Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.
Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.
Learn more about the competition here. There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!
Join us on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from noon to 1pm, for the first of seven webinars scheduled in 2021 to recognize the Missouri Bicentennial. Join us as we unveil Missouri and MSU: A shared past. A vision for the future. Click here to view the entire year’s programming.
This session will focus on research and technology, where we have been and where we are headed. Learn more about Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC), a place where Missouri State University researchers and corporate partners are conducting cutting-edge research and development in a collaborative environment.
The expeditious and trailblazing spirit embedded deep in the core of Missourians continues to flourish through our inventions and entrepreneurs today. At Brewer Science and the MSU Jordan Valley Innovation Center, the evidence of this spirit is strong and will be needed to address the challenges of our future world.
Two technology leaders will share their perspectives based on past research and opportunities for the future. Brewer Science, a JVIC Corporate Partner, is led by Dr. Terry Brewer. Dr. Brewer will discuss some transformation technologies, including the impacts of micro, printed, and flexible electronics; advanced materials design; and innovative corporate structures that will be driving our future.
The Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at the Jordan Valley Innovation Center is led by Dr. Paul Durham. Dr. Durham will share research on emerging therapies for treating orofacial pain conditions, including new pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and alternative therapeutic options for managing acute and chronic pain to transform human health.
Missouri Mondays: Harry S. Truman’s Connections Across Missouri is a social media campaign that will focus each week on a different Missouri town and its connection to Harry S. Truman. The Truman Library will use photos, documents, and motion picture footage to illustrate the connections that Truman made across Missouri that helped him win election to the Senate in 1934 and 1940, and made him a viable vice-presidential and presidential candidate in 1944 and 1948. This campaign will promote understanding of different Missouri communities, and illustrate the different ways that Missouri’s only President made an impact throughout the state, and not just his home region. Follow the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum on these social medial platforms:
On the occasion of its bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has and remains a significant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. A call for art has been issued and the artwork is due December 1. The exhibition is scheduled for March-November 2021.
Details about the call for entry may be found here.
Friday, November 13, 6:30-7:30pm. Live on The Story Center’s Facebook Page. These Ozark Hills.
Long-time journalist and Ozarks native Marideth Sisco performs stories about the people and places of the Ozarks originally presented as part of KSMU’s monthly series, These Ozark Hills. https://www.mymcpl.org/events/68699/state-stories-these-ozark-hills-facebook-live
Monday, November 16, 6:30-7:30pm. Live on The Story Center’s Facebook Page. Ozark Outdoors: Hunting Lore & Fishing Stories.
Dr. Mark Morgan, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, Columbia, discusses how traditional activities such as hunting and fishing have changed from subsistence to recreation and describes how folklore can satisfy the need for vicarious attachment to nature through storytelling. https://www.mymcpl.org/events/68718/state-stories-ozark-outdoors-hunting-lore-and-fishing-stories-facebook-live
Saturday, November 14, 10:30am-12:30pm. Zoom. Researching Historical Stories: An Introductory Workshop.
Marideth Sisco draws upon her work as a storyteller, journalist, and community scholar, where she has researched secondary and primary sources for stories about history. https://www.mymcpl.org/events/68717/state-stories-researching-historical-stories-introductory-workshop-zoom
The Missouri Historical Society‘s STL History Live presents a Bicentennial-connected virtual program coming up at 11:00am on September 22, The Meaning of Race and Slavery During Missouri’s Admission Crisis. Although the Missouri admission crisis—more popularly known as the Missouri Compromise—was inherently a constitutional dispute, the question of slavery itself was central to the argument. But as for those who were debating Missouri’s admission to the United States, what were their prevailing perspectives on slavery, and, for that matter, on race overall? Join Executive Director of the Missouri Humanities Council Steve Belko for this look at the contentious Missouri admission debates from 1819 to 1821.