Missouri and MSU: A shared past. A vision for the future.

Founded in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School, Missouri State University (MSU) has played a significant role in the state’s progress, innovation, and creativity. To commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial, MSU will host a series of publicly available webinars beginning January 2021 to explore and contemplate what’s next for our state. “Missouri and MSU: A shared past. A vision for the future.” will examine topics important to the growth of Missouri – including agriculture, diversity and inclusion, education trends, health care, Missouri caves, and technology – and explore how MSU and its partners will have an effect on the state today, tomorrow and for decades to come.

Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The university’s identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.

Missouri Bicentennial Webinar Schedule – (Registration coming soon)

Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Noon (Central Time)
Changing Lives Through Technology, Science and Innovation

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Noon (Central Time)
Valuing the Inclusion of Diversity

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Noon (Central Time)
Educating Health Professionals: Plotting the Future by Understanding Missouri’s Past

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Noon (Central Time)
Missouri Music, Past and Present

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. (Central Time)
What Can We Learn about Equity and Inclusion from the One Room School House? Exploring MSU Leadership in Teacher Education Since 1905

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. (Central Time)
The Deep Dark Secrets of the Cave State: Missouri’s Fascinating and Hidden Geology, Biology, and Water Resources

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at Noon (Central Time)
Missouri’s Rich History in Wine and Grape Research