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Student Organization Spotlight: Sigma Tau Delta

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Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. Our chapter at Missouri State, Delta Nu, is an organization that strives for fellowship amongst the English disciplines all across the board. This could be a major in folklore, literature, English education, creative writing (both fiction and non-fiction), technical and professional writing, etc. It is about finding someone who enjoys literature and writing as much as you do. It is about joining together as people who know the book is always better, and it is about discussions about the importance of English in our daily lives. It is for all of us that appreciate and practice English in its many disciplines. It is for those of us who love Harry Potter, who have complex theories about where Jon Snow came from, who see the dystopia in The Hunger Games, who see so much in literature and also want to discuss it. We participate in an annual publishing panel, where students can learn more about publishing their work. We also have participated in hosting book sales and hosted the English Department Awards Banquet. Once a year, we get to go to convention. Last year it was in Minneapolis, MN and this year it will be in Louisville, KY!

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Student Organizational Spotlight: College Republicans

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The Missouri State University chapter of College Republicans provides a forum for students to learn the principles of the Republican Party and engage in activities supporting Republican candidates and ideals. College Republicans are a youthful, volunteer oriented arm of the Republican Party that promote conservative principles while building the party base through energetic recruitment and grass-roots training of students on college campuses. We attend conference across the nation where we have the opportunity to interact with influential politicians and learn more about the Republican cause.
Join us for our weekly meetings Tuesdays at 8:00PM in PSU 314!
Email engelby325@live.missouristate.edu for more information.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Criminal Justice Society

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The purpose of the Criminal Justice Society is to supplement our members’ academic experience by providing extracurricular opportunities to further explore critical issues involving criminology and criminal justice. As well as providing students with valuable information for making decisions about career choices and further graduate level study, through a regular program of speakers, tours and other resources. In accordance with the public affairs mission of the University, members of the Criminal Justice Society will provide service to the community through its ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. Email Kirsten Spangenberg – Spangenberg218@live.missouristate.edu if you are interested in joining!

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You’re invited to Rally in the Valley

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Make your statement at the third annual “Rally in the Valley” at Plaster Stadium, presented by Traditions Council.

Key details

  • What: The rally that will get you ready to #BearUp for the first home football game
  • When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Plaster Stadium
  • Cost: Free. Zero. Zilch.

What you need to knowStudents at Rally in the Valley

“Rally in the Valley” is a tradition that’s still pretty new, but that just means one thing: That you get to continue setting the tone for an event that’s drawn thousands of students to Plaster Stadium since 2014.

It’s all about setting the stage for the first football game on Sept. 1, which is free for students with a BearPass ID.

You’ll learn how to become one unit in the student section. You should yell all the time, but what should you yell when?

Hosted by Chance Nichols and Caleb Hearon of Missouri State Improv, the event will feature head coach Dave Steckel and your football student-athletes. In addition, you’ll see performances from the Pride Bands and Spirit Squads. If you’re one of the first 1,000 students through the gate, you’ll get free pizza and BearWear T-shirts.

#BearUp is a way of life. We’ll see you Tuesday.

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Student Organization Spotlight: The Green Room

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The Green Room is a student-led, multi-campus, college-age ministry that focuses on building community and fostering disciples of Christ. A Green Room is defined as, “a room in a theater or television studio where performers can relax before they go onstage.” We strive to be a relaxing space where students can ask questions and learn how to be a true follower of God before leaving for the “real world.” (PSA: The room we meet in is not actually green.) We meet for worship, discussion, and fellowship every Wednesday evening at 8:08 PM at The Downtown Church. Apart from our weekly worship, we also have hosted mission trips, hiking adventures, retreats, and other exciting projects. Although we are a United Methodist ministry, we welcome all backgrounds, believers and nonbelievers, to join us as we grow together in ministry.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Sigma Alpha

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Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that strives for achievement in scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service. Members focus on professional development, sisterhood activities, and sharpening skills to positively impact the agricultural industry. The last two years the chapter has won the Founder’s Cup, the highest award achievable in the national organization. This award is based on average chapter GPA, national event attendance, and success of chapter events. The Missouri State chapter just celebrated their 16th anniversary in April.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Beta Alpha Psi

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Beta Alpha Psi is a professional honor’s organization tailored to help accounting, finance, and CIS majors with networking, and the development of skills that will help students succeed in their professional careers. We meet on Thursdays at 6:30 in Glass 434. At these meetings, different companies from around the area come to speak with us about what their business has to offer. This provides a great opportunity to speak with professionals about the possibility of future employment, or to further expand communication skills with professionals. Recently, our club traveled to Omaha, Nebraska to compete in the “Best Practices” competition. In that competition, all three teams won first place and are going to compete at the national meeting in Baltimore. If you’re ready to grow personally and professionally, expand your network, become a stronger leader, serve your community and make lifelong friends along the way, we would love to welcome you to Beta Alpha Psi.

 

 

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Student Organization Spotlight: Missouri State Up Til’ Dawn

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Missouri State Up ‘til Dawn is an organization that works year round to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Up ‘til Dawn recruits students to be team captains, who then recruit five friends to help fundraise. Each member of the team sets a fundraising goal of $100. Late fall semester, Up ‘til Dawn puts on a finale event that invites students who reached their fundraising goal to stay up all night and celebrate their success. During the finale event, there is lots of food, games, prizes, and fun to be had! A local St. Jude family will also attend the event to remind the participants why their hard work is so important to the world-renowned hospital.

Missouri State students have been involved with St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn since 2001, and over the years we have raised a whopping $433,359.98! After taking a year off, MSU Up ‘til Dawn came back in full force this year and raised $19,716.00.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital appreciates and relies on programs such as these to be able to do all of the amazing things that they do. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization.

To join Up ‘til Dawn and start your fundraising journey with St. Jude, visit: www.utd.stjude.org and register to participate in Missouri State’s Up ‘til Dawn event and get fundraising!

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Student Organization Spotlight: UNO

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UNO (Uniendo Nuestros Orígenes) is an organization dedicated to improve the college experience of Latino students. We are committed to supporting, empowering, and uniting Latinos on their journey in higher education. By engaging in platicas, or conversations, that draw us closer to one another professionally, socially and personally, we recognize that each Latino has their own story, and embedded in each of their raices is love, struggle, y una familia.

We want members to feel as if they were home when they come to a platica. UNO meets once a month to discuss topics pertaining to the Latino community. Not only do we meet once a month, we also have a private Facebook group where we exchange ideas, job postings, articles, or anything you think is share worthy.

Feel free to contact Brandy Garcia (garcia019@live.missouristate.edu) or Alonzo Perez (perez723@live.missouristate.edu) if you have any further questions about UNO.

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Student Organization Spotlight: Missouri State Improv

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Missouri State Improv is MSU’s resident improvisational comedy group. They provide free improv shows every Monday night at 9PM in Carrington Auditorium, as well as free improv workshops. Missouri State Improv has traveled to Ohio State, University of Missouri, Kansas State, and The Comedy Shop in Kansas City to compete and perform alongside over 50 nationally recognized collegiate improv teams. Recently Missouri State Improv has been ranked a top 40 team in the nation. Missouri State Improv is available to put on leadership or teamwork based workshops for your group or organization, and can also be an entertaining addition to any event you may be having. Follow them on Twitter at @beary_funny and like them on Facebook at Missouri State Improv.

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