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Ken McClure to retire after nine years at Missouri State

Headshot of Ken McClureKen McClure, vice president for administrative and information services, will retire on July 1.

McClure began working at Missouri State in 2006 as the associate vice president for administrative services after serving as Governor Matt Blunt’s chief of staff. As associate vice president, he led four major areas within the administrative and information services unit, including environmental management; facilities management; planning, design and construction; and safety and transportation.

In 2008, McClure was named interim vice president for administrative and information services and was eventually hired to fill the position permanently. Some of his responsibilities in this position included overall leadership for the unit and adding the specific areas of human resources, computer services and University Staff Ambassadors.

During his career, McClure has been active in a number of organizations, including the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Symphony, United Way of the Ozarks, Springfield Area Council of Churches and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation.

McClure was recently elected to the Springfield City Council and looks forward to spending more time with his children and grandchildren, as well as writing several historical book perspectives on Missouri politics.

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Employee Assistance Program – (EAP)

Attention: Benefit Eligible Employees

Did you know you could get free benefits through the Employee Assistance Program offered here at Missouri State University?

Available benefits and services range from free counseling sessions to simply obtaining guidance on legal and financial decisions.

Click the link below to learn more on how to take advantage of this free benefit available to Missouri State Employees.

Employee Assistance Program

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 6-6616 if you have any questions.

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Summer Credit Course Fee Waivers

Attention:

Summer Fee Waivers processed on June 12, 2015. Please check your bills/account statements.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a small window of approximately one week to make your payment before the next new billing is issued. Tuition payments made prior to the second billing will avoid finance charges on the tuition amounts paid.

Visit Summer 2015 Fee Payment and Refund Schedules for additional information on deadlines.

Please contact Denise Lofton at 6-5892 in the Office of Human Resources if you have any questions.

 

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Mobile mammogram bus to visit campus

Mercy’s Mobile Mammogram Bus will be on campus June 10 as a part of Wellness on Tour. The bus will be located at the Plaster Student Union Center Circle Drive 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Annual mammograms are recommended for women age 40 and over. The screening can detect a lump as early as seven years before one can be felt. Wellness on Tour is an extension of the Mercy Springfield Brest Center. X-rays will be read by Mercy mammography radiologists.

To schedule an appointment, call (417) 820-2790.

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Mercy/Med-Pay Onsite Support – June Session

Mercy/Med-Pay onsite support will be available again from 10am – 12pm June 25 in Carrington 110.

This support may be helpful to you if you:

  • Currently participate in the medical health insurance provided by the University
  • Have had any issues with claims or the processing/billing of your claims
  • Wish you had a better understanding of how your benefits worked

No appointment necessary, just show up.

For a complete schedule, please visit the Human Resources site.

Please contact the office of human resources at 6.6616 if you have any questions.

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Learn more about the International Friends Program

International students will be arriving in large numbers in Springfield this summer from around the world to attend classes at Missouri State University.  They don’t know anyone and need a friend to help in navigating the campus and immediate community. Please consider partnering with the International Friends Program by becoming a friend to one of these students.

Sign up to be a friend for one semester and meet with the student once a month to introduce them to the American culture and make them feel welcomed to the community.  In return you will learn about their country and culture and gain a life-long friend in the process.

Sign up now at www.international.missouristate.edu/friends. Contact Joyce Eddy, Coordinator of International Friends, at 836-8943 for more information.

 

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Music department honors retiring faculty

Retirement-CelebrationThe Missouri State University music department will be hosting a retirement celebration for three of their faculty members at 4 p.m. May 1 at the Crystal Ballroom in Kentwood Hall. Honorees include:

  • Dr. Robert Quebbeman, music professor and director of orchestral activities
  • Dr. Belva Prather, music professor
  • Mr. Michael Casey, music professor and coordinator of the BFA Musical Theatre
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Cafeteria Plan Claims Filing Deadline

Attention:

Cafeteria Plan Participants:

All FSA claims for calendar year 2014 must be filed by April 15, 2015.

Please follow the link below to access the plan handbook(s) for Missouri State University.

MoCafe

Contact ASI directly at 1.800.659.3035 or the Office of Human Resources at 417.836.6616 with any questions.

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New Credit Fee Waiver System is Here

New Fee Waiver Credit Course System

We are pleased to offer you a new and enhanced Credit Fee Waiver system for all benefit eligible employees.

Effective March 30, 2015, benefit eligible employees will be able to submit their credit few waiver requests through this new enhanced system. One significant improvement will be the communication received throughout the process between the requester, student if other than the employee, Human Resources, and Financial Services. Customers can expect an open dialogue from the time they submit their request through the approval.

Another significant change is the timing of when the fee waiver is applied/processed. Requesters will now know in advance when their fee waiver will be processed. Not only will they receive email communication, they will know the fee waiver will be processed at the end of the first week of class.

In order to grant the benefit to a dependent, they must agree to the limited release of information about the classes being taken.

Supervisors/Department Heads/Approvers will receive an email that includes instructions on how to access the new “Workflow” tab within MyMissouristate to easily review the employees’ request and take the necessary action.

Employees can access the system simply by following the steps below;

  1. Log in to the MyMissouristate Portal
  2. Click the Profile tab
  3. Scroll down to the Employment Details window
  4. Under Benefits, click Fee Waiver.

The Office of Human Resources welcomes your feedback and is available to respond to any questions you may have about the new system. Please feel free to contact the Office of Human Resources at 417.836.6616.

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