Public Affairs

We in the Childhood Education and Family Studies department strive to create programs for our students that exemplify our Public Affairs mission:

  • Ethical leadership
  • Cultural competence
  • Community engagement

We want to dedicate this page to those students that are active in our community, whether through service learning projects, study away trips, or organizations. It will regularly change to reflect exciting new programs here at Missouri State University.

For more information about the Public Affairs pillars, please visit What is Public Affairs?

  • CEFS Student Employee of the Year Nominee 2017

    Congratulations to Carolyn Koepping for her nomination for Student Employee of the Year 2017! You've earned it!

Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement

Spring 2017

During the spring 2017 semester, students enrolled in Child and Family Development 560/660 (Family Engagement) developed and implemented a family engagement project within the Springfield community in partnership with Foster Adopt Connect and Steward Head Start. This project connects to the Missouri State public affairs pillar of community engagement that focuses on the contribution of student knowledge wihtin the larger society. Students applied the knowledge and skills gained throughout the semester by planning, implementing, and reflecting on a family engagement event. The events were structured in an inclusive manner, paying close attention to diversity that exists within families as well as across families with awareness of challenges that may exist within their given context. We would like to thank Domino’s Pizza, Fazoli’s, and The Big Slice for donating food for the family engagement event with Foster Adopt Connect.

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

    Pictured: Front row: Dr. Rojas-McWhinney, Bailey Jennings, Rachel Franklin, Sarah Tucker, Maria Kostuch, Erica Seibert, Amber Hooper Back row: Mahala Overby, Devin Rice, Jessica Anderson, Emily Shepherd, Xu Huang, Alexis Mundell

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

    Pictured: Front row: Dr. Rojas-McWhinney, Jordan Orthel, Taylor McFarlane, Miranda Benz, Erin Coulter, Ashley Cunningham Back row: Wyatt Shaw, Skyla Saffen, Shelby Nelson, Alicia Lindeman, Kristy Fitzpatrick

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017

  • Child and Family Development 560/660 Family Engagement, Spring 2017