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
My name is Logan Elliott, and I am a second-year graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. I am writing this blog to talk about my experience being a member and a leader in a student organization while pursuing my degree. In this blog, I want to share some of the benefits of being involved with a student organization, as well as … [Read more...] about Logan Elliott – The Benefits of Connecting with the Office of Student Engagement and Student Organizations
Take a moment to get to know Armani Eason. Armani is a very involved student at Missouri State, and she shares great tips and resources for our first generation and commuter students. Tell us about yourself. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. I moved to Springfield, Missouri my senior year of high school with my mother and my little brother. In total, I have four … [Read more...] about Spotlight on Armani Eason – SOAR Leader, First Generation and Commuter Student
Hello Bear Family! Persistence is a major factor in the college experience. There are many challenges that college students encounter along their path to graduation, and I am no exception. Although I have become a proud Bear grad and representative of Missouri State University today, I had serious thoughts about transferring after my first semester. Now that it is halfway … [Read more...] about Max’s Musings: My First-Semester Story and Persistence
Think back on all the times you've heard "I'm bored, there's nothing to do..." I'm sure, like me, more than you can ever count. It doesn't matter the age of your children, this is a common anthem. Well, if they say this about Missouri State, share the following info about upcoming events in the Spring semester. I promise, they won't be bored IF they make the effort to become … [Read more...] about There’s nothing to do…NOT!