Division of Diversity & Inclusion

Thumbs Up for Bear POWER

Jun 18, 2019

This past January, the first batch of eight Bear POWER students began their education at Missouri State University.

Bear POWER is a two-year, five-semester inclusive college program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Kim Roam, MSU faculty advisor for Bear POWER ambassadors, Natalie Olson, MSU Bear POWER ambassador and Susie Dains, MSU Bear POWER student, talk about the program and how it’s going so far.

As our world becomes more diverse, it’s important to make diversity and inclusion part of everyday culture.

To this end, Missouri State University hosts the annual Collaborative Diversity Conference on campus to promote the inclusion of diversity in our community.  

The Asian population in the United States comprises many culturally and geographically diverse ethnic subgroups. Their achievements and contributions to the country are many.   

Missouri State University will celebrate Asian Heritage Month throughout April to highlight the history, culture and traditions of Asians and Pacific Islanders. 

Over the years, the LGBTQ movement has made great strides in fighting for equality and acceptance. However, misconceptions about and injustices toward the LGBTQ community are still prevalent.

In light of LGBTQ History Month this October, members of Missouri State University’s LGBTQ community will come together to showcase LGBTQ pride. There will be several events on campus to create visibility around queer and transgender identity. They are free and open to the public. 

Kevin White, Missouri State University

The new academic year at Missouri State University has begun. The first major celebration of the fall semester will honor the history, culture and contributions of citizens of Latin heritage.

Latinx Heritage Month will take place in September, featuring several events that are free and open to the public. 

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