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Al-Hijra (Muharram) New Year

September 21-October 19, 2017

September 21st begins the first day of Muharram of the new year based on the Islamic lunar calendar. The Islamic lunar calendar dates from the Hijrah, the emigration of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in A.D. 622. Years in the Islamic lunar calendar are called Hijrah years and are designated as anno Hegirae (Latin for “in the year of the Hijrah”), abbreviated “A.H.” Since Islamic holidays are based on the lunar calendar, a holiday may occur twice in the same Gregorian year.

Recognizing the Festival/Holiday: Any sweet dessert is an appropriate gift. Muslims do not drink alcoholic beverages.

Note: Islamic holiday observances begin at sunset of the first date listed and end at sunset of the last.

Event sponsor:Diversity and Inclusion, Division for

Change of Schedule & Late Registration for Second Block

October 16-20, 2017

Schedule changes and late registrations can be processed through My Missouri State or in the Office of the Registrar for the fall 2017 second block classes.

Event sponsor: Registrar, Office of the

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October 18, 2017

Today is the last day to change sections, drop, or withdraw from Fall 2017 Full Semester  classes with a 25% refund.

Change of sections, drops, and withdrawals can be processed online at My Missouri State.  If you have a hold on your account, please visit the Holds page on My Missouri State to drop class(s).

Office hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

After this date, course adds and section changes can only be processed with academic department approval.

Additional refund deadlines can be found here:  http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/refunds.htm

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October- all month

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It is observed during October in the United States, to include National Coming Out Day on October 11. LGBT History Month originated in the United States and was first celebrated in 1994. It was founded by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson.

Spectrum, MSU’s LGBT & Ally Alliance, along with the Office of Multicultural Programs, provide a month-long series of events on campus to commemorate LGBT History Month. These include dances, panels, film screenings, fundraisers, discussions, art displays, and an annual talent show.

Event Sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion, Division for

October- all month

In 1988, Congress designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy has the lead in planning NDEAM activities and materials to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Various programs carried out throughout the month also highlight the specific employment barriers that still need to be addressed and removed.

This effort to educate the American public about issues related to disability and employment actually began in 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities.

Event Sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion, Division for

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October 19, 2017


Mid-Semester grades available for students in My Missouri State.

Event sponsor: Registrar, Office of the

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All day, October 3-11, 2017

This calendar listing is intended to provide information about the named cultural/religious observation and is not intended as an actual campus event. If a campus event is associated with this observance, it will be listed separately on the master calendar.

This is one of the most important festivals of the year for Hindus. It lasts for five days and combines a number of festivals to celebrate different gods and goddesses and events in their lives as described in Hindu tradition. The day before Diwali is spent cleaning the house, shopping, and decorating with flowers. A design is painted in white in front of the door of the house to bring good luck. Lamps are lit for the entire five days beside roads and streams, along edges of roofs, and on window sills to enable Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity, to find her way to every home.

Recognizing the Festival/Holiday: Since Diwali is a “festival of lights,” candles are an appropriate gift. In addition, sweets, dried fruits, cakes, or cookies called diyas made in the shape of the oil lamps used to decorate the walkways of one’s house might be given. Keep in mind that Hindus neither eat meat nor drink alcoholic beverages. Appropriate greetings for all Hindu holidays include “God bless you with prosperity and happiness” or “I wish you happiness and prosperity.”

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October 20, 2017

Today is the last day to change sections, drop, or withdraw from Fall 2017 Second Block classes with a 100% refund.

Change of sections, drops, and withdrawals can be processed online at My Missouri State.  If you have a hold on your account, please visit the Holds page on My Missouri State to drop class(s).

Office hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

After this date, course adds and section changes can only be processed with academic department approval.

Additional refund deadlines can be found here:  http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/refunds.htm

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Lunch & Learn: No Fems, No Fats: Fatphobia and Effemiphobia in the LGBTQ+ Community

12:30 – 2:00 PM, October 16, 2017

The queer community has a couple of big problems. From “no fems, no fats” to “masc4masc” to “straight acting and looking for same,” LGBTQ+ persons are often found pushing ideals of gender and body that are oppressive. Join us for a conversation that looks at Effemiphobia and fatphobia in the LGBTQ+ community and their effects on mental health and self worth.

Event sponsor:Multicultural Programs

Admission: FREE

Location: Freudenberger House Room Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Center (MRC Annex)

Violin and Piano Recital 

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, October 17, 2017

Guest artist Chee-Yun Kim, violin; and MSU’s Minju Choi, piano; will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy.

There will also be food, live music, games and more. Register today.

Event sponsor: Music Department

Admission: FREE

Haunted House Technology

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, October 16, 2017

Kip Polly, President/CEO of Pale Hight Industries will speak about the newest technologies behind state-of-the-art haunted houses and other grave topics!

Cedo’s 25+ Art Exhibit

October 18-26, 2017

With 25+ years of teaching, Cedomir Kostovic, Professor of Art and Design, is close to retirement. To celebrate, his former students are organizing Cedo25+, a retrospective exhibition of Cedo’s work plus new work by alumni.

October 18-26, the regular hours of the gallery are:

Monday: 1:30 – 6pm

Tuesday: 11am – 6pm

Wednesday: 1:30 – 6pm

Thursday: 11am – 6pm

Friday: 1:30 – 6pm

Saturday: NOON – 5pm

Closing reception of this exhibition will be held on Friday, October 27, from 6:00 – 10:00pm at the Student Exhibition Center.

Event sponsor: Art and Design Department

Admission: FREE

Maroon and White Night

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, October 18, 2017

Maroon & White Night is a time for royalty to meet and talk to students and it also includes the Chili Cook-off. Teams create their own chili recipes and a display for their chili to serve to the judges, as well as students for tasting.

Location: North Mall


Shattering the Silences: LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month Keynote Address- Tiq & Kim Milan 

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, October 18, 2017

Kim and Tiq Milan are a prominent couple within the LGBTQ+ community. As journalists, artists, and activists, their conversations will focus on gender roles, expectations in relationships, gender identity through a transgender and Black lens, and how they love from a radical queer and PoC perspective.

This event is co-sponsored by Student Activities Council, Multicultural Programs, and Division of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the “Shattering the Silences” series.

Event sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion, Division for

Admission: FREE

Location: Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Theater

MSU Talks!

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, October 19, 2017

To create a sustainable education system, should Missouri adopt school choice? This is a complex question that touches on many facets of our society and local communities. Join us as this question is explored by members of the Holt V. Spicer Debate Team.

The Holt V. Spicer Debate Team presents MSU Talks! – an open forum event that debates hot-button issues related to MSU’s public affairs theme. Members of the debate team will present researched arguments representing opposing views so attendees gain relevant information on each side of an issue. Once arguments are presented, attendees are encouraged to participate in the discussion by sharing their ideas and opinions.

Additional dates and topics will be announced as scheduled.

Event Sponsor: Public Affairs Mission

Admission: Free

Carrie’s Cafe (Fall 2017)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, October 17, 2017

Other Dates:

October 19, 24, 31, November 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30, December 5

Reservations preferred; walk-ins welcome

Visit website for menu selection

Event sponsor: Hospitality Leadership Department

Location: Pummill Hall Room 404


Public Lecture: “Free Speech & Thought on College Campuses”

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, October 19, 2017

Professor James Ceaser of the University of Virginia will deliver a public lecture titled, “Free Speech and Thought on College Campuses.”

Professor Ceaser is the Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. He is the author of several books, including Presidential SelectionLiberal Democracy and Political Science and Nature and History in American Political Development. Since 1992, he has co-authored a series of books on American national elections, with a volume appearing every four years. Professor Ceaser has held visiting professorships at several European universities.

In 1996, the U.S. Army awarded Professor Ceaser the “Joint Meritorious Unit Award for Total Engagement” for his role in helping to establish the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany. He has also served on the National Archives’ National Historical Publications and Records Commission and is a frequent contributor to the popular press.

This event is sponsored by the Jack Miller Center’s Constitution Day Initiative and by the Political Science Department. It is free and open to the public.

Event Sponsor: Political Science Department

Location: Meyer Library, Duane G. Room 101


Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus Concert

7:30 – 9:30 PM, October 19, 2017

The Missouri State University’s Men’s and Women’s Chorus will perform a joint concert.

Event Sponsor: Music Department

Admission: FREE

Location: Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Juanita K.


Traditions Council Presents: Bear Wear Friday Spirit Table

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, October 20, 2017

Make sure you wear your Bear Wear. We’re going to be giving away some free food for those rocking their Maroon and White.

Event Sponsor: Traditions Council

Admission: FREE

Location: Trottier Plaza

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Free Community Cooking Class: Stretching Your Meal $

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, October 20, 2017

We will be discussing ways to eat healthier on a limited budget. Healthy tips, fall recipes, recipe cards, helpful handouts and free food samples will be provided. A full cooking demonstration will be given by dietetic intern students and Heather Phillips, a local registered dietitian. Recipe samples will also be included with the class.

Please call 417-831-0150 to reserve your seat today. Registration will close Oct. 18 at the end of the business day.

Event Sponsor: Area Health Education Center, Southwest Missouri

Admission: FREE

Location: Jordan Valley Community Health Center: 440 E. Tampa St. Springfield, MO 65806 Room 1st Floor WIC Classroom 1

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Moon City Press Reading Series Presents Michelle Ross

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, October 20, 2017

Michelle Ross, winner of the 2016 Moon City Short Fiction Award for There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, will be the featured author at this Moon City Press Reading Series.

Ross, whose work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Cream City Review, The Common, Gulf Coast, Hobart, Moon City Review and TriQuarterly, earned her MFA in Fiction from Indiana University. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she works as a science writer.

Event Sponsor: English Department

Admission: FREE

Location: Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Theater


NASA Public Observing Night at Baker Observatory

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM, October 21, 2017

The Missouri State University Baker Observatory will be open for public viewing. We plan to look at available planets, double stars, star clusters, nebulas and galaxies through a variety of telescopes. The event will only be held if the weather is favorable. On the day of the event, please check the Physics Department Facebook page for the latest information.

The Observatory is located at 1766 Old Hillcrest Rd. in Webster County. A traffic attendant will be at the intersection with Rose Bush Dr. to direct parking. Please use a red-cellophane-covered flashlight to find your way around the Observatory grounds.

Updates and weather postponements will be posted in real time here.

Event Sponsor: Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science

Admission: FREE

Location: Baker Observatory

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Chorale Concert

5:30 PM, October 22, 2017

The Missouri State University Chorale will perform a concert of music of choir and piano featuring Johannes Brahms, Patrick Hawes and William Averitt.

Event Sponsor: Music Department

Admission: FREE

Location: Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Juanita K.


Kick-Off Day

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM, October 22, 2017

This happens on campus after Decorate Downtown. Kick-off starts with Chalk-N-Rock, a competition where teams get a large sectioned off square of sidewalk that they use to chalk something that ties in their theme.

After Chalk-N-Rock is Window Painting, where organizations paint a window pane of the PSU.

Event Sponsor: Student Engagement, Office of

Location: Trottier Plaza

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Assumed Asexuality: Disability in the LGBTQ+ Community

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, October 23, 2017

Some queer people have disabilities. Yet, we never actually talk about them when discussing intimacy among LGBTQ+ people. Often, we assumed disabled people, both LGB TQ+ and not, are asexual. This discussion will look at assumptions of intimacy, disability, and queer identity to help challenge us around ableism in the LGBTQ+ community. Co-sponsored by the Disability Resource Center.

Event Sponsor: Multicultural Programs

Admission: FREE

Location: Freudenberger House Room Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Center (MRC Annex)

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Hillbilly Hellraisers with J. Blake Perkins

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, October 23, 2017

Historian J. Blake Perkins talks about his new book, Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks. Perkins will talk about his research on rural defiance in the Ozarks. A book signing with the author to follow.

Perkins’ book explores the root of anti-government sentiment in the Ozarks, looking at the relationship between small farmers, capitalist elites and the federal government from the late 19th century into the 20th.

Perkins is a native of the Arkansas Ozarks and an assistant professor of history at Williams Baptist College. Hillbilly Hellraisers will be released in October 2017 by the University of Illinois Press. The book also includes historical maps of the Ozarks designed by the Missouri State University Libraries’ Maps and GIS Librarian.

Sponsored by Ozark Studies Institute and MSU Libraries.

Event Sponsor: Ozarks Studies Institute

Admission: FREE

Location: Meyer Library, Duane G. Room 101



7:00 PM, October 24, 2017

Individuals from a team perform in the Hammons Student Center. They sing, and sometimes dance, in front of hundreds of their peers that fill the seats.

Event Sponsor: Student Engagement, Office of

Location: Hammons Student Center, John Q.

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University Symphony Orchestra: BRAHMS & DVORAK

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, October 24, 2017

The University Symphony is joined by soloist Dr. Ann Marie Daehn and the Missouri State Men’s Chorus for a performance of Brahms’ exquisite “Alto Rhapsody.” The program also includes Dvorak’s timeless and ever popular Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.”

Event Sponsor: Music Department

Admission: FREE

Location: Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Juanita K.

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10th Annual Haunted Campus Tour

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, October 26 & 27, 2017

The University Symphony is joined by soloist Dr. Ann Marie Daehn and the Missouri State Men’s Chorus for a performance of Brahms’ exquisite “Alto Rhapsody.” The program also includes Dvorak’s timeless and ever popular Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.”

Event Sponsor: English Department

Admission: $4 per individual $10 for a group of 3

Location: Plaster Student Union, Robert W.


SAC Events


      • Haunted House/ Trail
        • 9:00 PM – Midnight, October 19, 2017 Foster Recreation Center, Bill R. and Family Room Patio
        • Students can go through a haunted trail in the Foster Recreation Center. At the end of the trail, there will be free food, music, games and prizes.
        • This event is for students only and we will be accepting non-perishable food items for Crosslines Community Resource Center.

      • Minority Artist Showcase
        • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, October 20, 2017 Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room Grand Ballroom
        • Transforming the PSU Grand Ballroom into an art gallery, creative students will be invited to showcase their artwork and perform poetry, dance, step and music to represent themselves on campus as a force of positivity and inventive intellect.Performers and artists will try out a month prior and as many acts as possible will be selected to display their creativity. Students in attendance will receive embroidered hats, as well as food.

      • Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan
        • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, October 16, 2017 Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room PSU Theater
        • Tiq Milan is a journalist and human rights advocate. For this LGBTQ+ History Month, he will speak about how his trans identity intersects with his blackness. He will also address queer masculinity and how it all interconnects. His wife, Kim Katrin Milan, will accompany him and speak on the topic of how his identity impacts their relationship.



Flu Vaccine Available at Taylor Health

Every Weekday (Through March 1, 2017)

Flu vaccine is available at Taylor Health and Wellness Center. This flu vaccine  covers four strains of the influenza virus. Flu vaccinations can be received Monday through Friday 8am-4:15pm. No appointment is necessary. Please check in at the front desk before going back to Treatment to receive your flu vaccination. There is no cost for MSU students, MSU employees, household members of MSU employees, and retirees on MSU’s insurance. Retirees on a Medicare plan will need to check if Taylor Health and Wellness Center is in their plan’s network. Other individuals will have a $31.50 charge.

Event Sponsor: Taylor Health and Wellness Center

Location: Taylor Health and Wellness Center Room Treatment Clinic: Room 1002

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Nuts and Bolts of Studying Away

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, November 7, 2017

Other dates and times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM from November 13, 2017 – November 17, 2017 Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 310

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, December 05, 2017iCalPlaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 309

Interested in studying abroad but you’re just not sure where to begin? Come to a Nuts and Bolts of Studying Away session to get preliminary information about studying abroad, various Study Away options and the application process. These sessions are fun and informal, so just drop by and ask your questions. We hope to see you there!

Event sponsor: Study Away Programs

Admission: Open to public, current students, family of students, future students

Location: Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 309


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Resume Madness Events for Fall 2017

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, October 17, 2017

Other Dates and Times:

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, October 18, 2017iCalCraig Hall Room First Floor – Lobby

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, October 25, 2017iCalPlaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 2nd Floor – Contact Table area near Central Staircase

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, November 03, 2017iCalTemple Hall Room First Floor – Near Central Staircase / Study Pit area


The Career Center is hosting Résumé Madness events throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

Students and alumni may bring a rough draft version of their résumé (hard copy preferred) to one of our tables for a quick review to get some advice or suggestions.

If none of these times work for you, the Career Center offers ‘walk-in’ hours during the semester on Mondays-Fridays (12 p.m.-4:45 p.m.) in Carrington Hall 309.

Event sponsor: Career Center

Admission: Open to alumni and current students

Location: Strong Hall Room First Floor – Atrium

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LOGOS Submissions

Being accepted from October 3, 2017 – March 31, 2018

LOGOS: A Journal of Undergraduate Research is accepting submissions for Volume 11, fall 2018. You have worked very hard on your various projects and papers. LOGOS is interested in possibly publishing some of these works. Please submit your research papers, art pieces, media pieces, poetry, short stories, etc. to LOGOS. You could be published in an academic journal. Being published in an EBSCOhost-searchable journal would give you a huge boost in your graduate school and other competitive applications.

Our final deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018. We take all kinds of original work, be it creative or scientific, as long as it was created for a class at MSU. Projects do not have to have been completed in the current semester to be eligible for publication. If you have any questions, please email us at the address below.

Submissions should be submitted to logos@missouristate.edu.

Check out the LOGOS website for further information and/or for submission instructions.

Thanks for all of your hard work, and don’t forget to pick up your free copy of LOGOS (University Hall, Rm. 212)!

Event sponsor: Honors College

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COM Majors Advising Sessions for Spring 2018

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, October 17, 2017

Also 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, October 19, 2017

COM professors and advisors will be available to discuss COM majors class schedules and give spring 2018 registration releases.

Event sponsor: Communication, Department of

Location: Craig Hall Room 206

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Social Work Graduate Program Informational Meeting

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, October 17, 2017

Informational meeting to introduce prospective students to a graduate degree in Social Work.  Information will be given about program requirements, the application requirements and process.

This will also be an opportunity to learn about careers in Social Work.

Event sponsor: Social Work, School of

Location: Pummill Hall Room 105

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Student Government Association Senate 

Every Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:00 PM (through December 5)

The Student Government Association will be having its weekly senate session. All students are welcome to attend and have their voice heard. To learn more about SGA and how you can become a senator, visit our website.

Event sponsor: Student Government Association (SGA)

Location: Plaster Student Union, Robert W. Room 313

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Become a SOAR Leader

Are you interested in the following?

  • Strengthening skills like communication, leadership, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Networking with administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders
  • Shaping the future student body of Missouri State University
  • Being paid for all of the above

You may be interested in becoming a SOAR leader! SOAR leaders assist new students in making a successful transition to the University by:

  • Informing new students about Missouri State, academic expectations, and campus life
  • Helping students build their first semester’s class schedule
  • Encouraging students to build long-term relationships with faculty, staff, and fellow students

Learn more about becoming a SOAR leader at our upcoming information sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 PM in Meyer Library Auditorium (room 101)
  • Wednesday, October 18 at 6 PM in Karls Hall 101

You can also visit www.missouristate.edu/soarleader to learn about the position’s responsibilities, qualifications, benefits, compensation and more.

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Intergenerational Family Activities Fair

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, October 21, 2017

The Gerontology Program is co-hosting a community intergenerational Family Activities Fair with the Northwest Project at The Fairbanks.

This is part of a service-learning project with the students in Families in Later Life class, that has students from psychology, gerontology, social work, and child and family development. Find out more at:



Event Sponsor: Gerontology Club of Missouri State (GER Club)

Admission: FREE

Location: The Fairbanks, 1126 N. Broadway Ave., Springfield, MO 65802

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Can We Build It

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, October 23, 2017

This is a philanthropy event. Teams create structures out of cans they buy to donate to Ozark Food Harvest. Teams can use nonperishable cans or boxed items.

Event Sponsor: Student Engagement, Office of

Location: Trottier Plaza

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Campus Recreation

  • Foster Recreation Hours

Foster Recreation Center Hours Fall Aquatics Hours Fall Climbing Hours
Mon-Thurs, 6AM-11PM Mon-Thurs, 7AM-9AM & 11AM-10PM Mon-Thurs, 4-10PM
Fri, 6AM-9PM Fri, 7AM-9AM & 11AM-8PM Friday, 4-8PM
Sat, 9AM-9PM Sat, 9AM-8PM Sat, 1-5PM
Sun, Noon-11PM Sun, Noon-10PM Sun, 5-8PM





Fall BearFit Classes Schedule

Benefits of Fitness Activities

  • Regular exercise (150 min./week) reduces risk for many diseases, increasing your chance for a longer life.
  • Exercise improves moods and reduces stress.
  • Physical activity may help you fall asleep faster and improve sleep quality.
  • Regular activity plays a critical role in controlling weight.
  • Regular exercise has been proven to improve academic outcomes.
  • Exercise increases energy and improves your ability to do everyday activities.
  • Be sure to try a variety of activities to enhance your fitness enjoyment and decrease the risk for overuse injuries.

Semester unlimited pass: $35 (member price)

Pay per class: $2 (member price)

Learn more about the BearFit Classes and Schedule.

Location: Foster Recreation Center, Bill R. and Family


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Outdoor Adventure’s Spring Trips(9/2-10/22)

All registrations for Outdoor Adventures (OA) trips are handled through the OA Resource Center located on the lower level of the Foster Recreation Center. You can contact OA for more information about our Adventure Trips Program call 417-836-5904, or by visiting us at the FRC during our operational hours. Click here to see our hours of operation.


  • Check out all of the equipment rentals Outdoor Adventures has to offer! Rentals start at $1 a day!
  • The Outdoor Adventures Climbing Wall & Resource Center is open Monday-Thursday from 4-10pm, Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 1-5pm, and Sunday 5-8pm.

Event sponsor: Campus Recreation

Admission: Trips range from $15 to $500.

Open to public, current students, faculty, staff

Location: Foster Recreation Center, Bill R. and Family


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Personal Training Rates

Certified trainers at the Foster Recreation Center can help you develop exercise plans, stay motivated and overcome fitness plateaus through personal training sessions, fitness assessments and FRC orientations.

Our trainers help you overcome your fitness barriers in sessions designed specifically to fit your needs and help you reach your goals. Try the fitness package that best fit your goals. No matter which package you choose, our trainers will help you reach your personal fitness goals.

You can register for Personal Training Sessions at the FRC Welcome Desk

  • Personal Training is offered in 1, 3, or 6 sessions. Head to the FRC for a free assessment! An express session (30 minutes) is just $10.

All sessions and assessments need to be scheduled at the Foster Recreation Center Welcome Desk at least two days in advance.  If you have questions, please call the FRC Welcome Desk at 417-836-5334.

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Intramural Sports Deadlines/ Info.

Providing opportunities for leadership and personal development by promoting wellness and encouraging physical activity in a fun atmosphere of competitive sportsmanship. Programs are open to all Missouri State University students, faculty and staff members.

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Rowing Challenge

Come participate in the Rowing Challenge!

1st week goal: 2000 meters in 20 minutes

2nd week goal: 2000 meters in 20 minutes

3rd week goal: 2000 meters in 10 minutes

4th week goal: 2000 meters in 7 minutes or a personal record

Let us know how you did on the Foster Rec Facebook Page!

Event Sponsor: Campus Recreation

Location: Foster Recreation Center, Bill R. and Family

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Free BearFit Classes

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Starting October 3

Be fit with free BearFit. Join the Foster Recreation Center for a free class per week this month.

BearFit classes are offered all week. Join one of our yoga classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays for only $2! The schedule for this semester can be found at https://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Fitness/BearFit.htm.

There will be one free BearFit class every week this October only!

*First priority for BearFit pass holders.


Week 3:Pound – Tuesday 10/17 // 4:15-5:00PM in Studio A

Week 4: Hatha Yoga – Saturday 10/28 // 9:15-9:50AM in Studio A

Week 5: Kickboxing – Tuesday 10/31 //7:15-7:45PM in Studio B

Event Sponsor: Campus Recreation

Location: Foster Recreation Center, Bill R. and Family

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Other Upcoming Events


  • NEW: Stroke Clinics
    • Learn and perfect your swimming strokes & turns. // Cost: FREE
  • Private Swimming Lessons are available in 2 or 5 lesson blocks, scheduled within the patron’s availability. Two private lessons are $40 for full-time students.
  • Group Swimming Lessons are available for both beginner and intermediate swimmers.
    • The next session is 10/10 – 10/31 and there is a $40 registration fee for members (full-time students.)


  • Massage Therapy has NEW LOWER PRICES. Purchase your massage on the Campus Recreation website (www.missouristate.edu/recreation), or stop by the Welcome Desk at the FRC and we can contact you to schedule!
    • 30 minute massage – $20
    • 45 minute massage – $30
    • 60 minute massage – $40


  • Haunted Trail at the FRC October 19th // 9PM – 11PM // FREE + FOOD & MUSIC

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