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Name change for the Regional Professional Development Center

Carrington Hall with tree blooms.The Regional Professional Development Center has changed its name to the Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning (ATLL).

“This change came about as a result of a change in focus and methods in providing professional development to the schools and school districts in our region,” said Russ Brock, coordinator of programs for ATLL. “ATLL is committed to working with schools and districts to meet their unique professional development needs in the best ways possible.”

ATLL will still function as one of nine regional professional development centers in Missouri, but the new name will help distinguish the agency from all other professional development centers.

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Restorative Summer Yoga Flow

Foster Recreation CenterImprove flexibility and peace of mind with this summer’s restorative yoga flow sessions.

What: Restorative Summer Yoga Flow
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays May 30-June 29 at noon
Who: Anyone looking to improve flexibility and peace of mind
Where: FRC Studio B
Cost: $50.00 for FRC members for the five-week session; $60 for non-members

This five-week session will be instructed by Kirsten Houston.

You can now apply your Employee Non-Credit Fee Waiver for this and many other courses in My Learning Connection. Apply your employee funds by June 15 or they are gone.

FRC massage therapy, personal training, swim lessons and summer BearFit passes are also available through My Learning Connection.

For more information, contact Teresa Brandenburg, assistant director of campus recreation, at 417-836-8265.

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Wardell receives 2017 Best of Springfield Award

Mary WardellDr. Mary a. Wardell, MD has been selected for the 2017 Best of Springfield Award in the Family Practice Physician category by the Springfield Award Program.

Each year, the Springfield Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Springfield area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Springfield Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Springfield Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Springfield Award Program

The Springfield Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Springfield area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Springfield Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Springfield Award Program

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Vicki Mattocks receives MASFAP’s highest award

Vicki Mattocks with coworkers and her award.Vicki Mattocks, director of financial aid, was awarded the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel’s (MASFAP) highest award, the Missouri Award. From associate director Rob Moore:

“The Missouri Award is the highest award bestowed upon a MASFAP member to recognize contributions made to the field of financial aid.  Nominations are solicited from the membership prior to the annual fall conference.  The selection committee is made up of prior Missouri award recipients. Normally, the Missouri Award is presented at the fall conference, however because Vicki Mattocks was not able to attend, the selection committee let the conference attendees in on the secret of who was selected, swore them to secrecy and plotted with her staff to plan a presentation on MSU’s campus.”

Mattocks was presented with the award Jan. 26.

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Taylor Health and Wellness honored at White House

Reed in the East Room of the White House.
Reed in the East Room of the White House.

Taylor Health and Wellness was among several other college facilities honored at the White House as a White House Health Campus. The event, which occurred Jan. 13, featured First Lady Michelle Obama speaking on how the colleges had made efforts to improve student health and wellness. Jerilyn Reed was on hand to receive the recognition and represent Missouri State University.

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Mercy/Med-Pay Onsite Support

We are pleased to announce the continuation of this great service to our participating faculty and staff.

Mercy/Med-Pay Onsite Support

  • If you currently participate in the Medical health insurance provided by the University and,
  • have had any issues with claims or the processing/billing of your claims,
  • or sometimes just wish you had a better understanding of how your benefits worked.

Then come meet with a representative to help you with your needs. Representatives will be here from 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26 in Carrington 104.

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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Submit Your Spring Fee Waiver

Spring Credit Course Fee Waivers

Benefit Eligible Employees

  • Are you or any of your dependents taking classes during the Spring 2017 semester?
  • If you’re registered, submit your fee waiver request.

Below are the instructions if you still need to:

  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.

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


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Check Your Payroll Deductions

The first payroll is the best time each year to check your deductions and make sure everything is correct for the rest of the year.  As you know, Open Enrollment was held from October 3r to December 1st, 2016. That was the period during which employees reviewed/elected/declined/ or made changes to their benefits for the 2017 calendar year. We encourage employees to check their most recent payroll stub to ensure accuracy with that review and the choices made.

To access your paystub:

  1. Log onto Mymissouristate.edu
  2. Select the Profile tab
  3. Scroll down to Payroll
  4. Click on Pay Stub

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 6-65102 if you have any questions.

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Save for you Future – Deferred Compensation (457b)

The Office of Human Resources is sponsoring a visit by our ICMA-RC representative on:

Tuesday, January 24, 8:30-3:00 in Plaster Student Union Room 309.

ICMA-RC is the University’s Section 457 (Deferred Compensation) plan provider.

Ms. Deborah Taylor will be available to meet individually with employees who already have a 457 account as well as employees who have questions about such accounts or about starting an investment program with ICMA-RC under 457.  Employees currently in the program are asked to bring their new account access user id and password, if they have set up account via Deferred Comp. website:  www.modeferredcomp.org.  Thirty-minute appointments are being scheduled for interested employees.

Employees who want to meet with Ms. Taylor can use the hyperlink to sign up: State of Missouri Online Scheduling this is used for an appointment time or to confirm attendance at the presentation meeting due to limited seating.  (Remember to go ALL THE WAY through the registration to get to the CONFIRMATION #).

Supervisors please post for those without immediate access to a computer

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