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What’s Happening: September 20 -30






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Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to 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 September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. Check the MSU Master Calendar for campus events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Last day to Drop,Withdraw, declare Pass/Not-Pass or Audit for Fall 2016 First Block Classes

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My Payment Plan Installment Due

The second installment of the “My Payment Plan” for Fall 2016 housing and required student fees is due today. If paying in person, payment must be received in Bursar’s Office by 4:00 p.m.  Payments submitted via the web must be completed by 4:00 p.m. also to be processed in time.

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Sustainability Workshop
Sept. 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM Location: Temple Hall Room 145

FREE and open to the public

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.

Ballad Hunter

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, September 22, 2016 in Craig Hall Room Balcony Theatre

Other dates and times: Every day,7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, September 22, 2016 – October 03, 2016 Except on: September 24, 2016 and October 01, 2016.

Set in rural Appalachia in 1937, Ballad Hunter is the tale of three generations of women — Hetty, Gussie and Lotta — subsisting on a remote mountain where mysticism and superstitions run deep. Fifteen years earlier, the appearance of a mysterious stranger—a musicologist seeking to record the region’s traditional ballads—brought irrevocable change to the mountain. For on that day, Lotta was conceived, and a tragic explosion at the local mine killed nearly all of the men. Now an idealistic, young representative from Roosevelt’s Rural Electrification Administration (REA) has arrived to sell the residents on the wonders of electricity. The outsider’s presence eerily echoes the past, and long-buried secrets of the women’s lives are illuminated!

Jerry Seinfeld 

Friday September 23, 2016, at 7 p.m in Hammons Hall

America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, returns to the stage at Juanita K. Hammons Hall with his signature stand-up routine. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. He now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2016.


JazzFest will be held Downtown on September 24, 2016. Location & Time: TBD.

Manhattan Short Film Festival 

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, September 24, 2016 in the PSU Theater.

Join more than 100,000 viewers from across the world for a chance to vote on your favorite film in the only global audience-choice film festival in the world: the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

MSU Orchestra Concert 

From 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM, on September 25, 2016 in Hammons Hall

MSU Orchestra Concert will be held in Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts (HHPA) on September 25, 2016 at 6:00pm.

State of the University Address

From 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, on September 26, 2016 in the PSU Theater.

President Clif Smart and Provost Dr. Frank Einhellig will address the university community.

Psychology Club Presents: Suicide Awareness and Prevention 

From 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, on September 26, 2016 in Hill Hall Room 400

Dr. Patrick Lord from Cox Hospital will be speaking about suicide and the process of getting help.

Afterwards we will have a balloon release honoring victims of suicide and their loved ones.

Academic Integrity Day’s (9/27-29)

From September 27th – 29th in the PSU there will be multiple events involving Academic Integrity please visit the website in the link above for specific information on each event, location, date, and time.

Academic Integrity is a cornerstone of Missouri State University. The University is strongly committed to the practice of ethical values by administration, faculty, staff, and students. Integrity is a daily choice that each individual must make. The Missouri State University community provides resources so that members of the student body are made aware of the ethical standards, so that they can make informed choices concerning the Missouri State University Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures. Adherence to these policies is expected from all members of Missouri State University’s academic community. Missouri State University believes that exercising standards of integrity is part of a complete education.

You Can Afford to Study Away!

Study Away

From 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, on September 29, 2016 in the PSU 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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SAC Events


  • Fall Festival
    • From 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM, on September 22, 2016. Join Student Activities Council as we celebrate the season of Fall! There will be plenty of fall foods, inflatables, string lights around the North Mall(PSU), apple bobbing, pumpkin painting, and a DJ.  We will have Bungee Run, Medium Obstacle Course, Sumo Suits, and Two Man Joust.

  • Rock n’ Bowl (9/23, 9/30)
    • 7:00pm – 10:00pm     PSU Level 1 Games Center
    • Join Student Activities Council for free food and bowling! Each Rock N Bowl will have a unique theme for students to enjoy.

  • Dodgeball Tournament
    • From 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM, on September 29, 2016 at the Foster Rec Center. Teams of 6 students will team up and participate in a Dodgeball Tournament. The winning team will receive gift cards of $25 for each participating member of their team. Since it is a sporting event there will also be Gatorade and water provided for the players.

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

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For more opportunities, subscribe to the Community Opportunities Newsletter.

A.L.I.C.E. Training 

  •  September 28th, 2016  Time & Location: TBD
  • Alice Training, a response to a campus shooting scenario training, it is free for all students, faculty and staff. Contact Jerilyn Reed to sign up jerilynreed@missouristate.edu

LSAT Strategy Work Shop

On Wednesday September 21, 2016  from 6-7:30PM located in Strong Hall 203
Cost: Free

  • Join us for an informative introduction to the LSAT. If you are preparing for law school, you know that success on the LSAT exam will play a critical role in your acceptance into the program of your choice. You want to study with the best. Come meet with our experienced instructor to learn about the test and pick up a few tricks. We know you’ll get a lot out of this session. Pre-registration is requested.

Resume Madness

  •  September 22, 2016 &  September 28th   Location: Karls Hall Room First Floor, Atrium Area  11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Resume Madness is held each semester at various locations around campus.  Students and alumni are invited to bring a hard copy of their resume to receive a quick review and some tips to promote qualifications, education, work, internship, practicum and volunteer experience on the resume.

Empty Bowls to Benefit Ozarks Food Harvest (9/23)

  • From 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM, on September 23, 2016 at Panera Bread, 4100 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
  • The 3rd annual Empty Bowls event is coming up, and students and faculty from the Art & Design Department are donating over 50 ceramic bowls! This is an event where Ozarks Food Harvest partners with Panera Bread to offer a handcrafted bowl, as well as soup and bread, in exchange for cash donations. Last year’s event raised more than $5,000 for the Ozarks Food Harvest.

Campus LINK Training (9/21, 9/23, 9/27, 9/28)

  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, September 21, 2016 Cheek Hall Room 100 / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM September 23, 2016 Cheek Hall Room 100 / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, September 27, 2016/ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM September 28, 2016 Cheek Hall Room 100.
  • This training will introduce students to CampusLink, the student organization management system for Missouri State University. It allows organizations the opportunity to maintain their organization records and particparte in electronic community that all students are encouraged to utilize to find out about events and organizations on campus. This training will walk you through the many capabilities of CampusLINK to best support your organization.

Nominate A Family for Bear Family of The Year

Do you think your family is BEAR-iffic? Nominate them for Bear Family of the Year!

The deadline to nominate your family is September 27th.  Questions? Contact Zoë Pixler at familyassociation@missouristate.edu or (417) 836-3060.

Missouri State Phone Campaign (Calling Center STUDENT JOB)

Here’s details about the job:

Hiring students for the best student job! Work a flexible schedule with a minimum of 9 hours a week (2 weeknight shifts Mon.-Thurs. 6pm-9pm and 1 Sun. 1:30pm-4:30pm or 5pm-8pm).

Earn up to $8.75/hr. and up to $400/semester in tuition assistance while building important business skills.

We reach out to alumni to fundraise for vital resources on campus and we have fun doing it!

Apply online: (click the link above)

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<Men’s Soccer vs. UMKC

  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, September 20, 2016 at the  Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium

Field Hockey vs. LIU Brooklyn 

  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, September 22, 2016 at the Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium

Women’s Volleyball vs. Wichita State

  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, September 23, 2016 at Hammons Student Center, John Q.

Field Hockey vs. UC Davis 

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, September 24, 2016 at Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium

Men’s Soccer vs. Bradley 

  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, September 24, 2016 at Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium

Field Hockey vs. Pacific

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, September 26, 2016 at Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium

Women’s Volleyball vs. Southern Illinois 

  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, September 26, 2016 at Hammons Student Center, John Q.

Field Hockey vs. Miami (Oh)

  • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, September 30, 2016 at Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium

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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




o   Free to all MSU faculty, staff and students.

o Session 1: September 26th & 27th; *Register by 9/16 Classes are from 6:30-9:00 on 9/26-9/27 in Studio A at the Foster Recreation Center

6 vs 6 Bubble Soccer Tournament

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon presents their annual bubble soccer tournament benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research & American Red Cross. Cash prize or give to a charity of the winners choice. Registration ends September 28th at midnight. Sign up your team on imleagues.com. The tournament will be on Saturday, October 1st from 3:00-7:00pm and costs $60 per team.

Weightlifting 101 (9/20, 9/22, 9/27, 9/29)

  • We have extended the registration deadline to September 30th. Weightlifting 101 is your best guide to gym confidence and to help you reach your personal best. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 from September 13th – October 30th for a 1 hour course on weightlifting form and technique, proper use of equipment, gym etiquette and injury prevention. The course will also teach you how to create a workout, goal setting and training tips, fuel and hydration basics and proper stretching techniques. You can join us twice a week for the next 6 weeks for only $15!

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Climb (9/25)

  • Join us as we climb on some of the best rock the Midwest has to offer. OA will provide all climbing gear, experienced trip leaders, and transportation. All you need is lunch and snacks.


  • Come spend the day exploring the underground passages and rooms located just minutes away from Springfield. Formed over millions of years, each cave is an interesting piece of the subterranean puzzle. 9/24/2016 , 9/25/2016
  • If you want to go on your own adventure come by the Resource Center on the lower level and check out all the equipment we rent out!

Intramural Schedule

  • FC Roller Hockey League // Cost: $300 per team. Registration ends September 28th
  • Softball Tournament // Cost: $90 per team. Registration ends September 28th
  • 5v5 Basketball League // Cost: $40. Registration ends October 5th
  • Indoor Volleyball League // Costs: $40. Registration ends October 5th

Intramural Basketball Tournament

  • Today is the last day to register your team on imleagues.com by September 21st to participate in the basketball tournament. Costs $10 per team and the tournament will begin Saturday, September 24th at 10am. Double Elimination.


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

o   *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

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