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What’s Happening on Campus: December 7th – January -17th





Campus Recreation

Information and Deadlines

Fall 2016 Full Semester Classes End(12/8)

Fall 2016 Full Semester classes end today.

Some classes will extend beyond this date. Such classes will be graded with an NG (no grade available) which will be changed upon conclusion of the course.

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Study Day (No Classes/Offices Open(12/9)

No classes/offices open

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Final Exam Period(12/10- 12/15)

Every day, All day, December 10, 2016 – December 15, 2016 All campuses

Full semester and second block classes will have a two hour final exam.

For specific times see the final exam schedule http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/finals.html

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Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)(12/8)

This day marks the time when Prince Siddhartha Gautama, a spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism, positioned himself under the Pipul tree and vowed to remain there until he attained supreme enlightenment. Buddhist traditions vary as to what Siddhartha’s experience was while meditating under the tree, but all agree that upon the rising of the morning star, he had experienced enlightenment and attained Nirvana: a state of being free from suffering and broken from the cycle of rebirth. Among Mahãyãna Buddhists, this holiday celebrates Buddha’s attaining understanding of the truth of existence, freeing himself from all human suffering, and finding perfect happiness. The date is based on the Japanese Buddhist calendar. PBS Multifaith Calendar

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Human Rights Day(12/10)

Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values. As a global community we all share a day in common: Human Rights Day on 10 December, when we remember the creation 63 years ago of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Recognizing the Holiday/Festival: On Human Rights Day 2011, we pay tribute to all human rights defenders.

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Fall Grades Available Online in My Missouri State portal(12/20)


Fall 2016 grades available for students in My Missouri State.



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Transcripts with Fall 2016 Final Grades, GPA and Academic Status Available via My Missouri State(12/21)

Transcripts with Fall 2016 grades, GPA calculations, and Academic Status will be available via My Missouri State by 12:00pm.


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Winter Break (No classes/Offices Closed)(12/22-1/4)

Every day, All day, December 22, 2016 – January 04, 2017 All Campuses

Winter Break – no classes/offices closed.


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Christmas Day (Observed)(12/25)

Staff Holiday Schedule 2016-2017

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New Year’s Day (Observed)(1/1)

Staff Holiday Schedule 2016-2017

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Winter 2017 Intersession Classes Begin(1/9)

Winter 2017 Intersession classes begin today.

See Academic Calendar for drop, withdrawal, and refund deadlines.

Winter Intersession classes are considered a part of the Spring 2017 semester for admission, financial aid, registration, grading, scholastic action, and graduation purposes.

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Martin Luther King Day/Extra Given Day(1/16)

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – no classes/offices closed.


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Spring 2017 Full Semester Classes Begin(1/17)

Spring 2017 First Block classes begin today.

See Academic Calendar for drop, withdrawal, and refund deadlines.

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4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, December 06, 2016 Location Cheek Hall Room 175
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, December 07, 2016 Location Temple Hall Room 145
This is a monthly workshop series that will give students the information and the take-home tools to help them adopt sustainable habits.

These free, student-led workshops will show you how easy and practical it is to integrate sustainability into your everyday life. The workshops will include FREE take-home items, activities and discussions.

8:01 PM – 9:00 PM, December 06, 2016

Upbeat Music. Straight Talk. Good Friends.

Event sponsor Christian Campus House (CCH)

Admission is open to current students, future students

Location: Plaster Student Union, Robert W.

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8:01 Worship & Bible Study (12/6)

8:01 PM – 9:15 PM, December 06, 2016

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!

Event sponsor Christian Campus House (CCH)

Admission is open to current students, future students

LocationPlaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Ballroom West

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10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, December 07, 2016Description

PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour!

It’s the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found.  PAW Patrol to the rescue!   For the mission, Ryder summons Chase, Marshall, Skye, Zuma, Rubble, Rocky, and the newest pup, Everest.  Their mission is to rescue Mayor Goodway and help her to finish the race.  Using each of their unique skills and teamwork, the pups make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

* Be a VIP – Very Important Pup!  The VIP package includes a premium seat, special gift and exclusive access to a Meet & Greet with Chase, Ryder and Skye after the show.  Each adult & child (age 1 & up) in a group must have a VIP ticket.  Pick up your VIP Packet at the VIP check in table prior to the show.


  • Any child who has celebrated their first birthday must have a ticket.
  • Standard cameras are allowed…video cameras and the taking of video is prohibited!
  • The show is 75 minutes long, with one 15-minute intermission.

Event sponsor Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

AdmissionTickets: VIP Package – $70 (details below*)… Gold Circle – $40 (Orchestra D-L)… Orchestra / Front Mezzanine – $35… Rear Mezzanine / Front Petite Balcony – $25… Rear Petite Balcony – $16… plus handling feesOpen to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff

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


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Rudolph’s Five and Dime: A Holiday Bazaar(12/8, 12/9)

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, December 08, 2016Other dates and times9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, December 09, 2016Blair-Shannon House Room Grand LoungeDescription

It is that time of year again for Rudolph’s Five & Dime: A Holiday Bazaar!  This event will be held in the Blair-Shannon Grand Lounge (across from the Plaster Student Union).

Rudolph’s will be held on Dec. 8 and 9. On Friday, there will be a live auction at noon.  There will be lots of exciting items at the auction including gift cards from local vendors, holiday crafts and homemade baked goods.  Springfield community members and Missouri State student organizations are working hard to put together booths from which they will be selling all kinds of items including jewelry, scarves, homemade soaps and much more.  Stop by and pick up some last-minute holiday gifts!

Proceeds from this event will go to the Wilda F. Looney Residence Life Leadership Scholarship fund sponsored by the National Residence Hall Honorary.  If you have questions or would like to make a donation, please contact program coordinator Travis D. Schilla at 836-6591.

Event sponsor National Residence Hall Honorary – Boomer Chapter (NRHH)

Admission is free an open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff

Location: Blair-Shannon House Room Grand Lounge

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Tree of Hope in Meyer Library(12/11)

All day, December 11, 2016

All day, December 01, 2016 – December 20, 2016

Location: Meyer Library, Duane G.

The Tree of Hope collects items of clothing for children and young adults (youth) who do not have these items.

Event sponsorAdvocates for Disabilities (A4D)AdmissionOpen to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staffLocationMeyer Library, Duane G.

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1:30 PM – TBA, December 16, 2016
Other dates and times
10:00 AM – TBA, December 16, 2016

Location: JQH Arena

For more information, see the commencement website http://www.missouristate.edu/commencement.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, December 16, 2016Join the Department of Military Science Bear Battalion as our graduating cadets receive their commission as Second Lieutenants into the U.S. Army. The public is invited. A light reception follows.

Location: Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Theater

MSU Chorale Concert(1/10, 1/12)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, January 10, 2017

The Missouri State University Chorale will be touring southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. This concert will be held at Villa Vista in Lampe, MO.

Tickets for the event are $25. Proceeds are donated to local charities. To reserve tickets email: sespol@reisenbach.com

Event sponsor Music Department

Admission $25.00 To reserve tickets email: sespol@reisenbach.com

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

LocationVIlla Vista (1245 Kingsgate Rd., Kingsgate Estates, Lampe, MO)


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Exhibit – Understanding the Object: Researching and Conserving Art and Artifacts (12/1,-12/)

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, December 1, 2016

Other dates and times: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday,8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, September 21, 2016 – December 16, 2016

Location: Meyer Library, Duane G. Room 306

Meyer Library and the Art and Design Department are pleased to announce “Understanding the Object: Researching and Conserving Art and Artifacts.”

This educational exhibit is the culmination of the best student research from the 2015-2016 Citizenship and Service-Learning (CASL) integrated courses ART 488: Basic Conservation of Art and Artifacts of Fall 2015 and ART 386: Art of Africa of Spring 2016. Under Dr. Billie Follensbee, students researched the objects as part of their course projects. Objects studied are on loan from the Ralph Foster Museum, Drury University, Christian County Historical Society, the Mace collection, and other private collections. Access was also provided to the Union Campground Cemetery in Springfield so students could work at the site.

Special Collections and Archives is pleased to support Dr. Follensbee and her students by providing study space and conservation facilities, as well as developing the current exhibit showcasing the students’ work.






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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


Special BearFit Unlimited Class Pass

  • Attend any BearFit class through December 15th
  • Cost: $25
  • Includes Finals Week special classes

BearFit & Wellness Finals Week POWER Sessions

  • Free with BearFit Pass or $2 class pass
  • Increase focus & memory recall, create peace, be mindful, gain concentration, allow clarity & calmness, and find your power!

Outdoor Adventure

  • Do you want to go on your own outdoor adventure? Campus Rec has all the equipment you need and you can rent it for the lowest prices in town! Call us or stop by today to reserve your items and don’t forget to ask about our adventures maps that will give you all the locations OA goes during their trips.

Yoga in Depth

  • On Thursdays from 1:00-1:500pm has been cancelled for the rest of the semester. Sorry for the inconvenience.


  • Buy an Unlimited Pass for only $35 and take every class you want for the entire semester!
  • *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

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

  • Movement series synchronized with the breath giving both physical and mental benefits.
  • Tuesdays from 11:00-11:50pm has been changed to Studio B


CPR, AED, Frist Aid

  • There’s still time to sign up for CPR, AED, Frist Aid course in December!
    • Register by: 12/11
    • Costs $55 for CPR and $40 for First Aid
    • Class is on December 15th from 4:00-9:30pm

Rare Breed Youth Services

  • Donations for this organization will be collected in December
  • Can be donated in collection box
  • Seeking hats, gloves, scarfs, etc.
  • Campus Rec is collecting donations for Rare Breed Youth Services during the month of December.


Foster Recreation Center offers Personal Training and Massage Therapy

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