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What’s Happening: September 17 – September 29

Information

Events

 Opportunities

Athletics

  • W Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • D2 Ice Hockey
  • D3 Ice Hockey
  • M Soccer

Campus Recreation

  • SHARP Sessions
  • Intramural Registration
  • 48th Annual Ski Trip
  • Glow Zumba
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Power Yoga
  • Personal Training
  • Massage Therapy

Information

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15-October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also Columbus Day or Dia de la Raza, which is October 12, falls withing this 30 day period.

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First Block Class Deadline

September 25
Last day to Drop or Withdraw, declare Pass/Not-Pass, and Change to or from Audit for First Block Classes.

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Public Affairs Week

September 15-19
See below for individual event information

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Events

LongWalkHome

AAS Committee Film Series

Tuesday, September 23 at 5pm, Meyer Library Room 101
“The Long Walk Home,” will be the featured film, followed by an interactive discussion about the prominently profiled “isms” such as racism, classism, and sexism that were plaguing our nation at the time (1955-56), and what we can do individually, as an institute, and as a community, to eradicate their harmful impact on society today. The event is free and open to the public.

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Baker Observatory Open House

Friday, September 26 at 7:30pm, Baker Observatory.
Telescopes will be set up at Baker Observatory for people to view interesting celestial objects. We have telescopes ranging from 8 to 16 inches. Come out and watch Mars set or Uranus rise, or both. Depending on weather, we will point the telescopes at planets, binary stars, clusters of stars, nebulas, and perhaps even galaxies.

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ChoralFest Concert

Monday, September 29 at 7:30pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Choral Union, Chorale, and Grand Chorus. This concert will feature all ensembles from Missouri State University Choral Studies. It is also free and open to the public.

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Columbinus | Play Production

Thursday, September 18 – September 28 at 7:30pm, Craig Hall 207.
In the days following the massacre at Columbine High School, media coverage was full of the “Who, What, Where, When and How” of this horrific event, but the question “Why?” remains.The documentary drama Columbinus explores this complex question as it weaves together courtroom testimony by survivors and witnesses; police evidence; interviews with students, parents, teachers and community members; and, most chilling of all, excerpts from the personal journals, emails and home videos of the shooters themselves.

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Explore PSU

Explore PSU

Information Desk

Thursday, September 18 at 11:30am, PSU Information Desk.
We will be presenting our awesome Information Desk, in front of the Info Desk. We also have a special surprise for students and we will have some cool giveaways.

Campus LINK

Wednesday, September 24 at 11:30am, PSU Information Desk.
Learn about Campus LINK and get some cool giveaways.

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Saturday, September 27 at 6:30pm, PSU Theatre
The Manhattan Short Film Festival is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. Sponsored by the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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Public Affairs Week

Voter Registration Drive

Thursday, September 18, PSU, Library, and FRC.
Public Affairs Week hosts a voter registration drive as part of the week’s activities. Students are encouraged to visit one of the booths located across campus. A new online service, provided through SGA, allows for new registrations, absentee ballot mailings and/or to receive text/email deadline and election reminders!

Who Cares about Kelsey?

Thursday, September 18 at 4pm, Meyer Library Rm 101.
As a high school student, Kelsey Carroll lived with homelessness, self-mutilation, drugs, abuse and ADHD. This film and the post discussions will explore what Kelsey does with that chance and its implications for replication. Sponsored by the Counseling, Leadership & Special Education.

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SAC Events

Find out more about SAC films, concerts, and comedy by looking at our SAC Events Blog.

SAC Movie: The Invisible War

Wednesday, September 17 at 9pm, PSU Theatre.
Free movie in the PSU Theatre.  Check out SAC Events Blog for more information.

SAC After Hours: Trivia Night

Thursday, September 18 at 9pm, PSU Food Court.
Come test your knowledge to win a variety of great prizes! There will be a range of categories for all interests and knowledge levels. Bring a team of 6 and get ready to put your brain to work!

Rock n’ Bowl

Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm, PSU Level 1 Game Center.
Free bowling, table tennis and billiards in Level One Game Center.

Sketch Comedy: Harvard Sailing Team

Saturday, September 20 at 6pm. PSU Theater.
Harvard Sailing Team is an award-winning New York City sketch comedy group featuring 5 women and 4 men. The team performs weekly in Manhattan and their popular YouTube videos have been viewed by over 10 million people.

SAC Movie: The Invisible War

Sunday, September 21 at 9pm, PSU Theatre.
Free movie in the PSU Theatre.  Check out SAC Events Blog for more information.

Coffee Shop Sound

Monday, September 22 at 7pm. PSU South Lounge.
Coffee Shop Sound is an event filled with numerous acoustic players to set the mood for the students. It’s a relaxing evening for people to enjoy coffee or tea and cookies while perhaps doing homework. The atmosphere is great and everyone enjoys themselves.

Salsa Dancing Lessons

Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm, PSU Ballroom West.
The world of dance is a vast and multi-faceted experience, which can open an individual’s ability to have fun and express themselves. Take The Lead offers dances from all corners of the globe and for some of us, it may be the only link to cultures other than our own.

SAC Movie: Neighbors

Wednesday, September 24 at 9pm, PSU Theatre.
Free movie in the PSU Theatre.  Check out SAC Events Blog for more information.

Casino Night

Thursday, September 25 at 9pm, PSU Ballroom West.
We will be bringing in a mock casino company that will set up various games that you would often play such as black jack, slot machines, craps, etc. There will be prizes given out throughout the night. Winning the games offered will correspond with chances of winning the prizes. Food and beverages will be provided, as well as music. We will also provide information on gambling addiction.

Rock n’ Bowl

Friday, September 26 at 7:30pm, PSU Level 1 Game Center.
Free bowling, table tennis and billiards in Level One Game Center.

SAC Movie: Neighbors

Sunday, September 28 at 9pm, PSU Theatre.
Free movie in the PSU Theatre.  Check out SAC Events Blog for more information.

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Sharing Culture African Styles

Wednesday, September 24 at 6:30pm, PSU 400.
Please join us at a wonderful event to socialize and learn about African customs and culture and African American customs and culture. We will have an exciting panel of educators and students to share experiences, customs and life styles.

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Shattering Silences: Nigerian Cultural Connections

Friday, September 26 at 4pm, PSU 313.
This presentation is part of the Nigeria Public Affairs Program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section, Abuja, Nigeria, and Missouri State University Provost Office and Division for Diversity & Inclusion. “Shattering Silences: Nigerian Cultural Connections” is a presentation by a Nigeria Scholars Delegation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka designed to share Nigeria’s cultural diversity with Missouri State University campus and the greater community.

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Showcase

Saturday, September 27 at 9:30am, Plaster Student Union.
Showcase is an open house visit day for prospective students. High school and transfer students, along with their families, are invited to attend. At Showcase, prospective students can meet faculty members, discover majors offered at Missouri State, take a campus tour, learn about the more than 300 student organizations, and learn about admission, financial aid, housing, Multicultural Student Services and the Honors College.

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State of the University Address

Monday, September 29 at 12pm, PSU Theater.
President Clif Smart and Provost Frank Einhellig will present the annual State of the University address.

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The Music Man – In Concert

Friday, September 26 at 8pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy co-star in this celebration of one of America’s favorite movie musicals. The show features gorgeous costumes, video projections, film clips, and the classic songs everyone loves! Student rush tickets available for $35 one hour prior to the performance with a valid student ID.

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Water Pong

Thursday, September 18 at 5:30pm. North Mall.
Come join American Chemical Society for Water Pong. $10 per team. There will be food, drinks and more! First place prize is $250, second place $150, and third place $100! All proceeds will go to Proctor and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. Help us provide clean drinking water to others!

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Opportunities

For more opportunities, subscribe to the Community Opportunities Newsletter.

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100 Missouri Miles Challenge

Missouri State University is participating as a group in the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge – Campus Challenge and we want YOU to join us in this wellness initiative. The Campus Challenge has been launched by Gov. Jay Nixon under the umbrella of the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge to encourage wellness on college campuses.

School pride is on the line as we compete against other Missouri universities for the 2014 Missouri Miles Cup! It’s easy to participate. Whether it’s a stroll outside between classes or a bike ride on a trail with roommates and friends, you can register and log your miles by going to 100MissouriMiles.com. Be sure to share your experiences on Facebook and Twitter using #100MoMiles.

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Food Assistance for Students

Students, if you are going hungry, or just need something to get you through to next pay check, 3 Springfield food pantries can assist you. Visit the Food Assistance page for more information.

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Into the Streets

September 20 at 8am. Plaster Student Union Ballroom.
Into the Streets is an annual program offering hundreds of Missouri State University students to go into the Springfield community and help out at local agencies, non-profits, and other places of need. Through this program, students will learn about a non-profit agency, find out ways to continue to be involved, and help serve the community. Don’t miss out! Register now!

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Meals a Million

November 14-16. Springfield Exposition Center
Friends Against Hunger is hosting the Meals A Million Pack-A-Thon! Every half hour, 100 volunteers will start packaging food. In past years, MSU Bears have filled thousands spots to help package meals.
Register you and your organization to volunteer: MealsAMillion
Contact: Karen Wood, 417-773-1639, director@fahunger.org

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University Hearing Panel

Are you majoring in Political Science, Criminology, Communication, or Education? Do you enjoy effective confrontation? Have you always wanted to lead ethically? Then the University Hearing Panel is for you!

The Office of Student Conduct is currently searching for Missouri State’s best students to serve on the University Hearing Panel. As part of the student conduct process, students have the right to request a panel to hear their case and determine possible consequences. The panel convenes to hear these cases and determine a student’s responsibility for violating campus policies. They will hear cases from the student, complaining party, and witnesses, and determine the outcome for the case.
Applications can be found at Student Conduct. Please complete the application and turn it in by September 26th to PSU 405.
If you have any questions, please contact Duncan45@MissouriState.edu.

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Athletics

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For a review of events that have already happened, please visit our Athletics Blog Page.

  • Friday, September 19, W Soccer vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 7pm, Allison South
  • Friday, September 19, Volleyball vs. Indiana State, 7pm, Hammons
  • Saturday, September 20, Softball vs. Alumni, 3pm, Killian Sports Complex
  • Saturday, September 20, Volleyball vs. Illinois State, 7pm, Hammons
  • Sunday, September 21, W Soccer vs. SIUE, 1pm, Allison South
  • Thursday, September 25, W Soccer vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 7pm, Allison South
  • Friday, September 26, D2 Ice Hockey vs. DePaul University, 7pm, Mediacom Ice Park
  • Friday, September 26, D3 Ice Hockey vs. Iowa State University, 9:45pm, Mediacom Ice Park
  • Saturday, September 27, D3 Ice Hockey vs. Iowa State University, 3pm, Mediacom Ice Park
  • Saturday, September 27, M Soccer vs. Air Force, 7pm, Allison South
  • Saturday, September 27, D2 Ice Hockey vs. DePaul University, 7pm, Mediacom Ice Park

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Campus Recreation

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  • SHARP Sessions are set!  Register online for this free self-defense course for females.  There will be three sessions you can choose from.  All held from 6:30-9PM in the FRC, studio A:
    • Session 1: September 22-23, Register by September 19
    • Session 2: October 20-21, Register by October 17
    • Session 3: November 17-18, Register by November 14
  • Intramural Registration is underway! Sports that are currently open include: IFC softball, ultimate Frisbee, and soccer. A full list of intramurals and their registration deadlines can be found at missouristate.edu/recreation/intramurals
  •  We’re already planning your winter break!  The 48th annual Ski Trip is scheduled to Steamboat Springs, CO during December 13-20.  Learn more about this awesome opportunity at http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/OutdoorAdventures/140219.htm
  • Glow Zumba is back!  Take Zumba on September 24 @ 6:00pm in a blacked out studio with glow sticks to illuminate your moves.  It’s a whole new twist on Zumba!  It was a blast last year, so put on your neon and make this year’s a success!
  • American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification. Register online or in person at the FRC.  Registration deadline is 2 days before each class.  Limited seats are available.  CPR/AED and First Aid are held in the Aquatics Classroom.  CPR is $55 and First Aid is $40.
    • CPR/AED Session 2: October 8 from 1:30pm-5:00pm
    • First Aid Session 2: October 8 from 5:00pm-6:30pm
    • CPR/AED Session 3: November 15 from 8:30am-12:00pm
    • First Aid Session 3: November 15 from 12:30pm-2:00pm

    This certification does not fulfill the requirement for MSU nursing students.

  • Power Yoga dates are set for this fall!  Here is a list of all your Power Yoga options:
    • Session 1: Tuesdays, 12:10-12:50PM, 10/21-11/11, Register by 10/17
    • Session 2: Thursdays, 12:10-12:50PM, 10/23-11/20, Register by 10/17

    Open to faculty and staff, eligible for non-credit fee waiver, $35 for members, $45 for non-members.

  • Personal Training is offered at the FRC!  Reach all of your goals this year with help from one of our certified personal trainers.  For more information visit our website: http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/AssessmentsAndTraining.htm
  • Massage Therapy is offered at the Foster Recreation Center.  Check our website for more information on times, prices, and how to sign up: http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/Massages.htm.

 

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