LOGOS: A Journal of Undergraduate Research
LOGOS: A Journal of Undergraduate Research is a publication dedicated to showcasing the outstanding scholarship of current and former Missouri State undergraduate students from every academic discipline. The journal is managed by a Faculty Advisory Board and a team of Honors College student editors that utilize a blind, peer-review process for submissions. When your students mention working on projects at Missouri State, encourage them to submit their hard work to LOGOS, and they might just get published before ever graduating with a bachelor’s degree!
Missouri State University developed a vision of an urban research park in Springfield, and IDEA Commons is that vision, blending together the concepts of innovation, design, entrepreneurship and the arts. It’s a collaborative community effort — bringing together corporations, the University, lofts, non-profits and retail space — a downtown community where people from all walks of life can live, shop, learn, create and work.
The Office of Study Away Programs offers study abroad opportunities for your students in more than 70 countries with trips ranging anywhere from one week up to one academic year. The ultimate goal behind any study away experience is to increase students’ cultural competence and to develop global leaders of tomorrow. We hope your students strongly consider a college enrichment opportunity overseas and that they contact the experts to learn more about our programs, applying financial aid and scholarships to trips, study away myths, etc.
Missouri State offers several service-learning opportunities for your student via our Citizenship and Service-Learning Office. Service-learning will allow your students to get involved with the community and to gain hands-on professional experience with what they are learning in the classroom or in their preferred career fields. Not to mention…it looks great on a résumé!
On June 15, 1995, Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan signed into law Senate Bill 340, declaring Missouri State University’s statewide mission of public affairs.
What does it mean to have a public affairs mission? It means that the faculty and staff at Missouri State are dedicated to distinguishing ourselves from other institutions of higher education and to educating your students on how to imagine the future. Our public affairs mission has three main areas of emphasis — ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.
Each academic year, we adopt a public affairs theme (this year the theme is Inclusive Excellence ) and celebrate it by conducting the Public Affairs Week in the fall and the Public Affairs Conference in the spring.
Missouri State University is proud to offer both Living Learning Communities (LLCs) and Curricular Learning Communities (CLCs) on our campus. We hope you encourage your students to participate in either a LLC or CLC!
Living Learning Communities are residential education units that are organized on the basis of an academic theme or approach and that are intended to integrate academic learning and community living. Missouri State has offered LLCs with the following themes: the first-year experience, deciding students, the sophomore year-experience, and future health care professionals.
Curricular Learning Communities are a small group of first-year students enrolled in two or more courses linked with integrated assignments, a collaborative team of faculty, and in some cases, a Peer Leader.