Missouri State University

Young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have a chance to experience college life thanks to a new program at Missouri State University called Bear POWER.

The first group of up to 10 students will begin their two-year, five-semester inclusive college education in January 2019.

Bear POWER Director Rachel Heinz offers more insights about the program.

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The tent is up on the Missouri State University campus, which means one thing:  it's time for Tent Theatre.

In this month's episode of "Engaging the Community," MSU president Clif Smart talks with KSMU's Jennifer Moore about the significance of the Tent Theatre productions—on  both the local arts scene, and in terms of the local economy.

An introduction to 'Tent'

"It is really one of the signature programs where we’re engaged in the community here in the arts field," said Smart.

For many families, summer means taking vacations to relax, soak in the sun and spend quality time with loved ones.

Whether you take a short road trip or venture overseas to explore, the goal is to enjoy a fun, stress-free holiday. 

Dr. Stephanie Hein, department head of hospitality leadership at Missouri State University, offers some tips and advice on maximizing your summer vacation.

Summer is around the corner, and for many people, getting into summer-ready shape is a priority.

While maintaining weight and fitness level all-year-round is the best practice, things get in the way and it can be tough.

There are no quick fixes, but do not give up. There is still time to get fit for the summer if you put in the effort. 

When you have a disability, some things are more challenging. In this same mindset, when performers are told to limit their movements or to restrict themselves in some way, they could become frustrated. But to Telory Arendell, associate professor in the department of theatre and dance at Missouri State, she considers it freeing to not be confined by the norms and expectations.

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