Centers for Research and Service
Center for Dispute Resolution
The Center for Dispute Resolution provides and supports several services and programs: Basic and Advanced Mediation Trainings; Presentations, Workshops, and Consultations; Facilitation Services; Certificate Programs in Conflict and Dispute Resolution; Mediation Referrals and Services; Victim-Offender Mediation Programs; Educational/Research Services; and Community Programs.
Missouri Fine Arts Academy
The Missouri Fine Arts Academy is a three-week summer residential program for highly motivated student artists in visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, and music. The Academy offers an intensive schedule of classes in interdisciplinary and discipline-specific arts, and a wide range of co-curricular activities. The Academy is conducted with the support and cooperation of Missouri State University, and is funded through program fees, endowments, scholarships, and private donations.
Ozarks Studies Institute
The Ozarks Studies Institute seeks to preserve the heritage of the Ozarks, its culture, environment, and history by fostering a comprehensive knowledge of Ozarks' peoples, places, characteristics and dynamics. The Institute publishes OzarksWatch magazine; supports the Ozarks Studies Program and academic minor; and sponsors a major annual festival, the Ozarks Celebration, as well as speakers, professional conferences, and workshops.
School of Communication Studies
The School of Communication Studies encompasses the Department of Communication and Department of Media, Journalism & Film. The heads of these departments serve as co-directors of the school to facilitate a number of joint ventures and activities in which both departments participate.