Public Affairs

The Ethical Citizen: Can You Make a Difference?

The 2014-15 public affairs theme explores what it means to be an ethical citizen, from its concepts and practices to its implications for society.

Seven signature events that inspire Missouri State to lead ethically, learn culturally and engage communally.

Students leaving student convocationNew Student Convocation

Aug. 17, 2014

Welcome the freshman class to campus and kick off the year's public affairs theme.

The avenue of flags is erected for Public Affairs WeekPublic Affairs Week

Sept. 15-19, 2014

Expand your understanding of the public affairs theme during this student-organized week of activities.

A speaker addresses a large group of peoplePublic Affairs Conference

April 14-17, 2015

Explore what it means to be an ethical citizen through keynotes, panel discussions and special events.


Public affairs updates

  • The median age in America by the end of the 18th century was 16 years of age (today it is around 34 years of age), 19 of every 20 citizens lived on the land, and 70% of the land was worked by its owners (30% by tenants). #CitizenBear
    8 hours agoPublic Affairs Facebook
  • Maroon Minute: Excellence in Public Affairs awards
    YouTube video preview

    The Missouri State University Board of Governors recently awarded its Staff and Faculty Excellence in Public Affairs awards to five individuals who excel at carrying out the public affairs mission.

    The recipients of the Excellence in Public Affairs awards are: Kathy Nordyke, who created new community ...

  • The first time the formal term “The United States of America” was used was in the Declaration of Independence. #CitizenBear
    9 hours agoPublic Affairs Twitter
  • When the Constitution was signed, the United States’ population was 4 million. It is now more than 309 million. Philadelphia was the nation’s largest city, with 40,000 inhabitants. #CitizenBear
    10 hours agoPublic Affairs Facebook
  • The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world. #CitizenBear
    11 hours ago • 2 retweets • Public Affairs Twitter
  • PAW 2014 Carillon Bells Patriotic Recital starting in 15 minutes.Dr. Jeremy Chesman playing in honor of Constitution Day! #CitizenBear
    12 hours ago • 2 retweets • Public Affairs Twitter
  • From 1804 to 1865 there were no amendments added to the Constitution until the end of the Civil War when the Thirteenth amendment was added that abolished slavery. This was the longest period in American history in which there were no changes to our Constitution. #CitizenBear
    13 hours agoPublic Affairs Facebook

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