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What’s Happening On Campus: February 8 – 14






  • Tuesday, February 2 at 7:05, Men’s Basketball vs. Bradley, JQH Arena
  • Friday, February 12 at 7:05, Women’s Basketball vs. Loyola, JQH Arena
  • Saturday, February 13 at 3:05, Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana State, JQH Arena
  • Saturday, February 13 at 2:05, Women’s Basketball vs. Bradley, JQH Arena

Campus Recreation

  • WellFit 2016
  • Lumber Jack Log Rolling Tournament
  • Hiring Personal Trainers
  • Bearfit 90!
  • New Zipline Hours
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Lifeguard Certification and Recertification
  • CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
  • Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Class

Information and Deadlines

Student Teaching Application Deadline

February 1
The application deadline for Fall student teaching is February 1st.

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African American Heritage Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

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Last Day for 25% Credit/Refund – Spring 2016 First Block Classes

February 8
The last day to drop or withdraw from Spring 2016 First Block classes, with 25% refund, is today.
Drops and withdrawals can be processed online at My Missouri State. If you have a hold on your account preventing the use of the web registration system to drop a class, contact the Office of the Registrar prior to midnight on the deadline day. Office hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. After 5:00 pm, email Registrar@missouristate.edu from your University email account, or fax 417-836-6334.

Course adds and section changes can only be processed with academic department approval.
Additional refund and payment deadlines can be found here: http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/feedeadlines.html

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Last Day for 50% Credit/Refund – Spring 2016 Full Semester Classes

February 8
The last day drop or withdraw from Spring 2016 Full Semester classes, with 50% refund, is today.
Drops and withdrawals can be processed online at My Missouri State. If you have a hold on your account preventing the use of the web registration system to drop a class, contact the Office of the Registrar prior to midnight on the deadline day. Office hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. After 5:00 pm, email Registrar@missouristate.edu from your University email account, or fax 417-836-6334.

Course adds and section changes can only be processed with academic department approval.
Additional refund and payment deadlines can be found here: http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/feedeadlines.html

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LOGOS: Call for Submissions

LOGOS: A Journal of Undergraduate Research will accept submissions from all fields until 11:59 pm on February 15. To be eligible for publication, a submission must have been made for an undergraduate course at Missouri State University or an affiliated campus.
LOGOS is dedicated to publishing outstanding work by undergraduates in every
academic discipline, including original research, essays, creative writing, and artwork. Led by Missouri State’s Faculty Advisory Board and Honors College student editors, LOGOS conforms to the highest standards of scholastic integrity in a blind peer-review process.
For submission guidelines and instructions, visit http://www.missouristate.edu/logos/.

Direct inquiries to Hanna Landgrebe (logos@missouristate.edu).

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Flu Shots at Taylor Health and Wellness

Starting September 25

Flu Shots: Starting 9/25/15 at 1 pm
Reduce the risk of flu illness and ruining your holidays and finals.
Come to Taylor Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:15 pm for your flu shot.
The cost for the seasonal flu vaccine is as follows:

* MSU employees (full and part-time) – No Cost (paid by MSU health insurance plan)
* Household members of employees – No Cost (paid by MSU health insurance plan)
* Retirees – on MSU insurance – No Cost (paid by MSU health insurance plan)
* Retirees on Medicare – No Cost (paid by Medicare) – Check in at the Business Office prior to receiving injection
* Students – No Cost (paid by Student Fees)
* Others – $29.50
* Please note, Taylor Health and Wellness Center does not vaccinate children under 6 years of age. Ages 6-9 years need to bring a copy of their immunization record to determine if the child needs one or two flu vaccines. If you have children less than 6 years of age, please contact their pediatrician for information about the vaccine.
* If you are on Coumadin (warfarin) we must have an INR lab result in the last 3 weeks equal to or less than 3.5.
* Bring your BearPass Card. Dress for easy access to your upper arm.
If you want more information about the vaccine please go towww.cdc.gov/flu/.
For more information about receiving your vaccine at Taylor, please call 836-4000.

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Sustainability Newsletter

The Sustainability@MSU newsletter lets students, faculty, staff and community members stay up-to-date on what is happening on campus related to sustainability. The newsletter includes exciting announcements, updates on current programs and upcoming events as well as resources for how to live more sustainability.

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Haven is a required online course for all in-coming freshmen and transfer students to complete to initiate understanding of consent, sexual assault, relationship violence, and bystander intervention. If this course is not completed by the student prior to the student’s spring registration date within the student’s first year at Missouri State University, a Registration Hold will be placed on the student’s account. This hold will be lifted from the account once completion of Haven has occurred.

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February 3 – 14, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
• February 3 – 14, 2016 | More information about tickets and lottery available here.
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All Week 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM January 25, Brick City Building 4
The art of Victoria Goro-Rapoport will be on display at Brick City Gallery Monday January 25-Saturday February 20, 2016.
Brick City Gallery is located at 215 West Mill Street, Springfield. Gallery hours are M-F 11am-6pm, and Saturdays Noon-5pm
Exhibit will be open during Springfield First Friday Art Walk February 5, until 10pm.
Galleries are closed national and university holidays.
Russian born Victoria Goro-Rapoport originally trained as a set designer, working with various puppet and drama theaters before emigrating from Russia in 1990. She discovered etching while living in Israel from 1990-1994. She went on to earn her MFA in set design from the University of Utah in 1998, and her MFA in printmaking from the University of Illinois in 2002. Goro-Rapoport is currently Professor of Drawing and Printmaking at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. Her work explores the precarious connection between human-made spaces and the humans who inhabit

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory

February, Park Central Branch Library
A slide show/exhibit celebrating African American heritage and history.

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Images and Books of African Cultural and Art

February, The Library Station
An exhibit honoring Black history and heritage.

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February 1, Foster Recreation Center
A month long event which promotes and engages healthy, multidimensional wellness options offered by Campus Recreation for Foster Recreation Center student, staff and faculty members. Many prizes are available throughout the program. A one-time fee of $5 is required, but that will give the participant a level one punch card, a drawstring bag, a Frisbee, and a coozie. After completing the level one punch card they can turn that in for a free level two punch card and blender bottle. After completing that, they can turn it in for a level three punch card and either chapstick or a paracord bracelet. Finally, after completing that punch card they can turn it in for a phone arm band. All completed punch cards will also be entered in a drawing to win even bigger prizes!!

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Printmaking and Ceramics Students’ Biennial Exhibition

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, February 1
Showcasing the printmaking and ceramics work by current Missouri State University Art+Design students.

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The Experience: 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration Week

9:30 – 3:00 February 8, Siceluff Hall Room 124
The Chinese New Year Experience (Monday, February 8, 2016)
• 9:30AM – 10:00AM: Chinese Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Song
By CHI311, Modern & Classical Languages Department (MCL)
• 10:00AM: Opening
• 11:15AM-12:00PM: Chinese New Year Culture Presentations
By LLT215 Asian Cultural Studies, Modern & Classical Languages Department (MCL)
• 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Traditional Chinese Music Performance
By Dr. John Prescott and Music students
• 2:00PM – 3:00PM: Pick up your Chinese Names
By Hunter Klie and Peng Zhang

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Is it Drama or Trauma? Challenges & Impact of Oppression and Racism on People of Color

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM February 8, PSU Room 315
A session facilitated by the Counseling Graduate Program that provides tools to address racism and forms of oppression that impact people of color.

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The Food Culture: 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration Week

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM February 8, PSU Room 315
Chinese Food Culture (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)
• 10:00AM – 11:00AM: Chinese Cuisine Workshop
By Dr. Helen Zhuang
• 11:00AM – 2:00PM: Chinese Dumpling Workshop
By International Leadership and Training Center (ILTC)

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Dr. Juanita Simmons Plenary Session

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, February 9, Glass Hall Room 102
Professor Emeritus, Dr. Juanita Simmons from University of Missouri speaks to true diversity and reminds us of why we cannot be complacent in addressing racism throughout education in a plenary session located in Glass Hall 102 on Feb. 9th at 2pm.

Juanita Cleaver Simmons is one of seventeen public school administrators selected to participate in the nationally renowned Cooperative Superintendency Program of the University of Texas at Austin. She completed this program with a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, with emphasis in urban superintendency and educational policy and analysis. Her secondary emphasis is social work and community affairs. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Midwestern University. She majored in English and Speech, and minored in Special Education. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Dallas receiving advanced graduate studies in Humanities, and North Texas University for Educational Administration. She earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin. Juanita has served over 25 years in public school instruction and leadership, including the Dallas Independent School District, the Texas Education Agency, and the Austin Independent School District. Her curriculum writing experiences include presentations for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civitas project in Ireland, and cultural exchange projects with several countries in West Africa. She serves as a grants reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.

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Career Expo Workshop

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, February 9, Glass Hall Room 227
The Career Center is hosting a variety of workshops to help prepare students for the CAREER EXPO scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 at the SPRINGFIELD EXPO Center from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Below are the different dates, times and locations of the Workshops:
• Tuesday, February 9, 2016; 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Glass Hall Room 227
• Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Glass Hall, Room 230
• Friday, February 12; 9:00 AM – 10:00 – Glass Hall, Room 230
• Wednesday, February 17; 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Strong Hall, Room 200
• Wednesday, February 17; 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Duane Meyer Library, Room 101
• Thursday, February 18; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Pummill Hall, Room 101
• Friday, February 19; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – PCOB, Room 232
Please register for one of the workshops you intend to attend throughJobTracks. Once you log in to JobTracks, click on CAREER EVENTS and scroll down to find the CAREER EXPO WORKSHOPS.
It is not mandatory that you attend a workshop if you plan to attend the CAREER EXPO, but is encouraged if you are not familiar with career fairs or want to gain tips for success interacting with employers while seeking an internship/job.
The Workshop will be an informational session on what to expect, how to research employers and graduate schools attending the career fair, and how to interact and follow-up with employers. Overall, the workshop will give tips on how to make the career fair an effective way to network and increase your chances for success in your job/internship/ graduate school search.
The workshops will be conducted by a Career Center staff member.

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6:00 – 9:30 PM, February 9, Plaster Student Union Theater
A powerful one-act drama, Dutchman by Amiri Baraka. The play is a searing two-character confrontation that begins playfully but builds rapidly in suspense and symbolic resonance. Written in the 1960s, it continues to reflect the turbulence of race and gender relations in the United States. – Dutchman “is about how difficult it is to become a man in the United States.” – Amiri Baraka

Sponsors: Division for Diversity & Inclusion, Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Theater & Dance Department, Multicultural Resource Center
Play by Amiri Baraka
Director, Darryl Clark, Assistant Professor, Theater & Dance Department

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CNAS Public Lecture Series – Geotourism in action!

7:30 – 8:30 PM, February 9, Temple Hall Room 002
In the past twenty years, a movement has emerged that recognizes the impact of tourism on a community, both positively and negatively. We have seen the successes of resort and theme park development, but we have also experienced the loss of culture, tradition, habitat, natural attractions and an increasingly large human imprint on the environment. We recognize the importance of tourism assets to a community and have addressed their importance in the Geotourism movement, both from the geographic and geologic perspective. While we have defined a need to protect our tourism assets, we have not clearly defined the roles of individuals who need to have the skills to implement that protection. We have not trained the individuals who will protect the very assets we have identified. This presentation has three goals. First, we will describe the new Missouri State University Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography -Geotourism and explain its components. Second, we will define what we believe is a viable, workable Geotourism initiative. Third, we will look at the development of the Home Grown Highway project for Webster and Wright Counties, which incorporates the Geotourism concept.
Linnea Iantria, Senior Instructor, Department of Geography, Geology and Planning

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Study Away

You Can Afford to Study Away!

1:30 – 2:30 PM, February 10, Plaster Student Union Room 313
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 trips. 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!

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Choices for Sustainable Living Discussion Course

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, February 10, Meyer Library Room 209
“The term “sustainability” is used so freely, it’s difficult to understand what it can mean. At its essence, sustainability embodies hope for a healthy, just and bright future for us all. Choices for Sustainable Living provides participants a powerful opportunity to explore sustainability more deeply and learn its unique meaning from individual, societal and global perspectives. Choices for Sustainable Living helps you discover new ways of living and together, make change more possible and powerful.”
Participants of this course will meet for six, one-hour sessions to:
• Explore the meaning of sustainability
• Consider the ties between lifestyle choices and their impact on Earth
• Learn about steps that can be taken to move toward ecologically sustainable organizations, lifestyles, and communities
These courses are completely FREE, open to all MSU students, faculty, and staff and do not require any prior knowledge or experience with the topic.
We only have space for 12 people, sign-up today to reserve your spot.
To sign-up, contact Jordan Schanda, Sustainability Coordinator
Or fill out the online interest form

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China GA/TA Information Session

3:30 – 4:30 PM, February 10, Gall Hall Room 347
The College of Business is currently seeking graduate business students (MBA, Accelerated MBA, MAcc, MHA or MS PM) to serve as Graduate Assistants (GA) in FA16 and Teaching Assistants (TA) at the MSU Branch Campus in China in SP17. This session will provide information about qualifications, responsibilities, and the application process. Two sessions are offered but the information is duplicated; interested students only need to attend one session.

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Creating Organic: The Role and Impact of U.S. States in Developing Organic Standards

3:30 – 4:30 PM February 10, Strong Hall 200
From 1976-2-10, 38 states adopted legislation regulating the organic food and agricultural market. The project evaluates the causes for the initial emergence and diffusion of organic regulatory policy in the U.S. and the consequences for current and future policy debates for labeling food at the national level. Three case studies (California, Vermont, and Georgia) are presented in addition to quantitative results.
Dr. Samantha Mosier is an assistant professor in Political Science.

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Chemistry Seminar

3:35 – 4:25 PM February 10, Meyer Library Room 101

Soft Matter Presents Hard Problems: New Insights from Advanced Magnetic Resonance
Dr. Jeff White, Professor, Chemistry, Oklahoma State University

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Chamber Orchestra Concert with Violin Guest Artist Roger Frisch

7:30 – 9:30 PM February 10, Ellis Hall 217B

Event Details:
Guest artist, Roger Frisch, will perform with Chamber Orchestra in Ellis Recital Hall

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Mock Interview Event

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM February 11, Plaster Student Union 3rd Floor Ballroom West
The Career Center is hosting their Spring 2016 Mock Interview event on Thursday, February 11 in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom. The event includes 40 minute interview time slots starting at 9:00 am and ending by 4:00 pm.
Several employers of various industries volunteer their time to conduct the interviews. Students can sign-up for one of the time slots throughout the day to gain interview practice and receive feedback from an employer.
Students will need to upload a résumé and sign-up through JobTracks.
The interview time slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Deadline to register will be Monday, February 8.
Employers participating in the Mock Interview event (to date) are as follows:
• The Arc of the Ozarks
• Abacus CPA
• The Alpha House
• Bass Pro Shops
• Greene County Family Court & Judicial Division
• Key Bank
• Missouri Board of Probation & Parole
• Springfield Police Department
• Mercy Health
• Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
• Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center

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The Music and Art: 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration Week

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM February 11, Siceluff Hall Room 124
Chinese Music and Art (Thursday, February 11, 2016)
• 10:00AM – 11:00AM: Guzheng Demonstration and Workshop
By Xinyue Li
• 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Traditional Chinese Music Performance
By Dr. John Prescott, Music Department
• 1:00PM – 3:30PM: Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration
By Dr. Xin Miao, Geography Department
• 2:40PM – 4:00PM: Chinese Painting Workshop and Exhibition
By Xuehua Jin

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Contain, Crush & Incorporate: A Historical View of Policing the African American Community

2:00 AM – 4:00 PM February 11, Meyer Library Room 101
• The African American Studies Committee Lecture
• “Contain, Crush & Incorporate: A Historical View of Policing the African American Community” argues that in response to the 1960s urban rebellions the U.S. government developed a strategy to contain the African American population, crush militant resistance to racial oppression and incorporate moderate Blacks into the power structure. The strategy was successful in stemming the 1960s Black Power revolt.
• This talk explores the ways in which the strategy of containment undergirds much of the current conflict between police and African Americans. It contends police brutalization of African Americans is largely a consequence of enforcing polices of hyper surveillance designed to limit Blacks’ mobility.

• University of Illinois-Urbana
Senior Editor, TBS/The Black Scholar, 2011-2015
President of the National Council for Black Studies, 2010-2014
• Sponsors: African and African American Studies Committee, College of Humanities & Public Affairs, College of Arts and Letters, Anthropology & Sociology Department, Political Science Dept, Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning
• Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua teaches in the departments of African American Studies and History at the University of Illinois. He does research on Black community formation, racial violence and African American social movements. He is the author of America’s First Black Town: Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915, Sankofa, and co-editor of Race Struggles. Cha-Jua writes RealTalk: A Black Perspective, a bi-weekly column for the News-Gazette. He trains police recruits in multicultural competence at the University of Illinois Police Training Institute.

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“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison Classics Book Discussion Series

6:00 AM – 8:00 PM February 11, Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

An in-depth discussion of one of the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels

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The Martial Arts: 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration Week

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM February 12, Siceluff Hall Room 124
Chinese Martial Arts (Friday, February 12, 2016)
• 9:30AM – 10:00AM: Yang Style Taiji Demonstration
By Dee Ogilvy
• 10:00AM – 11:00AM: Taiji Workshop
By Jinzi Fan and her students, International Leadership and Training Center
• 11:00AM – 12:00PM: Chinese Kungfu Tea Demonstration
By Sean Gong, College of Business
• 1:00PM – 3:00PM: Chinese Film Screening
By Dr. Weiyang Wang, Media, Journalism & Film Department

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“Ask the Experts” Blackboard Open Session

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, February 12, Cheek 100 Technology Training Center
Computer Services hosts “Ask the Experts” Open Sessions every Friday afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00pm to assist staff on a variety of University technologies.
Registration is not required – Simply stop by any Friday that the University is open, and an expert will be available for one-on-one assistance.
• Argos
• Argos Information Gathering and Reporting Running
• Web Press
Additional “Ask the Experts” Open Sessions are held in the Meyer Library 205 Technology Training Center for Blackboard and Experts.
See the “Ask the Experts” page on the Computer Services Help Desk website for more information.

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Tent Theatre Auditions

all day, Craig Hall
Performance auditions for the 2016 season of TENT THEATRE will take place on February 13 & 14 at Missouri State University in Craig Hall. This season’s shows include ALL SHOOK UP, UNNECESSARY FARCE, andMY FAIR LADY!
To view audition requirements, schedule an audition, & download an application visit www.tenttheatre.missouristate.edu
The Tent Theatre rehearsal period begins May 23 with the final performance on July 17. Contract end date is July 18 and company members will be awarded full or part-time contracts.
Carpenters, Electricians, Wardrobe Crew, Marketing, Asst. Stage Managers, Props Crew, Paint Crew, Asst. Technical Director, Running Crew Application Deadline Friday, February 12.
Applications can be picked up on the call board, outside the Scene Shop in Craig Hall, or downloaded at www.tenttheatre.missouristate.edu
Work begins May 16 – July 22.
Contact Managing Director Mark Templeton – (417)836-4644 – marktempleton@missouristate.edu

Tent Theatre has given countless performers and technicians an opportunity for 53 years. Tent Theatre operates as a professional theatre company under the U/RTA Agreement with Actors’ Equity. All members are eligible to earn Equity Membership Candidacy Program points.

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SAC Events

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

 SAC Campus Events: Rock ‘n Bowl

February 5 & February 12, 7 pm – 11 pm, PSU Level 1 Game Center
Free bowling and games are available every Friday from 7-10 PM courtesy of Student Activities Council.
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For more opportunities, subscribe to the Community Opportunities Newsletter.


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SPSS Open Session for Assistance

Every Friday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in Meyer Library 205 Technology Training Center students can get walk-in assistance from an SPSS Expert. No appointment necessary! Just come and go at your convenience. For anything SPSS, from basic to advanced, just drop in at your convenience and receive assistance with yourSPSS questions and issues.

These sessions are brought to you by RStats Institute and Computer Services Help Desk.


Community Involvement Fair

The Community Involvement Fair is co-sponsored by Community Involvement & Service,  Citizenship and Service-Learning, Public Affairs Support and the Career Center. This event invites community agencies to come on campus and exchange information with Missouri State students, faculty, and staff. The goal of the Community Involvement Fair is to foster a relationship between the Missouri State Community and local organizations.

  • Faculty & Staff – Are you looking to engage your students in meaningful service and learning opportunities or internships?  Promote this event to your students and attend yourself!
  • Student Organizations – Take advantage of this opportunity early in the semester to make some great community contacts for volunteer and internship opportunities.  These community agencies love working with student groups on initiatives that serve our community.
  • Student Volunteers – Are you looking to enrich your college experience through community service or an internship?  Are you passionate about a particular social issue?  Come by the Community Involvement Fair and learn about organizations making a difference in our city, state, nation, and the world!
    This year, our Fall Community Involvement Fair will be on Wednesday, February 24th in the Plaster Student Union.  The event will run from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Check-in for agencies will begin at 8:30 a.m. 


Missouri State Basketball Recycling

Every year Missouri State participates in RecycleMania, a national competition between colleges and universities to reduce waste and increase recycling. In celebration of RecycleMania, we will be raising awareness and increasing recycling at the Men’s Home Basketball games in February.

Volunteers will stand at the recycling stations before and after the game and during half time to help patrons determine what is recyclable. All volunteers should meet inside the main entrance to JQH arena 15 minutes early to get their location assignment and instructions. As a bonus, volunteers will be able to watch the game from the student section between their shifts.

Please see the sign-up genius for dates and times available.


Contact: Jordan Schanda


Phone: 417-836-4993

Location: JQH Arena


Ozarks Public Television – Seuss Science Day

Join us for a Seuss-filled day at the Discovery Center! We are looking for energetic and fun loving volunteers to help us out with our very popular Seuss Science Day on Saturday, February 20 at the Discovery Center in Springfield. There are a variety of duties to choose from, with morning and afternoon shifts available.

Check out our sign up page and choose the position that works best for you!
Contact: Tonia Castaneda
Email: ToniaCastaneda@missouristate.edu
Phone: 417-836-4402
Location: 438 E St. Louis Street


Sertoma Chili Cook Off

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield is excited to share a fun volunteer opportunity with students. On February 27th, the Sertoma Chili Cook-Off will be held at the Springfield Expo Center from 11am to 5pm. For more information, individuals can visit www.sertomachilicookoff.com. Individuals interested in volunteering can sign up here. Questions? Contact Pat Garland for more information.

Contact: Pat Gartland
Email: pgartland@bgclubspringfield.org
Phone: 417-862-9249
Location: Springfield Expo Center



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

  • Tuesday, February 2 at 7:05, Men’s Basketball vs. Bradley, JQH Arena
  • Friday, February 12 at 7:05, Women’s Basketball vs. Loyola, JQH Arena
  • Saturday, February 13 at 3:05, Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana State, JQH Arena
  • Saturday , February 13 at 2:05, Women’s Basketball vs. Bradley, JQH Arena


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Campus Recreation

  • Spring 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




Coming Soon In The Rec:

  •       WellFit 2016 starts February 1st and ends March 1st.

    1.    Register: visit the FRC front desk for a mini brochure and punch card explaining the program. After activating your $5 card receive a FREE FRC bag with a coozie and Frisbee.

    2.    Participate: participate in Campus Recreation’s program areas of fitness, wellness, aquatics, intramurals, & outdoor adventures to collect punches. The more punches, the more cards, the more cards, the more prizes!

    3.    Win!: Turn in your completed punch card (10 punches with at least 1 punch in 3 different program areas) and be entered to win! You can win massages, and unlimited bearfit pass, bookstore gift cards, and more!

  •      MSU 1st Annual Big Bear Lumber Jack Log Rolling Tournament. Register for the tournament by February 11th FOR FREE.

    Demo Nights:

                January 19th 4:00-5:30PM

                January 20th 5:00-6:30PM

                January 26th 4:00-5:30PM

                January 27th 5:00-6:30PM


    Training Nights:

                February 1st & 3rd 6-8PM

                February 2nd & 4th 7-9PM

                February 8th & 10th 6-8PM

                February 9th & 11th 7-9PM



                February 6th 12:00-4:00PM



                February 13th 12:00-4:00PM

  •       Now hiring Personal Trainers! Apply online today!

  • New Zipline Hours Now open on Fridays from 6:00-8:00PM and Saturdays from 1:00-5:00PM
  •      Swimming Lessons Session 1 register by February 5th // Cost $40 for Members and $45 for Non-members // Every Tuesday and Thursday from February 9th – 25th  

    o   Beginners 7:30-8:15PM

    o   Intermediate 8:30-9:15PM

    Swimming Lessons Session 2 register by March 17th // Cost $40 for Members and $45 for Non-members // Every Tuesday and Thursday from March  22nd – April 7th   

    o   Beginners 7:30-8:15PM

    o   Intermediate 8:30-9:15PM

  • Lifeguard Certification and Recertification // Cost $175 for Members and $195 for Non-members // Recertification Cost$125 for Members and $150 for Non-members

    o   Session 1

    §  March 17th 8-10PM

    §  March 18th 4-10PM

    §  March 19th 9-9PM

    §  March 20th 9-6PM


    o   Session 2

    §  April 7th 8-10PM

    §  April 8th 4-10PM

    §  April 9th 9-9PM

    §  April 10th 9-6PM


    o   Session 3

    §  April 21st 8-10PM

    §  April 22nd 4-10PM

    §  April 23rd 9-9PM

    §  April 24th 9-6PM


    o   Recertification

    §  April 1st 4-10PM

    §  April 2nd 10-4PM

  •      CPR/AED and First Aid // Cost $55 for CPR/AED and $45 for Frist Aid

    o   Session 1 February 9th /Registration closes February 5th

    §  CPR/AED 4-7PM

    §  First Aid 7-9:30PM

    o   Session 2 March 2nd /Registration closes February 26th

    §  CPR/AED 4-7PM

    §  First Aid 7-9:30PM

    o   Session 3 April 4th /Registration closes April 7th

    §  CPR/AED 9AM-12PM

    §  First Aid 12-12:30PM

    o   Session 4 May 3rd /Registration closes April 29th

    §  CPR/AED 4-7PM

    §  First Aid 7-9:30PM

  •      S.H.A.R.P

    o   FREE Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention classes in Studio A. Open to ALL students, faculty, and staff! All Sessions are held from 6:30-9:00PM. Please register for the session the day before or sooner.

    §  Session 1: February 22-23 // register by 21st of February

    §  Session 2: March 28-29 // register by 27th of March

    §  Session 3: April 25-26 // register by 24th of April

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