Missouri State Journal

On Oct. 26, candidates for Missouri's 7th Congressional District will engage in debate at Missouri State University and the public can find out more about them and their stand on key issues.

Democratic candidate Genevieve Williams and Libertarian candidate Benjamin Brixey have both confirmed their attendance. Incumbent Republican candidate Billy Long has been invited.

In observance of national LGBTQ+ History Month, the office of multicultural programs at Missouri State University will present a host of events to share about the successes and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community.

The month-long celebration starts on Oct. 6 and ends on Oct. 27 with events such as:

Missouri State University’s Homecoming 2016 promises fun and entertainment for alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members. 

Themed “Welcome Home,” events for students take place Oct. 9-15, while alumni and community events are Oct. 14-15. Homecoming Headquarters will be set up in the Davis-Harrington Welcome Center.

Among the highlights for Homecoming Weekend this year include:

When you think about the Ozarks – what image do you conjure up in your mind? When the late Dr. John Keiser, former Missouri State University president, dreamed of the Ozarks Celebration Festival about 20 years ago, he wanted a festival that celebrated the many facets of the Ozarks. The goal of the festival was to give festival goers - and new faculty and students - a sense of place.

Barb Jones, director of special events for the College of Arts and Letters at Missouri State University would like to invite the entire community to participate in this free festival Sept. 9-11.

Nonprofits exist to feed, shelter and help; but also to boost economic growth. And, they’re making a tremendous impact. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, approximately 1.41 million nonprofits were registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2013, the most recent numbers available.

Dr. Christina Ryder, coordinator of Go Lead: Professional Development for the Nonprofit Sector at Missouri State University, director of Community Based Research and instructor in the sociology department shares about Go Lead's programming.

 

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