Missouri State University

The Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University turns 50 this year.

Created in 1969, the department is the oldest and largest department of its kind in a public university in Missouri. It offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, professor and department head of religious studies at MSU, highlights the department, its achievements over the years and plans for its 50th anniversary celebration.

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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.

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lynn Howerton speaks with Dr. Andrew Cline, professor of media, journalism and film at Missouri State University. 

Cline reports that one in five people today get their news from digital sources.  Today’s discussion explores the evolution of the print medium in the digital world.

In every sport, athletes risk injury. Athletic trainers support and assist these athletes to lower that possibility. They help them warm up, stretch and prepare the body for rigorous action.

Dr. David Carr, associate professor in the department of sports medicine and athletic training at Missouri State University, shares a story about a tragedy that highlights why adequate medical training is important on the sidelines.

As a butterfly enthusiast for his entire life, Dr. Chris Barnhart remembers collecting caterpillars in a grass-filled Radio Flyer wagon as a young child.

Now a distinguished professor of biology at Missouri State University, Barnhart says his hobby turned into an outreach program about a decade ago.

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