Winter Intercession Classes End
Winter 2015 Intersession classes end today.
Graduate Student Orientation
This orientation is for all incoming Graduate Students starting in the Spring of 2015
Adult Student Welcome Orientation
Each fall and spring semester, Adult Student Services offers an orientation for the adult student to introduce the various services Missouri State University offers. Knowing what to expect is a large part of alleviating anxiety about returning to school. Meet other students who, like yourself, are trying to balance the roles and responsibilities of home, family, and employment while learning more about the following:
- Career Center
- Missouri State Online
- Learning Commons
- Plaster Student Union
- Parking & Campus Safety
- Taylor Health Center
- Campus Tour
Spring Classes Begin
Spring 2015 classes begin today.
See Academic Calendar for drop, withdrawal, and refund deadlines.
The last day to change sections, drop, or withdraw from spring 2015 first block and full semester classes, with 100% refund.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – no classes/offices closed.
Civil Rights leader, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , gained national prominence during the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955-1956 and soon becamse the acknowledged national leader of the growing movement to obtain civil rights for African Americans. His commitment to nonviolence, his courage, and the moral power of his vision, eloquently expressed in masterful oratory and writings, won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Toward the end of his life, King became convinced of the interrelatedness of all forms of social, economic, and military oppression and broadened the sphere of his activism. He spoke out against U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam and was preparing to lead a massive Poor People’s March on Washington when he was assassinated in Memphis on April 14, 1968 while helping to organize the city’s sanitation workers. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is observed nationally on the third Monday in January.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-836-4192
Find out more about SAC films, concerts, and comedy by looking at our SAC Events Blog.
Monday, January 12 – Tuesday, January 20
Hot Chocolate Giveaway
Monday, January 12 at 8am, Across from PSU Information Desk
Student Activities Council will be kicking off Winter Week by handing out hot chocolate and coffee mugs across from the PSU Info Desk.
Tuesday, January 13 at 7pm, PSU Theatre
Join Student Activities Council for their FREE Winter Week concert to kick off the new semester. This year’s concert features the up-and-coming band, Echosmith. With the smash hit “Cool Kids” sweeping the nation, Echosmith is a indie-pop, rock band comprised of four siblings from California.
Comedy: Adam Newman
Wednesday, January 14 at 7pm, PSU Theatre
Join Student Activities Council for a night of laughs featuring Adam Newman. Adam’s stand-up has been featured on the Late Night with David Letterman and a half-hour special on Comedy Central. You may have also seen him on @midnight and Last Week Tonight. For more information about Adam, check out him out on Twitter @Adam_Newman.
Wednesday, January 14 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
SAC weekly films starts off this semester with Divergent! Based on the book by Veronica Roth, Divergent is set in a post-apocalyptic world.
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late. (c) IMDB
Check out SAC Events Blog for more information.
After Hours: Ice Skate Night
Thursday, January 15 at 9pm, Mediacom Ice Park
As part of the Winter Week festivities, Student Activities Council has rented out Mediacom Ice Park to provide an students with the opportunity to go ice skating for free!
Need a ride to the ice park? Meet SAC members at the PSU Information Desk to catch a free shuttle that will be riding all night.
Winter Wonderland Rock ‘n Bowl
Friday, January 16 at 7:30pm, Level 1 Game Center
Want to bowl, play ping pong or pool for free? Student Activities Council has rented out Level One Game Center. Any Missouri State student can join us for free! For part of Winter Week, Rock’n’Bowl will feature Winter Wonderland themed activities!
Lecture: Laverne Cox: Moving Beyond Gender Expectations
Tuesday, January 20 at 7pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
Laverne Cox is a critically acclaimed actress who currently appears in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, playing the groundbreaking role of “Sophia Burset,” an incarcerated African American transgender woman. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. Time named Sophia Burset the 4th most influential fictional character of 2013. She transgender advocate who is passionate about telling stories that reflect the transgender experience and the history of nonfiction transgender representation in mainstream media, and learn Cox’s unique story of overcoming challenges to pursue an acting career.
This event is co-sponsored by:
–Missouri State LGBT Resource Center
Although this event is free, tickets are required for entry. Student tickets will be available beginning January 12. Remaining tickets will be available to the general public beginning January 16.
SOFAC Training Presentations
Tuesday, January 13 at 10am, PSU 308 A&B
Thursday, January 15 at 4pm, PSU 308 A&B
New for the 2014-2015 academic year no organization may receive (Student Organization Funding Allocation Council) SOFAC funding until it has attended a SOFAC Training session.
These one hour trainings will inform your group on all the policies and procedures for SOFAC.
For more opportunities, subscribe to the Community Opportunities Newsletter.
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)
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.
- Friday, January 9, W Basketball vs. Wichita State, 7:05pm, JQH Arena
- Sunday, January 11, M Basketball vs. Illinois State, 2pm, JQH Arena
- Wednesday, January 14, M Basketball vs. Evansville, 7:05pm, JQH Arena
- Friday, January 16, D2 Ice Hockey vs. Dallas Baptist University, 7pm, Mediacom Ice Park
- Saturday, January 17, Swimming & Diving vs. Truman State, 3pm, Hammons Student Center
- Saturday, January 17, D2 Ice Hockey vs. Dallas Baptist University, 7pm, Mediacom Ice Park
- We have different hours for Winter break:
January 5-9: 6AM-8PM
January 10: Normal hours resume
- 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.