Movies like Oppenheimer remind us of the link between environmental contaminants and illness. Nuclear waste from the Manhattan project was disposed across St. Louis and disease clusters have popped up in the metro area in the 70 years since. A disease cluster is an unusual aggregation of health events, real or perceived, that are grouped together in time and space and that are … [Read more...] about Disease Clusters: what are they and what do they mean for small towns?
From his Missouri State University sweater to his frequent grin at the mention of his alma mater, Marcus Engel wears Bear pride. As a native of Missouri who grew up in a small town, Engel was drawn to Missouri State. He wanted diversity in his life and the chance to meet a wide range of people that only a larger university like MSU could offer. But during his freshmen … [Read more...] about Alumnus who survived trauma is now an expert on compassion in health care
Your health can be affected by so many things. Genetics, diet, stress, the people around you – just to name a few. Dr. Kyler Sherman Wilkins, assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State University, is a social demographer who is interested in the distribution of health in Americans. “Health outcomes are not randomly distributed across the population. We know … [Read more...] about Do you control your health?
College Choice recognized Missouri State University’s gerontology degree program as number nine on a list of the 15 best gerontology bachelor’s degree programs. Ranking highlights Missouri State’s program stood out because of the option to earn a dual major in gerontology and psychology, or gerontology and sociology. It also offers quality course work in areas, such as: Mental … [Read more...] about Gerontology degree ranked top 10 in the U.S.
On April 14, 1906, racial tensions reached a tipping point in the Queen City of the Ozarks. Mob rule and violence ensued, and the lynching that occurred in Park Central Square on the eve of Easter Sunday became a permanent mark on the history of the Ozarks. In the aftermath of the catastrophe, many African-Americans fled Springfield and the surrounding area, leaving only a … [Read more...] about Life in the Ozarks for African-Americans: From 1906 to today