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In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business.
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.
Starting October 20
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.
In remembrance of Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass”). On November 9-10, 1938, after a series of attacks, thousands of Jewish homes, shops, schools and synagogues were ransacked and destroyed, leaving the streets covered in pieces of smashed windows – the origin of the name Kristallnacht or “Night of Broken Glass.”
Native American History 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.
This is one of the most important festival 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.
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.”
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.
Birth of Baha’u’llah
This day celebrates the birth of the Baha’i founder and teacher, Baha’u’llah. Born to an affluent family in Persia in 1817, Baha’u’llah spent many of his later years as a prisoner and in exile for his work in the Babi movement. It was in his prison cell that he had his new religious revelation and the Baha’i faith was born. On this day, one of nine holy days in the Baha’i religion, Baha’is do not work. Many observe the day in small celebrations or gatherings where prayers are said from Baha’u’llah’s writings.
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.
“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.
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
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.
Religious Liberty & the Expanding Circle of Civil Rights – Conversation
November 9, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, AGTS Lobby at Evangel University
Speakers will include Dr. Kevin Pybas, Associate Professor of Political Science and University Pre-Law Advisor and Dr. Richard Schur, Professor of English and Director of Honors Program at Drury University.
Trombones of the St.Louis Symphony
November 9, 7:30 – 9:30 PM, Ellis Hall 217B
Concert will be held in Ellis Recital Hall, starting at 7:30pm
Missouri State Improv – Free Show
November 9, 9:00 – 10:00 PM, Carrington 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.
One Homeless Night
November 10, 7:00-9:00 PM, North Mall
Come hear about Homelessness in the Springfield area from Kippie Kutz, a member of the Kitchen Inc. We will be making fleece blankets at the event to donate to the homeless that the Kitchen Inc helps on a daily basis. We will also have some food for the attendees and be hosting a canned food drive to also donate to the Kitchen! It will be held outside the Student Union in the North Mall from 7-9 p.m. on November 10th. Dress warm! This can be considered an educational event for those organizations that have 25% of their members attend! Sponsored by Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Hammon’s Hall Council.
Kippie Kutz from The Kitchen Inc. Kippie has come to speak at our event for the past 3 years and been working with homeless youth in the Springfield area for many years. She is very passionate about helping others and excited to make us more aware of this problem that occurs all over the United States, and here at home as well.
CNAS Public Lecture Series – Paul Schweiger
November 10, 7:30-8:30 PM, Temple 002
CRISPR/Cas9 was identified as a prokaryotic defense system against foreign invading DNA, such as viruses. This system has been developed into a simple genome editing tool. Consequently, the CRISPR/Cas9 system is being used to try and fight disease and make improvements to agriculture by rewriting the genetic code. However, there is controversy about the ethical uses of this relatively new technology
Jazz Studies Ensemble
November 10, 7:30-9:30 PM, Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Jazz Studies Ensemble in Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30 pm
Veterans Day – Veterans Recognition Breakfast
November 11, 8:00 – 9:30 AM, Plaster Student Union Ballroom
Veterans Recognition Breakfast follows the theme: MSU Honors Healers in War. Breakfast is free to all campus and community veterans and their guests.
Please reserve seats by calling (417) 836-6199, Veteran Student Services, or by logging onto a reserve page athttp://alliance.missouristate.edu.
Mr. Jerry Jacob, KSPR anchor, Airborne-trained Soldier, medic and NCO, will speak on his own experiences and observations as a medic. Jerry participated in multiple overseas operations including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Unified Response in Haiti and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
MSU Veterans Day Canteen
November 11, 9:45 – 10:15 AM, Plaster Student Union North Food Court
The MSU Alliance for Veterans presents a musical performance commemorating Veterans Day.
The Hibernotes, MSU’s mixed A Cappella group will provide musical entertainment in PSU’s north food court.
November 11, 11:00 – 11:15 AM, McDonald Hall & Arena
The Missouri State University Pride Band will present its annual, “Taps Project” on Wednesday, November 11 in conjunction with this year’s Veterans Week.
This colorful presentation will feature 60 trumpets assigned to areas throughout the campus performing TAPS in a “cascading effect”. Each trumpeter takes his cue three notes after the one preceding him.
Prior to moving to their assigned areas, all of the trumpets will assemble on the steps of McDonald Arena to perform our National Anthem at 10:45am.
The public is invited to attend any portion of the morning’s presentation. Chairs will be provided and shuttles will be able to unload behind Carrington Hall.
Tales from Abroad
November 11, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, PSU Ballroom
As part of International Education Week, Study Away will be hosting Tales from Abroad. Interested in studying abroad but you’re just not sure where to begin? Come to Tales from Abroad to get information and hear from a student panel about studying abroad, various Study Away options, and the application process. This session is fun and informal, so just drop by and ask your questions. Small refreshments provided. We hope to see you there!
International Game Night
November 11, 8:00 – 10:00 PM, PSU Cafeteria
Join the International Public Affairs Leaders at International Game night to play games from around the world.
Stop by the PSU cafeteria and jump in a game – all are welcome!
Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble Concert
November 12, 7:30 – 9:30 PM, Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble Concert in Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30 pm.
PLAY: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
November 12, 7:30 – 10:00 PM, Craig Hall Coger Theatre
In one of his most whimsical and lighthearted comedies, Shakespeare celebrates the confusing, chaotic, magical, irrational, irresistible nature of romantic love! In a moonlit forest on the eve of a royal wedding, several sets of characters converge: a group of young lovers, a troupe of amateur actors and a band of fairies. Through their cleverly interconnected plotlines — including a play within the play — A Midsummer Night’s Dream encompasses forbidden love, unrequited love, a lover’s quarrel, enchanted love, tragic love (though comically portrayed) and, finally, true love that restores balance and harmony.
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sarah J. Wiggin
The 2015 High School Theatre Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Nov. 12 performance.
November 13, 11:30 – 2:00 PM, 1211 E St. Louis, Springfield MO
Come to Chipotle Mexican Grill on St. Louis and spend some time with us! 50% of proceeds goes to the American Indian Student Association.
Ask the Experts Blackboard Open Session
November 13, 1:30 – 4:30 PM, Meyer Library 205 Technology Training Center
Computer Services hosts “Ask the Experts” Blackboard Open Sessions every Friday afternoon from 1:30 – 4:30pm to assist all Learning Management System users on a variety of features and tools.
Registration is not required – Simply stop by any Friday that the University is open, and a Blackboard expert will be available for one-on-one assistance.
Attend Virtually – Log in to Ask the Experts Virtual Office Hours to get help from a Blackboard Expert online via Collaborate.
The Participant Quick Reference Guide will walk you through downloading and using Collaborate to ask your questions.
Planning Through the Lens of Equity and Engagement
November 13, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Meyer Alumni Center, Kenneth E. Room 101
Mr. Shaw emphasizes inclusive planning and will talk about planning communities for minority populations, addressing poverty, and managing rapid growth.
A reception will follow the event in the library lounge
Eric Shaw, Director of the Washington, DC Office of Planning will discuss his role in planning the Nation’s Capital and his previous experience as Community & Economic Development Director for Salt Lake City, Utah, the Director of Community Planning for the Louisiana Recovery Authority post Katrina, and his work in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in Miami, FL and Silicon Valley.
Shaw earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Development and Policy Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis – Broadway Bonus
November 17, 7:30 PM, Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Grammy® Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years, featuring the Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller, and dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Tickets: $20 – $55
Aquila Theatre in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
November 18, 7:30 PM, Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
In this witty, fast paced production, literature’s most legendary sleuth, his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, and other vivid characters jump from the page to the stage, weaving a tale of mystery, suspense and intrigue. Student rush tickets are available one hour prior to the performance for $10 with a valid student i.d.
Modern Mystery Plays
November 10, 7:30-9:00 PM, Craig Hall Balcony Theatre
unfold before them. The plays existed in “cycles” of individual performances of stories from Genesis to Revelation.Our goal is to produce quality, modern-day, progressive re-tellings of Biblical narratives and themes.
Written, directed, and performed by
current Missouri State University students
Tuesday, November 10th
Balcony Theatre, Craig Hall
Missouri State University
by Adelynn Hubbard
“No More Funny Business”
by Samantha Wilson
“The Good Friend”
by Hannah Finger
Student Producer: Khira Auerbach
Find out more about SAC films, concerts, and comedy by looking at our SAC Events Blog.
SAC Comedy Presents: Youtube Week Comedian – Zach Sherwin
November 9 at 7:00 pm, PSU Theater
Zach Sherwin writes for and performs in the blockbuster YouTube series “Epic Rap Battles of History,” playing such characters as Stephen King, Sherlock Holmes, and Egon Spengler, and he was awarded an RIAA-certified gold record for the “Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking” single. Zach’s own music videos have been viewed millions of times online, and his album is available on Comedy Central Records.
Zach Sherwin is a comedian and rapper based in Los Angeles. His television credits include “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX) and “The Pete Holmes Show” (TBS), as well as appearances on E!, VH1, and CNN Headline News. He also writes for and performs in the blockbuster YouTube series “Epic Rap Battles of History,” playing such characters as Stephen King, Sherlock Holmes, and Egon Spengler, and he was awarded an RIAA-certified gold record for the “Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking” single. Zach’s own music videos have been viewed millions of times online, and his album is available on Comedy Central Records.
SAC Concerts Presents: Youtube Week Artist – Julia Nunes
November 10 at 7:00 pm, PSU Theater
Julia is an independent musician that has grown in popularity through YouTube, where her videos have gotten over 1 million views on dozens of her videos. She has had two kickstarter promotions for albums where she has gotten over two times the amount of money she asks for. She is about to release her third studio album all on her own. Julia has had a tour of living room shows, one in Springfield two years ago, and it sold out.
SAC Concerts Presents: Youtube Week Artist – Button Poetry
November 11 at 7:00 pm, PSU Theater
Button Poetry will be sending Aziza Barnes, Sam Cook, and Cam Awkward-Rich to touch upon the subject of racial relations in society through slam poetry and spoken word.
SAC Concerts Films: The Socail Network
November 11 at 9:00 pm, PSU Theater
SAC will present the film Social Network 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 Presents: Youtube Challenge Night
November 12 at 9:00 pm, PSU Theater
Students will be able to partcipate and watch their fellow students recreate the most popular Youtube challenges, including College Students React, Youtube challenges and a Youtube personality matching game. There will be prizes given out at the end of the night.
SAC Campus Events: Rock ‘n Bowl
November 6 & November 13, 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: 10 Things I Hate About You
November 15 at 9:00 pm, PSU Theater
SAC will present the classic film Fight Club in the Plaster Student Union Theater. This event is totally free to students and free popcorn will be served before the movie
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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
- 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
- Friday, November 13 at 7:05, Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri, JQH Arena
- Saturday, November 14 at 2:04, Football vs. Northern Iowa, Plaster Stadium
- 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!
- 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