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Student Organizational Spotlight: Pre-Pharmacy Society


Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health, and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, and oversee the medications given to patients. Pre-Pharmacy Society strives to: 1) establish a communication network between pre-pharmacy members and the community, 2) provide members with information about the ever-expanding pharmaceutical field and to inspire them through guest speakers and tours, 3) donate to and be recognized by the community through involvement in charitable activities, and 4) serve as a resource in preparing members for the admission to a College of Pharmacy. Examples of activities that we do include learning about the field, learning how to apply to a College of Pharmacy, mock pharmacy school interviews, meet with guest speakers, visit with pharmacy schools, tour pharmacy schools, community service, and Adopt-A-Street cleanups. For more info, e-mail pre-pharmacy@missouristate.edu

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Student Organizational Spotlight: Ozarks Amateur Astronomers Club


The Ozarks Amateur Astronomers Club welcomes everyone who wants to learn more about astronomy. Whether you have never looked through a telescope or used one to enjoy the night sky for years, the OAAC offers something to satisfy your astronomical interests. Our monthly meetings include presentations ranging from learning basic skills such as how to use binoculars and telescopes, to hearing about the latest astronomy research projects at Missouri State University. Each month during the school year we schedule nighttime observing sessions outside the Plaster Student Union to view the Moon, planets, and double stars through telescopes and binoculars. Our other monthly outdoor event is held under the dark skies at MSU’s Baker Observatory, where we focus our equipment on star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and other celestial showpieces. Come to an OAAC meeting and observing session to see why the sky is not the limit but just the beginning of a great journey to discover the wonders of the universe.

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Student Organizational Spotlight: The Folklore Club

Our members are actively involved at the university and in the community. We, also, take extremely exciting trips and have the most unusual and unexpected events and fundraisers! A well-known fundraiser is our MSU Haunted Tour! (Come join us OCT 28th and 29th for the 9th annual Haunted Tour!)
Everyone participates in and creates folklore, but very few realize it. We create opportunities to explore traditions, foodways, and other types of folklore in the local area and the world. Folklore enriches lives every day all across the world. It is often unrecognized because many examples of folklore are intangible parts of our cultural heritage. Knowing about folklore makes us more knowledgeable and connected to other cultures.  Membership is open to everyone! Join us WEDs in Siceluff Hall, room 119 at 6pm, or find us on face book and Twitter! @LoreatMOStateU   https://www.facebook.com/MSUFolkloreClub
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Student Organizational Spotlight: Women’s Club Volleyball


Our organization is a great opportunity for girls who chose not to play volleyball in college to continue playing on a competitive team. There are also opportunities for leadership roles within the organization. About three times a semester we travel to different universities for a one-day tournament against other club teams. During the spring semester we also play in a National tournament, and last year we qualified for the D1AA division. We have our first tournament this weekend at Mizzou, and we also have two other tournaments this semester at Saint Louis University and Kansas University. We are all excited for this weekend and look forward to a great semester of volleyball!

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Student Organizational Spotlight: Delta Zeta


As you enter college, you begin to search for your place in the world and meet the people who will be your friends for life. By joining Delta Zeta, you will be a part of something that defies words, but you have to experience it for yourself!

The Epsilon Nu Chapter of the Delta Zeta Sorority at Missouri State University is a group of energetic, passionate and amazing young women joined together by love, encouragement, support and sisterhood. Being a part of Epsilon Nu offers each and every young woman an amazing college experience filled with bonding, networking, social activities and philanthropic events while encouraging our members to obtain their highest social, moral and academic standards. We invite you to learn more about what Delta Zeta can potentially offer you in all aspects of sisterhood.

The women of Delta Zeta Sorority share a common purpose: to make life fuller, more meaningful, more rewarding – Truly Delta Zeta.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Sigma Tau Delta


Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. Our chapter at Missouri State, Delta Nu, is an organization that strives for fellowship amongst the English disciplines all across the board. This could be a major in folklore, literature, English education, creative writing (both fiction and non-fiction), technical and professional writing, etc. It is about finding someone who enjoys literature and writing as much as you do. It is about joining together as people who know the book is always better, and it is about discussions about the importance of English in our daily lives. It is for all of us that appreciate and practice English in its many disciplines. It is for those of us who love Harry Potter, who have complex theories about where Jon Snow came from, who see the dystopia in The Hunger Games, who see so much in literature and also want to discuss it. We participate in an annual publishing panel, where students can learn more about publishing their work. We also have participated in hosting book sales and hosted the English Department Awards Banquet. Once a year, we get to go to convention. Last year it was in Minneapolis, MN and this year it will be in Louisville, KY!

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Student Organizational Spotlight: College Republicans


The Missouri State University chapter of College Republicans provides a forum for students to learn the principles of the Republican Party and engage in activities supporting Republican candidates and ideals. College Republicans are a youthful, volunteer oriented arm of the Republican Party that promote conservative principles while building the party base through energetic recruitment and grass-roots training of students on college campuses. We attend conference across the nation where we have the opportunity to interact with influential politicians and learn more about the Republican cause.
Join us for our weekly meetings Tuesdays at 8:00PM in PSU 314!
Email engelby325@live.missouristate.edu for more information.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Criminal Justice Society

Criminal Justice

The purpose of the Criminal Justice Society is to supplement our members’ academic experience by providing extracurricular opportunities to further explore critical issues involving criminology and criminal justice. As well as providing students with valuable information for making decisions about career choices and further graduate level study, through a regular program of speakers, tours and other resources. In accordance with the public affairs mission of the University, members of the Criminal Justice Society will provide service to the community through its ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. Email Kirsten Spangenberg – Spangenberg218@live.missouristate.edu if you are interested in joining!

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You’re invited to Rally in the Valley

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Make your statement at the third annual “Rally in the Valley” at Plaster Stadium, presented by Traditions Council.

Key details

  • What: The rally that will get you ready to #BearUp for the first home football game
  • When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Plaster Stadium
  • Cost: Free. Zero. Zilch.

What you need to knowStudents at Rally in the Valley

“Rally in the Valley” is a tradition that’s still pretty new, but that just means one thing: That you get to continue setting the tone for an event that’s drawn thousands of students to Plaster Stadium since 2014.

It’s all about setting the stage for the first football game on Sept. 1, which is free for students with a BearPass ID.

You’ll learn how to become one unit in the student section. You should yell all the time, but what should you yell when?

Hosted by Chance Nichols and Caleb Hearon of Missouri State Improv, the event will feature head coach Dave Steckel and your football student-athletes. In addition, you’ll see performances from the Pride Bands and Spirit Squads. If you’re one of the first 1,000 students through the gate, you’ll get free pizza and BearWear T-shirts.

#BearUp is a way of life. We’ll see you Tuesday.

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Student Organization Spotlight: The Green Room


The Green Room is a student-led, multi-campus, college-age ministry that focuses on building community and fostering disciples of Christ. A Green Room is defined as, “a room in a theater or television studio where performers can relax before they go onstage.” We strive to be a relaxing space where students can ask questions and learn how to be a true follower of God before leaving for the “real world.” (PSA: The room we meet in is not actually green.) We meet for worship, discussion, and fellowship every Wednesday evening at 8:08 PM at The Downtown Church. Apart from our weekly worship, we also have hosted mission trips, hiking adventures, retreats, and other exciting projects. Although we are a United Methodist ministry, we welcome all backgrounds, believers and nonbelievers, to join us as we grow together in ministry.

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