MSU Bicentennial Webinar: The Deep Dark Secrets of the Cave State: Missouri’s Fascinating and Hidden Geology, Biology, and Water Resources
MSU Bicentennial Webinar: What Can We Learn about Equity and Inclusion from the One Room School House? Exploring MSU Leadership in Teacher Education Since 1905
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Missouri State Capitol
201 W Capitol Ave.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
MSU Bicentennial Webinar: Educating Health Professionals: Plotting the Future by Understanding Missouri’s Past
What did people think of the Missouri region when they first arrived around the time of its statehood? Thanks to letters, diaries, and memoirs, we can get a sense of the impressions that the land and the people of Missouri may have made. Join Librarian Emily Jaycox and Associate Archivist Jaime Bourassa for this fascinating look at Missouri’s early years.
Missouri Historical Society – Women Making War: Female Confederate Prisoners and Union Military Justice
Missouri Historical Society – High Water Everywhere: Blues, Gospel and Country Music Response to the Flood of 1927
When the Mississippi River and its tributaries flooded in 1927 it was arguably the greatest natural disaster in United States history. It went on to inspire more than 20 recorded songs. Many of them were blues, gospel, and country—the genres that most appealed to flood victims in the South—and the disaster was referenced in pop music as well. Music scholar and performer David Evans will play selections from these songs and examine their themes. Most of these songs were written by Black singers, who imbued them with a perspective that has often been overlooked in more modern retellings of the flood
This is the second of seven webinars scheduled in 2021 to recognize the Missouri Bicentennial. Join us as we continue with the series – Missouri and MSU: A shared past. A vision for the future.
This webinar will focus on statewide, university and local efforts to value the inclusion of diversity. The emphasis will be on higher education, particularly students of color, first generation and Pell Grant eligible students.
Meet our panelists
|•||Dr. Lyle Q. Foster (moderator), Diversity trainer, university instructor and entrepreneur, Springfield, MO|
|•||Amelia “Amy” Counts, Chair of the Missouri State University Board of Governors, St. Louis, MO|
|•||Zora Mulligan, Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education, Jefferson City, MO|
|•||H. Wes Pratt, J.D., Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO|
Commissioner Zora Mulligan will discuss the Missouri Equity Project, a multi-year statewide initiative promoting equity and workforce development of underrepresented students. Chairperson Amy Counts will share Missouri State University’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts approved by the Board of Governors in the 2020-2021 Action Plan. And finally, H. Wes Pratt will share collaborative efforts that Missouri State has taken in the general Springfield community and with our local partners in various sectors. Please feel free to submit questions when registering or during the webinar.