Starting October 21-26, 2019 will be a week filled with fun events for faculty, staff, alumni, students, and the Springfield community to come together and show their BEAR pride. Homecoming week is filled with day by day events that showcase student’s talents, get the community together and enjoy being a BEAR. All events are planned by the homecoming committee that is run … [Read more...] about “Welcome to Bearidse”-Homecoming Week – Trenell’s Thoughts
Our SOAR (Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration) leaders are vital to our incoming students in that they help our new Bears get registered for classes, learn more about the campus and provide a connection to the campus. It's not easy to get the job of SOAR leader. You fill out the application, get a recommendation from a faculty or staff member, go through a carousel … [Read more...] about Why did You Apply to be a SOAR Leader? The Orientation Assistants Share their Reasons
Fall Break is this Thursday and Friday, October 10th and 11th. We are 8 weeks into the semester, and our students are taking midterms this week. How can that be? Wasn't Family Weekend just last week? Quick note: If your student is coming home for Fall Break, don't plan too much for them without talking to them first. They have been working hard for 8 weeks, not getting as much … [Read more...] about Fall Break is Here…then Thanksgiving…Wait a Minute, Where is the Semester Going?
October is a month that highlights several heritage, pride, and awareness observances – including Disability Awareness Month and Down Syndrome Awareness Month. MSU’s first cohort of Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education and Resilience) students began in January of 2019. The Bear POWER mission is, “To effectively utilize existing campus and community … [Read more...] about Consider this…Bear POWER
New Student and Family Programs is preparing for next summer's SOAR sessions. (Yes, already!) A key to our success is selecting strong students to serve as orientation leaders. As a former orientation leader, I found the experience to be valuable and fulfilling. Here are five reasons I would encourage your student to apply to be a SOAR leader. Building skills SOAR … [Read more...] about Encourage your student to become a SOAR leader!