This week, I got to meet with Dr. Tara Benson, Associate Director of the Plaster Student Union and the Director of the Office of Student Engagement, to discuss her responsibilities and how she has managed to adjust to Covid this year. Our meeting took place over Zoom, and we quickly began to discuss how she manages to balance both of her positions and what those … [Read more...] about Spotlight on Dr. Tara Benson – Associate Director of the Plaster Student Union and Director of the Office of Student Engagement
Did you know that seven of the top 10 reasons why students struggle in their first year of college are health and wellness related? Concerns like stress, sleep problems, depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse have been linked to failure in college. Partner with us to ensure these issues don’t become barriers to your student’s success. Help enhance your student’s overall … [Read more...] about Self-Care for a Bear – Encourage Your Student to Live Well, Be Well
Bear Bucks are the University’s declining balance account for your student’s BearPass card operated by Blackboard. Bear Bucks can be used at all campus vendors, including Plaster Student Union restaurants (except the bank and the Post Office which is cash only), Bear Necessities. the Meyer Library and the Bookstore. If you invest in Bear Bucks your student will only need … [Read more...] about #AskPriscilla – What are Bear Bucks?
Hello! My name is Dola Flake, and I’m the Coordinator for Bears L.E.A.D., a FREE program offered at Missouri State University. This new program is designed with the unique needs of our diverse and first-generation students in mind. We want students to be successful at Missouri State University! I realize times are uncertain due to Covid-19, but we are planning for the near … [Read more...] about Spotlight on Bears L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement, and Diversity)
Have you ever wondered who keeps the Plaster Student Union (PSU) running? Well, meet Karen Foster! Karen is the Administrative Assistant IV of the Plaster Student Union. Karen has been working for Missouri State for the past 19 years, and her duties include assisting Terry Weber, Director of the PSU, facilitating student organization's budgets ranging from Student Activities … [Read more...] about Coffee with Karen Foster – The Woman Behind the Plaster Student Union