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What’s Happening: August 31- September 4





Campus Recreation

    • Intramural Bowling
    • Yoga on the Patio
    • Intramural Sports
    • Flag Football and Volleyball Leagues
    • James River Kayak Trip
    • Family Weekend
    • Hatha and Vinuasa Yoga Sessions
    • S.H.A.R.P Sexual Harassment And Rape Prevention Classes
    • Massage Therapy
    • Personal Training
    • Moonlight Swim



Deadline to Request a FERPA Hold

August 28
Today is the deadline to request a FERPA hold for removal from Sunshine Law requests.

For more information, refer to the FERPA information webpage. http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/FERPA.html

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Last day for 50% Credit/Refund Fall Classes

August 28
The last day to change sections, drop, or withdraw from Fall 2015 First Block 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 deadlines can be found here: http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/refunds.htm

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Help Conserve Energy During Aug/Sept

August & September
The campus annual electrical demand rates will likely be set for the entire year sometime soon. The combination of students back for the fall semester and the extreme high temperatures will cause the electrical consumption to peak and therefore determine what electrical capacity City Utilities must plan for our campus throughout the entire year. This establishes the minimum we must pay through the next 10 months for the demand portion of the electric bills, regardless of the actual electricity we consume. Please join the campus community to step up and make a difference during the months of August and September by following these energy conserving measures to help set a low demand rate!

Help the Campus to be more sustainable!
More information at http://www.missouristate.edu/facilities/#conserve and http://www.missouristate.edu/facilities/EnergyMgmnt.htm#videos

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University Hearing Panel

The Office of Student Conduct is looking for leaders on Missouri State’s campus to volunteer with our University Hearing Panel this year! Members of the panel have a unique opportunity to hear and adjudicate cases of several variations. This is a great program for anyone who enjoys law, criminology, higher education, and/or conflict mediation. Members of the panel will be actively engaged in the student conduct process by working on a team to hear a case and come to a resolution. They play an essential role in educating students and maintaining the integrity of campus. More information can be found at www.missouristate.edu/studentconduct

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Ask The Experts Blacboard Open Session

Meyer Library 205 Technology Center, September 4 at 1:30
Computer Services hosts Ask the Experts Open Sessions every Friday 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.

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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.

To Log In:

  1. Always sign in at: my.missouristate.edu
  2. After signing in, go under the Academics tab and find the New Student or Transfer Student section. Within this square, there is a training section and the Haven link is in this area. To access Haven, choose the link and you can begin.

Course problems? Contact Emma Rapp, Dean of Students Graduate Assistant at Rapp703_@missouristate.edu or at (417) 836-6087

Those with disabilities who may not be able to access Haven because of the instructional format or design of the training program may request an accommodation by contacting the Disability Resource Center at drc@missouristate.edu or 417-836-4192

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GEP 101/ UHC 110 Pizza Party and Library Open House

August 28 at 6:00, Meyer Library
Meyer Library is hosting a pizza party for all incoming students in GEP 101 & UHC 110! There will be free pizza and soda, great prizes, games, and carillon (bell tower) tours. Come join your friendly librarians and course instructors for a night of free pizza and fun!
Theme TBD!
Send any ideas, questions, or comments to TracyStout@missouristate.edu

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International Friends Student Orientation

August 29 at 12:20, Meyer Library Room 101
Come to the International Friends Student Orientation. Pizza will be served!

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Resume Madness

Glass Hall First Floor near 103, Septbemer 1 at 11:00

Come have your résumé critiqued by a Career Center professional/employer to prepare for internship and job searches, career fairs, graduate school, scholarships, etc.
No appointment necessary…just bring a rough-draft of your résumé to a Résumé Madness table to get a quick review.
For follow-up or more in-depth review, you can visit the Career Center (Carrington 309) during our walk-in hours or schedule an appointment (417-836-5636).
Walk-in Hours (Fall 2015 Semester when classes are in session): Monday – Friday; 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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Long Distance Relationship Workshop

September 2 at 4:00, Plaster Student Union Room 314

A workshop for students with information of dealing with a long distance relationship.
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A Fiction Reading by Michael Czyzniejewski

August 28 at 7:00, Plaster Student Union Theater

Michael Czyzniejewski reads from his new collection, I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life: Breakup Stories

Michael Czyzniejewski is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Missouri State University, teaching courses in fiction writing and literature. He is the author of three collections of short stories, Elephants in Our Bedroom (Dzanc Books, 2009), Chicago Stories (Curbside Splendor, 2012), and I Will Love You for the Rest of My Life: Breakup Stories(Curbside Splendor, 2015). Czyzniejewski is also the editor of Moon City Review and the Missouri Authors Series and contest series for Moon City Press. In 2010, he was awarded an NEA Fellowship in Fiction. For the past twenty-seven seasons, he has also worked as a beer vendor at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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Study Away

Study Away 101 Information Session

September 3 at 10:45, Plaster Student Union Room 309

Interested in studying abroad but you’re just not sure where to begin? Come to a Study Away 101 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!

Study Away Staff
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Animation, Digital and Electronic Arts Student Exhibition

September 4  at 11:00, Student Exhibtion Center

The Department of Art+Design’s biennial exhibition of student work by Animation, Digital Arts, Electronic Arts, and Art+Design students.

August 28 – September 19, 2015

First Friday Art Walk, Sept 4, 6-10 p.m.

SEC Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon-5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and University holidays
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SAC Events

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

SAC Films: Avengers 2

August 26 and August 30, 9pm, Plaster Student Union Theatre
SAC will present the blockbuster film Avengers 2 in the Plaster Student Union Theater. This event is totally free to students and free popcorn will be served before the movie.

SAC After Hours: Glow in the Dark Foam Party

August 27, 9pm, PSU North Mall
Glow in the Dark Foam Party is a giant dance party in foam.. Students will have an unforgettable experience dancing to great music with tons of glow in the dark wearables and toys.

SAC Campus Events: Rock ‘n Bowl

August 28, 7pm – 11pm, PSU Level 1 Game Center
Free bowling and games are available every Friday from 7-10PM courtesy of Student Activities Council.
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For more opportunities, subscribe to the Community Opportunities Newsletter.


 The Disability Resource Center

Gain experience helping a dynamic group of students and interact with student who have disabilities.

Duties Include:
Proctoring testing accommodations
Monitoring and tracking testing coordinator spreadsheet
Picking up and delivering exams
Performing gender office duties

For work study students only
Flexible work schedule
Work up to 20hrs per week at $8.25
Looking for responsible student who communicate well with others and enjoy working with people

Service Location: Carrington Hall Room 302

Phone: 417.836.4192
Website: Check us out Here!

The Disability Resource Center is Hiring! Click Here!

Japan Fall Festival

 Japanese Fall Festival

September 11-15
The 20th annual Japanese Fall Festival will take place at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park September 11th-15th. This year’s festival has an exciting line up of performers, including a group from our sister city of Isesaki, members of the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Osuwa Taiko, Mr. Hiroshi Tada, the local group Kizuna along with other local performers and artisans.

The festival is looking for volunteers! It’s an easy and fun way to make new friends, so if you’d like to volunteer to help out, follow the link here for the sign-up list for the main gate and the souvenir tent.

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Freaky Fairbanks

October 22-24 and 29-31, 2015

The Drew Lewis Foundation at the Fairbanks, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield and Missouri State University, wants to freak you out with the 2nd Annual Freaky Fairbanks Haunted House!

Come and volunteer at the historic Fairbanks Elementary School over the course of two weekends: October 22-24 and 29-31, 2015. The hour from 7 to 8 pm will be kid-friendly for ages 12 and under. The 13 and up version will take place from 8-10 pm. To sign up, follow this link.
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Victim Center

 Victim Center

The Victim Center in Springfield, Missouri, is now accepting applications from community volunteers to assist victims of violent crime and their families.

Victim advocates are on call approximately two or three times a month, at nights or on weekends and holidays to respond to 864-SAFE hotline phone calls from crime victims or calls from local health-care and law enforcement agencies. Although most calls require only require a telephone response, advocates are also summoned to local hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and crime scenes to assist crime victims.

The next training is the first weekend of October. Interviews are underway now. Interviews and background checks on all applicants will be completed prior to acceptance. All applicants must be at least twenty-one years old and must have use of a car and a telephone.

Contact: Paula Tindell, Victim Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (417)863-0827, #106 or (417)863-7273, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: 819 Boonville, Springfield, Missouri 65802

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A German themed two day event at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds (3001 N. Grant St. Springfield) featuring German food and beverages, a 5K run, contests, bike ride, kids rides, music and much, much more. The Oktoberfest supports Sertoma’s children’s charities.

To sign up to volunteer click here.






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


  • Friday, August 28 at 7:00pm, Women’s Soccer vs. UMKC, Allison South Fields

  • Tuesday, September 1 at 7:00, Men’ Soccer vs. Oral Roberts, Allison South Fields

  • Friday, September 4 at 6:30, Women’s Volleyball vs. Miami, Hammons Student Center

  • Friday, September 4 at 7:00, Women’s Soccer vs. Tulsa, Allison South Fields

  • Saturday, September 5 at 1:00, Women’s Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts, Hammons Student Center

  • Saturday, September 5 at 7:30, Women’s Volleyball vs. Marquette, Hammons Student Center

  • Saturday, September 5 at 6:00, Football vs. Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.

* MSU Football Memphis Trip! Come see your Mo State Bears in the FIRST game of the season. Sign up @ OSE by September 1 @ 5pm! Bus Leaves from Blair-Shannon Circle Drive. Transportation and Ticket included $10 Refundable deposit to hold spot.


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Campus Recreation

  • Fall 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:
  • Yoga on the Patio will be held Monday, August 31st from 7-8pm! Don’t miss out on this experience! Register today at the front desk of the recreation center.
  • Lookout for the Intramural Bowling League. The Registration Deadline is September 2nd!
  • Don’t forget to register for the Flag Football and Sand Volleyball Leagues! Sign up before the registration deadline on September 9th.
  • Interested in Intramural Sports? Check out the schedule of what will be offered this fall on our website:www.missouristate.edu/recreation
  • Did you miss our lastJames River Kayak trip?Join us on September 12th to experience on of Springfield’s most scenic river! Outdoor Adventures will provide all the equipment and transportation, all you need is a lunch and snacks! This trip will cost $20 and leaves at 10am on Saturday. Sign up today!!
  • Family Weekend coming soon! Come by and celebrate family weekend at the Foster Recreation Center from September 11-13.
    Open House is happening every day. Come with your family and enjoy everything the Foster Recreation has to offer!
    September 11th: 4:00pm-9:00pm
    September 12th: 9:00am-9:00pm
    September 13th: 12:00pm-4:00pm

    o  Don’t forget to sign up for our Family Weekend Golf Scramble! Sign up today at IMLeagues.com. Cost is $30 per person or $57 for teams of 2. Tee time starts at 8:30am on September 12th.

    o  Family Weekend Boulder Climb! This is a free event happening in front of the FRC on September 12th from 11:00am-1:00pm. Come showcase your climbing skills or come get tips and tricks on climbing.

    o  Get ready for fun in the pool at the FRC Aquatics Center. Finding Nemo will be playing in the pool on September 12th at 8:30pm. Come enjoy the this Dive-in movie with your family!

  •  Interested in improving your Yoga skills?! Sign up today to participate in Hatha Yoga Session 1 happening every Tuesday from 12-12:50pm starting September 1st-29th.
  • Also offered this semester is Vinyasa Yoga Session 1 happening every Thursday from 12-12:50pm. This session will begin on September 3rd and end the 1st of October. Sign up for both today!
  • S.H.A.R.P, Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention 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 a session today at http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/SHARP.htm *all sessions are from 6:30-9pm
  • Does school have you stressed already? Take 30 minutes or 1 hour and stop by the recreation for Massage Therapy and Check out our prices on our website and set up an appointment today.
  • Experience our Personal Training today and get results you have always wanted! Your first assessment is free
  • Don’t forget to join us 8pm-10pm every Wednesday for Moonlight Swim!

    o   Session 1: 9/28 & 29

    o   Session 2: 10/26 & 27

    o   Session 3: 11/16 & 17

  • Does school have you stressed already? Take 30 minutes or 1 hour and stop by the recreation for Massage Therapy! Check out our prices on website and set up an appointment today. http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/Massages.htm

  • Experience our Personal Training today and get the results you have always wanted! Your first assessment is free! Need more information? Visit us online http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/AssessmentsAndTraining.htm

  • Don’t forget to join us from 8pm-10pm every Wednesday for our Moonlight Swim!

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