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Last day to Drop, Withdraw, declare Pass/Not-Pass or Audit for Spring 2017 Second Block Classes

All day, April 28, 2017

Today is the last day to drop or withdraw (receive automatic W grade), declare Pass/Not Pass, and change to or from Audit for Spring 2017 Second Block classes.

Pass/Not Pass and Audit changes must be processed through the Office of the Registrar, Carrington Hall-Room 320. Office hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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).

Additional refund deadlines can be found here:  http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/refunds.htm

Event sponsor: Registrar, Office of the

Admission: Open to current students, faculty, staff
Location: All Campuses

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All day, April 29, 2017
Festival of Ridvan : Baha’i.  On the first, ninth, and twelfth day of the Baha’i month of Ridvan (April 21, 29, and May 2), Baha’is commemorate the declaration of Baha’u’llah in 1863 of his mission as the last messenger of God to the world. Although Baha’is observe all twelve days, these three days are ones on which they refrain from work. The word “Ridvan” means paradise, and refers to the garden in Baghdad where Baha’u’llah proclaimed his mission as the prophet of God.
Admission: Free & Open to public, current students, faculty, staff
Location: TBA

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All day, May 01, 2017 – May 31, 2017May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The following month, senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Both were passed. On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution designating the annual celebration. Twelve years later, President George H.W. Bush signed an extension making the week-long celebration into a month-long celebration. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law.

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

Event sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion, Division for

Admission: Free & Open to public, current students, faculty, staff
Location: TBA

All day, May 01, 2017
Beltane is a Celtic word which means ‘fires of Bel’ (Bel was a Celtic deity). It is a fire festival that celebrates the coming of summer and the fertility of the coming year.Celtic festivals often tied in with the needs of the community. In spring time, at the beginning of the farming calendar, everybody would be hoping for a fruitful year for their families and fields.Beltane rituals would often include courting: for example, young men and women collecting blossoms in the woods and lighting fires in the evening. These rituals would often lead to matches and marriages, either immediately in the coming summer or autumn.Event sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion, Division for
Admission: Free & Open to public, current students, faculty, staff
Location: TBA

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All day, May 01, 2017
Other dates and times:Every day,All day, May 01, 2017 – May 31, 2017On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush proclaimed that May would be Jewish American History Month to recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture.Event sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion, Division for
Admission: Free & Open to public, current students, faculty, staff
Location: TBA

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All day, May 02, 2017
On the first, ninth, and twelfth day of the Baha’i month of Ridvan, Baha’is commemorate the declaration of Baha’u’llah in 1863 of his mission as the last messenger of God to the world. Although Baha’is observe all twelve days, these three days are ones on which they refrain from work. The word “Ridvan” means paradise, and refers to the garden in Baghdad where Baha’u’llah proclaimed his mission as the prophet of God.Event sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion, Division for
Admission: Free & Open to public, current students, faculty, staff
Location: TBA

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 Events

Dine & Discuss: Beyond Cashew Chicken

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, April 25, 2017

This Dine & Discuss event will focus on traditional Asian cooking and their symbolism. Participants will have an opportunity to have a tasting of various traditional Asian dishes and will learn about their cultural significance.

Samplings will be served

Event sponsor: Multicultural Programs

Admission: Free & Open to public, current students, faculty, staff

Location: Freudenberger House Room Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Center


Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, April 25, 2017

Other dates and times:

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, April 25, 2017 – April 27, 2017

NOTE: Sign Language Interpreted Performance – Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing!  This worldwide smash hit tells the well-loved story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.  Featuring the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,”  this record-breaking live theatre sensation has been seen by millions across the globe.  London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” You’ll have the time of your life!

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage contains adult language and themes.

Introduction to the Performance 
(45 minutes prior to curtain): Dr. Gretchen Teague, 
IB Theatre Teacher, Central High School

Event sponsor: Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

Admission: $30-$65 (Tickets on sale March 24, 2017)

Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff

Buy tickets

Location: Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Juanita K.


Non-Partisan Abortion Q & A

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, April 25, 2017

Have questions about the abortion debate? Simply want to know more about each sides’ stance? Join us for a peaceful, non-partisan question and answer session. Get your answers from a panel representing all sides of one of America’s most debated issues. Bring your friends for a night of learning and growing together at Missouri State University.

Event sponsor: Bears for Life: MSU Pro-Life Advocates

Admission: Free & Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff

Shattering The Silences: Giving Voice Special Presentation
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, April 26, 2017

Giving Voice, directed by Dr. C.J. Maples, is an interactive theatre experience that gives audience participants an opportunity to understand how microaggressions hurt the well-being of campus and community members. Try your skill or watch your friends learn how to respond to microaggressions in a positive way, thus creating a more inclusive and safe environment for everyone.  Join us for a lively evening focused on creating a welcoming and supportive community.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information contact, Dr. Jamaine Abidogun: jamaineabidogun@missouristate.edu or 417-836-5916.

Sponsors for this event: Divison for Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and the Theatre and Dance Department.

Event sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion, Division for

Admission: Free & Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff

Diversity Fund April #2 Information Session

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, April 26, 2017

Student Affairs in collaboration with Multicultural Programs, Office of Student Engagement and SOFAC have created a new fund for students to implement diversity programming on campus.

Students and Student Organizations interested in applying for funding must attend an information session.

Event sponsor: Multicultural Programs

Admission: Free & Open to current students

 

Percussion Ensemble Concert

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, April 26, 2017

The Percussion Ensemble Concert will be held in MSU’s Wehr Band Hall.

Event sponsor: Music Department

Admission: Free & Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff

For the Greater Good: Meet and Greet/Workshop Series with Dr. Michelle Mazur

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, April 27, 2017

Other dates and times:

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM, April 28, 2017

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, April 28, 2017

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is pleased to welcome speaking strategist Dr. Michelle Mazur to Missouri State University for a Meet & Greet and Workshop series.

Dr. Mazur is the founder and CEO of Communication Rebel and author of Speak Up For Your Business. Her bright personality and presence is sure to spark conversation as we discuss practicing civility in areas of business and education as a means to be a catalyst of change.

To kick off the series, meet Dr. Mazur in a casual setting for some hors d’ouevres and mingling on April 27, 5-7 p.m. This is a great opportunity to talk to Dr. Mazur about her books and your area of interest. This event is open to all.

Business leaders and entrepeneurs: The first workshop, Speaking Up For Your Business, For Profit, Not-For-Profit, But With Civility, will be held on April 28, 8:30 a.m. This workshop provides an opportunity to learn techniques to make your business an essential partner to your community. Breakfast served.

Educators and students: The second workshop, Breaking Boundaries While Building Bridges: Educational Contexts and Speaking With Civility, will be held on April 28, 1 p.m. This workshop addresses the issue of civility in the classroom and utilizing civility to help others speak up for the greater good. Snacks served.

RSVP is required for both workshops. Email cce@missouristate.edu or call 417-836-5774. Limited seating.

Find out more about Dr. Mazur.

Event sponsor: Community Engagement, Center for

Admission:Free & Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, staff

Asia Fest Banquet

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, April 27, 2017

The Asia Fest Banquet will be the concluding event for Asian Heritage Month. Celebrate Asian culture and history with the university community.

Event sponsor: Multicultural Programs

Admission: Free & Open to public, current students, faculty, staff

Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, April 29, 2017

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum showcases graduate student research and creative works through oral, poster and performance presentations.  These presentations are designed for a mixed audience so jargon is minimized and explanations are clear.

Event sponsor: Graduate College

Admission: Free & Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff

NASA Public Observing Night at Baker Observatory

8:30 PM – 11:00 PM, April 29, 2017

The Missouri State University Baker Observatory will be open for public viewing.  We plan to look at the Moon, Jupiter, double stars, star clusters and nebulas through a variety of telescopes.  The event will only be held if the weather is favorable. On the day of the event, please check thePhysics 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 with Rose Bush Dr. to direct parking. Please use a red-cellophane-covered flashlight to find your way around the Observatory grounds.

Event sponsor: Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science

Admission: Free & Open to public

Location: Baker Observatory


 

President’s Concert: Ernest Bloch’s Avodath HaKodesh (Sacred Service) 

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, April 30, 2017

Avodath Hakodesh: Sacred Service, had its beginning in the mid-1920s as a commission from the congregation of a prestigious San Francisco Reform synagogue to compose a complete Sabbath morning service for baritone cantor, chorus and full symphony orchestra. Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch completed the piece in Europe (1930–1933) during his temporary return there – and it became one of his most celebrated and enduring works, not only from Jewish and liturgical perspectives, but also as a universal and transcendent artistic statement.

Event sponsor: Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

Admission: Free & Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff

Location: Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Juanita K.


All Bands Concert

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, May 02, 2017

The Concert Band directed by Dr. Brad Snow, and the Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble directed by Dr. John Zastoupil, will present their final concert of the Spring semester. The concert is free and open to the public.

Event sponsor: Bands

Admission: Free & Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff

MSU Brass Ensembles Concert

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, May 03, 2017

The MSU Brass Ensembles Concert will be held at MSU’s Wehr Band Hall.

Event sponsor: Music Department

Admission: Free & Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff

 

SAC Events

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      • Wild ‘n Out
        • 7:00 PM – 9:00PM, April 26th, 2017,  PSU Theater

      • Rock N Bowl 
        • 7:00 PM – 10:00PM, April 28th, 2017,  PSU Level 1 Game Center

      • Moana
        • 8:00 PM – 11:00PM, April 30th, 2017,  PSU Theater

      • Jackie Cruz
        • 7:00 PM – 9:00PM, May 1st, 2017,  Hammons Hall Performing Arts Center

 


Opportunities

 

How Many Likes Would Your Resume Get?

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, April 25, 2017

Join Multicultural Services and the Career Center as they host a specialized Resume Madness that will provide resume reviews as well information for students navigating the internship and job search with non-traditional majors and how to enhance your resume with community service and diversity experiences

Free Refreshments will be provided

Event sponsor: Multicultural Services, Office of

Admission: Free & Open to current students

Location: Meyer Library, Duane G. Room 181 (Space Outside of TRIO office)

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For Women: Becoming a Powerful Force in Today’s Workplace(5/1)

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, May 01, 2017

Are you a current or upcoming female leader in your organization, but you aren’t sure you are making the impact you believe you can? Female leaders have unique challenges in the workplace, and we often make unique mistakes that can undermine our credibility, communication effectiveness, and ultimately, getting the outcomes we want. This workshop helps professional women find clarity in areas such as assertiveness, professional appearance, networking, finding mentors, and more. Each participant will emerge with a greater understanding of her current professional “footprint” and how to increase her influence and impact to reach her professional goals.

Event sponsor: Management Development Institute

Admission: $209 Open to public, alumni, faculty, staff

Location: Plaster Free Enterprise Center, Robert W. Room 1000

 

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Optional Practical Training Workshop(5/2)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, May 02, 2017

For students who wish to work off campus post graduation, attendance to this event is required.

Event sponsor: International Services

Admission: Open to current students

Location: Morris Center, Jim D. Room 119

 

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Nuts & Bolts of Studying Away(5/3)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, May 03, 2017

 

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!

Event sponsor: Study Away Programs

Admission: Free & Open to public, current students, family of students, future students

Location: Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 309

 

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Athletics

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Missouri State University Softball vs Drake(4/30)

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Campus Recreation

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

$20 UNLIMITED BearFit Class Pass(3/22 – 5/3)

All day, March 26, 2017

Other dates and times: Every day,All day, March 22, 2017 – May 03, 2017

$20 Unlimited BearFit class passes are availble now through May 3rd! Don’t wait, get your pass today! This pass is good for all classes through May 12th. Group exervise classes provide support, accountability, routine structure, and fun. Purchase one at the Welcome Desk in the Foster Recreation Center!

Event sponsor: Campus Recreation

Admission: $20 for one pass

Open to current students, faculty, staff

Location: Foster Recreation Center, Bill R. and Family

 

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Outdoor Adventure’s Spring Trips(3/22 – 5/3)

TBA – TBA, March 26, 2017

Other dates and times: Every day,TBA – TBA, March 22, 2017 – May 07, 2017

Foster Recreation Center’s Outdoor Adventures is running awesome trips this spring and the schedule is finally out! Join us on a trip to Ha Ha Tonka, James River, or Bell Mountain. See full schedule at https://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/OutdoorAdventures/Trips.htm

Event sponsor: Campus Recreation

Admission: Trips range from $15 to $60.

Open to public, current students, faculty, staff

Location: Foster Recreation Center, Bill R. and Family

 

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Bokwa® Fitness

Is fairly new to Missouri, we want to host a Smashdown for the Bokwa Level 1 certified instructors the following day. It will be a 4 hour fee based workshop. It will be a step by step breakdown in how to teach an effective Bokwa® Dance class. To register, go towww.bokwafitness.com.

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Hatha Yoga

Is the yogic practice of breathing correctly and deeply. In addition to breathing, hath yoga utilizes asanas, or physical postures, to bring about flexibility, balance and strength in the body. Session 2 will start on Tuesdays from 3/21-4/25 from 12:00-12:50 pm.

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Massage Therapy

Has the first week of school already taken a toll on you? Take 30 minutes or 1 hour and stop by the recreation for Massage Therapy! Check out our prices on our website and set up an appointment today.

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S.H.A.R.P – Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention

Has been pushed back! Register for the 3/27-3/28 or the 4/25-4/26 session. S.H.A.R.P is a free course offered to both males and females. This class is meant to prepare you with the mental and physical skills you will need to help protect yourself when put into unexpected situations.

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Overwatch E-Sports League

Love playing video games? This is your chance to show everyone what you’re made of. 6 person teams will compete in an online tournament from the comfort of your own home – computer exclusive. The grand finale of the competition will be held in the Rec! The season is from 3/26-4/29 and registration is open until March 22nd.

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Intramural Sports

Providing opportunities for leadership and personal development by promoting wellness and encouraging physical activity in a fun atmosphere of competitive sportsmanship. Programs are open to all Missouri State University students, faculty and staff members.

Event sponsor: Campus Recreation

Open to current students

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Pumped or Stumped

This year Outdoor Adventures is hosting Pumped or Stumped – an inaugural bouldering competition. Check out the details on our website at http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/OutdoorAdventures/ClimbingWall.htm

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Equipment rentals

Need equipment for your Spring Break trip? Check out all of the equipment rentals Outdoor Adventures has to offer! Rentals start at $1 a day!

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Swimming Lessons

Group swimming lessons: will have a second session on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3/28-4/18. Beginner lessons will be held from 7:30-8:15 am. Intermediate lessons will be from 8:15-9:00 am.

Private swimming lessons are offered as well in 2 or 5 lesson blocks.

Location: Foster Recreation Center, Bill R. and Family Room Aquatics

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Paddleboard Bootcamp

Is a challenging full body workout with the added fun of water! Test your abilities with this course. 6 week sessions will be offered either on Mondays at 5:00 pmstarting on March 27th or Thursdays at 7:00 pm starting on March 30th. It is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

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Therapeutic Yoga by Rod Buckman(2/2)

Is a combination of therapeutic, yin, and restorative yoga, all of which are aiming at helping your body. The second session will be held on Thursdays from March 23rd-April 27th.

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Paddleboard Yoga/Pilates

This is for the ones who want to calm their mind while still working their stamina, stability, and core strength. For morning people Sunrise Flex and Flow is held every Thursday at 8:15 AM, but for others there is Sunset Flex and Flow on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM. Both on Monday and Wednesday’s, Join us today!

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Lifeguard Certification 

  • Session 2: REGISTER BY 3/27
    • 03/30/2017 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • 03/31/2017 from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • 04/01/2017 from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
    • 04/02/2017 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Session 3: REGISTER BY 04/24
    • 04/27/2017 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • 04/27/2017 from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Beah Fit

Sign up to take BeachFit Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm, located at the pool. 

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HydroPower

Sign up to take Hydropower Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm, located at the pool.

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