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

  • PAW 2014 Film Showing, The Invisible War, PSU Theatre, Co-sponsors SAC/Ozarks Public Television, starting in 15 minutes #CitizenBear @OPTV
    September 18 at 8:45 p.m.Public Affairs Twitter
  • PAW 2014 A dynamic lecture by Mike Dilbeck,,Courageous Leadership, PSU Theatre, starting now! Sponsored by SAC #CitizenBear @MOStateOSE
    September 18 at 7:01 p.m.Public Affairs Twitter
  • PAW 2014 "Who Cares About Kelsey? Disabling Segregation" a video and panel discussion sponsored by MSU Counseling Leadership and Special Ed, 4 pm Meyer Library 101. Free and open to the public. [ visit link ] #CitizenBear @COEMissouriSt
    September 18 at 12:04 p.m.Public Affairs Facebook
  • PAW 2014 There is still time to sign up to register to vote in your home county, receive absentee ballots and notifications for upcoming elections through TurboVote! Check out this website for times and locations. Voting is your civic responsibility! [ visit link ]
    September 18 at 10:03 a.m.Public Affairs Facebook
  • 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
    September 17 at 4:01 p.m.Public Affairs Facebook
  • Maroon Minute: Excellence in Public Affairs awards
    September 17 at 3:27 p.m. • 1 comment • Missouri State YouTube Channel
    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
    September 17 at 3:02 p.m.Public Affairs Twitter

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