Lead ethically, learn culturally and engage communally.
Theme for 2018-19
Explore how to affect change and achieve peace.
Public affairs events
Both signature and individual public affairs events are developed to open dialogue about how to lead ethically, contribute to the community and respect multiple perspectives and cultures. Access the 2018-19 schedule of individual events.
Aug. 19, 2018
Welcome the freshman class to campus and kick off the year's public affairs theme.
Sept. 25-27, 2018
Attend keynotes, panel discussions and special events.
Nov. 5, 2018
Attend lecture with Hope Jahren, author of MSU’s common reader “Lab Girl.”
April 12, 2019
Honor Missouri citizens who've bettered the lives of others.
April 24-26, 2019
Learn diversity best practices from top professionals.
Public affairs updates
The common reader provides a common academic experience and creates a greater sense of community among students, faculty and staff.