Every curated onAir state Hub, like this Missouri onAir Hub at al.onair.cc, will have at least one onAir Chapter overseeing the moderation of their Hub’s content and discussions.
The onAir Chapters will be associated with major public universities in each state and be lead by students and a faculty advisor. Each lead onAir Chapter will also help to establish affiliated onAir Chapters at public and private universities throughout the state.
We are currently having discussions with students and faculty at University of Missouri to establish and manage the lead onAir Chapter for Missouri onAir. Through its chapters, Missouri onAir will support the nationwide effort by colleges and universities across the country to make democracy and civic responsibility a central aspect of higher learning.
When the Missouri onAir Council is established, Council members and Missouri onAir’s Executive Director will work with political science professors and other faculty at the University of Missouri to start Missouri’s first onAir chapter. This chapter will be partially modeled on the Democracy Squad chapter at George Mason University.
Through its chapters, Missouri onAir will support the nationwide effort by colleges and universities across the country to make democracy and civic responsibility a central aspect of higher learning.
The University of Missouri’s onAir chapter will initially focus on training interested undergrad and graduate students on how to curate Missouri onAir content especially submitting Top News articles, events, videos, and information and moderating forums in each post they curate.
Student curators will also work with state senate and house committee chairs to produce aircasts on issues being discussed and bills being proposed in their committees.
During election season, students with other other organizations like the League of Women Voters, will coordinate and produce aircasted debates with candidates.
University of Missouri
Source: About Mizzou
We commit to acting ethically, welcoming difference and exchanging ideas openly.
We are accountable to ourselves, each other and the public we serve.
We foster the lifelong process of seeking knowledge and greater understanding.
We reach for excellence through diligent effort and collaboration.
Civic Engagement Programs
Source: Office of Service-Learning
SRV_LRN 2021/2021H – 3 credit hours
Sponsored by the MU Office of Service-Learning, this course encourages a lifetime of leadership and public service in undergraduates of all majors and disciplines. It is a required course for both the Minor in Leadership and Public Service as well as the Peace Corps Prep program. This course offers students the opportunity to engage in academically based community service while learning about issues of social justice, civic engagement, the ethics of service and the policy framework connected to social issues. Students select one of two labs: Public Health or Youth: Mentoring, Literacy, and Early Childhood. Students attend lecture twice a week and lab once a week while serving in the community. Students serve 3-5 hours per week at a local service site, focusing on youth development, public health, or community development/social justice.
Note: Available to Honors and Non-Honors Students, Writing Intensive, Service Designated
Programs Offered during academic semesters:
Undergraduates serve as mentors, tutors, and role models for at-risk youth in our community. Service includes working with Head Start children, tutoring in public schools, providing enrichment activities in after-school programs in low-income neighborhoods, and mentoring 12 to 16 year old youth who are at risk of dropping out of school or not attending college.
Public Health Project:
Pre-nursing, pre-med, and public health students serve in free clinics, the Veteran’s Hospital, and various health education sites.
Community Leadership Seminar:
Student leaders raise funds and create long-term projects in the community. Student leaders have developed the Tiger Service Corps.
Source: Missouri Students Association
The acronym MSA stands for the Missouri Students Association, the recognized undergraduate student government at the University of Missouri. We represent students of the university and are committed to representing their interests and advocating for issues they face. MSA provides students with many opportunities to experience social and cultural activities as well as a range of services and programs by working with other student organizations and bringing activities and speakers to campus.
Source: Internships & Study Abroad
Internships & Study Abroad
Political Science Programs
Source: Department website
Source: Graduate Research