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In 1988, Congress designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy has the lead in planning NDEAM activities and materials to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Various programs carried out throughout the month also highlight the specific employment barriers that still need to be addressed and removed.
This effort to educate the American public about issues related to disability and employment actually began in 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities.
LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It is observed during October in the United States, to include National Coming Out Day on October 11. LGBT History Month originated in the United States and was first celebrated in 1994. It was founded by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson.
Spectrum, MSU’s LGBT & Ally Alliance, along with the Office of Multicultural Programs, provide a month-long series of events on campus to commemorate LGBT History Month. These include dances, panels, film screenings, fundraisers, discussions, art displays, and an annual talent show.
Congress designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy has the lead in planning NDEAM activities and materials to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Various programs carried out throughout the month also highlight the specific employment barriers that still need to be addressed and removed.
This effort to educate the American public about issues related to disability and employment actually began in 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” More information
From 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, on October 27, 2016 in the PSU Theater
Join us for a free conference sponsored by Verizon Wireless, BKD, LLP, Missouri State University Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Plaster Student Union with special keynotes from Susan Still and Elizabeth Crawford.
Stop the Violence Conference is a community call to action to stop intimate partner violence. Attendees will have a choice of various breakout sessions regarding intimate partner violence including breakouts on human trafficking and bystander intervention. The conference is coordinated by the Family Violence Task Force, led by Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ Violence Free Families Coalition, which has brought together many community organizations and agencies.
Every day from October 28, 2016 – October 30, 2016 in the PSU
Mark your calendar for Family Weekend 2016. Plan on arriving Friday, October 28th and kicking off the weekend with department Open Houses, the Student Showcase & BBQ and Rock-n-Bowl. The fun continues on Saturday, October 29th, with the Welcome Breakfast, BearFest Village and of course, the football game. These are just a few of the many activities you and your family will enjoy. Family Weekend is for the families of all students, from freshmen to seniors. There is something for everyone.
From 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, on October 28, 2016 In the Foster Rec Center
Family friendly haunted trail. Join us for some free family fun with no tricks, just treats!
From 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, on October 28, 2016 in the Hammons Hall for Performing Arts
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, October 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, October 29, 2016
NOTE: Sign Language Interpreted Performance, Saturday, 2 p.m.
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits – including “Dancing Queen”, “S.O.S.”, “Super Trouper”, “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All” – with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
Whether it’s your first visit or your 14th, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!.
- Rock n’ Bowl(10/28)
- 7:00pm – 10:00pm PSU Level 1 Games Center
- Join Student Activities Council for free food and bowling! Each Rock N Bowl will have a unique theme for students to enjoy.
- SAC Presents: Haunted House FREE
- 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM, October 27, 2016 at the Foster Rec CenterOn the outside patio by the FRC pool, there will be music, dancing and food provided. The Haunted House will extend throughout the lower level of the FRC. Students will be encouraged to dress up in costume and stay to enjoy the party on the patio.
- SAC Presents: National Chocolate Day
- 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, October 28, 2016 in the PSU Room East Lounge
- Join SAC in celebrating National Chocolate Day with delicious chocolate treats.
- SAC Presents: Improv Comedy
- 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM, October 31, 2016 in the PSU Theater
- SAC is highlighting the Missouri State Improv Comedy Team in a collaborative event for MSU students. Come out and enjoy an amazing night of comedy!
- 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, October 27, 2016 in Strong Hall Room 0001Join us for an informative introduction to the GMAT. If you are considering an MBA or any master’s degree in business administration, economics, or accounting, successfully completing the GMAT exam will play a critical role in your acceptance into the program of your choice. Come meet with our experienced instructor to learn about the test and pick up a few strategies. We’re hoping that this will whet your appetite and encourage you to consider our detailed Test Prep Classes, but even if it doesn’t, we’ll be happy to see you!
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- 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, October 27, 2016 at Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium
- 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, October 28, 2016 at Hammons Student Center, John Q.
- 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, October 29, 2016 at Plaster Stadium
- 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, October 29, 2016 at the Hammons Student Center, John Q.
- 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, October 29, 2016 at Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium
- 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, October 29, 2016 at Hammons Student Center, John Q.
- 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|
- Join us as we climb on some of the best rock the Midwest has to offer. OA will provide all climbing gear, experienced trip leaders, and transportation. All you need is lunch and snacks.
- We have extended the registration deadline to September 30th. Weightlifting 101 is your best guide to gym confidence and to help you reach your personal best. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 from September 13th – October 30th for a 1 hour course on weightlifting form and technique, proper use of equipment, gym etiquette and injury prevention. The course will also teach you how to create a workout, goal setting and training tips, fuel and hydration basics and proper stretching techniques. You can join us twice a week for the next 6 weeks for only $15!
- Free event October 27th, 9 pm-12 am at the FRC
- Volunteers needed
- Looking for people to assist with makeup, decorations, and scareing
- Seeking donations of gloves, mittens, and hats
- Session 2 registration ends October 31st. Costs $175 for members, $195 for non-members and $125 for recertification.
- November 3: 9pm-10pm
- November 4: 4pm-10pm
- November 5: 9am-9pm
- November 6: 9am-6pm
- MSU families can use the FRC facilities for free
- October 28thfrom 4-9 pm, October 29th 9 am-9 pm, and October 30th 12-4 pm
- Session 2 registration deadline ends October 8th. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from October 12th-November 4th. Attend the 7:15-8:00PM or 8:15-9:00PM class. Costs $40 for members and $50 for non-members.
- Tuesdays 12-12:50pm Register by October 10thClasses held from October 11th-November 8th
- Costs: $30 Member and $35 Non-member
- Thursdays 12-12:50pm Register by October 12th. Classes held from October 13-November 10th
- Costs: $30 Member and $35 Non-member
o Buy an Unlimited Pass for only $35 and take every class you want for the entire semester!
o *new classes added
- Vinyasa Flow 11:00-11:50am in studio A with Caleb
- Yoga in Depth 1:00-1:50pm in studio B with Caleb
Foster Recreation Center offers Personal Training and Massage Therapy