Information and Deadlines
Last Day for 25% Credit/Refund – Fall 2015 Second Block Classes
Spring 2016 Early Registration period begins October 27 and continues through November 20. Students can find their registration date/time at My Missouri State – Academics tab – Registration Status option.
Last Day for 50% Credit/Refund – Fall 2015 Second Block Classes
Today is the last day to change, drop or withdraw from Fall 2015 Second Block classes for a 25% refund.
Drops and withdrawals can be processed online at My Missouri State. 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.
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
Flu Shots at Taylor Health and Wellness
Starting September 25
Flu Shots: Starting 9/25/15 at 1pm
Reduce the risk of flu illness and ruining your holidays and finals.
Come to Taylor Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:15pm for your flu shot.
The cost for the seasonal flu vaccine is as follows:
* MSU employees (full and part-time) – No Cost (paid by MSU health insurance plan)
* Household members of employees – No Cost (paid by MSU health insurance plan)
* Retirees – on MSU insurance – No Cost (paid by MSU health insurance plan)
* Retirees on Medicare – No Cost (paid by Medicare) – Check in at the Business Office prior to receiving injection
* Students – No Cost (paid by Student Fees)
* Others – $29.50
* Please note, Taylor Health and Wellness Center does not vaccinate children under 6 years of age. Ages 6-9 years need to bring a copy of their immunization record to determine if the child needs one or two flu vaccines. If you have children less than 6 years of age, please contact their pediatrician for information about the vaccine.
* If you are on Coumadin (warfarin) we must have an INR lab result in the last 3 weeks equal to or less than 3.5.
* Bring your BearPass Card. Dress for easy access to your upper arm.
If you want more information about the vaccine please go towww.cdc.gov/flu/.
For more information about receiving your vaccine at Taylor, please call 836-4000.
Last Day to Drop, Withdraw, Declare Pass/Not-Pass or Audit for Fall 2015 Full Semester Classes
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 Full Semester Classes.
Pass/Not Pass and Audit changes must be processed through the Office of the Registrar, Carrington Hall-Rm. 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
This begins the first day of Muharram of the new year 1432 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.
Islamic holiday observances begin at sunset of the first date listed and end at sunset of the last.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Beginning on the evening of October 31 and celebrated through November 2 by the Mexicans and Mexican Americans, this holiday has its roots in two traditions: the Christian observance of All Saints and All Souls Day, and two Aztec festivals in which the souls of the dead were welcomed back to visit those who remembered them. Central to the observance is the creation of an ofrenda, or altar, in the home with flowers, foods, and favorite possessions to honor the memory of deceased loved ones and to welcome their visiting souls. The holiday is celebrated with family and community gatherings, music, and feasting, and the festivity of its observance acknowledging death as an integral part of life.
In Mexico, candy skulls and skeletons are popular treats, along with pan de muerto, a sweet bread decorated with bones and skulls and colored sprinkles. In southern Italy, children receive baskets filled with nuts, pomegranates, and martorana, colored marzipan fruit, and are told it is a gift from their ancestors. Also popular throughout Italy are skull- and bone-shaped cookies made from ground almonds and eggs, sometimes flavored with rum or brandy called fave dei morti, or dead man’s beans, both of which are hidden as a present to the children from the departed ones. In Balkan countries, kolivo or zhito, a wheat porridge with raisins and honey, is topped with silver dragees or almonds to make a cross and the initials of the dead.
Native American Heritage Month
In response to an effort by many to gain a day of recognition for the great influence American Indians have had upon the U.S., Congress designated a week of October to celebrate Native American Awareness Week in 1976. Yearly legislation was enacted to continue the tradition until August 1990, when President Bush approved the designation of November as National American Indian Heritage Month. Each year a similar proclamation is issued. President Clinton noted in 1996, “Throughout our history, American Indian and Alaska Native peoples have been an integral part of the American character. Against all odds, America’s first peoples have endured, and they remain a vital cultural, political, social, and moral presence.” November is an appropriate month for the celebration because it is traditionally a time when many American Indians hold fall harvest and world-renewal ceremonies, powwows, dances, and various feasts. The holiday recognizes hundreds of different tribes and approximately 250 languages, and celebrates the history, tradition, and values of American Indians. National American Indian Heritage Month serves as a reminder of the positive effect native peoples have had on the cultural development and growth of the U.S., as well as the struggles and challenges they have faced.
Samhain (pronounced ‘sow’inn’) is a very important date in the Pagan calendar for it marks the Feast of the Dead. Many Pagans also celebrate it is the old Celtic New Year (although some mark this as Imbolc). It is also celebrated by non-Pagans who call this festival Halloween. Samhain has been celebrated in Britain for centuries and has its origin in Pagan Celtic traditions. It was the time of year when the veils between this world and the Otherworld were believed to be at their thinnest; when the spirits of the dead could most readily mingle with the living once again. Later, when the festival was adopted by Christians, they celebrated it as All Hallows’ Eve, followed by All Saints Day, though it still retained elements of remembering and honoring the dead.
All Soul’s Day
In the Roman Catholic church, a day for commemoration of all the faithful departed, those baptized Christians who are believed to be in purgatory because they have died with the guilt of lesser sins on their souls. It is celebrated on November 2. Roman Catholic doctrine holds that the prayers of the faithful on earth will help cleanse these souls in order to fit them for the vision of God in heaven.
From antiquity certain days were devoted to intercession for particular groups of the dead. The institution of a day for general intercession on November 2 is due to Odilo, abbot of Cluny (d. 1048). The date, which became practically universal before the end of the 13th century, was chosen to follow All Saints’ Day. Having celebrated the feast of all the members of the church who are believed to be in heaven, the church on earth turns, on the next day, to commemorate those souls believed to be suffering in purgatory.
Priests celebrate mass wearing vestments of varying color – black (for mourning), violet (symbolizing penance), or white (symbolizing the hope of resurrection).
Panamanian Independence Day
The Fiestas Patrias (literally ‘Homeland Festivals’) mark the process by which Panama achieved independence from Spain in 1821, then Colombia in 1903, and (more empirically) from the United States with the handover of the Panama Canal in 1999. The celebration extends over the entire month of November, with various days singled out for their respective honors.
Nov 2 – Day of the Faithful Dead – On this day, processions honor those who fought for Panama’s independence in the many battles that preceded the nation’s full separation from Colombia.
Nov 3 – Separation Day – Inaugural festivities are marked with parades, speeches and celebrations across the nation.
Nov 4 – Flag Day – Tributes are paid to Panama’s red, white and blue flag, which was designed and stitched in secret by Manuel Amador Guerrero and his mother-in-law, Maria Ossa de Amador, so that it would be ready once separation from Colombia was announced.
Nov 5 – Marks the city of Colon’s separation from Colombia, just two days after the country’s capital Panama City made its move.
Nov 10 – Cry of Los Santos – This day marks the public uprising of the town of Los Santos in the province of Los Santos against the Spanish in 1821, triggering similar popular uprisings in town across the country and decisively initiating the move toward full independence from Spain.
Nov 28 – Independence Day – With nationwide separation from Spain finally recognized in 1821, Panama achieves full independence on this day, which is commemorated with the most lavish celebrations of the month, including full-dress military marches, streets packed with dancing and revelry, music, cavalcades and traditional costumes.
The Sustainability@MSU newsletter lets students, faculty, staff and community members stay up-to-date on what is happening on campus related to sustainability. The newsletter includes exciting announcements, updates on current programs and upcoming events as well as resources for how to live more sustainably.
Haven is a required online course for all in-coming freshmen and transfer students to complete to initiate understanding of consent, sexual assault, relationship violence, and bystander intervention. If this course is not completed by the student prior to the student’s spring registration date within the student’s first year at Missouri State University, a Registration Hold will be placed on the student’s account. This hold will be lifted from the account once completion of Haven has occurred.
Parking Lot Closure – Lot 25
On Monday, November 2, 2015, Lot 25 (located south of the Hammons Student Center) will be closed due to a Women’s Basketball game in John Q. Hammons Arena. Tip-off is at noon.
“Show-Me Chefs” airs on Ozarks Local (KOZL)
October 31 & November 7 at 1:00, Ozark Local (KOZL)
Enjoy a high-intensity cooking showdown each week, from some of your favorite local chefs. The Media, Journalism and Film Department has turned up the heat in the kitchen with “Show-Me Chefs”, a cooking game show produced and filmed by the students at Missouri State University. Tune in to Ozarks Local (KOZL) every Saturday (September 26 – November 7) at 1:00 PM. Check with your television provider for listings.
Study Away Art Exhibition
October 19, Meyer Library Second Floor
The Study Away Art Exhibition in Meyer Library includes student art made while in Study Away programs during the Summer of 2015. Students studied with MSU faculty in Florence, Italy and in multiple locations in New Mexico, including the Acoma Pueblo Reservation. Professor Gwen Walstrand and Professor Jerry Hatch traveled with thirteen MSU students to Florence, Italy where they resided for five weeks in order to study photography and drawing in this Renaissance town. The resulting photographs, drawings and presentations have been exhibited in Florence at the Santa Reparata International School of Art and will be on display in the Meyer Library from October 9th through November 6th.
Professor Steve Willis traveled with 8 students to study the Art of the Native American Southwest. While living on the Acoma Reservation students worked with local artists to learn about making traditional Acoma pottery. After living at Acoma, the students then traveled to Arizona to hike Canyon de Chelly to visit the historically important White House Ruins. While in New Mexico students hiked El Moro, Bandolier and Ghost Ranch to make en plein air images. Students will exhibit journal pages, photographs, drawings and paintings.
Exhibit: Respecting and Preserving Art and Artifacts
October 19 – Decempber 18, Meyer Libary 306
This exhibit features the research of students in the Fall 2014 course ART/MST 488: Basic Conservation of Art and Artifacts. Students in this integrated Citizenship and Service-Learning class researched the objects as part of their course projects. Objects are on loan from the Ralph Foster Museum, Drury University, Christian County Historical Society, the Guy Mace collection, and other private collections. Students also worked on-site at the Union Campground Cemetery in Springfield.
First offered in 2011 by Dr. Billie Follensbee, ART/MST 488 is an innovative, experiential, hands-on course that combines the advanced historical study and research of art and artifacts with an introduction to conservation techniques.
This exhibit is in Special Collections and Archives in Room 306 of Duane G. Meyer Library.
Special Collections and Archives is pleased to support Dr. Follensbee and her students by providing study space and conservation facilities, as well as developing the current exhibit showcasing the students’ work.
Special Collections hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours are until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays when classes are in session.
Design and Image 2015: Biennial Graphic Design and Illustration Exhibition
October 23 – November 13, Student Exhibition Center
Design & Image 2015 is a biennial exhibition of student work from the Missouri State BFA in Design program, including work from the sophomore through the senior levels in both the graphic design and illustration areas.
Humans vs. Zombies
October 26 – November 1
Humans v. Zombies is a week long event during which participants try to survive a mock zombie apocalypse while going about their daily lives on campus. The event runs each day from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. During the week, players are given objectives to complete to help them win the game. Players are marked by orange and green armbands and moderators are marked by orange vests.
Lee National Denim Days Luncheon
October 28, 11:00 AM PSU ballroom
Join Staff Senate in this annual fundraising event as part of Lee National Denim Day. Part of the proceeds go to Lee, who in turn supports the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research, programs and services.
The menu includes:
• Italian Salad
• Garlic Breadsticks
• Green Beans with Grape Tomatoes
• Seasoned Corn
• Manicotti in Marinara Sauce
• Chicken Parmesan
• Parmesan Cheese in bowls
• Assorted Pink Desserts: Chocolate Cupcakes with Cherry Mousse Icing, Breast Cancer Ribbon Shortbread Cookies,
• Miniature Brownie Rounds with Pink Icing, White Chocolate Mousse Cake with Pink Garnish, Coconut Raspberry Cream
• Pie, Popcorn Snack Mix, Pink Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Pink Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
• Iced Tea, Iced Water, Pink Lemonade, Coffee, Hot Tea
Halloween in the Halls
October 28, 5:00 PM Blair-Shannon House Grand Lounge
• 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, October 28, 2015
• Blair-Shannon House Grand Lounge
• Event Details:
• The Residence Hall Association will be sponsoring a safe indoor Halloween experience for the children and grandchildren (ages 2 to 12) of all Missouri State faculty, staff, and students. Tours will start at 5:15 p.m. and the last tour will leave at 7:30 p.m. The Pumpkin Patch, in the Blair-Shannon Grand Lounge, will include check-in, games, and refreshments. All floors will be non-scary. Residents of our buildings will be trained to be tour guides known as Pumpkin Pals.
Theater and Dance Fall Dance Concert
October 28, 7:30 Craig Hall Balcony Theater
• Missouri State’s Production: Taking Flight is an intriguing collection of student-choreographed work. This show is free admission and fun for all ages!
• This production will be located in the Balcony Theater in Craig Hall on the corner of Grand and National Ave.
• Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
• October 28-November 1: 7:30 p.m.
• October 31-November 1: 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
• *Limited seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis*
A Christmas Story – The Musical (Broadway Series)
October 28, 7:30 Hammons Hall for the performing Arts
America’s #1 Christmas movie comes to life on stage – complete with a leg lamp, pink bunny pajamas, and a frozen double-dog dare. This hilarious holiday musical chronicles the adventures of young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way towards the holiday gift of his dreams – a Red Ryder Action Air Rifle BB Gun. (“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”)
Introduction to the Performance 45 minutes prior to curtain
FREE Community Cooking Class: Hearth Healthy Eating on a Budget
October 30, 3:30 PM Jordan Valley Community Health Center’s WIC Classroom 1 located at 440 E. Tampa, Springfield, MO
Does it feel impossible to eat healthy while on a budget? Stress no more! This class will
provide inexpensive HEALTHY recipes and tips to help stay on track.
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 by a registered dietitian and dietetic intern along with food samples will be included with the class.
Space is limited, so call (417) 836-0150 today to register.
Heather Phillips is a registered dietitian that works for MSU as the Health Programs Coordinator in the Area Health Education Center.
She previously worked in a clinical setting for 5 years at Cox South Hospital before starting with MSU.
She pursued her dietetics degree through MSU and her Dietetic Internship Certificate through Cox College.
She works extensively with students and has a passion for community nutrition and health.
She will be joined by a current MSU Dietetic Intern in presenting the class.
Biology Seminar – Variability in Mammal Populations
October 30, 4:00 PM Temple Hall 0003
Dr. Aaron Reed, an Associate Teaching Professor at University of Missouri Kansas City, earned his Ph.D. in 2004 from Kansas State University where he studied small mammal populations at Konza Prairie Biological Station. He was then a postdoc at University of Kansas where he analyzed a long-term dataset of small mammals at Nelson Environmental Study Area. He has continued the field work to survey these mammals and his seminar with examine variability in populations and relationships of important demographic parameters with the environment.
Dr. Aaron Reed, Associate Teaching Professor at University of Missouri Kansas City
Demons in the Dark
October 30, 7:00 PM Temple Hall 0003
Come watch the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society do some COLORFUL demonstrations in celebration of National Chemistry Week! Meet outside of Temple Hall near the Plaster Sports Complex.
The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society are a student chapter of the American Chemical Society on the Missouri State University campus. Lead by Dr. Matthew Siebert they will be doing colorful glowing demonstrations in the dark.
Establishing Content Validity
November 2, Meyer Library Room 205
This course will introduce you to the Content Validity Index (CVI), which is an extremely useful tool for researchers developing surveys. You will learn a publishable strategy for establishing content validity. All participants will receive an Excel spreadsheet and citations for future use.
Please register through My Learning Connection.
This course will be taught by Dr. Todd Daniel, Director of the MSU RStats Institute. The RStats Institute is a center of the MSU College of Health and Human services and has a mission to support and improve the quality of research conducted at Missouri State University.
Missouri State Improv – Free Show
November 2, Carrington Hall Room 208
Every Monday night at 9PM, Missouri State Improv hosts a free improv comedy show in Carrington Auditorium! We play games and create hilarious scenes based on audience suggestions! Open to any Missouri State student/staff/faculty member! Always totally FREE!
Our goal is to provide an environment that encourages the learning, teaching, practicing, and performing of improvisational comedy of any form, both in front of audiences and in open or closed workshop settings.
Carrie’s Cafe Open 11:30 AM 4th Floor Pummill Hall
November 2, Carrington Hall Room 208
Carrie’s Café is the popular, student-managed restaurant of the hospitality and restaurant administration department. Students enrolled in HRA 435 (Restaurant Management) design Carrie’s menu, prepare and serve the food and market the restaurant.
Carrie’s Café is open to the public during certain times throughout the semester. Please refer to this website for hours and days of operation.
We are now located on the fourth floor of Pummill Hall. Metered parking available in Lot 22, 24 and 38 (Bear Park South). If parking in metered parking at Bear Park South, the Bear Line Shuttle designated Red Route stops at Carrington which is right next to Pummill.
Days of Operation Fall 2015
October 13, 20, 22, 27, 29
November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19
Study Away 101: Info Session
November 4, 3:45 PSU Room 311
Interested in studying abroad but you’re just not sure where to begin? Come to a Study Away 101 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!
November 4, 4:00 Glass Hall Room 108
LinkedIn has over 84 million U.S. users and growing every day. 97% of Corporate Recruiters are using LinkedIn. Attendees will learn how to:
–Set up a Professional LinkedIn Profile
–Build a Network
–Research Potential Employers
–Look for Internships and Full Time Job Opportunities
Bring your laptop and complete your profile during the workshop.
Vickie Hicks, Corporate Relations Specialist, MSU College of Business
Men’s and Women’s Chorus Concert
November 4, 8:00 Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
The men’s and women’s choruses will be performing a concert in Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm
Politics and the Death Penalty 1930-2012
November 5, 3:30 Strong Hall 0201
Recent historians have argued that capital punishment practices have always been shaped by political considerations across history; however, empirical examinations of this relationship have primarily been restricted to last third of the 20th century. In order to expand the temporal scope used to examine death penalty practices, this study examines whether three political perspectives are able to account for the imposition of death sentences and the execution of offenders at the state level from 1930 to 2012.
Dr. Ethan Amidon, Assistant Professor
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Just Eat It- Documentary Screening for Food Waste Prevention Month
November 5, 6:00 PSU Room 200
In honor of Food Waste Prevention Month at Missouri State University, we will be screening Just Eat It, a 74-minute documentary film about food waste and food rescue by Peg Leg Films in partnership with British Columbia’s Knowledge Network. This event is sponsored by the Missouri State University Department of Political Science in collaboration with Missouri State University Sustainability.
Film Synopsis: We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.
Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.
“Killing the Saints to Save Jesus” with Dr. Gerardo Marti
November 5, 7:00 Glass Hall Room 102
“Killing the Saints to Save Jesus: Religious Entrepreneurs and Rescuing Authentic Tradition,” a free public lecture with Dr. Gerardo Marti, will be at Missouri State University on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in Glass Hall 102.
Come hear a comprehensive sociological assessment of the Emerging Church Movement. Dr. Gerardo’s lecture will explore the ways religious entrepreneurs are transforming Christianity in order to save it.
Dr. Gerardo Marti is the L. Richardson King Associate Professor and Sociology Department Chair at Davidson College, as well as the editor of the journal, Sociology of Religion, and a project director for the Latino Protestant Congregations Project. An ethnographer whose research centers on race/ethnicity and innovation/social change in congregational life, he is the author of A Mosaic of Believers (Indiana University Press, 2005), Hollywood Faith (Rutgers University Press, 2008), Worship across the Racial Divide (Oxford University Press, 2012), and The Deconstructed Church (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Directing II One Acts
November 5, 7:30 Craig Hall Room 207
Dates: Thursday, November 5th @ 7:30 p.m. (Set A), Friday, November 6th @ 7:30 p.m. (Set B), Saturday, November 7th @ 2:30 (Set B) & 7:30 p.m. (Set A)
The Directing II One Acts are a set of 10 one acts (performed in sets of 5) directed by the Theatre & Dance Department students of the Directing II class. This semester’s directors have chosen a variety of plays with a myriad of interesting characters, so there is sure to be something for everyone no matter which set you attend. Performances will be held in the Balcony theatre November 5th – 7th. Come out and support these directors and their magnificent performers this November!
Jelly, Rags & Monk: TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET with special guest CYRUS CHESTNUT
November 5, 7:30-9:30 Hammons Hall
Extraordinary jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and the Grammy® winning Turtle Island Quartet are back together. These legendary musicians delve deeply into the jazz and classical traditions, drawing a blazing and virtuosic line from Jelly Roll Morton and the early roots of jazz directly to Thelonious Monk, one of the geniuses of the modern jazz era.
Introduction to the Performance at 6:45 pm
The Talent Show will showcase student performers in a range of talent such as but not limited to music, dancing, comedy, and spoken word.
“Ask the Experts” Open Session
November 6, 2:00 Cheek 100 Technology Training Center
Computer Services hosts “Ask the Experts” Open Sessions every Friday afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00pm to assist staff on a variety of University technologies.
Registration is not required – Simply stop by any Friday that the University is open, and an expert will be available for one-on-one assistance.
Cheek 100 Technology Training Center
2:00 – 4:00pm
• Argos Information Gathering and Reporting Running
• Web Press
Additional “Ask the Experts” Open Sessions are held in the Meyer Library 205 Technology Training Center for Blackboard and Experts.
See the “Ask the Experts” page on the Computer Services Help Desk website for more information.
“Speed Dating” Opera Performance
November 6, 7:30 Ellis Hall 217B
Will be performed in Ellis Recital Hall on November 6th, at 7:30pm and on November 8th at 2:30pm.
IS ANYBODY LISTENING? – MSU Film Series with Director Paula Caplan
November 7, 7:00 PSU Theatre
Is Anybody Listening? is a documentary film focused on American Veterans.
In honor of Veteran’s Day MSU will present the film, Is Anybody Listening?This documentary lets American Veterans speak openly about their war experiences. Instead of ignoring the isolation many veterans experience when they return home, the film focuses on the power of love and connection and the importance of listening wholeheartedly and respectfully to what our veterans have to say.
Park for free in Lot 24 (access from National Ave. one block south of Grand) or Bear Park North by Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Take shuttle bus to the Plaster Student Union (1110 E. Madison St.).
Trained as a clinical and research psychologist, Paula Caplan is also an award-winning playwright, actor, director and filmmaker. Her most recent book, When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans, has won three national nonfiction awards. Caplan will hold a talkback session following the screening of her film.
International Dance Night
November 8, 8:00-10:00 PSU Ballroom East
International Dance Night is an opportunity to learn popular dances from all over the world. This international dance party will feature styles of dance from Bollywood to Salsa.
Find out more about SAC films, concerts, and comedy by looking at our SAC Events Blog.
SAC Films Presents: Minions
November 1 & 4 at 9:00 pm, PSU Theater
SAC will present the blockbuster film Minions 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: Talent Show
November 5 at 9:00 pm, PSU Theater
The Talent Show will showcase student performers in a range of talent such as but not limited to music, dancing, comedy, and spoken word.
SAC Campus Events: Rock ‘n Bowl
October 30 & November 6, 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.
SAC Films Presents: The Social Network
November 8 at 9:00 pm, PSU Theater
SAC will present the blockbuster film The Social Network in the Plaster Student Union Theater. This event is totally free to students and free popcorn will be served before the movie.
For more opportunities, subscribe to the Community Opportunities Newsletter.
YMCA Boo Bash
Stories From Around The World
Coffee With the VP
10/27, 11/3, 11/12, 11/17, 12/1, 12/10 in Carrington 302
Join Vice President Coopwood for intimate reflection and poignant discussion about campus and social diversity, constructs, issues, policies and activity. This will be a new initiative designed to build and “arm: diversity champions across the campus with some of the latest and most compelling innovation in diversity science, news, research, perspectives and learning tools. Email email@example.com to reserve your spot!
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
Holiday Helpings Food Drive
- Walmart Supercenter on South Campbell 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Walmart Supercenter on Independence 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Walmart Neighborhood Market on East Sunshine 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
HOPE Connection is a one day, one-stop service site for the Ozark’s homeless population to gain access to vital services. Most importantly, the event is outcome oriented, it is not just a day for people to wait in line for information on resources available in the community, but a day for people to make changes, and have immediate access to essential services. Hope Connection expects to serve more than 850 homeless and poverty stricken individuals this year, connecting them with services from 55+ agencies including healthcare, education, employment, haircuts, and more.
Since 2001, Turkey Trot has collected more than 70,000 lbs. of food for Ozarks Food Harvest! Do your part by volunteering or donating food at Turkey Trot, the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, starting at 8 a.m. on Nov. 26.
If you are interested in volunteering at the event, we need individuals to help collect food at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St., on Thanksgiving Day. Call Jo at OFH at (410) 865-3411 or go to ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer.
Habitat for Humanity Meeting
November 3 at 7:00 PM, PSU Room 317
This is a general assembly meeting. Everyone is welcome to come and help combat poverty in the Springfield community. Come find out what we are all about and get involved with volunteering!
Advocates for Disabilties (A4D) Meeting
November 5 at 5:00 PM, PSU Room 309
Anyone can be an advocate!
For a review of events that have already happened, please visit our Athletics Blog Page
- Saturday, October 31 at 11:00, Field Hockey vs. Longwood, Allison North Stadium
- Saturday, October 31 at 2:04, Football vs. South Dakota, Plaster Stadium
- Saturday, October 31 at 7:00, Women’s Volleyball vs. Wichita State, Allison South Fields
- Friday, November 6 at 7:00, Women’s Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa, Hammons Student Center
- Saturday, November 7 at 2:05, Men’s Basketball vs. William Jewell, JQH Arena
- Saturday, November 7 at 7:00, Men’s Soccer vs. Central Arkansas, Allison South
- Saturday, November 7 at 7:00, Women’s Volleyball vs. Drake University, Hammons Student Center
- Sunday, November 8 at 2:05, Women’s Basketball vs. Quincy, JQH Arena
- Fall 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, CLOSED|
Coming Soon In The Rec:
- BearFit Highlight! Buy your BearFit Unlimited pass today for only $20!!
- Join Core Fit on Monday’s at 10:30–11 AM to target your abdominal muscles in this 30 minute class focused on strengthening, toning, and stretching the abs, back and core!
- On Wednesday from 4-5pm, join Circuit Training for high-intensity aerobic body conditioning and resistance training. Go the extra mile to get the results you’re looking for by target strength building and muscular endurance with this 1 hour course!
- One of our favorite events of the year is coming up! Join us for the Haunted Trail on October 29 from 9pm-12am. We will be turning the Recreation Center into a haunted house and have music and s’mores on the patio for free. Don’t miss out on the fun!
- Night Light Cycle! Happening October 29 from 5:30-6:30pm. Free to all BearFit members. Come join us for an exciting experience by cycling in neon lights!
- 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!
- Sign up your team for the Dodgeball Tournament and IFC Roller Hockey League before 9/30. Visit IMLeagues.com today!
- 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
- Lifeguard Instructor Certification registration ends October 30th and costs $250.
November 6th from 5-9PM
November 7th from 9AM-6PM
November 8th from 9AM-2PM
November 9th from 2-5PM
- 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