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The Missouri State Journal is a weekly program keeping you in touch with Missouri State University.

"Oh, what a beautiful morning" – it's just one of the many iconic songs attributed to the team of Rogers and Hammerstein. In their first collaboration, they created "Oklahoma!" It's romance, Western and a piece of legendary Americana that many can quote by heart.

Missouri State University students will perform in the world premiere concert version of "Oklahoma!" alongside the Springfield Symphony this Nov. 9-10.

Protect Yourself Online

Oct 22, 2019
A man working on a laptop with the word "Security" above him.
Image by methodshop from Pixabay.

While the field of cybersecurity is advancing daily, cyberattacks are still a big threat. In 2018, hackers stole half a billion personal records, a more than 100% jump from 2017.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” It emphasizes personal accountability and the need to take proactive steps to secure your personal information.

John Wall / Missouri State University

Bears everywhere, welcome home to Missouri State University for #BearsHomecoming 2019, Oct. 25-26.

From the Homecoming Parade to Breakfast with Boomer to It’s On! and more, there will be many exciting events for alumni and friends.

Jesse Scheve / Missouri State University

October is Campus Sustainability Month, a celebration that engages and inspires students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability change agents. 

Doug Neidigh, Missouri State University sustainability coordinator, discusses the importance of creating a sustainable campus, as well as highlights the university's sustainability efforts.

When you think about technology, perhaps you consider the huge biomedical advances it has propelled forward. Or perhaps you think of the family dining at a restaurant that can’t be bothered to hold conversation – instead they are enraptured by their smartphones.

Technology. It’s yin and yang.

Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University, is serving as the lead for this year’s public affairs conference, The 21st Century Digital World.

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