From Small Town to Springfield Missouri State University’s Public Affairs mission is often something that is overlooked by both prospective and current students. While it is an extremely important aspect of the university, it is easy to be hidden underneath all of the other beautiful amenities Missouri State has to offer. This week, students are encouraged to focus on one … [Read more...] about Making a Difference Behind the Scenes
Bear Blitz is this year's Public Affairs Signature Event, an event that really puts students out there to learn more about the issues Springfield faces as a community, how those affect the state, country, and world, and how they also affect each and every person in their daily walk. Bear Blitz is the University sending students to the streets of Northwest Springfield, referred … [Read more...] about It Takes a Community
My experience serving as a coach for Girls on the Run Serving Community Needs This week, Missouri State students have been challenged to put the Public Affairs Mission into action by serving Springfield in the ways it needs the most help. Various projects including the Community Focus Report and Community Listen meetings have helped determine what the true needs of the … [Read more...] about Bear Blitz: Committing to Change
The Panhellenic Association is proud to partner with the Center for Community Engagement in support of the Zone 1 Blitz. Our hope is that we can positively impact the Springfield community with our time, our talents, and our philanthropic donations. Many of Missouri State University’s sororities support local and national philanthropies that help families battling cancer, … [Read more...] about Panhellenic Association a Partner for Bear Blitz and Beyond
On Monday I had the opportunity to volunteer at one of the 19 community gardens in the city of Springfield. This was my first experience serving with the Springfield Community Gardens, but I can confidently say it won’t be my last. The Springfield Community Gardens, established in 2010, has distributed over 100,000 pounds of produce to families in need. This impact would not … [Read more...] about Join the Homecoming Queen in Service!