relevance to your major. However, there’s one subject area that offers students the chance to learn and grow in a meaningful way: gender studies classes. What’s the value of this type of class? Who is it for? Dr. Shannon Wooden, … [Read more...] about Why every college student should take a gender studies class
When we look at history, there’s something that is often missing: Women. Too often, women are left out of the conversation or the narrative being written. Womxn’s HERstory Month celebrates extraordinary women and recognizes their accomplishments. “This is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on all of the things that womxn have done, are doing and will continue to … [Read more...] about Recognizing women: HERstory Month
While staying silent can be easy, opening dialogue creates a more inclusive community and world. It is worth “shattering the silence.” Developed in 2013, the Shattering the Silences series at Missouri State University facilitates healthy and informative discussions about diversity. Two upcoming discussions will cover language surrounding people with disabilities and the … [Read more...] about University program aims to create dialogue and shatter the silence
The United States has slipped further down the World Economic’s Forum Global Gender Gap Index. Dr. Shannon Wooden, professor of English at Missouri State University, provides some insight to WalletHub about the gender pay gap and policies to increase female representation in senior management roles. … [Read more...] about How to close the gender pay gap?