The Entertainment Management Association (EMA) exists to benefit all students interested in the business of sports, events, music and venues. It’s open to both Entertainment Management (EM) majors, and non-EM majors. We strive to provide students with hands-on experience and professional opportunities within the industry through volunteer work in the community, fundraising events, and educational experiences. With over 80 members, the Entertainment Management Association is the largest student organization in the College of Business and continues to grow each semester. Every year our members volunteer at the Super Bowl to help with game day events, operations and VIP gatherings, providing invaluable experiences and networking opportunities. Students members also volunteer at the annual Pollstar Music Conference and Award Show held in Los Angeles or Nashville, and meet some of the movers and shakers in the touring industry. For those students with an interest in events, EMA members attend luncheons and conferences hosted by Meeting Professionals International. EMA members also have the opportunity to earn scholarships to attend the annual conference and trade show of International Association of Venue Managers. EMA meets about every other week during the semester to host guest speakers, tour sport and entertainment venues, and enjoy each other. For students interested in creating “wow” experiences, EMA is the place to be. Find more at www.theEMlife.com .
Gamma Sigma Sigma is a co-ed organization committed to service to humanity. Gamma Sigma Sigma’s goal embraces the ideals of friendship and equality. You will find that the sorority will mature and change you, offering challenges and opportunities that will help you realize your maximum potential. The purpose of Gamma Sigma Sigma is to assemble college and university students in the spirit of service to humanity and to develop friendships among all races and creeds.
Opal agency is an on campus, student-run advertising agency. We are a service organization that uses its members’ skills to raise awareness of global issues and help local, small businesses and non-profit organizations. As Missouri State’s first and only student-run advertising agency, Opal is determined to set the bar high for its members. Opal agency values and promotes students with diverse backgrounds and majors. The agency provides members with real-world, internship-like experience that gives them a competitive advantage when looking for a potential internship or a future job. Major global issues are one of Opal’s priorities for the 2013-2014 academic school year. For this next coming year, Opal is focusing on spreading awareness of Fair Trade and helping to fight the negative perception Africa has received in today’s society.
If you are interested in applying for a position, or if you want to know more about Opal as an organization, please visit Opal’s website. Be sure to follow Opal on Twitter and connect with them on Facebook
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. was found Jan. 9th 1914 at Howard University in Washington DC. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service, the three principles of the fraternity. The Rho Chi chapter was founded at Missouri State University Nov. 22nd 1989 by 5 men Rolando Greene, Chris Clay, Curtis Jones, Lee Campbell, and Shandol Moss. Since then the Rho Chi chapter has excelled in community service in the Springfield area. Each year the chapter hosts Sigma Week, typically hosted during the week the chapter was founded. Sigma Week is a way for the chapter to give back to Missouri State by hosting an event everyday for that week.
Lifestyle is a group of college students from all over southwest Missouri who loves God and wants to share that love with others both here and abroad. We provide a place to help students grow a dynamic, meaningful faith in Jesus while developing lifelong friendships. In addition to meeting once a week for Bibical teaching and fellowship, Lifestyle volunteers around the community. We are grateful for opportunities to participate in evangelistic mission endeavors both locally and internationally.
Lifestyle meets on Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. in Plaster Student Union, room 314. Come experience dynamic worship and teaching! We have a vision to raise up Godly students that have a lifestyle of laying their lives down for Christ to experience an amazingly fulfilled life.
Lifestyle is based through Abundant Life Church, a non-demoninational Christian church in Springfield.
To find out more about Lifestyle, contact Rebekah Clark at 417-839-8004.
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LifestyALC and Tweet to us at @LifestyAL.
Since its formation in 1987 the Missouri State Handball Club Team has won the National Championships 11 times. The MSU Women’s Handball Team has won the National Championships 11 times in the women’s division. The MSU Men’s Handball Team has won the the National Championships 7 times in the men’s division. The Missouri State Handball Team is also proud to have produced 31 All-American handball players since its formation. In 2011 The Missouri State Handball Program was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for every year of its existence (1987-2011)–the only club sports team to have ever been inducted. In 2013, the MSU Women’s Handball team won the National Collegiate Championships in Arizona and the MSU Men’s Handball team placed 4th.
Phi Sigma Pi is a coed national honors fraternity that was founded in 1916 and introduced to Missouri State in 1997. Phi Sigma Pi is based around three ideals that, together, form the “tripod.” These ideals are scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. Phi Sigma Pi is a community of brothers who have the opportunity to become leaders, to pursue academic excellence, and to surround themselves with like-minded people with whom they will forge meaningful and lasting friendships. Phi Sigma Pi also tries to give back both to the MSU and Springfield communities. As well as many service events every semester, Phi Sigma Pi annually holds their Sleepout for the Homeless event in partnership with Springfield Habitat for Humanity. Phi Sigma Pi has also won Homecoming at MSU in the student organization category the past two years. Essentially, Phi Sigma Pi gives its members the benefits of an honors society, a social fraternity, and a service organization all wrapped up into one amazing brotherhood.
SGA is the Student Government Association of Missouri State University. SGA serves as the voice of the student body and encourages all students to participate if they are interested in bettering their University. All registered organizations on campus are encouraged to have two representatives join SGA and come together every Tuesday for Senate at 5:30pm in PSU 313. During Senate, Student Body President David Schneider and Student Body Vice President Brittany Donnellan run meeting, along with their cabinet members. During Senate, there is old and new business consisting of resolutions to improve campus life. Resolutions come from Directors that serve on cabinet and senators that attend weekly committee meetings. Senators can be representatives from their organization but also can be senators at large or represent their graduating class. SGA is responsible for many recent improvements and aspects of campus, such as the Foster Recreational Center, pink bear line route, branding around campus, and 24/7 library hours during finals week. SGA is also behind the potential BEAR Fee that will be up to vote this week on the Homecoming ballot. The BEAR Fee is a recreational fee that would fund four new facilities that would benefit the student body and future bears to come. SGA wants all students to vote in order for the whole student body to be represented. For more information on the BEAR Fee, please watch this video:
SGA cabinet meets on Mondays at 5:30 and all Senate sessions are Tuesday at 5:30pm in PSU 313. For additional information on SGA please visit our office in PSU 123!
In 1904, Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business and to further the individual welfare of members during college and beyond. College men and women everywhere are discovering that Alpha Kappa Psi is much more than just another organization or club—it is a unique, prestigious association of students, professors, graduates and professionals with common interests and goals. They join Alpha Kappa Psi to take advantage of valuable educational, friendship and networking opportunities. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.