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.
Panamanian Independence Month
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.
Last Day to Drop, Withdraw, Declare Pass/Not-Pass, or Audit for 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 Full Semester Classes.
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.”
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.
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.
To Log In:
- Always sign in at: my.missouristate.edu
- After signing in, go under the Academics tab and find the New Student or Transfer Student section. Within this square, there is a training section and the Haven link is in this area. To access Haven, choose the link and you can begin.
Course problems? Contact Emma Rapp, Dean of Students Graduate Assistant at Rapp703_@missouristate.edu or at (417) 836-6087
Those with disabilities who may not be able to access Haven because of the instructional format or design of the training program may request an accommodation by contacting the Disability Resource Center at email@example.com or 417-836-4192
“A Musical Salute to Our Veterans” Concert
Sunday, November 9 at 4pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
The Missouri State University Bands will be presenting its annual “A Musical Salute To Our Veterans” Concert on Sunday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Entertainment ensembles, the Jazz Band and the the entire Pride Marching Band will combine forces to present an afternoon of inspiration, appreciation and entertainment. Featured speaker this year will be noted television personality, Jerry Jacob.
CNAS Public Lecture Series: Nanobiochemistry: Nanoparticles for Biological Applications
Tuesday, November 11 at 7:30pm, Temple Hall 002
Nanoscience is a burgeoning field that overlaps with many of the physical and natural sciences. Research in nanoscience has provided us many different types of new nanoscale materials that have found very promising applications in biological and biomedical circumstances. For example, cationic polymers and lipids can self—assemble with nucleic acids to form nano–to micro–sized “polyplexes”, which have been used for nucleic acid therapies (e.g. gene therapy). In addition, many inorganic nanoparticles and nanocrystals can be functionalized to interact with biological systems. Gold nanoparticles can be observed via both light and electron microscopy. Semiconductor quantum dot nanoparticles are intensely fluorescent, allowing researchers to observe single biomolecules in living systems. As a further enhancement, doping inorganic nanoparticles with MRI—active elements, such as Gadolinium, allows multi–modal imaging in light microscopy, electron microscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging. This lecture will investigate some ways nanoparticles are being used in biological and biomedical applications.
Katye Fichter, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
David Glass Lecture Series – Dr. Jason Selk
Monday, November 10 at 2:30pm, PSU Auditorium
Dr. Jason Selk will be on campus to talk to students about Executive Toughness, a mental training program to develop leadership performance.
While serving as the Director of Mental Training for the St Louis Cardinals, Dr. Jason Selk helped the team win their first World Series in over 20 years, and in 2011 he assisted the Cardinals in the historic feat of winning their second World Championship in a six year period. Dr. Selk is a regular contributor to Forbes, ABC, CBS, ESPN, and NBC radio and television and has been featured in USA Today, CNBC, Men’s Health, Muscle and Fitness, Shape and Self Magazine. Dr Selk’s second book,Executive Toughness, is a best-selling business book and his first book,10-Minute Toughness, is on pace to be one of the best-selling sport psychology books of all time.
Dr. Selk utilizes his in-depth knowledge and experience of working with the world’s finest athletes, coaches and business leaders to help individuals and organizations outperform their competition. Dr. Selk works with such clients as professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, NBA, PGA, LPGA, MLB and NASCAR. In addition, he works with such business clients as UBS Financial, Edward Jones, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual and Enterprise Holdings, to name a few.
Flameco Vivo / Carlota Santana: The Soul of Flamenco
Tuesday, November 11 at 7:30pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
What is the Soul of Flamenco? It is not only the performers themselves, but what they carry inside – the impassioned investment of each dancer, singer, and musician. Flamenco is an expression of feeling, a community built on emotions. Happiness, sadness, joy, and sorrow are translated through this eloquent art form, expressing the vital essence that lives within each of us. These universal emotions are shared across time and physical boundaries, and are the foundation of Flamenco.
Flamenco Vivo brings an exciting evening of Flamenco to the stage, featuring accomplished artists from the United States and Spain. The performance will include celebrated repertoire as well as the new work“A Solas” by Ángel Muñoz , which The New York Times deemed “…impressive for its compositional finesse.”
International Education Week
International Dance Night
Wednesday, November 12 at 8pm, PSU Ballroom
Learn popular dances from all over the world at this international dance party, featuring styles of dance ranging from Bollywood to Salsa. Come learn some new moves for your next night out.
What Matters? | Documentary and Keynote Discussion
Thursday, November 13 at 6pm, Carrington Hall Auditorium
If you’ve ever felt like one person can’t make a difference, this film is for you. If you’ve ever felt like you can be the one person to change the world, this film is for you.
Meet parties from both camps in this feature-length documentary about three friends – two idealist activists and one skeptic, attempting to live in poverty, on $1.25 per day, across 3 continents. What begins as an adventure to convert their skeptic friend takes a devastating turn when two of them barely survive a deadly plane crash in Africa, and all three must fight to finish what they started.
Following the film, learn more about their personal journeys as the filmmakers speak on their lives and how the experience affected each of them.
Visit http://www.whatmattersfilm.com/ for film trailer.
Saturday, November 15 at 5pm, PSU Ballroom and Theatre
The Association of International Students at Missouri State extends a special invitation to all area residents to its 36th Annual International Banquet and Show: Colors of the World. This event is a multicultural event that promotes the Public Affairs mission of Missouri State University.
To start the evening, a buffet of exotic foods prepared by students (under the supervision of advisors and catering staff) will be offered. It will feature both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from around the globe. Coffee and other drinks will also be served.
After the banquet, the traditional cultural entertainment portion of the evening moves to the PSU Theatre. The show will include different dance routines, musical offerings, skits and other types of performances from all parts of the world: Asia, Africa, Latin America, South America, Europe, and North America. A Fashion show will feature traditional clothes from different countries. It is a must-see cultural learning opportunity that is sure to open your eyes, and hearts, to other cultures.
Tickets, which cover both the dinner and the show, can be purchased for $20 for general admission and $15 for students. Tickets will be available for purchase Monday through Friday from November 3 to November 14 or until all tickets are sold.
Missouri State University Film Series – Ticket Out
Friday, November 7 at 7pm, PSU Theatre
Written by Hunger Games creator Suzanne Collins & director Doug Lodato, Ticket Out is a thriller set in the world of the controversial underground railways that aid women and children escaping from abusive, sometimes murderous spouses. The film stars Ray Liotta, Alexandra Breckenridge (True Blood, American Horror Story) and Billy Burke (Twilight, Revolution). Liotta plays a taut and mysterious character who aids Jocelyn (Breckenridge) and her children in their flight from her abusive ex-husband (Burke).
2nd Assistant director, Ken Chaplin, will hold a talk-back session following the film. A member of the Director’s Guild of America, Ken also travels extensively presenting seminars on Production Assistant Training and Film Crew Essentials.
Native American Archaeological Research
Wednesday, November 5 at 7pm, MSU Center for Archaeological Research (622 S. Kimbrough Ave)
Florice Pearce will share recent archaeological work on Native American sites in the Ozarks entitled, “A Study of the Plentiful Ivy Site and Other Selected Upland Sites in Southern Missouri.”
Find out more about SAC films, concerts, and comedy by looking at our SAC Events Blog.
Movie: 22 Jump Street
Wednesday, November 5 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Sunday, November 9 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Free movie in the PSU Theatre. Check out SAC Events Blog for more information.
After Hours: Fandom Night
Thursday, November 6 at 9pm, PSU Food Court
This event will be a trivia night that will allow those in attendance to express their knowledge of different fandoms such as Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc. Students will compete in teams for prizes. Teams will be established at the event.
Comedy Club: John Jacobs
Friday, November 7 at 7pm, PSU Ballroom West
After a childhood spent battling Tourettes Syndrome and a series of family tragedies, comedy has been John’s primary means of defense. He is the star of the newest show on MTV: Are You The One? Check out SAC Events Blog for more information.
Rock n’ Bowl
Friday, November 7 at 7:30pm, PSU Level 1 Game Center
Friday, November 14 at 7:30pm, PSU Level 1 Game Center
Free bowling, table tennis and billiards in Level One Game Center.
Saturday, November 8 at 11am, Bearfest Village
SAC will be hosting tailgates at the new Bearfest Village with free food, some prize giveaways, and a place to paint faces and make spirit signs.
Cultural Affairs: Native American Pride Dancers
Tuseday, November 11 at 7pm, PSU Theatre
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Native Pride Dancers bring entertainment and culture to their audiences.
We celebrate the spirit and beauty of Indigenous peoples! We honor the uniqueness and history of First Nations including Sac and Fox Tribe of Meskwaki Nation, Lakota Nation of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Ojibwe, Dakota, Menominee, Cree, Ho-Chunk, Dine’(Navajo) and various other tribes.
As individual artists, we join together as one!
We honor our elders through many beautiful forms like music, dance and storytelling to reflect our rich cultural history and customs passed down from generation to generation. We share the true history of bravery, fortitude, generosity and wisdom.
We are passionately devoted to keeping our traditions alive. Our mission is to educate, inspire, motivate and empower diverse communities to bridge cultural gaps through Indigenous traditions.
Movie: Wish I Was There
Sunday, November 16 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Free movie in the PSU Theatre. Check out SAC Events Blog for more information.
Concerts: Coffee Shop Sound
Monday, November 17 at 7pm, PSU South Lounge
Coffee Shop Sound is an event filled with numerous acoustic players to set the mood for the students. It’s a relaxing evening for people to enjoy coffee or tea and cookies while perhaps doing homework. The atmosphere is great and everyone enjoys themselves.
For more opportunities, subscribe to the Community Opportunities Newsletter.
Bear Service Day at Ozarks Food Harvest
Thursday, November 6 at 5:30pm, Plaster Student Union
Bear Service Team will be taking a group of volunteers to Ozarks Food Harvest. Ozarks Food Harvest is a food bank that provides millions of meals to people in our community every year, but they need help from volunteers like you to get this accomplished.
This group will be attending the volunteer session on Thursday, November 6 from 6-9 pm. Volunteers will meet in the Plaster Student Union at 5:30 pm and sign the volunteer agreements needed to participate in the volunteer session at OFH. Volunteers will be assisting with the assembly of Weekend Backpacks for at risk elementary students and also assist in the building of commodity boxes for low income seniors. Drivers are needed for the event, so if you can drive, make sure to indicate that when you sign up here.
Location: Ozarks Food Harvest
Contact: Nicole Noonan
Bear Service Team
Bear Service Team (BST) is a student organization team that plans and promotes service opportunities for Missouri State University students. BST collaborates with local agencies in Springfield and beyond to have meaningful service experiences that allow students to become engaged in the community. BST is looking for students who want to become engaged in the community, have a passion for social issues, and have creative ideas about how to get students involved. Visit the Center for Community Engagement (the green room) for more information and pick up an application!
Food Assistance for Students
Mondays and Tuesdays at 3pm-6pm while MSU is in session
The Food Pantry for Missouri State University Students is for any student facing food insecurity. This may be students going hungry, not able to make ends meet, facing a delay in Financial Aid or other assistance, or any other reason.
Well of Life – MSU Student Food Pantry
418 S Kimbrough
Springfield, MO 65806
(Just across from the Qdoba near Bear Park North)
Meals a Million
November 14-16, Springfield Exposition Center
Friends Against Hunger is hosting the Meals A Million Pack-A-Thon! Every half hour, 100 volunteers will start packaging food. In past years, MSU Bears have filled thousands spots to help package meals.
Register you and your organization to volunteer: MealsAMillion
Contact: Karen Wood
Microsoft IT Academy
Missouri State University students and alumni now have an exciting new opportunity for online training through Microsoft’s IT Academy! Microsoft IT Academy program provides you with the opportunity to enhance your technology skills so you can advance your education and your career. Over 400 self-paced, interactive, and engaging online training classes are available in several languages. Courses are also available to prepare for Microsoft application certifications.
Request Your Microsoft IT Academy Access Link!
For a review of events that have already happened, please visit our Athletics Blog Page.
- Saturday, November 8, Football vs. Southern Illinois, 2pm, Plaster Stadium
- Saturday, November 8, M Soccer vs. Evansville, 7pm, Allison South
- Saturday, November 8, M Basketball vs. Missouri Southern, 7:35pm, JQH Arena
- Sunday, November 9, W Basketball vs. Southwest Baptist, 2:05pm, JQH Arena
- Friday, November 14, Volleyball vs. Southern Illinois, 7pm, Hammons Student Center
- Friday, November 14, M Basketball vs. Eastern Illinois, 7:05pm, JQH Arena
- Friday, November 14, D2 Ice Hockey vs. Lindenwood University – Belleville, 7pm, Mediacom Ice Park
- Saturday, November 15, Football vs. North Dakota State, 2pm, Plaster Stadium
- Saturday, November 15, D2 Ice Hockey vs. Lindenwood University – Belleville, 7pm, Mediacom Ice Park
- Saturday, November 15, Volleyball vs. Evansville, 7pm, Hammons Student Center
- Time is running out! The deadline to register for this year’s annual Ski Trip to Steamboat Springs, CO is November 4! The trip will be over winter break, from December 13-20. Learn more about this awesome opportunity at http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/OutdoorAdventures/140219.htm
- Interested in becoming a BearFit instructor? Sign up for the BearFit Instructor Workshop! This $15 event will be held on November 10th or 17th from 7-8:30PM. Sign up at the FRC Welcome Desk before November 11th to secure your spot!
- Plan a Western Adventure with Campus Rec – Outdoor Adventures is headed to Utah on November 25th thru November 30th! Explore Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park for only $300. OA will provide camping equipment, transportation, park fees, and camping fees. Just bring clothes, food, and sense of adventure.
- 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.
CPR/AED Session 3: November 15 from 8:30am-12:00pm
First Aid Session 3: November 15 from 12:30pm-2:00pm
This certification does not fulfill the requirement for MSU nursing students.
- Only one SHARP Session left! Register online for this free self-defense course for females. November 17-18 from 6:30-9PM in the FRC, studio A. Register by November 14.
- Personal Training is offered at the FRC! Reach all of your goals this year with help from one of our certified personal trainers. For more information visit our website: http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/AssessmentsAndTraining.htm
- Massage Therapy is offered at the Foster Recreation Center. Check our website for more information on times, prices, and how to sign up: http://www.missouristate.edu/recreation/Wellness/Massages.htm.