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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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Student Organization Spotlight: Sigma Kappa

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The purpose of Sigma Kappa Sorority is to provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities. The values of Sigma Kappa are personal growth, friendship, loyalty, and service. Sigma Kappa Sorority provides many opportunities for members to become involved in community service and philanthropic projects such as the Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inherit the Earth, Gerontology and the Maine Sea Coast Mission. 

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Student Organization Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity is known for building houses for people in need.  What most people do not know is that four pillars create Habitat for Humanity; they are Build, Fundraise, Educate, and Advocate.  Although we spend a significant amount of time building, we also spend a lot of time fundraising, teaching the public about poverty and homelessness, and advocating for those in need.  Last semester we were able to participate in several touch-up projects for residents in Springfield.  We also had the opportunity to collaborate with Drury’s Habitat for Humanity in order to hold a poker tournament! This next semester we have several fundraisers planned including our third annual Light the Night 5K, and we will be participating in Act, Speak, Build Week, a week that focuses on educating the community and advocating for those without homes.

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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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