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Student Organization Spotlight: Folklore Club

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The Folklore club has members from both campus and the Springfield community. Club meetings focus on different cultures and different expressions of cultural traditions – everything from trips to ethnic restaurants to crafts based on folk art. The club also goes to several events such as the Missouri Folklore Society Meeting and to the St. Louis Storytelling Festival. Every fall the Folklore club hosts a campus wide haunted tour, telling collected stories from the students and faculty about the spookier happenings on and around the Springfield campus.​

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Student Organization Spotlight: African Student Association

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African Student Association serves as a support network for the general welfare of African students here at MSU. Our goal is to create awareness of the African culture and promote a better perception of Africa and all of it’s entities. Although we are the African Student Association, we welcome all cultures and ethnic groups in membership. The major event this semester was “Bridging the Gap”, which was a discussion focused on the tension seen between Africans and African Americans. We also had a Football tournament, both were events open to all students on campus.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Indian Students Association

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The Indian Students Association (ISA) was founded in 2002 with the purpose of promoting knowledge about the diverse Indian culture, to strengthen fraternal bonds among fellow Indian students, as well as other students at the university, to carry out social, charitable, educational, and athletic activities and to help incoming and existing students adjust to college life. Previous events include cricket tournaments, Indian movie nights, potlucks, road trips and representing India in numerous events on campus.

ISA is hosting its sixth annual ‘Tarang’, which is the biggest Indian event in Springfield, Missouri to be held on April 18th 2015. The focus of this event is to raise awareness about Indian culture, traditions and practices in the form of food and entertainment.

For additional information on ISA you can email ISA@MissouriState.edu and for information on Tarang you can contact Isaac Balasundaram at 417.350.6164 or Mohit Jain at 417.771.9888.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Missouri State Improv

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Missouri State Improv is MSU’s resident improvisational comedy troupe. They provide free improv shows every Monday night at 9PM in Carrington Auditorium, as well as free improv workshops every Sunday from 2-4PM in Craig Hall, Room 311. Missouri State Improv has traveled to Ohio State, University of Missouri, Kansas State, and The Comedy Shop in Kansas City to compete and perform alongside over 30 nationally recognized collegiate improv troupes. Missouri State Improv is available to put on leadership or teamwork based workshops for your group or organization, and can also be an entertaining addition to any event you may be having. Follow them on Twitter at @beary_funny and like them on Facebook at Missouri State Improv.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Sister Circle

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Sister Circle is a great organization on the Missouri State University Campus that promotes the unity of all women. Based on their “fruits” of faith, love, trust, compassion, moderation, patience, and courage, Sister Circle uses retention activities and events to teach women about themselves, how to be leaders in all aspects, and gives them a safe place to talk about the things going on in their lives. Lead by their current president, Marquishon Storay-Allen, Sister Circle has meetings every Thursday at 6:30pm in the Plaster Student Union. For more information, contact Marquishon by email at StorayAllen012@live.missouristate.edu. Please follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@sistercirclemsu).

Upcoming Events:

  • Love the Skin You’re In (Tues. 3/24 7p.m. Carrington 208)
  • Men’s Appreciation (Sun. 3/29 5p.m. PSU Ballroom) *you must RSVP
  • Backyard Boogie (Sun. 5/3 4p.m. Fassnight Park)
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Student Organization Spotlight: MSU Women’s Lacrosse

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The Missouri State Women’s Lacrosse team is a new organization founded this year by Anna Timmerberg and Katie Baker. This season we will be traveling throughout the Midwest playing teams such as Missouri University and Kansas University. With the help of members from the Men’s Lacrosse team, such as head coach  Zach Matthews, you can find us practicing under the lights throughout the week snow or rain getting ready for our games. We have a variety of girls who are involved in other campus organizations from Greek life to the Equestrian team. If you’re interested in playing next year contact wlaxmsu@gmail.com.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Accounting Club

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Accounting Club is an organization that promotes an understanding of modern accounting, as well as assisting members in their career paths by providing opportunities to meet with prospective employers. These employers come from many different industries, public and private, and share their experiences throughout their career. Annually we host a Career Day BBQ in which the Accounting students and professionals get to know each other in a casual setting before interviewing season begins. We also participate in community service events, such as the Library Book Sale, Ozarks Food Harvest, Convoy of Hope, and Friends Against Hunger. Accounting Club was awarded one of three Outstanding Student Chapter awards given globally from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) in 2013, and subsequently we were awarded the Distinguished Merit STAR Award in 2014.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Colleges Against Cancer

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Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society.  CAC does just that through four Strategic Directions: Advocacy, Cancer Education, Relay For Life, and Survivorship. With hundreds of chapters nationwide, CAC is showing the world that young people care and want to make a difference.  To date the chapter of CAC here at Missouri State has raised over a million dollars through it’s Relay for Life event held every year, taking place this year at Hammons Student Center on April 24th.
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Student Organization Spotlight: The Potter’s House

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The Potter’s House is a nonprofit coffeehouse ministry that exists to connect students to Jesus Christ and to provide a space where students truly feel welcome. We have been described by countless students as their “home away from home,” and we take pride in that designation. Our menu includes delicious smoothies, gooey brownies, a full range of coffee drinks, and of course the famous Oreo Quicksand! In addition to our coffeehouse menu, we offer small groups for students who are interested on a variety of topics pertinent to the lives of college students. We now have alumni literally all over the world, including a new coffeehouse in South Korea that is following the footsteps of the Potter’s House. In addition to our staff, we also have a large number of Missouri State University students who volunteer here, so you may just see a face you know behind the counter next time you stop by. Use Potter’s House as your next study destination (free wifi), a space to hang out with a group of your friends (we have plenty of games), or come catch free local live music on many Friday or Saturday nights! Whether you have never been in before or you are a regular, we sincerely look forward to seeing you soon in the House!

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Student Organization Spotlight: Entertainment Management Association

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The Entertainment Management Association is a professional organization for students interested in careers in the Entertainment Management field. The purpose of the association is to better prepare students for careers in the entertainment industry. To fulfill this purpose, students will be informed by having professionals from the field speak to Entertainment Management students, and by touring entertainment companies.

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