Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspectives on Self-Government
Engage in discussions exploring both our rights and our responsibilities as citizens in a modern democracy.
Seven signature events that inspire Missouri State to lead ethically, learn culturally and engage communally.
Aug. 21, 2016
Welcome the freshman class to campus and kick off the year's public affairs theme.
Sept. 12-19, 2016
A week of special events designed to open discussions around the public affairs theme.
Nov. 14-19, 2016
May 6, 2017
Join your neighbors in making a better world.
Nov. 1, 2016
Hear Sonia Nazario, author of MSU’s common reader “Enrique’s Journey.”
April 20-21, 2017
Learn diversity best practices from top professionals.
April 13, 2018
Honor Missouri citizens who've bettered the lives of others.
Public affairs updates
The common reader provides a common academic experience and creates a greater sense of community among students, faculty and staff.