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Student Organization Spotlight: Catholic Campus Ministry

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Catholic Campus Ministry, housed in the O’Reilly Catholic Student Center behind Strong Hall, is a ministry of the Springfield–Cape Girardeau Diocese and the Claretian Missionaries. The center serves Catholic and Christian college students attending Missouri State University, Drury University, and Ozarks Technical College as well as all other Springfield college students and community members.

Throughout the year, CCM hosts social and spiritual events to help build a Christ-centered community for college students. Our weekly events include:

-Sunday Mass at 11 a.m., 7:30 p.m., & 10:15 p.m.
-Praise & Worship, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the chapel
-Escape & Unwind, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs hall (a free meal with fellowship and fun events afterward)
-Adoration and Reconciliation, Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. in the chapel with a candlelit mass following at 9:15 p.m.
-Mass Monday-Friday at noon
-Friday Fellowship lunch following noon mass

CCM: Where fellowship is rooted in Christ.

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Student Organization Spotlight: The Association of International Students

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The Association of International Students (AIS) is a social organization designed to bring together the cultures that are represented in the student body of Missouri State University. Our membership is composed of international and domestic students. AIS plans and hosts several multicultural activities that are entertaining and educational, which also promote the Public Affairs mission of Missouri State University. Our main event is the International Banquet & Show, which will take place December 3rd in the Plaster Student Union. For more information: follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AISatMSU/timeline
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Student Organizational Spotlight: Alpha Chi Omega

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Alpha Chi Omega is a sisterhood of more than 200,000 members in more than 130 collegiate chapters and 200 alumnae chapters nationwide. This organization works to mold and grow young college girls into “Real. Strong. Women.” through an inseparable bond that is deeply instilled in the heart of each member. Alpha Chi Omega is a place where women are not only able, but also encouraged, to grow both personally and professionally. As an organization we strive for academic excellence, promote philanthropic work, especially in the area of domestic violence awareness, and remain involved in both our communities and college campuses. Alpha Chi Omega can serve as the platform to excel as you pursue an undergraduate education at Missouri State

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Student Organizational Spotlight: College Democrats

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This is an organization that unites and builds upon the progressive ideology of the Missouri State University campus. We are a group that recognizes the strength in coming together and fighting for a shared goal, and our goal is a progressive American future. We strive to educate, motivate and inspire a new generation of young people to lead our nation forward. We believe in building bridges to bring people closer together, not creating walls to separate us. Please come and grow with us as we move Missouri State University, Springfield and the State of Missouri progressively forward.

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Student Organizational Spotlight: Gamma Sigma Sigma

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Gamma Sigma Sigma is an all-inclusive, co-ed National Service Sorority that values service, unity, and leadership. Each year, the Missouri State University’s Delta Xi Chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma logs over 1,600 hours of community service through many local and national organizations including Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, the Springfield Boys and Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House, The Harmony House, Bass Pro Outdoors Festival, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, MADD, and many more. Members also have the opportunity to develop their own projects based on their passions. For more information about Gamma Sigma Sigma or for interest in pairing with them for a project, please contact Kenna Sheppard, Vice President of Service at kls0918@live.missouristate.edu.

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Student Organizational Spotlight: Pre-Pharmacy Society

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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