Information and Deadlines
Today is the last day to change sections, drop, or withdraw from Fall 2016 Full Semester classes with a 25% refund.
Change of sections, drops, and withdrawals can be processed online at My Missouri State. If you have a hold on your account, please visit the Holds page on My Missouri State to drop class(s). Office hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
After this date, course adds and section changes can only be processed with academic department approval.
Fall Intersession grades available for students in My Missouri State.
In 1988, Congress designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy has the lead in planning NDEAM activities and materials to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Various programs carried out throughout the month also highlight the specific employment barriers that still need to be addressed and removed.
This effort to educate the American public about issues related to disability and employment actually began in 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities.
LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It is observed during October in the United States, to include National Coming Out Day on October 11. LGBT History Month originated in the United States and was first celebrated in 1994. It was founded by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson.
Spectrum, MSU’s LGBT & Ally Alliance, along with the Office of Multicultural Programs, provide a month-long series of events on campus to commemorate LGBT History Month. These include dances, panels, film screenings, fundraisers, discussions, art displays, and an annual talent show.
Congress designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy has the lead in planning NDEAM activities and materials to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Various programs carried out throughout the month also highlight the specific employment barriers that still need to be addressed and removed.
This effort to educate the American public about issues related to disability and employment actually began in 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” More information
Every day, starting at 6:00 AM on October 17, 2016 – October 23, 2016
Humans vs Zombies is a week long, campus wide game of survival tag revolving around the use of nerf blasters.
All but one player starts off as human and has to try to survive their day without being tagged by a member of the zombie horde.
Human players can defend themselves by shooting zombies with nerf darts, or hitting them with socks. When a zombie is hit with a sock or a dart, they are stunned for 5-10 minutes.
When a human gets tagged, they are turned into zombies, and can begin hunting humans in about an hour.
Additional to normal daily play, night missions will be held at 6pm starting Wednesday.
Hope to see you at a sign up meeting!
From 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM on October 17, 2016 in the Craig Hall Room Coger Theatre.
Elle Woods is a bubbly, blonde Valley Girl whose life revolves around shopping, fashion, presiding over her UCLA sorority and dreaming of a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Warner Huntington III. When Warner dumps her for someone more “serious,” Elle (along with her faithful chihuahua, Bruiser) follows him to Harvard Law School, determined to win him back. Fighting stereotypes and snobbery, Elle hits the books and tries to fit in, only to be ridiculed by her law professor and peers. But with the encouragement of a sympathetic teaching assistant, a quirky hairdresser and a Greek chorus of Delta Nu sorority sisters, Elle discovers her true priorities, potential and power to be Legally Blonde! This effervescent musical comedy will lift your spirits with its upbeat songs, high-energy choreography and an indomitable heroine who “follows her passion and finds her place!”
Admission$14 Adults; $12 Students/Seniors; $8 in advance with MSU ID
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, on October 18, 2016 in the Foster Recreation Center, FRC Courts
This fair is sponsored by Campus Recreation, Taylor Health and Wellness and the Office of Human Resources. The fair provides attendees the opportunity to meet various vendors who provide a variety of services and benefits to the university.
From 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, on October 19, 2016 in the Meyer Library, Duane G. Room Lobby
All are invited to browse through mint condition novels, picture books, board books and nonfiction for toddlers through young adults. Hardbacks are $3.00, paperbacks are $2.00. All proceeds support the Children’s and Young Adult Book Review Board (BRB). Great for gifts or classroom collections!
From 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, on October 19, 2016 in Cheek Hall Room 102
“Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.”
Not only will you see this eye opening documentary, but the first 50 students will also receive $5 just for watching it!
From 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, on October 20, 2016 in Pummill Hall Room 404
Other dates and times Every Tuesday & Thursday,11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, October 20, 2016 – December 06, 2016 Pummill Hall Room 404
Come join us in Pummill 404 at Carrie’s Cafe for some delicious food! We are open every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., starting Oct. 20.
From 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM, on October 21, 2016 in the Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 315
Other dates and timesAll day, October 22, 2016
The 2016 conference of the Mid America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS) will take place at Missouri State University in October. The conference will feature sessions in which faculty and students present research (for registered participants), as well as two free events open to the university community:
- A diversity round table on Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m.
- A keynote address by Africanist historian Dr. Henry Lovejoy (University of Colorado Boulder) on Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. on “The Digital Humanities and African History: Linking Space and Time to Objects and Events.”
From 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, on October 21, 2016 in the PSU Room 313
Students discuss how they use social media to make connections across the African Diaspora. This panel offers insights about how social media changes their worldviews. They will discuss its benefits and advantages in making and keeping connections, as well as how its use allows them to experience Afrocentric cultures. They will also comment on social media’s challenges and pitfalls ranging from misrepresentation of African Diaspora cultures to cross-cultural communication problems within the African Diaspora.
The Missouri State University community is welcome to attend this panel presentation free of charge.
Sponsored by Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS), Division for Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, African and African American Studies Committee. For additional information please contact Dr. Jamaine Abidogun, Diversity Fellow at firstname.lastname@example.org or (417) 836-5916.
Those with disabilities who may not be able to fully participate due to the design of the program may request an accommodation by contacting in advance: Ashley Raines, Division for Diversity and Inclusion at (417) 836-3736 or Jamain Abidogun, Diversity Fellow at (417) 836-5916.
From 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, on October 21, 2016 in the PSU Room 313
Dr. Henry Lovejoy (University of Colorado Boulder) will be giving the keynote address for the 2016 Mid America Alliance for African Studies Conference. All students, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend the talk without paying the conference registration fee.
The title of the talk is “The Digital Humanities and African History: Linking Space and Time to Objects and Events.” It will examine the current state of Digital Humanities in African and African-American History by focusing on approaches, strategies and challenges related to the development of West Africa Historical GIS. The project shows how diverse African communities interacted globally and offers data visualization and new knowledge about Africa and the African diaspora. Digital initiatives, including this one, can connect digital objects to rebuild the life histories for tens of thousands of liberated Africans registered throughout the Atlantic World in different periods.
From 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, on October 21, 2016 at The Baker Observatory
The Missouri State University Baker Observatory will be open for public viewing. We plan to look at the Moon (Oct. 7), Saturn, Mars, Venus, double stars, star clusters, nebulas, and galaxies through a variety of telescopes. The events will only be held if the weather is favorable. On the day of an event, check the Physics Department Facebook page for the latest information.
The Observatory is located at 1766 Old Hillcrest Rd. in Webster County. A traffic attendant will be at the intersection of Rose Bush Dr. to direct parking. Please use a red-cellophane-covered flashlight to find your way around the Observatory grounds.
Directions to the Observatory can be found at:
From 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, on October 21, 2016 in the PSU Grand Ballroom
As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, the MO State Drag Race is an event where students have signed up to perforrm two numbers in drag.
Audience members will learn about a well-known subculture of the LGBTQ+ community while celebrating the performances of their peers.
From 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, on October 24, 2016 in the Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Center/MRC Annex Room 27
Come and enjoy a marathon screening of RuPaul’s Drag Race, an American reality competition television series.
From 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, on October 24, 2016 in the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Juanita K.
The MSU Men’s Chorus & Women’s Chorus Concert will be held at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts (HHPA) on October 247th, 2016 at 7:30pm.
From 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, on October 25, 2016 at the Hammons Hall for Performing Arts
The MSU Orchestra Concert will be held at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts (HHPA) on October 25th, 2016 at 7:30pm.
From 8:01 PM – 9:00 PM, October 25, 2016 in the PSU
Other dates and times Every Tuesday,8:01 PM – 9:00 PM, August 23, 2016 – December 06, 2016
Upbeat Music. Straight Talk. Good Friends.
Event sponsor Christian Campus House (CCH)
From 8:01 PM – 9:15 PM, on October 25, 2016 in the PSU Ballroom West
Other dates and times Every Tuesday, 8:01 PM – 9:15 PM
8:01 is Christian Campus House’s main weekly gathering. We meet every Tuesday night at 8:01 pm in the Plaster Student Union on Missouri State’s campus to hang out, worship, learn, pray, and be challenged.
Each week is a unique event designed to encourage college students in their journeys with Christ. 8:01 is also a great place to find out what’s happening at Campus House and get involved. All college-aged people are welcome – you do not have to be a Missouri State student to come to 8:01!
From 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM, on October 26, 2016 at Blair-Shannon House Room Grand Lounge
The Residence Hall Association, in cooperation with the Department of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services will be sponsoring Halloween in the Halls, a safe indoor Halloween experience for children ages 2 to 12 who are accompanied by a Missouri State University faculty member, staff member or student. Check-in will be held in the Blair-Shannon Grand Lounge, where games and refreshments will be provided. All tours will leave from the Grand Lounge, with the final tour leaving at 7 p.m. Residents of our buildings have volunteered and will serve as tour guides, called Pumpkin Pals, who will escort participants through the residence halls.As with previous years, we will continue to offer non-scary decorations that are appropriate for small children.
If you have any questions, please contact Travis Schilla, coordinator of leadership development and programming, at 417-836-6591 or TravisSchilla@missouristate.edu
From 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, on October 27, 2016 in the PSU Theater
Join us for a free conference sponsored by Verizon Wireless, BKD, LLP, Missouri State University Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Plaster Student Union with special keynotes from Susan Still and Elizabeth Crawford.
Stop the Violence Conference is a community call to action to stop intimate partner violence. Attendees will have a choice of various breakout sessions regarding intimate partner violence including breakouts on human trafficking and bystander intervention. The conference is coordinated by the Family Violence Task Force, led by Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ Violence Free Families Coalition, which has brought together many community organizations and agencies.
Every day from October 28, 2016 – October 30, 2016 in the PSU
Mark your calendar for Family Weekend 2016. Plan on arriving Friday, October 28th and kicking off the weekend with department Open Houses, the Student Showcase & BBQ and Rock-n-Bowl. The fun continues on Saturday, October 29th, with the Welcome Breakfast, BearFest Village and of course, the football game. These are just a few of the many activities you and your family will enjoy. Family Weekend is for the families of all students, from freshmen to seniors. There is something for everyone.
From 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, on October 28, 2016 In the Foster Rec Center
Family friendly haunted trail. Join us for some free family fun with no tricks, just treats!
From 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, on October 28, 2016 in the Hammons Hall for Performing Arts
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, October 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, October 29, 2016
NOTE: Sign Language Interpreted Performance, Saturday, 2 p.m.
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits – including “Dancing Queen”, “S.O.S.”, “Super Trouper”, “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All” – with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
Whether it’s your first visit or your 14th, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!.
- Film: The Purge: Election Year
- SAC Presents: Shane Britney Crone – Bridegroom Showing & Talk
- 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, October 19, 2016 in the Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Theatre”BRIDEGROOM is a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship — a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized– is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.”At this event, we will have a screening of the fim followed by a brief talk and Q&A with Shane Bitney Crone, one of the subjects of the film.
- Rock n’ Bowl(10/21, 10/28)
- 7:00pm – 10:00pm PSU Level 1 Games Center
- Join Student Activities Council for free food and bowling! Each Rock N Bowl will have a unique theme for students to enjoy.
- SAC Presents: Murder Mystery Dinner FREE
- 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM, on October 20, 2016 in the Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Ballroom WestJoin SAC in a delightfully dreadful dinner to find out who is murdered and more importantly, who is the murderer? The people who figure it out will receive a prize.
- SAC Presents: Haunted House FREE
- 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM, October 27, 2016 at the Foster Rec CenterOn the outside patio by the FRC pool, there will be music, dancing and food provided. The Haunted House will extend throughout the lower level of the FRC. Students will be encouraged to dress up in costume and stay to enjoy the party on the patio.
- SAC Presents: National Chocolate Day
- 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, October 28, 2016 in the PSU Room East Lounge
- Join SAC in celebrating National Chocolate Day with delicious chocolate treats.
- SAC Presents: Improv Comedy
- 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM, October 31, 2016 in the PSU Theater
- SAC is highlighting the Missouri State Improv Comedy Team in a collaborative event for MSU students. Come out and enjoy an amazing night of comedy!
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, October 17, 2016 in Cheek Hall Room 100
This training will introduce students to CampusLINK, the student organization management system for Missouri State University. It allows organizations the opportunity to maintain their organization records and participate in electronic community that all students are encouraged to utilize to find out about events and organizations on campus. This training will walk you through the many capabilities of CampusLINK to best support your organization.
*This training is mandatory to become a registered student organization.
- 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, October 18, 2016 in the PSU 309
- Interested in studying abroad but you’re just not sure where to begin? Come to a Nuts and Bolts of Studying Away session to get preliminary information about studying abroad, various Study Away options, and the application process. These sessions are fun and informal, so just drop by and ask your questions. We hope to see you there!
- 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM, October 18, 2016 in the PSU Theater
- A presentation to promote domestic violence awareness during the month of October. The speaker will be Melinda Vacey, educational director of the Victim Center.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, October 19, 2016 in the PSU Ballroom West
Mock Interview Day is an event the Career Center hosts each semester. We invite employers of various industries to participate so students can practice interviewing with a professional who interviews job candidates on a regular basis. Regardless of the students major, gaining practice to talk about yourself in relation to your academics, work and volunteer experience and personal/professional accomplishments is invaluable. Do not miss out on a mock interview with a professional. Students you can sign-up for a mock interview through the Career Center database, JobTracks. Log in to Student/Alumni JobTracks portal through the Career Center website. You will need your Bear Pass # and if you do not know your password, you can easily retrieve it by following the directions on the log-in page (https://www.myinterfase.com/missouristate/Account/LogOn)
Students can sign-up for 1 of 8 different time slots during the day (9:00 am; 9:45 am; 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 1:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm & 3:15 pm)
If you have questions about Mock Interivew Day or how to sign-up, please call the Career Center at 417-836-5636.
- 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, October 20, 2016 in the PSU Room 314 A/B
- This training will provide the tools, resources and information necessary to establish a safe and welcoming campus community for our LGBTQ+ and ally communities.
- 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, October 18, 2016
- This 24-hour GMAT preparation course will be held for 1.5 hours twice a week for eight weeks.
- Arithmetic – Sentence Correction
- Algebra – Reading Comprehension
- Problem Solving – Critical Reasoning
- Geometry – Written Analysis of an Argument
- Data Sufficiency – Integrated Reasoning
It will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from Oct. 4-Dec. 1 (no classes on Nov. 22 and 24). The cost is $399.
Required Book: Cracking the GMAT, 2016 Edition (ISBN-13:978-0804126021 or 978-0804126014) The versions with two and six computer practice tests are both acceptable.
- 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, October 26, 2016 in Glass Hall, David D. Room 261.This is our “Speed Networking” event! Bring your resume and meet with local HR professionals. Gain insight into the field of HR and make a new connection or two!Also, enjoy free pizza and pop from Papa John’s!
- 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, October 27, 2016 in Strong Hall Room 0001Join us for an informative introduction to the GMAT. If you are considering an MBA or any master’s degree in business administration, economics, or accounting, successfully completing the GMAT exam will play a critical role in your acceptance into the program of your choice. Come meet with our experienced instructor to learn about the test and pick up a few strategies. We’re hoping that this will whet your appetite and encourage you to consider our detailed Test Prep Classes, but even if it doesn’t, we’ll be happy to see you!
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3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, October 21, 2016 at Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium
- 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, October 23, 2016 at Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium.
- 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, October 27, 2016 at Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium
- 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, October 28, 2016 at Hammons Student Center, John Q.
- 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, October 29, 2016 at Plaster Stadium
- 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, October 29, 2016 at the Hammons Student Center, John Q.
- 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, October 29, 2016 at Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium
- 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, October 29, 2016 at Hammons Student Center, John Q.
- Foster Recreation Hours
|Foster Recreation Center Hours||Fall Aquatics Hours||Fall Climbing Hours|
|Mon-Thurs, 6AM-11PM||Mon-Thurs, 7AM-9AM//11AM-10PM||Mon-Thurs, 4-10PM|
|Fri, 6AM-9PM||Fri, 7AM-9AM//11AM-8PM||Friday, 4-8PM|
|Sat, 9AM-9PM||Sat, 9AM-8PM||Sat, 1-5PM|
|Sun, Noon-11PM||Sun, Noon-10PM||Sun, CLOSED|
S.H.A.R.P Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (10/24-10/25)
- Free to all MSU faculty, staff and students.
- Session 2 registration ends 10/23. Classes are from 6:30-9:00 on 10/24-10/25 in Studio A at the Foster Recreation Center
- Sponsored by Campus Recreation, Taylor Health and Wellness, and Human Resources Department
- Free event October 18th, 11am-4pm on the FRC courts
- Informational Booths for Students, Faculty, and Staff Available
- Join us as we climb on some of the best rock the Midwest has to offer. OA will provide all climbing gear, experienced trip leaders, and transportation. All you need is lunch and snacks.
- We have extended the registration deadline to September 30th. Weightlifting 101 is your best guide to gym confidence and to help you reach your personal best. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 from September 13th – October 30th for a 1 hour course on weightlifting form and technique, proper use of equipment, gym etiquette and injury prevention. The course will also teach you how to create a workout, goal setting and training tips, fuel and hydration basics and proper stretching techniques. You can join us twice a week for the next 6 weeks for only $15!
- Free event October 27th, 9 pm-12 am at the FRC
- Volunteers needed
- Looking for people to assist with makeup, decorations, and scareing
- Seeking donations of gloves, mittens, and hats
- Session 2 registration ends October 31st. Costs $175 for members, $195 for non-members and $125 for recertification.
- November 3: 9pm-10pm
- November 4: 4pm-10pm
- November 5: 9am-9pm
- November 6: 9am-6pm
- MSU families can use the FRC facilities for free
- October 28thfrom 4-9 pm, October 29th 9 am-9 pm, and October 30th 12-4 pm
- Session 2 registration deadline ends October 8th. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from October 12th-November 4th. Attend the 7:15-8:00PM or 8:15-9:00PM class. Costs $40 for members and $50 for non-members.
- Tuesdays 12-12:50pm Register by October 10thClasses held from October 11th-November 8th
- Costs: $30 Member and $35 Non-member
- Thursdays 12-12:50pm Register by October 12th. Classes held from October 13-November 10th
- Costs: $30 Member and $35 Non-member
o Buy an Unlimited Pass for only $35 and take every class you want for the entire semester!
o *new classes added
- Vinyasa Flow 11:00-11:50am in studio A with Caleb
- Yoga in Depth 1:00-1:50pm in studio B with Caleb
Foster Recreation Center offers Personal Training and Massage Therapy