Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Edison Banks Jr., 71, of Springfield passed away Jan. 6, 2010, after a brief struggle with cancer. He served the University faithfully for nearly 50 years. Dr. Banks was born Jan. 20, 1938, in Lawton, Okla. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Physics in 1959 and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1969. Dr. Banks served Missouri State … [Read more...] about In memory of Dr. Lawrence E. Banks Jr.
The year 2009 was one of challenges and opportunities. I told you about many of the leadership changes occurring over the summer. The final change was made in late August when Dr. Pawan Kahol was appointed associate dean of the college. This opened up the opportunity to appoint Dr. Bob Patterson as acting head of the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science … [Read more...] about A few words from the Dean
While Missouri State’s research winery (located at the State Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove, Mo.) sold most of its 2009 inventory, the team is working hard to make its award winning wine for 2010. Last year this quiet branch of campus created a lot of buzz not only among the local wine connoisseurs but also on the national level. With the following awards you can … [Read more...] about Mountain Grove Cellars sold out
Project W.E.T. (Water Education for Teachers) had a great year thanks to our dedicated group of Project W.E.T. facilitators who lead workshops throughout all regions of the state. In 2009, more than 300 teachers, college students and many other educators from the Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Department of Natural Resources and other non-profit groups attended a … [Read more...] about W.E.T. and W.I.L.D. for college credit
By Geoff Pickle, The Standard Starting as early as the spring semester, students will be able to track Bear Line shuttles via GPS. The project is a joint effort between the computer science department, the Office of Web and New Media, J. Howard Fisk Limousines and the Department of Safety and Transportation. Jeff Thomas, a senior computer science major and the Student … [Read more...] about Student programs GPS service to track shuttles