The Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society at Missouri Western State University will sponsor a Science and Society symposium on genetically modified organisms (GMO) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in the East Hills Library Theater Room, 502 N. Woodbine Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

“Manipulated: The Science and Politics of Genetically Modified Organisms” will feature presentation from Missouri Western faculty and questions-and-answers with the audience. Presenters include Dr. Taylor Quedensley, assistant professor of biology; Dr. Hillary Mellema, instructor of marketing; and Dr. James Okapal, associate professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit