Content with Institutions : Southwest Missouri State University

Citizenship and Service Learning Program

Citizenship and Service Learning Program serves as the vehicle through which Southwest Missouri State University enacts its statewide public affairs mission. The program helps to connect classroom learning with service learning in the community. Students perform at least 40 hours of service related to course content which benefits external social service agencies. Students may receive an additional credit hour for the learning they demonstrate as a result of their volunteer work. Website

Curriculum Support of Civic Responsibility

Southwest Missouri State University was granted a statewide mission in public affairs by Missouri s General Assembly in 1995. In support of this change and in response to the designation, SMSU developed curricular and co-curricular structures which promote character education and university-community engagement. Their value is reflected in process and outcome indices. In Campus Compact s recommended assessment of civic responsibility, the category of “”curriculum”” organizes one set of features through which institutions might judge themselves. Curricular changes inspired by SMSU s public affairs mission were guided by the Faculty Senate and include changes in both mandatory and optional offerings….

Mission in public affairs

By legislative act in 1995, SMSU became Missouri’s only institution of higher education with a primary mission in public affairs. The goal of public affairs is to develop citizens of enhanced character, more sensitive to the needs of community, more competent and committed in their ability to contribute to society, and more civil in their habits of thought, speech and action. While SMSU’s core purpose is to develop educated persons, the university itself strives to be a good citizen. A collaborative community indicators project resourced primarily through SMSU will soon provide a report-card of community wellness. An active grants office…

Opera Workshop

Opera Workshop INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Pearl Yeadon Emy OFFICE: Ellis 218 SMSU: 836-5881 Cell: (417) 496-6460 Email: COURSE DESCRIPTION Opera Workshop (MUS 193, 293, 393, 493) is designed as a training medium for young singers. The fundamentals of stage technique, movement, directing, and acting for the singer are emphasized, as well as basic technical training in set design, costumes, makeup and props. Opera solos, ensembles, scenes, one-acts and full length productions are prepared and performed on campus. The SMSU student is introduced to varying historical periods of opera, as well as different styles from verismo to modern atonal music. All…