Breaking boundaries with music

Minju Choi shares message of togetherness through new piano album. “Music communicates what we are not able to verbally,” said Dr. Minju Choi, assistant professor of music at Missouri State University. “It’s the common language we all share.” “I am … Read More

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Demetria: communicator

For Demetria, her field provides a way to discuss, understand and improve the world. “I think I changed my major five times when I first got here,” says Demetria Green. “I was all over the place.” It wasn’t that she … Read More

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Communication and culture

Dr. Stephen Spates explores how organizations embody and express their missions. “My research relates to how people get along: how they maintain and develop relationships,” says Dr. Stephen Spates, assistant professor of communication. Culture plays a large role in his … Read More

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International Culture Fair

At the International Culture Fair, children get to experience life around the world.  As a child, Dr. Heidi Backes, assistant professor in the department of modern and classical languages, looked forward to one event each year.    “The Holiday Folk Fair takes … Read More

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Dr. Linda Trinh Moser

“It’s been called ‘the most taught book on college campuses in the United States,’” said Dr. Linda Trinh Moser, professor in the department of English at Missouri State University. She was referring to Maxine Hong Kingston’s 1977 book “The Woman … Read More

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Diversity Efforts at the City of Springfield

Human Resources Diversity Internship Program This program was launched in February 2013 with the goal of increasing strategic relationships with diverse job candidates. The City is committed to diversity and part of this commitment includes attracting diverse individuals to careers … Read More

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