Spring seems to be a crazy time here in Springfield. As the cold begins to fade, the campus becomes more lively in all sorts of ways. The beautiful weather keeps students out all around campus throughout the day. Not only do students come out in full force, but so do many campus wide activities.
The largest event for Fraternity and Sorority life, Greek Week, takes place in mid March each year. During Greek Week, the FSL community donates tens of thousands of dollars in nonperishable items, competes in Greek Jam, an eight minute dance routine, and takes part in community service in the Springfield community.
Student Government elections are also a major focus for the student body. Student Body President and Vice President as well as improvements for campus are brought forth for a vote so we as students can make a difference here at Missouri State.
Lastly, the week before finals, the Student Activities Council hosts May Day. The SAC brings in carnival type rides, a petting zoo, and free food for all students to enjoy between classes.
The spring semester always seems to be a busy time but we as students are renewed due to the excitement of the change in weather and all of fun things offered by this wonderful university.
Justin Roberts, a junior year with a double major in Philosophy and Organizational Communication, is from Frisco, Texas. He is the Family Orientation Coordinator for SOAR 2015, the first to hold this student position in the office. Throughout his time at Missouri State, he has been a SOAR Leader, involved in the Missouri State Disc Golf Club, Student Government Association, and a social fraternity where he served as the chapter president.