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Student Organization Spotlight: Asian American Pacific Islanders Organization


This organization’s purpose is to instill and maintain a community among Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans at Missouri State University and the surrounding community. AAPIO shall arrive to promote these various cultures and encourage understanding between Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans and people of other ethnic origins. Membership is open to any person at MSU and the surrounding community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University.

Some of the things we have accomplished in the past years is our Annual Banquet to celebrate Asian American Heritage month in May. Our banquet involves a delicious dinner, fantastic performances, and a fashion show. We also have the winter ball which unite international and domestic diversity. Other smaller events include cultural nights where we showcase one or multiple cultures, bringing over YouTube artists to talk about diversity, and working together in collaboration to support other organizations’ events.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Linked




  1. of, relating to, or between different religions or members of different religions.

“action to encourage interfaith dialogue”

Linked is an interfaith dialogue and service organization on the Missouri State University campus and is  an affiliate of the national Interfaith organization, Interfaith Youth Core. Linked brings together people of all religious and secular traditions to serve the community and discuss issues happening in Springfield and beyond. Their goal is to address a variety of social concerns such as homelessness and public health, increase religious literacy and public knowledge regarding interfaith cooperation, and to serve the Springfield community through volunteerism. Linked has monthly volunteer opportunities for its members with organizations such as Harmony House and the Kitchen Inc. In October during one of their signature events, Trick or Treat Better Together, members collected over 300 household items and supplies for the organization The Kitchen Inc whose mission is to provide emergency housing and combat homelessness in the Springfield area.

Linked has a weekly meeting Thursday’s at  8pm in the Plastor Student Union room 314C. For more information contact Tia Rounsoville by email at, rounsoville0406@live.missouristate.edu and visit https://www.ifyc.org/ for more information about interfaith cooperation.


Also follow them on social media @LinkedMSU

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LinkedMSU

Instagram: https://instagram.com/linkedMSU/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/linkedMSU


Upcoming events:

November 10th – Linked attends Ekklesia’s Modern Mystery Plays in the Balcony Theater @7:30pm

November 12th – Linked Fundraiser at Pickleman’s Downtown Location @5pm-8pm

November 13,14,or 15th – Linked Spends a day at Skepticon

November 14th – Site visit to Baha’i place of worship for Bahá’u’lláh Celebration

December 3rd – End of the Semester Celebration


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Student Organization Spotlight: Phi Sigma Pi

Phi Sigma Pi is a gender-inclusive national honor fraternity focused on the three ideals of scholarship, fellowship, and leadership. We are open to all majors and have minimum GPA of 3.0 with 12 credits. In the Gamma Sigma Chapter at Missouri State, members are able to gain leadership experience and connect with both current and alumni members. Through scholarship, service, philanthropy, fundraising events and more, Phi Sigma Pi is active on the Missouri State campus and in the Springfield community.
This semester, Phi Sigma Pi was active in homecoming activities and placed first in the student organization category for the fourth year in a row. Additionally, members consistently volunteer their time locally at places such as Convoy of Hope, the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Gardens, and the Discovery Center.
Find the Gamma Sigma chapter on social media!
Facebook – Phi Sigma Pi at Missouri State University
Instagram – gammasigma_psp
Twitter – @PSPGammaSigma
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Student Organization Spotlight: Entertainment Management Association


Entertainment Management Association is the largest student organization in the College of Business. We have over 90 members of EMA, and we are open to all majors. While many members are Entertainment Management majors, there are quite a few very active members who are from other disciplines, everything from Fashion Design to Childhood Education, making our group for anyone and everyone interested in entertainment.

We provide our members with opportunities to learn about the different areas of Entertainment Management including; music, sports, events and venues through education, networking opportunities, speakers, tours and trips that EMA provides. During our meetings, we will often have a guest speaker via Skype or in person who is a professional in the entertainment industry that will share tips and answer any questions that students have about the industry. This Wednesday, October 28th, we will have a guest speaker, Gina Keltner, who is the talent manager from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN to give our students a sneak peek into the music industry.

The highlight of our organization is the student planned trips that we offer to our members. These include: Pollstar – a music and event management trip where students are able to network with some of the biggest names in the music industry, International Entertainment Buyers Association –where students learned about talent buying in the music and venues industry, Super Bowl – where students are able to volunteer at one of the largest sporting events in the country, and March Madness – where students will volunteer at another large sporting event and a Final Four concert.

These are our four big trips in the 2015-2016 school year that we work hard to go to each year, but are always a worthwhile time. The networking you create through EMA is something you won’t find in a classroom but through the fellowship of colleges, alumni, and other business leaders.

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Student Organization Spotlight: African Student Association


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 “Faaji”, which was a event that was held in the patio in the Recreation Center in which we danced to different music from different aspect of Africa as well as teach other how to dance. We also had a Game night with a taste of Africa, both were events open to all students on campus.


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Student Organization Spotlight: Association of International Students


The Association of International Students, also known as AIS, is a multicultural organization at Missouri State University. Students from all over the world are welcome to join and attend our Star Awards winning events such as the International Banquet & Show (November 14th) and the International Sharing Day (February). Local students also participate to share the American traditions with foreign students and learn from other cultures.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Gamma Alpha Lambda


Gamma Alpha Lambda is a Christian Sisterhood who was founded on the Missouri State campus in 2003. People know Gamma Alpha Lambda as “GAL” for short. We support Godly women in their walk with Christ through evangelism, sisterhood, service, and faith. We have weekly chapter meetings and small groups. Along with these are the social and service events we put on for our members. This fall semester we doubled our numbers, and we will be holding a spring rush starting in January. Find us on Facebook at MoState Gamma Alpha Lambda, Twitter at MoState_GAL, and Instagram at msu_gal. If you are interested in rushing next semester email us at gammaalphalambda@missouristate.edu.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Philosophy Club


MSU Philosophy Club’s mission is to encourage and promote philosophical discourse and critical thinking. We get together and discuss pertinent topics and issues from a philosophical and/or ethical point of view. In addition to this, we host movie and TV show viewing nights where we talk about the philosophical themes in popular films and TV shows, such as God’s Not Dead and House of Cards, among others. Not all of us are philosophy majors, and that is okay as everyone can critically evaluate and participate in these discussions, and we are open to all viewpoints. We also exist as an organization to help current philosophy majors find professional success once they graduate. One way that we do this is by inviting speakers who have found workplace success with philosophy degrees to come and share their stories with us, such as Matt Marinec, an MSU philosophy alum who currently works as the Confidential Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. We want to show that philosophy is very much alive and relevant today. We have meetings every Wednesday at 7pm in Strong 205. Also, we have a Facebook page where one can learn more about who we are as an organization: https://www.facebook.com/msuphilosophyclub 

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Student Organization Spotlight: Tau Kappa Epsilon


Tau Kappa Epsilon is a Social Fraternity here at Missouri State University.  We develop servant leaders who make a positive impact on society and help build a better world for the generations that follow. We demonstrate this by partnering with worthy philanthropic causes and providing quality community service activities for our members. Tau Kappa Epsilon’s main receiver of philanthropic donations is St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. We are hosting a Bubble Soccer Tournament coming up on Oct. 10th benefitting St. Jude’s. We encourage everyone to come out to this event for a good time and to help raise money for a great cause. Tau Kappa Epsilon is very excited for this upcoming year; we believe it will be our most successful philanthropic year since our re-charter date of 2008.

For more information visit:

Website: www.tke.org

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/mo_state_tke

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