Public Affairs

Public affairs theme

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.

Learn about the theme

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

New Student ConvocationNew Student Convocation

Aug. 21, 2016

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. 12-19, 2016

A week of special events designed to open discussions around the public affairs theme. 

Public affairs updates

Upcoming events

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