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Student Organization Spotlight: Missouri State Enactus

Missouri State Enactus is a entrepreneurship club that goes around the community partnering with businesses to help people in need. We help struggling businesses with Marketing, Operations, and Finances. It is a great club to give you REAL WORLD experience and learn about Business. In April we go to Chicago to present what we did over the past school year to business people and compete with other schools. After that we are able to go to a large Career Fair where over 400 businesses from across America attend to recruit you for a job. If you want to learn and grow as a professional and network for Internships and Jobs this is the club for you. E-mail Enactus at Fentress696@live.missouristate.edu for more information.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Animal Rights Club

Animal Rights Club passionately promotes animal welfare by participating in awareness campaigns, demonstrations/protests, petitioning, volunteering at local animal shelters, organizing fundraisers for animal rescues, and educating the community of animal cruelty with ways to prevent and stop it. We have numerous tabling events throughout the year with fun and educational messages about animal welfare and sampling vegan food! Our most widely attended event is the Earthlings Documentary Film night, in which the first 100 people in attendance received $5 just for watching the film. We host forums and discussions on how to improve the lifes of animals, and are open to more ideas on creative ways to get the message out about animal welfare! We are an organization open to anyone – no matter the major, ect! You can join in at one of our meetings anytime! We meet Wednesdays 4pm till 5:30pm in Siceluff Hall RM 420! Currently we are promoting a petition to end the annual deer hunt in our local nature center! You can find this petition, and more info about the organization on our website and social media channels! Website: http://msuanimalrightsclub.weebly.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MSUAnimalRightsClub/  Twitter: @MoStateARC

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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. 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 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: Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a society focusing on exposing students to and encouraging student scholarship within the study of history. The MSU local chapter of Theta Mu gives members the opportunity to meet and interact with faculty and other scholars outside of the classroom to gain an introduction to the work of the professional historian. Members enjoy opportunities to present research, travel to academic conferences, and network with other future historians. Meetings times are still to be determined for this semester, and involve: Food, Guest Speakers, Movie Nights, and Occasional Off Campus Events (Field Trips!)

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Student Organization Spotlight: Alpha Omicron Pi

Bound by ties of friendship, Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity was established in 1897. Alpha Omicron Pi joined Missouri State University’s Fraternity and Sorority Life Community in 2016. We proudly support arthritis research and education as the platform for our international philanthropic efforts, in addition to outreach and community service projects catered to the local communities of our chapters.

Our tagline “Exceed the Expectation” encourages our members to exceed the expectations of their local college/university,community, and the expectations of AOII to be living examples of our ritual and of NPC women!

We stand at all times for character, dignity, scholarship and college loyalty. We invite you to share in numerous leadership opportunities and a wonderful sisterhood as we begin our legacy here at Missouri State!

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Student Organization Spotlight: Chess Club


Chess Club is open to all students, faculty/staff and anyone in the Springfield community who would like to play chess. We meet every Monday evening from 7-10 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union in Room 317-A. There is no membership fee required to belong to The Chess Club, only a desire to play chess.

Weekly meetings include a host of potential activities such as:

Informal play
Club ladder games
Chess instruction
Discussion of chess openings, strategies and tactics
Speed chess
Review of old chess games

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Student Organization Spotlight: Collegiate DECA


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Students must study and practice for tests, mock job interviews, and role play situations specific to their event/field, which they will engage in during multiple competitive events throughout the year. The purpose of these events is for students to gain knowledge, skills, and simulated firsthand experience in their industry which will greatly benefit them as they enter the professional world. DECA has been a national/international organization since 1949, and has served over ten million members since then. Currently, there are over 200,000 high school DECA members and over 17,000 Collegiate DECA members.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity

Sig Tau

Joining a fraternity is a signal moment in the life of a young man. The fraternity experience is unlike any other on campus, and Sigma Tau Gamma is unlike any other fraternity. Founded by veterans and educators, our fraternity is dedicated to promoting the highest ideals. Founded as a society of men who endeavor to pursue the highest ideals of Manhood, Brotherhood, and Citizenship, its members dedicate themselves to a Path of Principles: learning, brotherhood, integrity, leadership, citizenship, and excellence. Our vision is building generations of noble men!

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Student Organization Spotlight: Alpha Kappa Psi – Professional Business Fraternity

Alpha Kappa Psi

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.

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