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Watch: Five Pound Apparel

What began as a single act of kindness has now become a lifelong desire to help others. Bryan Simpson is Owner and Director of Awesomeness at 5 Pound Apparel, a retail clothing story founded in the spirit of social entrepreneurship.

Clare Cady

#CLDE18: Hunger, Homelessness and Action to Include Today's Students

Joel Pérez

#CLDE18: Dream Deferred: Broken Promises for Undocumented Students


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The First-Year Seminar: A Program Evaluation of Students’ Public-Affairs Awareness

Similar to the public-welfare aim of many universities, Missouri State University (MSU) was granted a specific statewide public affairs mission in 1995 comprising three pillars: community engagement, cultural competence, and ethical leadership. Since the implementation of this mission, the university has engaged in various efforts to promote and foster public-affairs awareness among students, including through its first-year seminar (FYS). This article details a study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the FYS in enhancing students’ public-affairs awareness.

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The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access journal published by Missouri State University and affiliated with the American Democracy Project. By providing an academic, nationally refereed venue for such work, the eJournal aims to advance the status of public scholarship.


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