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

  • ClifSmart Don't forget to donate shoes to Stomp out Hunger project this week. Gail and I have done so. #BearsHomecoming @MoStatePA
    October 15 at 9:04 p.m. • 3 retweets • Public Affairs Twitter
  • Have shoes you don't wear anymore? Donate them to the Stomp Out Hunger shoe drive now through Oct 24. Help MSU win the Golden Boot award!
    October 15 at 9:07 a.m. • 1 retweet • Public Affairs Twitter
  • Community Engagement Project - Public Affairs - Missouri State University
    October 14 at 11:14 a.m. • 4 people like this • Public Affairs Facebook
    Hope you cleaned out your closet over Fall Break and brought shoes back for the Stomp Out Hunger shoe drive! So far, MSU has donated 561 pairs at the collection trailer. There are many more in boxes all over campus. Help MSU win the "golden boot" award for collecting the largest percentage of shoes related to ... Continue reading →
    Stomp Out Hunger: All Collegiate Shoe Drive Oct. 1-24, 2014 Join Missouri State, Drury, OTC, Evangel and SBU in making a difference both locally and globally through the all collegiate shoe drive. Donating just one pair of shoes directly helps feed the hungry both in the U.S. and internationally,…
  • MSU Honors Sacrifice The Purple Heart
    October 14 at 11:01 a.m.Public Affairs Blog
      The Missouri State University Alliance for Veterans will host a Veterans Day celebration, Tuesday, November 11.  The theme this year is:  Honor Sacrifice: The Purple Heart.  The day will start at 8 am with the Veterans Recognition Breakfast in the Plaster …
  • Shoe Collection Trailer Closed Today
    October 13 at 10:33 a.m.Public Affairs Blog
    Due to the prediction of continued rain, the Stomp Out Hunger Shoe Drive collection trailer will not be open today. The trailer will resume its normal collection hours this Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting.  If you would like your office …
  • Staff Excellence in Community Service Awards
    October 10 at 9:58 a.m.Public Affairs Blog
    Nominations now being accepted through October 24th! The community is encouraged to nominate Missouri State University staff members for the Staff Excellence in Community Service Award.  Each year, up to two staff members are recognized for their excellence in the …
  • Changing the world with shoes
    October 8 at 1:54 p.m. • 1 comment • Missouri State YouTube Channel
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    Lora Hobbs, the founder of Sole Food and a senior instructor in religious studies at Missouri State University, explains how one pair of shoes donated to Missouri State’s community engagement project, Stomp Out Hunger, can feed four people, provide shoes for someone in a developing country and support clean water ...

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