The holiday season is a time of giving gifts and Americans spend a lot on gifts. In 2022, the National Retail Federation reported that the average American plans to spend $826 on gifts, food and decorations for the holidays. Of that amount, around $500 go toward gifts for family members. With such a large quantity of gifts being given away, it’s important to consider: What’s … [Read more...] about Practice sustainable gift giving during the holidays
Are you interested in history? Well, look no further than Talking History, a new joint venture between Missouri State University Department of History and KSMU Radio. What is Talking History? Talking History is a monthly radio program and podcast in which hosts Djene Bajalan and Patrick Needham interview scholars and historians about the ideas, people, and events that … [Read more...] about Talking History: Missouri State Department of History’s New Radio Show!
The Department of History would like to congratulate the department's Best Essay Prize winners for the academic year 2022-2023. Each year, faculty nominate students for the award with one undergraduate and one graduate paper receiving the “Best Essay” accolade in this departmental competition. The authors of the winning papers receive $250 and have their names engraved on a … [Read more...] about Best Essay Awards (2022-2023)
Juneteenth falls on June 19. It’s the newest federal holiday in the United States commemorating emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Dr. Marlin Barber, senior instructor of history at Missouri State University, explains to BestColleges.com the meaning and significance of Juneteenth, as well as how colleges and students can celebrate it. … [Read more...] about Understanding Juneteenth
The research of Dr. Julia Troche has been selected for the 2022 issue of Mind's Eye, the university's research publication. Her story, which focuses on her interests in power structures and death in the ancient world, was recently posted on the site. Here's an excerpt from the story: A key goal of Troche’s research is to analyze and present information from a different … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Troche