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Honor Community: The value of the Honor’s College

Being an Honors student is more than just good grades and getting to register for classes early – residents came to learn how to sell their experience in the Honors College at Missouri State to future employers and what really sets them apart.


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Agriculture LLC Dinner with the Faculty

Agriculture students gathered together over dinner with faculty members: Dr. Ron Del Vecchio, Dr. Melissa Remley, Christi Sudbrock, and Jim Bellisto talk about everything under the sun! 

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Are you ready for Midterms?


Partner up with someone in your class now so you can learn the information together and review those terms from week 1


Learning material in smaller chunks will be more effective and far less stressful than cramming a few days before so plan to study often for shorter periods of time, start now if you haven’t already.


Attend review sessions, study groups: You may be tempted to skip out on that review session or study group being held by your TA, but this could be a huge mistake. Most of the time, these study sessions cover the main exam topics, and TAs usually let more than a few exam questions slip during these meetings.


Enjoy the silence: If you aren’t attending a study session, find a quiet place where you can stay focused and uninterrupted — the library, an empty classroom, the park. Your dorm room may seem like the most obvious place, but have a plan B ready for when the distractions hit (and they will).


Disconnect: Facebook, Twitter, and email are all unnecessary distractions, so while studying, disconnect for an hour or so. You may be surprised at how much you can accomplish when technology doesn’t get in the way.


Meet with your professor: Stop by office hours to discuss difficult concepts, ask questions about lecture material, or just to find out what types of topics the midterm will cover. You may be surprised at how much your professor is willing to share. Schedule your time now because they will get busy as midterms approach and you might miss out!


Hit Foster Recreation for a power workout. Science says that just 20 minutes of cardio can improve your memory. Whether you’re dancing, jogging or busting a sweat by walking, exercise will increase your energy level and reduce the effects of stress. Very important!


Alternate study spots: Shake up your routine! Simply alternating the room where a person studies improves retention. In an experiment, psychologists found that college students who studied a list of 40 vocabulary words in two different rooms — one windowless and cluttered, the other modern, with a view on a courtyard — did far better on a test than students who studied the words twice, in the same room. Why? Supposedly, the brain makes subtle associations between what it is studying and the background sensations it has at the time. Try alternating your study spots between the library, a study room, and a quiet coffee house.


Take a practice test instead of reading the material again (hopefully, you’ve read it twice already!). Applying what you’ve learning in a similar format to your midterm will boost your grade!

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March Photo Contest


In order to participate, contestants must be following at least one of the LLC social media cites and tag them in their entry. Contestants must also be wearing an LLC shirt and be currently living on an LLC floor. The picture description must include the hashtags #bearsdospringbreak and #MOStateLLC in order to be eligible.

Pictures can only be posted once. Contestants will be allowed to share the original picture, but they are not allowed to create a new post/entry.

Three winners will be chosen based on the amount of “likes” on their pictures. Each winner for the month of March will receive a $25 MSU Bookstore gift card.

The contest will take place until March 31st, and winners will be announced through email and social media on April 10th.



Instagram: @mostatellc

Twitter: @mostatellc

Facebook: Residence Life Living-Learning Community (LLC) Missouri State University



Take a picture while participating in Spring Break activities.





Then tag ANY LLC Social Media!


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First-Year Bears: Springfield Roller Derby

Springfield Roller Girls

2017 Season Opener

Saturday, March 4


Transportation provided:

meet at the Blair-Shannon Circle at 5:00pm


Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2loRtZm


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Bears Business Airport Tour

What does an airport have to do with business? Surprisingly a lot! Being the director of an airport is a lot like being a city manager and a career in aviation is one that has the potential to be very lucrative right now. Students from BBC joined partner Michelle Hulett  to learn all about the day-to-day operations of Springfield’s airport from Brian C. Weiler, A.A.E., Director of Aviation for Springfield-Branson National Airport and got a behind the scenes look at what it takes to get southwest Missouri off the ground and into the sky.

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Tunnel of Oppression

Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive, campus-wide diversity program where actors put on scenarios for participants to experience. It will challenge participants’ thoughts, perceptions, and inner feelings on issues dealing with oppression and hate. Once the participants arrive, they will be guided through five scenarios. Each scenario will consist of a real-life situation scripted by and performed by Missouri State students.
This year’s topics are: Anxiety and Mental Health, Accent Discrimination, Black Lives Matter, Domestic Violence, and Gender and Religion.
Once participants have completed the Tunnel, an empowerment room consisting of campus and community resources will be available to encourage participants to learn more about the topics and how to make a difference in the topics highlighted in Tunnel.

Tunnel of Oppression will be held in the Wells House ground floor on Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Tours given nightly from 6-8:30pm.


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