diversity http://kbia.org en Honors given for MU diversity work http://kbia.org/post/honors-given-mu-diversity-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The organizers of a Chinese language school and professor of women’s and gender studies are among eight MU employees, studies and alumni being recognized for their work in diversity on campus.</span></p><p>This year was the Inclusive Excellence and Faculty Achievement Awards ceremony. Srirupa Prasad is a professor of women’s and gender studies and sociology at MU. She says her work is in an area where people don’t see change rapidly so she was surprised by the recognition.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:54:59 +0000 Heather Adams 49518 at http://kbia.org Honors given for MU diversity work Mo. State Highway Patrol tries to increase diversity http://kbia.org/post/mo-state-highway-patrol-tries-increase-diversity <p></p><p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol is making an effort to diversify its ranks. Jennifer Davidson has more.</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:54:00 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 32228 at http://kbia.org Mo. State Highway Patrol tries to increase diversity Small-town Orthodoxy brings diverse group together http://kbia.org/post/small-town-orthodoxy-brings-diverse-group-together <p></p><p>Columbia’s Orthodox Christian community is growing – at least, that’s what churchgoers say it feels like.</p><p><em>*Clarification: The audio version of this story contains misleading information about the church's connection to the Great Schism of 1054. The church was among five patriarchates dating from the third century, and the schism was a time of separation -- the Roman Church split from the other four -- not a time of origin. </em></p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Ryan Schuessler 25293 at http://kbia.org Small-town Orthodoxy brings diverse group together Cultures, beliefs converge with Interfaith Thanksgiving Service http://kbia.org/post/cultures-beliefs-converge-interfaith-thanksgiving-service <p></p><p>Happy Thanksgiving – that’s one holiday greeting you hear at this time of year that’s not part of a specific faith tradition.</p><p>The idea of giving thanks transcends religious, social and cultural boundaries. Thanks can be expressed in any language or tradition.</p><p>And that’s just what happened Sunday at an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Christians, Muslims and Jews, Baha'is, Buddhists and Hindus, and people from several other faith traditions came together to share. Beliefs and languages converged as sounds of thanksgiving and peace rose through the air.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 24820 at http://kbia.org Cultures, beliefs converge with Interfaith Thanksgiving Service MizzouDiversity Summit ends Tuesday http://kbia.org/post/mizzoudiversity-summit-ends-tuesday <p>The 2012 MizzouDiversity Summit ends today after 2 days. The goal was to strengthen the MU identity as a culture that values diversity.&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:45:16 +0000 Elisa Lopez 23683 at http://kbia.org MizzouDiversity Summit ends Tuesday MU to conduct diversity survey http://kbia.org/post/mu-conduct-diversity-survey <p>The Chancellor&rsquo;s Diversity Initiative at MU will be conducting new research to improve the climate for diversity on campus. This new phase of the study will use an online survey to reach all members of the community. Project director Roger Worthington says this year&rsquo;s study differs from past version.</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 22:14:27 +0000 Joyu Wang 12174 at http://kbia.org