Missouri State Chief Diversity Officer Wes Pratt recently earned the first Biz 417 Breakthrough Award. Pratt is a Springfield native working to affect the institutional culture of the university. Read his story in Biz 417 How to create a more inclusive culture Pratt is careful to point out that diversity encompasses all humans. He asks questions to get people thinking … [Read more...] about Pratt recognized for diversity efforts
African American Studies Committee Film Series presents The Help Film screening and discussion. Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s is the setting for this movie that focuses on Black women working as maids for white women. They regarded them as second-class citizens, held down by the Color Line. Today, many Blacks in Ferguson, MO and beyond believe that the larger society … [Read more...] about African American Studies Committee Film Series: The Help
Shattering the Silences Series "What do you mean you don't celebrate Christmas?" "An interactive discussion on religious pluralism" with Karen Aroesty Utilizing activities from A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute, participants will engage in personal reflection on how MSU's campus has responded to changing demographics and the increasing variety of religious … [Read more...] about Shattering the Silences Series: What do you mean you don’t celebrate Christmas?
Native American Heritage Month November 3, 2014 3:00 PM at South Mall (Strong Hall) The Cherokee Nighthawks Stickball Team Talequah, Oklahoma A demonstration of Cherokee Stickball, one of the ancestral forms of modern LaCrosse November 5, 2014 7:00 PM at the MSU Center for Archaeological Research Florice Pearce will give a power point presentation on recent … [Read more...] about Native American Heritage Month Events
THE STRONG CHAIR FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES AND THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT WELCOME DR. MICHAEL GUNTER MICHAEL M. GUNTER is a professor of political science at Tennessee Technological University. He is the author of 11 critically praised scholarly books on the Kurdish question and co-editor (with Mohammed M. A. Ahmed) of three more books on the Kurds, among others. … [Read more...] about Presentation: How to defeat ISIS via the Kurdish Road