Posts from ‘December, 2013’

MSU Foundation announces more than $8 million in gifts

The Missouri State University Foundation announced more than $8 million in gifts and commitments at a news conference today (Dec. 18). The gifts will impact the entire campus community, from student life and recruitment to academic programs and athletics.

Public Affairs Convocation features retired Army Gen. Colin Powell

Former Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell is the keynote speaker for Missouri State University’s Spring Public Affairs Convocation, which will be held at 8 p.m. March 20 at JQH Arena. Powell will be speaking on the topic of Global Perspective: Why it Matters, the university’s public affairs theme for 2013-2014. The Powell event is made possible by the Missouri State University Foundation, the David D. Glass Lecture Series in the Missouri State College of Business and presenting sponsor Trailiner Corporation – H.E. “Spook” and Liz Whitener.

Athletics, recreational projects move forward

Nearly $22 million worth of new construction and renovations on Missouri State University’s athletics and recreational facilities will begin soon and be completed by fall 2014. On Dec. 4 Missouri State’s Board of Governors Executive Committee awarded a contract to DeWitt and Associates, Inc., to begin the work. The project will be funded by the 2014 Auxiliary Enterprise Revenue Bonds to be issued in February 2014. The revenue stream to repay the bonds will be from the student-approved Bears Experience and Recreation (B.E.A.R.) Fee, central funding, a private gift commitment and auxiliary bond payments that roll off and will be redirected in 2017. Additional private gifts are expected in the future for naming opportunities.