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What’s Happening On Campus February 23rd – March 1st

  Information/Deadlines

Events

Opportunities

Athletics

Campus Recreation

Information and Deadlines

 
All day, February 24,2017
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 First 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

 

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Events

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, February 23, 2017An Afrocentric look at social trauma and healing through a “house concert” musical presentation with streaming video of how communities can heal from past injustices and how current injustices may be corrected through this healing process. The Division for Diversity & Inclusion and Faculty Center for Teaching  & Learning welcome filmmaker and musician, Patrick Mureithi.

Event sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion, Division for

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

ODD SQUAD LIVE!

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM, February 24, 2017

Attention Odd Squad fans! ODD SQUAD LIVE! is springing into action on stage in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure where kids get to participate in solving a seriously strange case. When agents Orion and Oleanna get turned into grown-ups by villains, it’s up to the kids in the audience to use their math skills and help the agents decode, decipher and unravel clues. With a little help from Ms. O back at headquarters, the agents and audience members work together to save the day. Some lucky fans will even get to join the fun on stage and use amazing Odd Squad gadgets!

 

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

Admission: Tickets are $25 and $16 (plus applicable fees). Limited front-of-house seating is available for purchase ($35 plus fees) for both the 10 a.m. school performance and the 6 p.m. public performance. Tickets available online, at the Hammons Hall box office or charge by phone at 417-836-7678.

Region VII Science Olympiad

All day, February 25, 2017

The Region VII tournament of the Missouri Science Olympiad will take place at Missouri State University. More than 600 students, teachers and other supervising adults are expected to take part in competitive events related to science, math and engineering. More than 21 high schools and 26 middle schools are represented by teams from 22 counties in southwest Missouri. Twenty-three events are held for both divisions, although events vary between each. The events focus on many aspects of science and can generally be classified into three different types of competition: science knowledge, science process skills and technology/application. Various members of the Missouri State community and other local professionals will judge the events.

The Region VII tournament of the Missouri Science Olympiad encourages scientific interest and excitement in the students of southwest Missouri. It also gives Missouri State University and the College of Natural and Applied Sciences the opportunity to showcase their commitment to the sciences and the value they place on student success.

The awards ceremony and several events are open to the public and will be held in McDonald Arena.

Event sponsor: Natural and Applied Sciences, College of

Admission:Open to public

JazzFest

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM, February 25, 2017

The JazzFest will be held at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

Event sponsor: Music Department

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

Black History Month Banquet & Fashion Show

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, February 25, 2017

Multicultural Programs, in collaboration with the African Student Association, are hosting a banquet to celebrate Black History Month that will feature cultural dishes prepared by students, as well as a fashion show showcasing traditional African attire.

Event sponsor: Multicultural Programs

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

COM Week 2017

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, February 23, 2017Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Ballroom East

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, February 23, 2017Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Ballroom East

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, February 24, 2017Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Ballroom EastDescription

COM Week 2017 will be held Feb. 21-24, 2017.

There will be speakers and events each day from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in PSU Ballroom East.

Learn more about the speakers and events.

The Communication Mixer will take place on Feb. 23, 5:30-8 p.m.

Event sponsor: Communication, Department of

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

Location: Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Ballroom East


International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella: Midwest Quarterfinal Tournament

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, February 25, 2017

The International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) is the real-life version of the competition in Pitch Perfect! Come see Missouri State University’s three a cappella groups (A Cub Bella, Hibernotes and The Beartones) compete against seven other a cappella groups from the Midwest at the ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal at Missouri State University.

Tickets may be available at the door or you can purchase them online.

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Event sponsor: A Cub Bella (ACB)

Admission: $20 with Student ID $25 General Admission

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, February 27, 2017

Other dates and times

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday,10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, February 27, 2017 – March 03, 2017

Walk-in Eating Disorder Screenings for Students

Event sponsor: Counseling Center

Admission: Free & Open to current students.
 

Psychology Club presents “Embracing Diversity: A New Perspective”

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, February 27, 2017Description

Presentation Celebrating Prominent Black Psychologists followed by a Special Message From Lyle Foster.

 

If you have not paid your dues ($10.00), please bring cash or a check to this meeting.

Event sponsor: Psychology Club

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

Race, Law Enforcement and Faith-Based Racism (Black History Month Keynote Address)

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, February 27, 2017

Black History Month Keynote Address

Guest Speaker: Ben Sanders III (Assistant Professor of Theology & Ethics at Eden Theological Seminary)

This event is a collaboration between Multicultural Programs & Ekklesia, a progressive campus ministry.

Event sponsor: Multicultural Programs

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

27th Annual MSU Composition Festival Concert I 

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, February 27, 2017

The first concert of this year’s Composition Festival features a performance of Leanna Kirchoff‘s one-act chamber opera The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret by the MSU Opera Theater. Also featured will be chamber music written by guest composer Jennifer Bellor and MSU faculty and student composers, performed by MSU faculty and student performers. Seating will be onstage at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, providing an intimate chamber music experience.

Event sponsor: Music Department

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

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, February 28, 2017Combined Lunch & Learn and Tough Talks program

Refreshments Provided

Event sponsor: Multicultural Programs

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

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, February 28, 2017
Other dates and times
Every Tuesday & Wednesday,6:00 PM – 9:00 PM,

February 28, 2017 – March 01, 2017Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive campus-wide social justice and diversity program. During this event, participants will walk through five different scenarios acted out by Missouri State students. These scenarios are meant to challenge participants about oppression that occurs every day in our community.

Topics being covered in the Tunnel this year are: Autism and Hidden Disabilities, Black Lives Matter, Domestic Violence, Language and Accent Discrimination and Gender and Religion. In the rooms, actors will portray issues that are pressing to the different topics being covered.

The event will be held in Wells House and will begin in the Grand Lounge on the ground level of Wells House. Tours will be given starting at 6 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 8:30 p.m. each night.

Step out of your comfort zone and into the tunnel.

Event sponsor: Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services

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

 Date and time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, March 01, 2017“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 100 MSU students will also receive $5 just for watching it. There will also be free food. 

Stay on after the movie for a brief Q&A by Animal Rights Club members on how to live cruelty free and help give animals a better life!

Link to the documentary’s trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk9Hac7cnL8

Event sponsor: Animal Rights Club (ARC)

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

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM, March 01, 2017The “main event” of this year’s Composition Festival features a performance by the MSU Chorale conducted by Cameron LaBarr. Featured music includes “Remember” written by Festival guest composer Jennifer Bellor and “Dear World” by Festival guest composer Lansing D. McLoskey. Also featured will be the world premiere performance of MSU faculty composer Michael F. Murray‘s “El Lunar.”

Event sponsor: Music Department

Admission: Free & Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff.
Location: Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Juanita K.
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Opportunities


STAR Awards(1/23 – 2/24)

In 1996 Missouri State University hosted the first ever Student Talent and Recognition (STAR) Awards Ceremony. Each year the STAR Awards ceremony honors roughly twenty-five outstanding student leaders and student organizations which have been nominated by various organizations, students, faculty, and staff. Since its beginning, STAR Awards has recognized roughly 350 students, organizations, and advisors at Missouri State.

STAR Awards 2017:
Monday, April 24th
Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner starts at 6pm
Plaster Student Union Ballroom

This occasion is best described as a business formal/cocktail event which provides a buffet dinner and surrounds its guests with elegant décor.

About the Awards & Application Process:

On average, 150 applications are submitted to the Office of Student Engagement each year and nominations are taken from faculty, staff, students, and student organizations. We encourage you to make nominations for every award possible, for there are two categories: organization and individual. All nominations may be completed utilizing the CampusLINK form.

*No applications will be accepted via email or physically. Only those submitted utilizing the online nomination form will be accepted.

STAR Awards Nominations 2017

  • Click here for a description of each award category.
  • To nominate an indivudal or an organization, click on the title of the award below in the table.
  • Nominations will be accepted beginning Monday, January 23rd through Friday, February 24th at 5pm.
  • Self-Nominations are not accepted for the Individual Category.
  • Organizations should include documentation if asked. No penalty will be given, however organizations that provide sufficient material are more likely to be considered for the award.
  • Some nominations require letters of recommendation. Those letters need to be submitted via the online nomination as a pdf.

Questions about STAR Awards? Download FAQs  page:

  • Call the Office of Student Engagement at 417-836-4386,
  • Email Regan Baker, Graduate Assistant for Co-Curricular Involvement, at Baker57@live.missouristate.edu
  • Email Andrea Greer, Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Co-Curricular Involvement, at AGreer@missouristate.edu.

Career Expo 2017 Preparation Workshops

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, February 27, 2017

Other dates and times

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, February 21, 2017Cheek Hall Room 205

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, February 22, 2017Glass Hall, David D. Room 226

Career Expo 2017 is on Feb. 28. Prepare for the fair by attending a preparation workshop.

Learn what to expect from a career fair, how to research the employers and graduate schools that will be attending the fair, and how to interact and follow up with employers and representatives. These workshops will provide tips on ways to make your career fair experience successful for networking and searching for jobs, internships or graduate schools.

Please note: Students are not required to participate in a workshop in order to attend the career fair, but students get more successful results by attending a workshop. The workshops are free to attend, but registration is requested. To register, click on the JobTracks ID for the session you would like to attend. If you have any questions, please contact the Career Center at 417-836-5636 or careercenter@missouristate.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 21; 5–6 p.m.
Cheek Hall Room 205; JobTracks ID: 1117

Wednesday, Feb. 22; 12–1 p.m.
Glass Hall Room 226; JobTracks ID: 1118

Monday, Feb. 27; 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Glass Hall Room 226; JobTracks ID: 1119

Event sponsor: Career Center

Admission: Free & Open to alumni, current students

Location: Glass Hall, David D. Room 226

 

 

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Study Away Fair

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, February 28, 2017

Other dates and times

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, September 14, 2016

The Study Away Fair showcases every international education opportunity available at Missouri State. Students will find a range of options, including study, intern, and service abroad programs. Through these programs, eligible students can study abroad for one week up to one year, earn academic credit, and use their financial aid.

Why Attend the Study Away Fair?

  • Gather information about programs that fit your academic and personal goals.
  • Choose from over 100 countries.
  • Talk with our knowledgeable program representatives and faculty directors.
  • Explore options to study away from one week up to one year.
  • Learn how financial aid and scholarships can apply to your study away program.
  • Spin the wheel, win cool stuff.
  • Enter to win the grand prize giveaway!

Over 25 exhibits displaying information about MSU sponsored and affiliate programs providing a one-stop shopping experience! Questions regarding finances, travel, culture, etc. can also be clarified with our experience program representatives.

Faculty members are also encouraged to attend and learn about study away options for their students.

Event sponsor: Study Away Programs

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

Location: Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Atrium

 

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CAREER EXPO 2017

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, February 28, 2017

All Missouri State University students and alumni are invited to attend the CAREER EXPO held in the Springfield EXPO Center on St. Louis Street on Tuesday, February 28 starting at 12:00 PM.

You will be able to view the employers who are attending the CAREER EXPO 2017 by January 2017 by reviewing the CALENDAR of EVENTS when visiting the Career Center website: https://careercenter.missouristate.edu

Event sponsor: Career Center

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

Location: Springfield EXPO Center (St. Louis Street across from Kentwood Hall)

 

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12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, March 01, 2017
Other dates and times:
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, February 01, 2017 Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 309
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, February 15, 2017 Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 309
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, April 05, 2017 Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 309
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, April 19, 2017 Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 309

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, May 03, 2017 Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 309Interested 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.

You Can Afford to Study Away!

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, March 01, 2017

Other dates and times:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, September 29, 2016

Think studying abroad is too expensive? Think again! Study Away Programs and the Office of Financial Aid will present information and tips about financing study away programs. Come to this session to learn about how financial aid applies, what financial opportunities are available to you, and to find out how affordable it can be to study away!

Event sponsor: Study Away Programs

Admission: Open to public, current students, family of students, future students.

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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

 

 

 

 

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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Lifeguard needed!

Free from 10:45AM-3PM Monday through Thursday? Apply to be a lifeguard! Current Red Cross Lifeguard preferred, but will provide training if availability matches needs. See more details at https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/31517

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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

This 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. Sign up for the 2/27 and 2/28 session today at http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/SHARP.htm. Reserve your spot by 2/26 to join!

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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!

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Intramural Sports

Date and timeAll day, February 12, 2017

Intramural Badminton Tournament registration deadline is February 8, 2016. Cost: $5 Register at imleagues.com or contact Lauren Easter at leaster@missouristate.edu.  Actual Game day is Sunday, Feb 12. Time TBA.

Event sponsor: Campus Recreation

Admission: $5

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(2/21- 3/9)

Need to brush up on your swimming skills before you hit the beach Spring Break? You’re in luck.Swimming lessons have been pushed back to February 21st-March 9th

 

 

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

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Wellness Expo(2/22)

It’s back! The Wellness Expo is held on February 22 from 2PM to 6PM.

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WellFit(2/1-3/1)

All day, February 14, 2017

Other dates and times: Every day,All day, February 01, 2017 – March 01, 2017

It’s February so WellFit has started! It is a month of activities with incentives to get you going. Live well, live fit, with Campus Recreation. Visit the FRC Welcome Desk for more information how to get started.

Event sponsor: Campus Recreation

Admission: $5 one time fee! With the $5 activation, you receive a free drawstring bag, coozie, and frisbee.

Open to current students, faculty, staff

Location: Foster Recreation Center, Bill R. and Family

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Paddleboard Bootcamp

Session 1 is on Mondays from 1/30-3/6 and Session 2 is on Thursdays 2/1-3/8. Test your core, balance, and strength with this challenging yet fun workout!

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Therapeutic Yoga by Rod Buckman(2/2)

Start 2017 off with the right mindset and join the first session Thursdays from 2/2 – 3/9. Therapeutic Yoga is a combination of therapeutic, yin, and restorative yoga, all of which are aiming at helping your body and mind relax. This practice will help one feel serene, centered, and balanced.

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Paddleboard Yoga/Pilates(2/2)

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 everyThursday at 8:15 AM, but for others there is Sunset Flex and Flow on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM. Both Monday and Wednesday sessions go from 2/2-3/9. Join us today!

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Lifeguard Certification 

  • Session 1: REGISTER BY 3/21
    • 03/23/2017 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • 03/24/2017 from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • 03/25/2017 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • 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
    • 04/29/2017 from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

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