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Student Organization Spotlight: Delta Sigma Pi

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Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) is a professional business fraternity where membership is reserved exclusively for business majors. Our goal is to promote our members’ personal and professional development and to build a Brotherhood that will last a lifetime. There are over 300 collegiate chapters nationwide with nearly 255,000 initiates since inception. Delta Sigma Pi is a great opportunity to meet new people and most importantly, make business connections. Several Fraternity members can credit their job or internship to knowing a Delta Sigma Pi active or alumni member. The Missouri State University chapter, Kappa Omicron, was created on November 21, 1981. We currently have 127 active members and are growing every semester.

Delta Sigma Pi is focused on building a strong group of brothers who are prepared for the career world. We invite professionals and entrepreneurs from various areas of business to speak at our meetings to enrich our experience in DSP. In addition to professional development, community service and public affairs involvement is very important to our chapter. We take part in several philanthropic causes such as Children’s Miracle Network, Relay for Life, and Operation Gratitude. Each semester, our chapter attends regional and provincial leadership conferences with other chapters from across the country. The national Fraternity also recognizes outstanding members with scholarships. For those interested in joining, new member recruitment is at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Website: http://organizations.missouristate.edu/deltasigmapi/

Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/dspko

Follow us on Twitter: @deltasigmapiko

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Student Organization Spotlight: MSU Student Dietetic Association

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The MSU Student Dietetic Association (SDA) brings together students upholding interest in dietetics, nutrition, and wellness issues. SDA provides leadership building opportunities, builds partners in the community, and provides support through the educational journey. We offer insight into all different types of Dietetic careers and work hands on in these career paths preparing future health care providers.

SDA has been expanding for the past few years. We have meetings once a month with guest speakers that explain how we can expand our knowledge and involvement into the health world in the Springfield community. We offer community service work and fun member engaging activities every month. This past academic year SDA has served alongside the Healthy Living Alliance, Victory Mission, ConVoy of Hope, Crosslines, Hy-Vee, and several more. We have also held park picnics, running events and Zumba dances. We are fully committed to making the best out of the dietetic journey in academic success, engaging in the community, and having a blast. Join SDA today and for the rest of your future journey at MSU.

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Student Organizatoin Spotlight: Academic Media Production Guild

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Academic Media Production Guild (AMPG) is Missouri State University’s principal media production organization. AMPG ‘s aim is to bring together students across academic disciplines and to provide them with both the tools and the support they need to develop their craft in creative leadership.  We provide hands-on opportunities for students; both peer-to-peer and professional to student by coordinating the production of student web series, and other worthy productions.
AMPG is dedicated to promoting media production by coordinating educational resources, networking and mentorship opportunities for aspiring media production students to help bring their ideas into the world and to create dynamic ventures that contribute to their passion in producing.
One of AMPG’s major initiatives is the “AMP guild” e-Magazine which will highlight our student work productions and sponsor of our series. Additionally the organization will run a fundraising event(s) to raise money for the production(s).  Currently we just completed a successful fundraising campaign doing a casino night to raise finds for A Little Help, our current web series to be released in June. 
In the future we would like to raise money to help send students​ to conferences like the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Broadcast Education Association  (BEA) National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) or Film Festivals to which they have submitted work or won awards.
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Student Organization Spotlight: Student Library Science Association

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The Student Library Science Association (SLSA) exists to benefit Missouri State students interested in information; archives; school, public, and academic libraries, as well as ones serving law firms, corporations, hospitals, art museums, and other settings. SLSA, https://www.facebook.com/StudentLibraryScienceAssociation, is open to all MSU students and to MU Library Science students. We offer a variety of activities, including social events like dinners and coffee breaks, Webinars, colloquia, trips to libraries, and volunteer opportunities.  SLSA’s goal is for its MSU students to get to know each other, learn about libraries, and contribute to them. Our members have volunteered at local libraries, including the Springfield Art Museum Library.
 
SLSA is affiliated with the MSU Library Science Department, http://libraryscience.missouristate.edu/. SLSA’s members’ interests reflect the Departments offerings, which include courses supporting school library media certification, the MU Master of Library Science degree, and an MSU undergraduate library science minor.
 
SLSA is planning a trip with the MSU Folklore Club to the St. Louis Storytelling Festival on May 1-3. We are also affiliated with 417 Librarians, https://www.facebook.com/StudentLibraryScienceAssociation#!/417Librarians, a regional networking group for library employees, library students, and library lovers from all backgrounds in southwest Missouri. SLSA will be joining 417 Librarians for dinner on March 21 at Springfield’s Café Cusco at 6 pm.
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Student Organization Spotlight: Entertainment Management Association

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The Entertainment Management Association (EMA) exists to benefit all students interested in the business of sports, events, music and venues. It’s open to both Entertainment Management (EM) majors, and non-EM majors. We strive to provide students with hands-on experience and professional opportunities within the industry through volunteer work in the community, fundraising events, and educational experiences. With over 80 members, the Entertainment Management Association is the largest student organization in the College of Business and continues to grow each semester.  Every year our members volunteer at the Super Bowl to help with game day events, operations and VIP gatherings, providing invaluable experiences and networking opportunities. Students members also volunteer at the annual Pollstar Music Conference and Award Show held in Los Angeles or Nashville, and meet some of the movers and shakers in the touring industry.  For those students with an interest in events, EMA members attend luncheons and conferences hosted by Meeting Professionals International. EMA members also have the opportunity to earn scholarships to attend the annual conference and trade show of International Association of Venue Managers.  EMA meets about every other week during the semester to host guest speakers, tour sport and entertainment venues, and enjoy each other. For students interested in creating “wow” experiences, EMA is the place to be. Find more at www.theEMlife.com .

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Student Organization Spotlight: Trixie Chicks Trick Riding Association

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You may want to think twice before skipping over this spotlight because, right now, we would like to introduce a high-velocity treat for the senses! These daredevil cowgirls are students in the Darr School of Agriculture, and they call themselves the Trixie Chicks Trick Riders Association. This unique student organization is an equestrian trick and fancy riding team of performing students and their personal horses. They are currently the only collegiate-affiliated trick riding student organization in the United States.

 
So you might be thinking, “What is trick riding?” This highly specialized style of equestrian performance is the art of demonstrating dangerous stunts on the back of a free galloping horse. Trick riding requires athletic agility, keen horsemanship, and a trusted equine teammate. The Trixie Chicks Trick Riders train under the supervision of seasoned rodeo professionals and train all of their personal horses to be show-stopping performers.
 
Established in 2013, the Trixie Chicks Trick Riders Association has aided in the professional development, networking, and preparation of its members for a career in the competitive industry of animal agriculture. These student performers have already made a name for themselves in the agriculture and rodeo world by performing at the World Equestrian Games, multiple professional rodeos, and the Ozark Empire Fair. In 2013, they were also selected as a guest specialty act to perform alongside the famous Budweiser Clydesdales, during their visit to Springfield, MO. The members also had a unique opportunity to collaborate with celebrity portrait photographer, Lauren Dukoff, on a personal project aimed at capturing artistic beauty within the rodeo world. The Trixie Chicks Trick Riders kicked off 2014 with a bang when they took third place in the IPRA Specialty Act Showcase during the International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. They were the only student group to perform against seasoned professional rodeo acts.
 
In addition to professional performances, the Trixie Chicks Trick Riders strive to excel in both academics and philanthropy activities within the community. They enjoy educating youth about the importance of equestrian safety and horsemanship. During their educational performances at Pinegar Arena, the students give presentations to their college peers and local K-12 students about the history of trick riding and its significance in American cowboy culture. If you would like to learn more about the Trixie Chicks Trick Riders Association, please visit our website and like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/trxchx. Otherwise, we’ll see you at the nearest rodeo!
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Student Organization Spotlight: Gamma Sigma Sigma

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Gamma Sigma Sigma is a co-ed organization committed to service to humanity.  Gamma Sigma Sigma’s goal embraces the ideals of friendship and equality. You will find that the sorority will mature and change you, offering challenges and opportunities that will help you realize your maximum potential. The purpose of Gamma Sigma Sigma is to assemble college and university students in the spirit of service to humanity and to develop friendships among all races and creeds.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Opal Agency

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Opal agency is an on campus, student-run advertising agency. We are a service organization that uses its members’ skills to raise awareness of global issues and help local, small businesses and non-profit organizations. As Missouri State’s first and only student-run advertising agency, Opal is determined to set the bar high for its members. Opal agency values and promotes students with diverse backgrounds and majors. The agency provides members with real-world, internship-like experience that gives them a competitive advantage when looking for a potential internship or a future job. Major global issues are one of Opal’s priorities for the 2013-2014 academic school year. For this next coming year, Opal is focusing on spreading awareness of Fair Trade and helping to fight the negative perception Africa has received in today’s society.

If you are interested in applying for a position, or if you want to know more about Opal as an organization, please visit Opal’s website. Be sure to follow Opal on Twitter and connect with them on Facebook

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Student Organization Spotlight: Phi Beta Sigma

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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. was found Jan. 9th 1914 at Howard University in Washington DC. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service, the three principles of the fraternity. The Rho Chi chapter was founded at Missouri State University Nov. 22nd 1989 by 5 men Rolando Greene, Chris Clay, Curtis Jones, Lee Campbell, and Shandol Moss. Since then the Rho Chi chapter has excelled in community service in the Springfield area. Each year the chapter hosts Sigma Week, typically hosted during the week the chapter was founded. Sigma Week is a way for the chapter to give back to Missouri State by hosting an event everyday for that week. 

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Student Organization Spotlight: Lifestyle

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Lifestyle is a group of college students from all over southwest Missouri who loves God and wants to share that love with others both here and abroad. We provide a place to help students grow a dynamic, meaningful faith in Jesus while developing lifelong friendships. In addition to meeting once a week for Bibical teaching and fellowship, Lifestyle volunteers around the community. We are grateful for opportunities to participate in evangelistic mission endeavors both locally and internationally.

Lifestyle meets on Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. in Plaster Student Union, room 314. Come experience dynamic worship and teaching! We have a vision to raise up Godly students that have a lifestyle of laying their lives down for Christ to experience an amazingly fulfilled life.

Lifestyle is based through Abundant Life Church, a non-demoninational Christian church in Springfield.

To find out more about Lifestyle, contact Rebekah Clark at 417-839-8004.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LifestyALC and Tweet to us at @LifestyAL.

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