The peaceful 250-acre plot of land near Fair Grove looks like many farms in the Ozarks. There’s a barn, a garden, wooden fence posts and animals wandering languidly. That is, until you enter the building that has a chapel. Not many farms have a building dedicated to healing and finding a higher spirit, with artwork and ceremonial objects celebrating many of the world’s religious traditions. This building, the former conference center of the Holos Insititute of Health, also has libraries, conference rooms, offices and more. The land, livestock, conference center and other structures were all part of a gift to Missouri State from Dr. C. Norman Shealy.
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Two scholarships honoring retired faculty at Missouri State University helped make a semester of cultural immersion in Argentina possible for MSU senior, Scott Lacombe. The highly beneficial study away experience is growing in importance, but also costs, for many students.
Though inclement weather forced the festivities indoors, no amount of rain could dampen the excitement of hundreds of Missouri State University students, alumni, and donors that turned out on April 23, 2013 to celebrate the dedication of the Betty and Bobby Allison Recreation Fields and the Betty and Bobby Allison Courts.
Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Earle Doman, will leave an impact on Missouri State University long after his tenure ends and his retirement begins. Doman held a number of student affairs positions at Missouri State from 1976-87. From there he spent time serving as the vice president for student services and athletic director at […]
When John and Neosha Mackey first came to Springfield, Missouri in 1985 as Neosha took the position as the Head of Reference for the Missouri State University Libraries, they couldn’t have guessed how drastically the campus and their connection to the world would change through their nearly three decades at Missouri State. During their years […]
Throughout southwest Missouri, from one-room schoolhouses to principals’ offices, Genevieve Roy impacted students’ educations and futures. Now, thanks to the generous gifts made in her honor by friends and family, her tradition of helping students achieve continues.
For many individuals it is clear that in today’s highly competitive job market a college degree is becoming an expectation rather than a preference. With the costs of higher education ever on the rise, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for students to finance the college journey that will open the door for them to […]
I would like to say thank you for your contributions to Missouri State University. I in particular have benefitted from gifts made to the Missouri State Athletics department. They are greatly appreciated by our department as a whole, and by the individual student-athletes. I am from Springfield and have had the opportunity to grow up […]
Rob Freeman was no ordinary Missouri State student when he began attending in 2003. He was a non-traditional student going to college after retiring from an 18 year career in the United States Army; the last 12 of which he spent in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret. During his time at Missouri […]
Who knew a bowl of chili could make such a difference? On February 9, 2012, Brewer Science, a technology company headquartered in Rolla, Mo., held its Annual Chili/Soup Luncheon for the 8th time. Don’t let the name “Luncheon” deceive you; the event, open to the hundreds of Brewer employees in Central Missouri, is a fierce […]