Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 1 – April 30
More Sexual Assault Awareness Month events
Spring Holiday (No Classes/Offices Open)
Spring Holiday – no classes/offices open.
Spring Holiday (No Classes/Offices Closed)
Spring Holiday – no classes/offices closed.
Last Day for 50% Credit Refund, Second Block
The last day to drop or withdraw from Spring 2015 Second Block classes, with 50% refund, is today.
Drops and withdrawals can be processed online at My Missouri State. If you have a hold on your account preventing the use of the web registration system to drop a class, contact the Office of the Registrar prior to midnight on the deadline day. Office hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. After 5:00 pm, email Registrar@missouristate.edu from your University email account, or fax 417-836-6334.
Course adds and section changes can only be processed with academic department approval.
Additional refund and payment deadlines can be found here: http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/feedeadlines.html
National Student Employment Week
The Student Employment Office is hosting a variety of events in recognition of National Student Employment Week, including the Student Employee of the Year Award, Office Decorating Contest, Thank You Post Cards, and Coupons for Students.
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
ALICE / Active Shooter Training
Monday, April 13 at 3pm, Hammons Student Center
A.L.I.C.E., an active shooter response training, provides new and empowering options to students, faculty and staff allowing them freedom, in a violent situation, to react in any way necessary to save their lives and the lives of those around them. A.L.I.C.E. teaches concepts that are easy to remember and simple to apply. This program will raise your awareness and get you thinking about survival mentality. You will learn concepts from earlier identification of a violent events, to having an escape plan in mind, to countermeasure options when face to face with the assailant. Food will be provided. Please reserve your spot by contacting Jerilyn at 417-836-4045 or email@example.com. There is no cost to attend this program.
Missouri State University trained A.L.I.C.E. instructors will be leading this training.
CNAS Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30pm, Temple Hall 002
Geology of the Weaubleau impact structure, west-central Missouri: three strikes and a hypothesis is out – The Weaubleau structure is five miles in diameter within an eccentrically positioned 12-mile-diameter area of structural deformation. Recovery of shocked quartz indicates it formed from a large meteorite impact. Fossils have been used to date the impact to about 335 million years ago. Weaubleau is one of three impact structures aligned across the Missouri Ozarks over a distance of 160 miles. Other investigators have suggested these were part of a serial impact. Age dates of other impact structures are poorly constrained but likely preceded regional uplift of the Ozarks. The inferred low-angle trajectory to the northeast and tightly constrained age shows Weaubleau occurred later.
Kevin Evans, Professor, Department of Geography, Geology & Planning
Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference
Wednesday, April 8 – Thursday, April 9, PSU 3rd Floor
“Inside the Criminal Justice System: Characteristics, Challenges and Opportunities” will take place on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 and Thursday, April 9, 2015 on the 3rd floor of Plaster Student Union. This annual event will host several keynote speakers, a collection of community presenters, multiple faculty and student presentations, along with an Opportunities Fair where agencies and organizations can look for employees, interns and volunteers. This event is free and open to all. No registration is required for any part of the conference, except the Re-Entry / Recidivism workshops offered by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For further information about the event, emails can be sent to the Conference Coordinator: Ms. Yarckow-Brown.
Opening Ceremony Keynote Presentation will be provided by Warden L. Sanders from the U. S. Federal Medical Facility of Springfield, MO. This presentation will be from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. in PSU Ballroom East on Wednesday, 04/08/2015.
An evening presentation will be made by law enforcement officials from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 04/08/2015 in PSU Ballroom West.
The Giving Voice Troupe, directed by Dr. C. J. Maples will provide a presentation workshop addressing Sexual Harassment and Assault and Title IX from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. in PSU Ballroom East on Thursday, 04/09/2015.
The Closing Ceremony Keynote Presentation will be provided by C. Riccardo Lucas, the author of S.O.S. Programmed for Murder. Books will be available for purchase, and a book signing opportunity will be included.
31 additional panel presentations will be provided throughout the course of the 2 days. And, two Re-Entry / Recidivism workshops will take place on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in PSU Ballroom West.
Informational Forum on Question 1
Thursday, April 2 at 6:30pm, Meyer Alumni Center
This event is intended to provide voters with information regarding Question 1, which will be on the City of Springfield ballot in the April 7 election. Question 1 asks voters whether they would like to repeal the amended version of the City’s Nondiscrimination Ordinance, which was expanded in October 2014 to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes for housing, jobs and public accommodations in the city. City Attorney Dan Wichmer will provide information regarding the ballot language for Question 1 and will be on hand to answer the legal implications of keeping or repealing the amendment. Shelley Welsch, Mayor of University City, Missouri, one of the first city’s in the state to pass a similar ordinance, will speak on the impact the ordinance has had on their community. This event is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri and the MSU Center for Community Engagement.
Light the Night 5K
Saturday, April 11 at 8pm, Bear Paw
The Habitat for Humanity and International Justice Mission (IJM) Campus Chapters at Missouri State University are joining forces to shed light on the needs of our community! Homelessness and human trafficking are issues that affect the lives of many both locally and abroad. Help us take this opportunity to raise funds for Habitat and IJM that they may continue to effectively combat these injustices, as well also share a night of fun, exercise, and music! The Light the Night 5k will be followed by a free concert at the Bear Paw near the PSU. Can’t wait to see you there!
Wednesday, April 8 at 4pm, Glass Hall 108
Come learn why a LinkedIn profile is important and how to create a successful profile. Students are welcome to bring their laptops and work on their profile during the workshop.
Vickie Hicks, Corporate Relations Specialist
Missouri State Imrov
Monday, March 30at 9pm, Carrington 208 (Carrington Auditorium)
Monday, April 6 at 9pm, Carrington 208 (Carrington Auditorium)
Join us in Carrington Auditorium at 9PM for a showcase of our most hilarious improv comedy teams! The show is always free and is considered appropriate for anyone 18+
NASA Public Observing Night at Baker Observatory
Friday, April 10 at 8pm, Baker Observatory
The Missouri State University Baker Observatory will be open for public viewing. We plan to look at Venus, Jupiter, double stars, star clusters, nebulas and galaxies through a variety of telescopes. The event will only be held if the weather is favorable. The rain date will be the following night at the same times. The Observatory is located at 1766 Old Hillcrest Road in Webster County. A traffic attendant will be at the intersection with Rose Bush Drive to direct parking. Please use a red-cellophane-covered flashlight to find your way around the Observatory grounds.
Directions to the Observatory are given in the following link:
Orchestra Concerto Honors Concert
Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
The Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra will present its Concerto Honors Concert, featuring the winners of the recent concerto competition. Soloists will include Sam Day performing the Navarro II Concerto for Clarinet, Loriana Zavala singing “Pace, pace mio Dio” from La Forza del Destino, Jena Cantrell singing “Ain’t it a Pretty Night” from Susannah and Jieun Lee performing the fiery first movement of the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3.
Other pieces to be performed by the orchestra will include Russian Easter Overture by the expert Russian orchestrator Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov and The Moldau by Czech composer Smetana. Come enjoy the finest in solo and orchestral literature and support these up and coming young artists during this free concert!
The MSU Symphony Orchestra and soloists
Public Affairs Conference
Giving Voice Performance Project
Monday, April 13 at 7:30pm, PSU Theater
The Giving Voice experience provides an awakening and a safe environment to not only have the needed difficult dialogues, but to actually try various ideas to improve a situation. In this pre-conference event, Giving Voice will explore issues relating to the conference theme, The ethical citizen: Can you make a difference?
The MSU Giving Voice Project was created to meet the vital needs of a continuing and growing presence of oppressed, marginalized persons. This is done through scenarios that shed light on discrimination. Giving Voice programs address issues which are often unknown or ignored, resulting in an oppressive and discriminatory environment. The Giving Voice experience provides an awakening and a safe environment to not only have the needed difficult dialogues, but to actually try various ideas to improve a situation.
Find out more about SAC films, concerts, and comedy by looking at our SAC Events Blog.
Campus Event: Egg Hunt
Wednesday, April 1 at 5-11:30am, Springfield Campus
Look for Plastic Eggs around campus with SAC Stickers on them. Inside are candy! Follow SAC on social media, find your SAC Campus Event Chair, and win a BIG prize!
Lectures: Kelsey Timmerman
Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm, PSU Theatre
Kelsey will be speaking about being an ethical consumer and being aware of where products that one buys come from. He enlightens people on how their purchases affect societies all over the world!
Wednesday, April 8 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Sunday, April 12 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Come out and enjoy a free film in the PSU Theater brought to you by the Student Activities Council.
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
After Hours: I Love the 2000s Trivia
Thursday, April 9 at 9pm, PSU Ballroom
Think you know what was the hits and cultural of era you grew up in? Test your knowledge at I ♥ the 2000s Trivia night, and win some cool prizes!
Rock n’ Bowl
Friday, April 10 at 7:30pm, PSU Level 1 Game Center
Free bowling, ping-pong, and pool for students on Friday Nights in Level One Game Center.
Comedy: Open Mic Night
Monday, April 13 at 7pm, PSU Union Club
Students are invited to come express themselves with stand up comedy, improv, slam poetry, spoken word, other personal works, etc. in a safe, welcoming environment.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Tim Mosseau – Retaking our Story – Reframing the Sexual Assault Conversation
Monday, April 6 at 6:30pm, PSU Theater
Tim leads a deep and vulnerable conversation on the difficult topic of sexual assault drawing from his own experiences and countless interactions with others in support groups. Why is an underlying culture of shame implicit, and how can it be stopped? Tim will help MSU understand the background information needed to facilitate healthy conversations on sexual assault, resources to assist in the survivor recovery process, and how the power of our personal community stories can be utilized in prevention. Students will leave feeling prepared to create a culture of compassion while realistically facing an issue prevalent on campuses across the country. This event is free to attend and is co-sponsored by Athletics and the Taylor Health and Wellness Center. If you have any questions, please contact Jerilyn Reed at 836-4045, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 9 at 7pm, JQH Arena
Friday, April 10 at 11am, JQH Arena
Friday, April 10 at 7:30pm, JQH Arena
Saturday, April 11 at 11am, JQH Arena
Saturday, April 11 at 3pm, JQH Arena
Saturday, April 11 at 7:30pm, JQH Arena
Sunday, April 12 at 2:30pm, JQH Arena
Sunday, April 12 at 6:30pm, JQH Arena
A cultural kaleidoscope of color and opulent panorama of pageantry kicks off a star-studded line up as Shrine Circus rolls into Springfield. Enchanting elephants, tantalizing tigers, and amazing acrobats prepare to dazzle and astound. This year’s Shrine Circus has an all new theme including, beautiful new costumes and thrilling feats, many never attempted in the US previously. George Carden, the founder of America’s Original Three Ring Circus, said this about the upcoming shows, “Every year, we scour the world to find the best performances. We’re bringing a big show, the biggest we’ve ever put together. The spirit of the circus is to top anything and everything, each year.”
Speaker: Mike Downing, Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development
Thursday, April 2 at 3pm, PSU 313
Mr. Downing will discuss available jobs and economic development opportunities for graduates in particular fields. This analysis should help guide us in envisioning which areas of the University are positioned to expand. He provided a similar presentation as part of the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s coordinated planning process and it was very instructive. Mr. Downing’s presentation will be beneficial to everyone involved in our visioning project as well as everyone involved in administrative and academic leadership at the University. Please plan to attend!
Saturday, April 11, 9:30am at Springfield Campus
Follow your passion and find your place at Missouri State during Spring Showcase, our popular open house for prospective high school sophomore and juniors, transfer students and their families.
During Showcase prospective students are invited to:
- Meet faculty members and students
- Take a campus tour and see the residence halls
- Learn about admissions and financial aid
- Gain insight into student life at Missouri State
- Enjoy special values at the food court and dining halls
For more opportunities, subscribe to the Community Opportunities Newsletter.
Food Assistance for Students
Mondays at 3pm-6pm while MSU is in session
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.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Well of Life, please click here to sign up!
Well of Life – MSU Student Food Pantry
418 S Kimbrough
Springfield, MO 65804
(Just across from the Qdoba near Bear Park North)
Sunday, April 19
Friday, April 24 – Saturday April 26
Saturday, June 6
Great Circle is an agency that provides a unique spectrum of behavioral health services to children and families. With specialized programs and highly-trained professionals, they provide hope to those in difficult circumstances throughout Missouri and beyond.
Currently, Great Circle is seeking volunteers for the following events:
- Go Girl Run
- When: Sunday, April 19th, 2015
- Rock ‘n Ribs
- When: Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th, 2015
- Ken Coleman Memorial Run
- When: Saturday, June 6th, 2015
Anyone interested in volunteering at these events or seeking additional information should contact Robyn Scefonas by email at email@example.com or by phone at 417-865-1646 ext. 7675.
For a review of events that have already happened, please visit our Athletics Blog Page.
- Thursday, April 2, Baseball vs. Dallas Baptist, 6:35pm, Hammons Field
- Friday, April 3, Softball vs. Evansville, 12pm, Killian Softball Complex
- Friday, April 3, Softball vs. Evansville, 2pm, Killian Softball Complex
- Friday, April 3, Baseball vs. Dallas Baptist, 6:35pm, Hammons Field
- Saturday, April 4, Softball vs. Evansville, 12pm, Killian Softball Complex
- Saturday, April 4, Baseball vs. Dallas Baptist, 2:04pm, Hammons Field
- Monday, April 6, Softball vs. Central Arkansas, 4pm, Killian Softball Complex
- Tuesday, April 7, Baseball vs. SEMO, 6:35pm, Hammons Field
- Friday, April 10, W Soccer vs. Arkansas, 7pm, Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium
- Saturday, April 11, Tennis vs. Bradley, 11am, Cooper Tennis Complex
- Saturday, April 11, Softball vs. Loyola, 12pm, Killian Softball Complex
- Saturday, April 11, Softball vs. Loyola, 2pm, Killian Softball Complex
- Saturday, April 11, Field Hockey vs. Saint Louis, Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium
- Saturday, April 11, Field Hockey vs. Lindenwood, Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium
- Sunday, April 12, Tennis vs. Illinois State, 10am, Cooper Tennis Complex
- Sunday, April 12, Softball vs. Loyola, 12pm, Killian Softball Complex
- Foster Recreation Center Spring Holiday Hours
Thursday, April 2nd // 6am – 8pm
Friday, April 3rd // 6am – 8pm
Saturday, April 4th // 9am – 5pm
Sunday, April 5th // 4pm – 11pm
*regular hours will start again on Monday, April 6th
- Interested in becoming a BearFit Instructor? Come to the two-day workshop on April 14th and 21st from 7:30PM-9PM in studio B. Instructors Workshop cost $15 and participants must register by 4/13.
- Sign up for the Sand Soccer Tournament on IMleagues.com. Don’t forget to put together a team and register by April 8th. The sand soccer tournament cost $15.
- Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a form of yoga that promotes better physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well being. Don’t miss your chance to since up! Classes will happen every Monday starting on April 13th to May 11th from 5:15pm-6:15pm in Studio A.
- Outdoor Adventures is set to day hike through Whitaker Point in Arkansas. This day trip leaves April 11th at 10am and will return later that day. Spots are filling up fast so be sure to act quickly! This trip cost $20 and includes transportation.
- BearFit Passes are $20 after Spring Break! With summer around the corner, now is the time to get active! Unlimited passes will only be $20 for the remainder of the semester so buy a pass and get in shape with BearFit.
- Glow Cycle will take place on Thursday, April 9th from 7-8PM in studio C for $2. Make sure to wear your neon with you ride on our studio bikes under a blacklight for a glow-in-the-dark cycling session. There are only 12 spaces available so be sure to sign up before it’s too late!!
- SHARP Sessions will be held in the FRC again this semester! Three sessions will be sponsored by the Missouri State University Department of Safety and Transportation as well as by Campus Recreation Wellness. The classes are free so register for one of the following sessions! All sessions are from 6:30-9p.m.
Session 3: April 27 & 28
- 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: April 16, 5PM-8:30PM
First Aid Session: April 16, 8:30PM-10PM
This certification does not fulfill the requirement for MSU nursing students.
- 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 www.missouristate.edu/recreation