Birthday parties are full of fun things like sweet treats, colorful balloons, party hats and presents. This year, 8-year-old Cy Griffith’s birthday bash was full of these same great things, but with a twist. Instead of accepting presents, Cy asked his friends to help him celebrate his mimi’s memory by donating to a MSU scholarship. Cy's mimi Cy’s mimi, Sandra Lou Westphal, … [Read more...] about Third-generation Bear throws a Missouri State themed birthday bash
On a cold January day, high school counselor Rob Lundien stood in the East Room of the White House and heard Michelle Obama recognize him by name. “I got a little emotional on stage as we were recognized,” Lundien, a Staley High School counselor, said. “We love our jobs and our kids and we put in long hours, and it was overwhelming to think that someone recognized us. I … [Read more...] about Alumnus honored as School Counselor of the Year finalist in Washington, D.C.
If you’ve been in the working world for more than five minutes, you know that professional networking is helpful for finding job opportunities, gaining and sharing industry best practices and overall career growth. The Missouri State University Alumni Association recognizes the value in networking as well, which is why we’re excited to launch a new program to help alumni … [Read more...] about Three tips for making the most of online networking
Are you a person with a case of wanderlust? Do you dream of adventuring across the globe? Good news, we’re here to help. The Alumni Association sponsors trips across the country and around the world for alumni and friends. There are perks to traveling with us instead of jet setting on your own. We’ll give you three. You won’t be a typical tourist. Are you a curious … [Read more...] about Three reasons to pack your bags, travel the world
The holiday season is here. In addition to turkey roasting, cookie baking and hot cocoa sipping, the festive list of activities often includes holiday shopping. This year, we have you covered in the gift-giving department. Gifts options from Mountain Grove Cellars From Maroon Blend wine to Ozark Mountain port, and blueberry jam to elderberry syrup, Mountain Grove Cellars has … [Read more...] about Holiday gifts for Missouri State Bears