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Public Affairs

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Ethical leadership. Cultural competence.
Community engagement.

Public Affairs: Using your skills to make a positive impact on the world around you.

To keep our campus safe and healthy, our office is working remotely. If you have questions, please email or leave a voicemail at 417-836-5073 and we will return your message.

A question hotline has been established on the Student Success Resources web page.

A variety of programs including conferences, special events and presentations are offered for MSU students, the campus community and the public to explore and open dialogue on how to lead ethically, contribute to community and respect multiple perspectives and cultures.

2020-2021 Public Affairs Theme

The Power of Voice

Join us for the Public Affairs Conference on Sept. 29-Oct.1, 2020 to explore the many aspects of The Power of Voice. Schedule may be viewed through the conference link below.

What's Happening Now?

We invite you to attend the 2020 Public Affairs Conference as a live virtual event! The current pandemic has challenged large group gatherings such as the conference, however, challenges also presents opportunities. If you were unable to attend on campus before, you can now attend any of our 3 plenary speakers and 20 panel sessions by simply clicking on the associated web link which will be listed on the conference schedule page. The Public Affairs Conference is free and open to the public. We look forward to your participation!

Signature events

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New Student Convocation

Please check back for 2021.

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Public Affairs Conference

Attend live virtual plenary speakers and panel discussions September 29-October 1, 2020!

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Public Affairs Convocation

Please check back for 2021.

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Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame

Honor Missouri citizens who've bettered the lives of others. POSTPONED

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Collaborative Diversity Conference

Learn diversity best practices from top professionals.



Upcoming events

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