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Student Organization Spotlight: Christian Campus House

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Christian Campus House seeks to provide a caring fellowship where college age people can find and expand their relationship with God and learn to be doers of the Word. For over 30 years, we have seen hundreds of students find fellowship, encouragement, teaching from God’s Word, counsel, training, service, and excitement about being a part of the body of Christ. Many of those students have gone on to serve in the mission field and various forms of ministry.  Many others are putting their faith into practice in law, medicine, education, business, social services, and multiple other fields. Dozens of former CCH Students serve actively in the leadership of their local congregations and have their hands in a variety of community efforts. If you are interested in finding out more about Christian Campus House, we meet on Tuesday nights at 8:01pm in the PSU Ballroom. You can also check us out at http://www.cchonthe.net.​ 

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Student Organization Spotlight: F.A.I.T.H. Ministries

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F.A.I.T.H. Ministries is a Gospel Ensemble who’s purpose is to worship God through the gift of music. Our ministry is a place for students of all denominations, ethnicities, and backgrounds with any musical talent or skill. This ministry was initially started to provide an alternative to students of Missouri State University; however, The Members of F.A.I.T.H. Ministries are committed to spreading the word of God to all people, and are looking to increase unity within the body of Christ. We sing at numerous campus events and local churches in Springfield as well as different churches throughout the states.We enjoy cultural and social diversity by partnering with other campus ministries and organizations.​​

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Student Organization Spotlight: National Residence Hall Honorary

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The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is an honorary group that represents the top 1% of student leaders on campus. NRHH is built on four foundational pillars: Leadership, Recognition, Scholastics, and Service. NRHH strives to serve the interests and welfare of the students living in residence halls by providing the students opportunities to grow and excel in all of the four pillars. The Boomer Chapter has planned many engaging programs surrounding the four pillars, including Of The Month Rewards, Meals-a-Million, Rudolf’s Five-and-Dime, and a leadership series paired with the Residence Hall Association.

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Student Organization Spotlight: American Indian Student Organization

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Whatever ethnic background you come from or what nation you call home, the American Indian Student Organization is a great place to learn more about the first people of the United States. Despite the name, we are a group who is not limited to only American Indians. Despite the fact that there are no federally recognized tribes in Missouri, there is still a strong American Indian heritage in the area. Our group seeks to learn more about the American Indians, while honoring their presence in living communities, both on campus and across the nation. For those students who are American Indians, who help to provide information on area resources targeted toward their needs.

In addition to our regular twice monthly meetings, we host movie nights and American Indian activities, such as the recent Cherokee Stickball game, trips to Oklahoma for tribal activities, and have sponsored the Native American Pow-Wow for the past several years. Our fundraisers benefit these activities and help us to spread the message that the American Indians are a strong, diverse group of people who still live among us and should never be forgotten. So come join us for a rich and educational experience, while having fun with people who are interested in the same things you are.

Check us out at https://missouristate.collegiatelink.net/organization/american-indian-student-association and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/638238412941687/ .

 

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Student Organization Spotlight: Golden Key International Honour Society

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               Since 1977 Golden Key International Honour Society has accumulated over 2 million members worldwide, making the Honour Society the largest in the world. Members are recruited from the top 15% academically in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes or from graduate students who hold a 3.7 or higher grade point average. Golden Key strives to exemplify three main components: Academics, Leadership, and Service. Beyond the great experiences that the ambitious Golden Key members can share for a lifetime, there are over 1 million dollars in scholarships awarded annually and excusive opportunities and savings.

With approximately 200 members on the Missouri State University campus, the local chapter has taken on many philanthropies within just the past few years such as Convoy of Hope, Harmony House, Robberson Elementary Make-A-Difference Day, and creating communication boards for children in Nicaragua. To develop professionally, special speakers have been brought in for the benefit of the entire campus including Rance Loftgard, who has been awarded for his entrepreneurial endeavors that not only make a profit, but also provide benefits for people who live in unfortunate circumstances. Other speakers include financial, dietary, graduate school and work-place specialists.

Golden Key International Honour Society as a whole has performed remarkable feats time and time again, and while the local chapter has worked hard to emulate the organization as a while, leaders on campus take pride in considering member feedback and creating events that specifically target this feedback. Next on the schedule, Golden Key will be assisting the College of Health and Human Services with their Transdisciplinary Healthcare Forum on November 3rd, then officially recognizing new members November 23rd at the New Member Recognition Event.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Missouri State Beartones

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The Beartones were conceptualized in 2000 under the frameworks of musical excellence, brotherhood and just having a good time. For more than a decade the Beartones have consistently thrilled audiences of all shapes and sizes. The group is renowned for their “polished” and “memorable” sets while racking up numerous notable performances across the country, including Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, and New York City. The Beartones recently received Third Place in the Midwest Semi-Final round of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). This remarkably makes BTZ one of the top three collegiate a cappella groups in the entire Midwest! 

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Student Organization Spotlight: MSU Archery Team

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The Missouri State Archery Team is a brand new organization this year here at Missouri State University. Though we may be new in terms of university affiliation, we are however not a new organization all together. We have been around for 2 year, and have competed in multiple shoots. While the primary focus of our organization thus far has been having fun and enjoying the time we spend together with other shooters we are looking to become involved in many more collegiate competitions in the very near future. We are currently registered with United States Collegiate Archery (USCA) and therefore are eligible to compete against other universities all of the United States in many different types of competitions. We compete in just about every type of archery tournament there is, from indoor/outdoor 3d shoots with both known and unknown distances, as well as indoor fixed known distance competitions. We have many different types of archery disciplines on our team as well. We have compound shooters which fall into a multitude of different classes depending on the set up of their bow, recurve bow shooters, bare bow shooters, and everything in between! For anyone who is interested in archery, whether they are a brand new shooter or a seasoned veteran there is a spot for them in our organization.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Phi Sigma Upsilon

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Phi Sigma Upsilon is a Junior Greek Council designed to facilitate relationships between the newest members of Missouri State’s Fraternity and Sorority Life community, while providing a means of leadership development opportunities. Within Phi Sig, members will get hands on experience planning events such as philanthropies, fundraisers, socials, and Hazing Prevention Week. Furthermore, the executive members will gain the necessary skills to further their college careers as executive leaders within the Fraternity and Sorority Life. Aside from gaining leadership experience, members will develop friendships outside of their respected chapter, resulting in strides toward FSL unity. ​

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Student Organization Spotlight: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship

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Whatever spiritual background you come from or what denomination you grew up in, if you are looking for a place to reconnect, grow, and develop an authentic relationship with God, THIS is where you need to be. Despite the name, we are not a Christian fraternity. We are a unique community of guys and girls who love God and have a true passion to serve him! We’re more than just a service once a week but a true FAMILY—a perfect place to meet other Christians doing life and taking this Christian journey together. Along with our weekly Monday night gathering, we have over 14 Community Groups that meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays that are led by our student leaders that comprise of smaller groups of students based on grade and gender. “C-Groups”, as we call them, go beyond the Monday night service experience for intentional discipleship, authentic friendships, and absolute fun. Even though our numbers have grown beyond our wildest expectations, these dynamic groups encourage REAL growth, just on a smaller scale! Even more so, we partner weekly with a local service organization, and take impactful mission trips to cities like Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis during Spring Break, and places like Nicaragua, Kenya, Berlin, and Dominican Republic during the summer. We just have an incredible passion and love for people and it shows internally and externally. Be a part of our XA community!

Our Monday night services begin at 8pm in the 3rd floor ballroom of the PSU. Our Community Groups meet Wednesdays and Thursdays on and off campus. Check out everything at missouristatechialpha.com.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Student Academy of Audiology

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The MSU Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is a local chapter of the national student organization of the American Academy Audiology. SAA members are audiology doctoral students interested in providing services, education, and advocacy for the profession of audiology and the general public. The organization gives students the opportunity to join together on a local and national scale to advance and support the interests of students as they work toward becoming audiology professionals. On the local level the MSU SAA works to establish relationships with community organizations to create programs that promote and offer services related to hearing and balance health. This includes providing hearing screenings to a variety of groups including the athletes participating in the Missouri Special Olympics, educating the public on hearing issues such as noise-induced hearing loss and how best to protect your hearing, and other initiatives aimed at assisting community partners. SAA fundraising ventures also allow the chapter to provide assistance to programs both locally and internationally, with funds supporting organizations within the local Springfield area and as far as Nicaragua. SAA aims to increase hearing and balance awareness, services, and education while providing audiology students with a platform to support the community and develop lifelong skills important for becoming an active and involved professional.

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