Public Affairs Week
Public Affairs Week (PAW) is an annual, week-long series of events and presentations developed by and for students as the kick-off for the 2015-2016 Public Affairs theme, Building Healthy Communities: Body, Mind, Spirit.
For information and events visit online at publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/paw.
Last Day for 25% Credit/Refund Fall
Last day to Drop or Withdraw (student will receive an automatic W grade), declare Pass/Not-Pass, and Change to or from Audit for Fall 2015 First Block Classes.
Pass/Not Pass and Audit changes must be processed through the Office of the Registrar, Carrington Hall-Room 320. Drops and withdrawals can be processed online at My Missouri State, until midnight of the deadline day. If you have a hold on your account preventing the use of the web registration system to drop a class, contact the Office of the Registrar prior to midnight on the deadline day. Office hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. After 5:00 pm, email Registrar@missouristate.edu from your University email account, or fax 417-836-6334.
Additional refund deadlines can be found here: http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/refunds.htm
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 – October 15
Each year, American observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15-October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also Columbus Day or Dia de la Raza, which is October 12, falls withing this 30 day period.
International Week of the Deaf
The last full week in September is Deaf Awareness Week. It is also known as the International Week of the Deaf (or International Week of Deaf People). The purpose of Deaf Awareness Week is to draw attention to deaf people, their accomplishments and their issues. During this week, many deaf organizations hold activities to celebrate and conduct public information campaigns to educate people about deafness. Companies and agencies often mark the event, and schools, colleges and universities hold awareness events.
Application for Graduate Student Speakers
Due September 25
Want to speak at your graduation? Apply to become a student speaker for fall commencement and leave your legacy at Missouri state university.
Submit Your Quotes to Diversity and Inclusion
Message from Ken Coopwood, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity Landmarks, named in reference to the planting of diversity placards along sidewalks and entryways, is a campus warming activity designed to promote awareness and display diversity sentiments of campus constituents.
The purpose of Diversity Landmarks is three-fold:
1. Convey diversity as a critical component of academic excellence
2. Remind us that MSU values every person and the richness that cultural perspectives and life experiences contribute to its academic mission
3. Provide an inclusive process for individual expression and recognition
Landmarks truly represent what the MSU Public Affairs mission is all about. See for yourself! Diversity Landmarks will be planted along the newly designed Kings Street corridor and throughout the corral area between Carrington and the PSU.
Each Landmark will include a quote (40 words or less), author and the name of the submitter. Original quotes are encouraged.
WHERE IS YOUR QUOTE????
If you want to participate, send us your quote! Participation in Diversity Landmarks is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and community persons. Email your quotations to: firstname.lastname@example.org and watch for your contribution to appear on campus in the near future!
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY 5:00 P.M., October 7, 2015
Public Affairs Week: Civic Engagement Conference
September 17 at 9:00AM-3:30PM, PSU Ballroom
Join us for an informative and thought provoking look at the issues related to opportunity and democracy here in Springfield and in the United States. Topics that will be discussed include economic opportunity and social mobility; increasing diversity and its impact on communities; the state of political and civic participation; and the ways our community has come together to address public health needs. In an age where the influence of money on politics has grown exponentially and economic inequality is at record-high levels, this conference will explore democracy and self-governance.
Although there is no charge to attend any part of this Conference, including the luncheon, please register on the PAW website (http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/paw/conference.htm). This applies to students, faculty, staff and community members.
Dr. Jose Calderon is a Professor in Sociology and Chicano Studies at Pitzer College. He received his B. A. from the University of Colorado in Communications and his MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of California Los Angeles. As the son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico, he has had a long history of connecting his academic work with community organizing, student-based service learning, participatory action research, critical pedagogy, and multi-ethnic coalition building.
George Mehaffy is Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. His work focuses on civic engagement in higher education and leads such initiatives as the American Democracy Project.
Public Affairs Week: Bridging the Diversity Gap
September 15 at 9:30AM, PSU Theater
The sweeping forces of globalization present new challenges for higher education. There are a number of external pressures of globalization which demand transformation of university cultures to be more diverse and inclusive. Specifically, globalization has fostered an increasing emphasis on talent, creativity and innovation, regardless of the historic barriers of race and gender. The dramatic increases in diversity among student, faculty and staff populations coupled with the increasing demographic dominance of minority populations both at home and abroad represent a clear mandate for change. No institution of higher education can afford to waste human talent and the cultural and social richness that multicultural and other underrepresented groups bring to their campuses.
This interactive session will discuss the importance of diversity’s role in, ethical leadership, curriculum design, enhancing cultural competence, improving student success, increasing collaboration and respect across all groups, and building a rich campus environment using a “Reciprocal Empowerment” approach which empowers all to reach their full potential.
Dr. Edward E. Hubbard is President and CEO of Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc., Petaluma, CA, an international organization and human performance-consulting corporation that specializes in techniques for applied business performance improvement, Diversity Return on Investment (DROI®) measurement and analytics, instructional design and strategic organizational development. He is the author of more than 40 books.
Public Affairs Week: MSU Talks
September 16 at 4:00PM-6:00PM, PSU 313
MSUTalks will explore this year’s public affair theme by proposing an answer to the question, “What defines a healthy community?” Arguments will be made that support biological and human health as the main determination of health; other arguments will be made in support of the claim that spiritual health is most important to community building; other arguments will be brought forth that the mind is always superior and the most important key to building healthy communities. Audience members will be allowed to make their own suggestions and interpretations of the positions and arguments that they hear. Everyone is welcome to join in to listen and/or to engage in this event where MSU talks!
Sponsored by MSU’s Holt V. Spicer Debate Team and the 2015-16 Public Affairs Provost Fellow.
MSU Holt V. Spicer Debate Team
Public Affairs Week: Civic Engagement Conference
September 16 at 12:00PM-1:00PM, PSU Theater
Witness as those in the Western District of Missouri take their Oath of Allegiance and thereby complete the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. There will be a variety of speakers and MSU’s Hybernotes will be taking the stage with America the Beautiful! Seating will be limited in the theater on a first come first serve basis to about 200-300 students and/or campus members. Overflow seating will be available in the PSU Ballroom to view the ceremony via closed circuit.
Sponsored by the Office of Citizenship & Service Learning and the American Democracy Project
Ozarks Celebration Festival Series Presents Nancy Allen
September 17 at 7:00 PM, PSU Room 313
Nancy Allen will present her lecture: From Prosecutor to Author: How a Background in Criminal Law Inspired an Ozarks Mystery Series, tonight at 7 p.m. in Plaster Student Union 313.
Allen will discuss her professional background in criminal law and how it inspired her to write The Code of the Hills and A Killing at the Creek. She will also share a reading from one of her novels, and describe the path to publication.
Allen, a native of the Missouri Ozarks, received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Missouri State; she entered law school and received her Juris Doctor from Missouri University School of Law.
As a practicing attorney for fifteen years, Allen served as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and as Assistant Prosecutor in Greene County. When she began her term as prosecutor in Greene County, she was the second woman in all of Southwest Missouri to serve in that capacity. In her years in prosecution she tried over thirty jury trials, including murder, rape, and incest. During that time she served on the Rape Crisis Board and the Child Protection Team of the Child Advocacy Council. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Victim Center.
Allen currently teaches Business Law in the College of Business at Missouri State University.
#BreaktheStigma 5k Recovery Run Presented by SoBEAR: Bears in Recovery
September 19 at 9:00 AM, North Mall
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, September 19, 2015
Come out to the inaugural #BreaktheStigma 5K Recovery Run on September 19, 2015 @ 9 a.m. Help us raise awareness and #BreaktheStigma that surrounds Addiction and Recovery. All proceeds go to support students in recovery at Missouri State University.
Registration Fee: $20 for Students of any age with ID, $25 for Non-Students
$30 Last Minute Registration (8:30-9:00 a.m. Sept 19)
Price includes T-Shirt, Finisher Medal, and some Recovery!
Register at www.runsignup.com
12 Hours Improv Marathon for Charity
September 21, North Mall Bear Paw
Missouri State Improv, Pi Kappa Phi and Alpha Chi Omega present 12 straight hours of improv comedy to raise money for programs and resources benefitting the families at Harmony House.
Voice Guest Artist Recital – Brandon Nase
September 21, Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Guest artist, Brandon Nase, will be performing at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30p.
Keep Calm & Do Research: Clean up your Data Act
September 22, Meyer Library Room
Good research starts with good data. Before you begin your analysis, you should clean your dataset. The course will address each of the steps of proper data cleaning and ways to address potential problems by dealing with outliers, transforming variables, or imputing missing data. This course will teach you how to use graphs and tests to explore your data and make sure that they meet the assumptions of the tests you plan to run. Basic familiarity with SPSS is assumed.
Upon completing this course, students will be able to…
· Graph a single variable and examine it for normality, skewness, and outliers.
· Explore the relationship between two variables and examine them for linearity and non- monotonic relationships
· Test the assumptions of multivariate analysis including linearity, sphericity, missing data, and normality.
· Identify and eliminate multivariate outliers with a Mahalanobis test.
Wind Ensemble Symphony Concert
September 22, Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Geanlogy Workshop: Magna Carta
September 23, The Library Center
Pat Haas discusses her trip to England and the National Society of Magna Charta Dames and Barons, of which she is a member. Sponsored by Ozarks Genealogical Society.
The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810, Auditorium
Study Away Re-Entry Reception (9/23)
September 23 at 5:30PM, Plaster Student Union Room 400
Study Away Programs’ annual Welcome Back Reception for returning study abroad students is a terrific opportunity to give Study Away staff feedback about your experience and share stories about your time abroad. Any student who has studied abroad is invited to attend and meet other students just returning from life abroad. Study Away Programs staff provides refreshments, door prizes, and engages students in fun “reverse culture shock” activities. The Study Away Study Photo Contest entries are displayed and the winner is announced.
College of Business Prepare for the Fair Workshop
September 17 at 4:00PM, Glass 108
All College of Business students wishing to attend the Accounting Career Fair on September 9 or the Business Career Fair on September 22 must attend this workshop. Fair details and guidelines will be covered.
International Business Programs Info Sessnion
September 24, Glass Hall Room 227
The International Business Programs (IBP) office will hold an information session to describe programs offered by partner exchanges and faculty-led short-term programs. Students who studied away recently will be available to answer questions and describe their experiences abroad.
September 24, Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Chorale Concert in HHPA at 7:30 pm
Biology Seminar – Small Mammal Lineages in North America
September 25, Temple Hall Room 0003
Dr. Andrew Hope earned his PhD in 2011 from University of New Mexico, followed by a postdoc with the USGS in Alaska and is now a Research Assistant Professor at Kansas State University. His research examines phylogeographic patterns in small mammals, particularly shrews, as well as broader phylogenetic patterns in mammals and their parasites. His seminar will discuss small mammal lineages in North America and the role of environmental change has played on their history.
Dr. Andrew Hope, Research Assistant Professor at Kansas State University
Find out more about SAC films, concerts, and comedy by looking at our SAC Events Blog.
SAC Film: Fed Up
September 16 at 9 pm, Plaster Student Union Theater
Check out this powerful documentary that hits at the very core of this year’s public affairs theme, Building Healthy Communities: Mind, Body and Spirit! Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
SAC Film: Caesar Chavez
September 20 at 9 pm, Plaster Student Union Theater
SAC will present the classic film Caesar Chavez for Hispanic Heritage Month in the Plaster Student Union Theater. This event is totally free to students and free popcorn will be served before the movie.
SAC After Hours and Public Affairs: SAC Gives Back
September 17 at 9 pm, Plaster Student Union Food Court
Students will come together to help prepare care packages for people in need. This event will feature different stations to construct various items, like letters to military, children in hospitals, and packages for people in need.
SAC Concerts Presents: Coffee Shop Sound
September 22 at 7 pm, Plaster Student Union South Lounge
Everyone loves music. Coffee Shop Sound is an event filled with numerous student acoustic players to set the mood for all who attend. It’s a relaxing evening for people to enjoy coffee or tea and cookies while perhaps doing homework.
SAC After Hours Presents: Capture the Flag
September 24 at 9 pm, Trottier Plaza
Students will gather to play a good old fashioned game of capture the flag by competing against another team.
SAC Campus Events: Rock ‘n Bowl
September 18 and 25, 7 pm – 11 pm, PSU Level 1 Game Center
Free bowling and games are available every Friday from 7-10PM courtesy of Student Activities Council.
For more opportunities, subscribe to the Community Opportunities Newsletter.
September 21, Professional Building 4th Floor
Come have your résumé critiqued by a Career Center professional/employer to prepare for internship and job searches, career fairs, graduate school, scholarships, etc.
No appointment necessary…just bring a rough-draft of your résumé to a Résumé Madness table to get a quick review.
For follow-up or more in-depth review, you can visit the Career Center (Carrington 309) during our walk-in hours or schedule an appointment (417-836-5636).
Walk-in Hours (Fall 2015 Semester when classes are in session): Monday – Friday; 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
October 22-24 and 29-31, 2015
The Drew Lewis Foundation at the Fairbanks, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield and Missouri State University, wants to freak you out with the 2nd Annual Freaky Fairbanks Haunted House!
Come and volunteer at the historic Fairbanks Elementary School over the course of two weekends: October 22-24 and 29-31, 2015. The hour from 7 to 8 pm will be kid-friendly for ages 12 and under. The 13 and up version will take place from 8-10 pm. To sign up, follow this link.
The Victim Center in Springfield, Missouri, is now accepting applications from community volunteers to assist victims of violent crime and their families.
Victim advocates are on call approximately two or three times a month, at nights or on weekends and holidays to respond to 864-SAFE hotline phone calls from crime victims or calls from local health-care and law enforcement agencies. Although most calls require only require a telephone response, advocates are also summoned to local hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and crime scenes to assist crime victims.
The next training is the first weekend of October. Interviews are underway now. Interviews and background checks on all applicants will be completed prior to acceptance. All applicants must be at least twenty-one years old and must have use of a car and a telephone.
Contact: Paula Tindell, Victim Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (417)863-0827, #106 or (417)863-7273, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: 819 Boonville, Springfield, Missouri 65802
A German themed two day event at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds (3001 N. Grant St. Springfield) featuring German food and beverages, a 5K run, contests, bike ride, kids rides, music and much, much more. The Oktoberfest supports Sertoma’s children’s charities.
To sign up to volunteer click here.
Into the Streets
Into the Streets at Missouri State is the first large-scale service event of the semester! This annual program features community service opportunities for hundreds of students. Get out into our community and serve alongside local agencies!
Through this program, Missouri State students will be actively involved in one of our Public Affairs Pillars, Community Engagement. What is a better way to spend a Saturday than serving with friends, making new friends, volunteering, and making a difference in the lives of others?
Into the Streets is looking for Site Leaders who would lead a group of 5-20 students and would be available to attend a short training session prior to the event.
This day of service also needs students to sign up to volunteer. Students will meet in the PSU at 8 a.m. and then depart to different areas of the community to make a difference. The day should be done by 1 p.m.
Click here to sign up!
Bear Service Team
Bear Service Team is a student organization dedicated to planning service opportunities for the MSU community. This is a great way to connect with other students, maintain relationships with community agencies, and have fun service our community!
Click here for more information: https://goo.gl/aohIKy #citizenbear #SGFLove #LoveSGF
For a review of events that have already happened, please visit our Athletics Blog Page.
- Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 AM Softball vs. Crowder College, Killian Sports Complex
- Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 Softball vs. Avila, Killian Sports Complex
- Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 Women’s Soccer vs. Western Illinois, Allison South Fields
- Sunday, September 20 at 5:00 Softball vs. Labette CC, Killian Sports Complex
- Thursday, September 24 at 3:00, Baseball vs. Ontario Blue Jays, Hammons Field
- Friday, September 25 at 7:00, Women’s Volleyball vs. Illinois State, Hammons Student Center
- Saturday, September 26 at 1:00, Softball vs. Neosho CC, Killian Softball Complex
- Saturday, September 26 at 3:00, Softball vs. Neosho CC, Killian Softball Complex
- Saturday, September 26 at 5:00, Women’s Soccer vs. Northern Iowa, Allison South Stadium
- Saturday, September 26 at 7:00, Women’s Volleyball vs. Indiana State, Allison South Stadium
- Saturday, September 26 at 7:30, Men’s Soccer vs. SIUE, Allison South Stadium
- Fall Foster Recreation Hours
|Foster Recreation Center Hours
|Fall Aquatics Hours
|Fall Climbing Hours
Coming Soon In The Rec:
- Glow Zumba is coming back to the FRC on Wednesday, September 22 from 7-8pm. Come see what all the talk is about and experience Zumba in the dark with neon lights and glow sticks!
- Outdoor Adventures is heading on a Roaring River Hike on September 19th. Join them as they hike just outside of Branson, MO on the parks scenic trails. This day hike will depart at 9AM and only cost $15.
- Don’t forget to sign up your Sand Soccer Team by September 16th! Visit IMLeagues.com to register now and don’t forget to check out the schedule of other sports offered this fall.
- Come to the Climbing Wall at the FRC to participate in Guys Night and Ladies Night every Tuesday and Thursday! Every Tuesday guys will get free shoe and chalk rental and every Thursday ladies will receive free shoe and chalk rental.
- Climbing Wall and office is now open on Sundays from 5pm-8pm!
- Lead Climbing Nights beginning every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. Outdoor Adventures is excited to introduce lead climbing nights to our climbing community! Lead nights are open to everyone who has completed the lead clinic.
- S.H.A.R.P, Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention is a free course offered to both males and females. This class is meant to prepare you with the mental and physical skills you will need to help protect yourself when put into unexpected situations. Sign up for a session today at http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/SHARP.htm *all sessions are from 6:30-9pm
- Swimming Lessons happening now at the FRC! Join us for private or group lessons for beginners or intermediate swimmers.
Fall Session 1
Tuesday/Thursday classes from 9/15-10/1
Register by 9/11/2015
Beginner Class from 7:30pm-8:15pm
Intermediate Class from 8:30pm-9:15pm
Fall Session 2
Tuesday/ Thursday classes from 10/13-10/29
Register by 10/8/2015
Beginner Class from 7:30pm-8:15pm
Intermediate Class from 8:30pm-9:15pm
- American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification Register online or in person at the FRC. Registration deadline is 2 days before each class. Limited seats are available. CPR/AED and First Aid are held in the Aquatics Classroom. CPR is $55 and First Aid is $40.
Session 1 on September 15th
CPR/AED Session 1: 4-7:30pm
First Aid Session 1: 7:30-9:30pm
Session 2 on October 10th
CPR/AED Session 2: 9am-12:30pm
First Aid Session 2: 7:30-9:30pm
Session 3 on November 18th
CPR/AED Session 3: 4-7:30pm
First Aid Session 3: 7:30-9:30pm
Session 4 on December 15th
CPR/AED Session 4: 9am-12:30pm
First Aid Session4: 7:30-9:30pm
- Does school have you stressed already? Take 30 minutes or 1 hour and stop by the recreation for Massage Therapy and Check out our prices on our website and set up an appointment today.
Interested in Intramural Sports? Check out the schedule of what will be offered this fall on our website:www.missouristate.edu/recreation
Experience our Personal Training today and get results you have always wanted! Your first assessment is free
- Don’t forget to join us 8pm-10pm every Wednesday for Moonlight Swim
Does school have you stressed already? Take 30 minutes or 1 hour and stop by the recreation for Massage Therapy! Check out our prices on website and set up an appointment today. http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/Massages.htm
Experience our Personal Training today and get the results you have always wanted! Your first assessment is free! Need more information? Visit us online http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/AssessmentsAndTraining.htm