As a child growing up in rural Virginia, the all black public school that I attended was named for a black attorney that had gained national prominence. We were very proud of him and his strong belief in the value of an education as a way to improve the quality of life for black Americans saddled with the daily restrictions of a segregated United States. The neighboring … [Read more...] about Dr. Lyle Foster performs “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
This fall, Dr. Leslie Anderson, Professor in Counseling, Leadership and Special Education and Dr. Lyle Foster, Assistant Professor in Sociology and Anthropology are teaming up to offer a new course titled, Virus, Violence and Victims: Contemporary Issues in Unprecedented Times. The goal for the course is to provide students, faculty and staff with opportunities to critically … [Read more...] about New interdisciplinary course being offered this fall
Faculty often request guest speakers to talk about diversity-related topics in their classes. In an effort to support this, the Division for Diversity and Inclusion is creating a new program – MSU Diversity Champions. What is a MSU Diversity Champion? MSU Diversity Champions will serve as campus speakers and guest lecturers on topics of diversity, equity and inclusion in … [Read more...] about Become a Missouri State University Diversity Champion!
Yesterday, I learned of the passing of two people upon whose shoulders we stand. Mrs. Mary Jean Price Walls and Rev. William E. Pitts were people whose local connection to the City of Springfield and Missouri State University changed us forever. Both passed from this earthly plane after living lives that changed many of us who knew and learned from them. They transcended … [Read more...] about Remembering two Springfield icons
Relevant Responses to the Resurgence of Racism (PDF) … [Read more...] about Relevant responses to the resurgence of racism