Refund Deadline – 100%
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.
Winter Intercession Grades Available
The Winter 2015 Intersession Grade Report should be available on My Missouri State as of today. Earned grades are reported but are not accumulated into student totals (hours attempted, passed, points, and GPA) until the conclusion of the Spring 2015 semester when all grades are posted.
Refund Deadline – 75%
The last day to change sections, drop, or withdraw from spring 2015 first block and full semester classes, with 75% refund.
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
Pioneer Girl: Exploring the Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Monday, January 26 at 7pm, Meyer Alumni Center, Kenneth E. First Floor, Hospitality Room
Join us for a book talk from noted author and biographer Pamela Smith Hill. She will share insights from her latest role as editor for Laura Ingalls Wilder’s unpublished autobiography, Pioneer Girl.
Author and biographer Pamela Smith Hill
Find out more about SAC films, concerts, and comedy by looking at our SAC Events Blog.
Monday, January 12 – Tuesday, January 20
For more information, check out the guest blog entry written by SAC President Grace Chang!
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 21 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Sunday, January 25 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Come out and enjoy a free film in the PSU Theater brought to you by the Student Activities Council.
After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.
Check out SAC Events Blog for more information.
Rock ‘n Bowl
Friday, January 23 at 7:30pm, Level 1 Game Center
Free bowling, ping-pong, and pool for students on Friday nights in Level One Game Center.
SOFAC Training Presentations
Thursday, January 15 at 4pm, PSU 308 A&B
Tuesday, January 20 at 9am, 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.
Military Leadership Class
Get in on the latest opportunity to take a class at your own convenience online but still have the chance to participate in rappelling, tactical airsoft, tactical paintball, rifle and pistol marksmanship, water survival and many more (ONLY IF YOU WANT TO!). just enroll in MIL102WD and better yet, There is no military obligation! MIL102WD is a unique elective course and an EASY way to get 2 credit hours.
For more information about this unique opportunity just read about the course below or feel free to give us a call 417-836-9357 or visit us in Freddy.
The ROTC Department is offering a new online Military Leadership class for this next semester. MIL102WD-Mil212WD: Combined SP15
This is an opportunity for students to identify not only the necessary skills to become a leader but also be introduced to a values based organization that values leadership. This class will focus on Critical thinking and an introduction to the United States Army. Students will be given the optional chance to participate in ROTC Labs.
For those students interested in joining the military this class will give you the basic knowledge needed for your future profession and position as a 2nd lieutenant in the United State Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve. This class will also count toward the required classes needed to advance towards a commission as an officer.
For those who understand the importance of leadership but do not want to be part of the military, that’s great! This class will help develop your understanding of roles and responsibilities in support of a team, understand the concept of professionalism, and helps define the problem solving process in the military and non military problems. This class will help you demonstrate an introductory level of writing and speaking proficiency and basic negotiation strategies required for effective leadership. Leadership is a key component in what fortune 500 companies are looking for in its new hires.
This is a rare opportunity that no other ROTC program in the nation is offering, an opportunity that allows a student to learn leadership at their own pace with a dedicated mentor to guide through the process.
MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 19 at 8:15am, Plaster Student Union
How can I participate?
In order to participate you must be a current student. You simply need to sign up. It is first come first serve.
What types of projects will be completed?
Students will learn of their service project the morning of the event. Prior to the service day, participants will be notified of information that is crucial to the project (such as wear clothes that can get muddy or paint on them). On the registration form, please be sure to indicate what type of projects you would want to participate in, so we can best place you. A trained site leader will accompany the group to the service site.
When will this take place?
Participants will arrive at the Plaster Student Union at 8:15a.m. on January 19th. There will be a brief opening orientation followed by receiving the service project for the day. Participants will have until around 2:00pm to complete their service project.
For a review of events that have already happened, please visit our Athletics Blog Page.
- 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
- Wednesday, January 21, M Basketball vs. Wichita State, 7:05pm, JQH Arena
- Friday, January 23, D2 Ice Hockey vs. University of Missouri, 7pm, Mediacom Ice Park
- Friday, January 23, W Basketball vs. Southern Illinois, 7:05pm, JQH Arena
- Friday, January 23, D3 Ice Hockey vs. McKendree University, 9:45pm, Mediacom Ice Park
- Saturday, January 24, D3 Ice Hockey vs. McKendreeUniversity, 3pm, Mediacom Ice Park
- Saturday, January 24, D2 Ice Hockey vs. University of Missouri, 7pm, Mediacom Ice Park
- Sunday, January 25, W Basketball vs. Illinois State, 2:05pm, JQH Arena
- It’s BearFit Free Week! Check out our schedule at missouristate.edu/recreation/fitness to see what classes you want to take for free! Unlimited passes are sold at $5 off until January 31st.
- Interested in an Outdoor Adventure? All of our Spring 2015 trips are set so be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out! All trips can be found online at missouristate.edu/recreation/outdooradventures, or stop by the FRC to pick up a brochure with all of our trip information.
- The Spring 2015 Intramural Schedule is set! Pick up yours in the FRC today!
- Would you like to learn how to salsa or swing? Register for our East Coast Swing Class or Salsa Session by January 14th to secure your spot! 5 week session. January 15-February 12. Thursdays, Swing at 6:30PM, Salsa at 7:30PM. $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers. No partner needed.
- Face your Fear with this year’s Swim Lessons. We will offer three levels of swim lessons this spring. Fear of Water Lessons – Monday and Wednesday, 5:30-6PM. Beginner Swimming Lessons – Monday and Wednesday, 6:15-6:45PM. Intermediate Swimming Lessons – Monday and Wednesday, 7-7:30PM. Classes run from February 2-March 4 (no class on 2/16). $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers.
- Remember that the Foster Recreation Center offers the awesome services of Massage Therapy and Personal Training. More information can be found on our website at missouristate.edu/recreation