Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 1 – April 30
Academic Integrity Days
There will be multiple 50 minute events scheduled to help students understand the expectations of academic integrity, the process if they are accused of a violation and the potential sanctions for a violation.
Members of the Academic Integrity Council and Academic Integrity Matters Student Organization (AIM SO).
Last day to Drop, Withdraw, declare Pass/Not-Pass or Audit, Second Block
Last day to Drop or Withdraw (student will receive an automatic W grade), declare Pass/Not-Pass, and Change to or from Audit for Spring 2015 Second Block Classes.
Pass/Not Pass and Audit changes must be processed through the Office of the Registrar, Carrington Hall-Room 320. Drops and withdrawals can be processed online at My Missouri State, until midnight of the deadline day. 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.
Additional refund deadlines can be found here: http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/refunds.htm
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).
Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The following month, senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Both were passed. On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution designating the annual celebration. Twelve years later, President George H.W. Bush signed an extension making the week-ling celebration into a month-ling celebration. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law.
The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
Jewish American History Month
On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush proclaimed that May would be Jewish American History Month to recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture.
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
Academic Integrity Days
Guilty or Not? Mock Academic Integrity Hearing
Wednesday, April 22 at 9:05am, PSU 313
Audience participates in a mock hearing and helps Dr. Becky Swearingen decide if an action is a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures.
Dr. Becky Swearingen
Wednesday, April 22 at 11am, PSU 313
An exploration with Dr. Doug Witte and Kristina Henry on the ins and outs of how to collaborate in an effective manner without violating the Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures.
Dr. Doug Witte and Kristina Henry
Wednesday, April 22 at 1:25pm, PSU 313
Michael Frizell from the Writing Center presents and energized discussion on how to avoid plagiarism issues.
To Be or Not To Be?
Wednesday, April 22 at 4pm, PSU 313
Dr. Lanette Cadle and Dr. Becky Swearingen facilitate an interactive event where the audience is in control of what happens while deciding issues of academic integrity.
Dr. Lanette Cadle and Dr. Becky Swearingen
BFA in Art Studio Senior Exhibition
Weekdays: Wednesday, April 29 – Monday, May 11 at 11am-6pm, Brick City 101/110
Saturdays: Saturday, May 2 – Saturday, May 9 at 12-5pm, Brick City 101/110
The BFA Senior Exhibition is on view at Brick City Gallery, 215 West Mill Street, Springfield. This is a First Friday Art Walk event.
Eighteen Senior students completing degree requirements of the Bachelor of Fine Arts/Studio Art are exhibiting their art at Brick City gallery, April 29-May 12. Included in this exhibition are:
Photography: Emily Boone, Olivia Duvall, Meghan Walsh, Claire Franke, James Conner and Jonathan Bolli
Metals: Arwen Watkins and Katelyn Butler
Ceramics: John Gueltzau and Twan Dickison
Painting: Charles “Andy” Corbett and Ali Parmenter
Printmaking: Aaron Ivic
Animation: Jacob Stewart, Megan Rhoden, Tyler Thrasher and Dylan Pieper
Tuesday, April 28 at 6:45pm, Temple Hall 002
In the past few weeks an incredible need for the study of communication in the political context has developed. In the recent Springfield municipal elections hope and fear appeals were used with abandon, identity politics were turned into public trials, and there is now a greater need for the study of these messages, their construction, and effect than ever.
There’s one word that must be kept in mind at all times when engaging in public discourse: CIVILITY.
We will explore what it is, what it means, and how we talk about politics. We will talk about our Public Affairs Mission. We will be moderating this and it will be a safe space for all views, but it is notan issue discussion, it is about how we talk about issues.
Dr. Mike Stout, Director of Missouri State’s Center for Community Engagement, will be in attendance to moderate and help us talk about civility.
Dr. LeAnn Brazeal will be present to address the question of civility online and in regards to youth.
Communications Professor Elizabeth Dudash-Buskirk will be helping to conduct and moderate the event.
We will talk about message construction, engaging with others, diverse viewpoints, and how to effectively communicate disagreements without being disagreeable.
Diversity Education with FSLSA
Tuesday, April 28 at 7-9pm, Temple Hall 001
Fraternity and Sorority Leaders for Social Awareness is hosting an educational event to talk about sexual orientation, race, and international awareness.
Friday, April 24 at 11am, North Mall
MSU Students for a Sustainable Future (SSF) will host its annual celebration for Earth Day – ECOPALOOZA – on Friday, April 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the North Mall (open area between the PSU and bookstore). The event will feature an all-day, SOLAR-POWERED concert with music provided by well-known area musicians and bands.
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.–Lost and Found
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.–Nate Frederick
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.–2 A.M.
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.–The League of Altered Egos
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.–Heavy Buffalo
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.–Live Oak Band
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.–Steve Ames
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.–Norman Jackson Band
Information tables, activities, hula hoops, frisbees, board games, and fun will await you. This event is open to the public, and we hope you will stop by to support the environment, sustainability, and our role on campus.
Million Dollar Quartet
Friday, May 1 at 8pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
Saturday, May 2 at 2pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
Saturday, May 2 at 8pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
This Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical is inspired by the story of the recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Student rush tickets are available one hour prior to the performance for $27.75 with a valid BearPass.
Missouri State Imrov
Monday, April 27 at 9pm, Carrington 208 (Carrington Auditorium)
Monday, May 4 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+
MoStateAdClub Presents: AdTalk 2015
Tuesday, April 28 at 6pm, PSU Theater
Geico advertisements are meeting their maker.
Josh Lybarger, Account Supervisor for The Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia is coming to Missouri State! Some of America’s best most memorable advertisements are from Geico. Meet the man behind it all April 28th at 6:00pm in the PSU Theater.
This event is FREE and open to the entire campus.
This is #MoStateAdClub’s 2nd Annual AdTalk event. Last year, John Osborn, CEO of BBDONY was our first AdTalk speaker.
Event page here.
Sunday, April 26 at 4pm, Juanita K. Hammons Hall
The annual “President’s Concert” will be presented, featuring the MSU Symphony Orchestra in combination with the MSU Grand Chorus. This year’s powerful masterwork is the much admired Verdi Requiem! Soloists for the event will be soprano Carol Chapman, mezzo Paula Patterson, tenor Steven Tharp, and bass Richard Todd Payne
MSU Symphony Orchestra, Grand Chorus, and soloists
Find out more about SAC films, concerts, and comedy by looking at our SAC Events Blog.
He Said, She Said
Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm, PSU Theater
“He Said, She Said” Event put on by Campus Outreach Services that has a couple of actors and actresses who act out different scenarios and pose questions to the audience members to encourage a discussion. This will supplement the movie that will be shown directly afterwards, 7:00 pm, PSU Theater, Sponsored by Student Activities Council and FSLSA.
Film: It Happened Here
Wednesday, April 22 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Come out and enjoy a free film brought to you by Student Activities Council.
Through the intimate portraits of five student survivors, IT HAPPENED HERE exposes the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the institutional cover-ups and the failure to protect students, and follows their fight for accountability and change on campus and in federal court.
Rock n’ Bowl
Friday, April 24 at7:30pm, PSU Level 1 Game Center
Free bowling, ping-pong, and pool for students on Friday Nights in Level One Game Center.
Film: Horrible Bosses 2
Sunday, April 26 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Wednesday, April 29 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Come out and enjoy a free film brought to you by Student Activities Council.
Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme
Cultural Affairs: Sushi Rolling Class
Tuesday, April 28 at7:30pm, PSU Level 1 Game Center
Students will be able to have the chance to make sushi while learning about the art of sushi rolling and other fun facts.
Film: Pitch Perfect
Sunday, May 3 at 9pm, PSU Theatre
Come out and enjoy a free film brought to you by Student Activities Council.
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
School’s In: Life Lessons from Theresa Davis
Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30pm, Carrington 208
Also Featuring MSU’s Untamed Tongues (The All-Student Spoken Word Performance Group).
This poetry event features epic live performances sizzling with spoken word presentations about Social, Civil, Civic, and Cultural Issues-Mature Language. It profiles the original work of an accomplished, professional poet (Theresa Davis) and MSU’s all-student spoken word performance group (Untamed Tongues). Their thought-provoking, original poetry will engage the audience in a stimulating literary experience that will school them with life lessons about cultural-, social-, civil-, and civic issues; and generate authentic conversations to enhance amiable interactions with individuals from diverse populations.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Step Up! Bystander Intervention Program
Thursday, April 23 at 2pm, Taylor Health and Wellness Center Conference Room
Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program, Taylor Health and Wellness Center Conference Room 2-3pm. Sponsored by Taylor Health and Wellness Center.
Monday, April 27 at 6:30pm, Foster Recreation Center
Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30pm, Foster Recreation Center
SHARP: Self Defense and Rape Prevention Training. This is a free training. Please register online through the Campus Recreation webpage.
St. Baldrick’s: Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Research
Wednesday, April 29 at 6pm, PSU Ballroom
Join us for our 3rd annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser as we work to support childhood cancer research!
St. Baldrick’s is an organization that raises money by hosting events across the country in which participants raise money to shave their headsto support children battling cancer. All of the proceeds from the events go towards childhood cancer research. It is important to note that participants raising money DO NOT have to shave their heads as any donations contribute to the greater cause, which is what we are all about! All shaving or cutting of hair will be conducted by licensed hair professionals.
The event will also have a variety of prizes and activities. We are looking for potential shavees and people who would be willing to help raise money for this cause. If shaving your head does not interest you, you may also choose to have a portion of your hair cut to donate to an organization of your choice. Again, raising money DOES NOT mean that you have to cut your hair or shave your head. If you choose to donate your hair, then you must set up the logistics and follow the guidelines set by the organization you will be donating your hair to.
If you are interested in learning more or want to help us reach our goal please visit. https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/9961/2015.
For more information, check out this month’s Guest Blog.
Vicki Stanton Public Speaking Showcase
Monday, May 4 at 2:30pm, Plaster Student Union
Approximately 1500 students take Fundamentals of Public Speaking each semester. At the end of the semester, 60 students have the honor to represent their classes and show off their skills in the public speaking competition.
For more opportunities, subscribe to the Community Opportunities Newsletter.
Bass Pro Shop Outdoor Festival Paint the Run
Friday, April 24-25, Bass Pro Shop
Our first run of the year, Rock4Kids Paint the Run, is coming up on Saturday, April 25!
Here is what we are seeking:
Friday, April 24
10:15am -1:15pm: 4 volunteers to work package pick-up
3:15pm – 6:30pm: 4 volunteers to work package pick-up
Saturday, April 25
7am-10:30am: 60 volunteers
Paint the Run is on Saturday, April 25th at McBride Elementary School (5005 S. Farm Road 135, Springfield, MO 65810). The race begins at 9am. We will offer 4 different routes; .25 mile, .50 mile, 1 mile and 1.5 miles. For those working package pick-up, this will be held at Bass Pro Shops (1935 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO 65807) outside the main entrance (which is the entrance facing south Campbell street) on Friday, April 24.
Tuesday, June 9
Calling all Bears: We want you to join Bear Crew! Help welcome new students and help them move into their residence hall rooms this Fall. Move-In Days will be August 13-15, 2015.
Volunteers will interact with students from all over the world to improve their English!
The Benefits of participating in Bear Crew
- All volunteers receive a T-shirt for working two shifts.
- Volunteers without a meal plan will be given a meal voucher for use in one of the dining centers after they complete their shift(s).
- Volunteers will be allowed to distribute organization information on standard-sized business cards while they are helping students move in.
- Volunteer hours will be tracked and submitted to OSE and Fraternity & Sorority Life for verification.
- Students who live in the residence halls will be able to move in a day early.
All Bear Crew student volunteers will need to sign up for at least 2 shifts by June 9 and attend a Bear Crew Orientation
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)
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:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 417-865-1646 ext. 7675.
For a review of events that have already happened, please visit our Athletics Blog Page.
- Wednesday, April 22, Softball vs. Wichita State, 5pm, Killian Sports Complex
- Thursday, April 23, Softball vs. Wichita State, 5pm, Killian Sports Complex
- Thursday, April 23, Volleyball vs. Arkansas, Hammons Student Center
- Saturday, April 25, Softball vs. Northern Iowa, 12pm, Killian Sports Complex
- Saturday, April 25, M Soccer vs. Northeastern Oklahoma, 1pm, Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium
- Saturday, April 25, Softball vs. Northern Iowa, 2pm, Killian Sports Complex
- Saturday, April 25, M Soccer vs. Missouri S & T, 4pm, Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium
- Sunday, April 26, Softball vs. Northern Iowa, 12pm, Killian Sports Complex
- Sunday, April 26, W Soccer vs. Central Missouri, 2pm, Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium
- Tuesday, April 28, Baseball vs. University of Missouri, 6:35pm, Hammons Field
- Wednesday, April 29, W Soccer vs. Drury, 8pm, Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium
- Friday, May 1, Baseball vs. Wichita State, 6:35pm, Hammons Field
- Saturday, May 2, Baseball vs. Wichita State, 2:05pm, Hammons Field
- Sunday, May 3, Baseball vs. Wichita State, 1:05pm, Hammons Field
- Campus Recreation Closure Notice!! Foster Recreation Center will be closed on May 8th from 1-3PM due to the Student Staff Soiree. Sorry for the inconvenience!
- Come to the Free BearFit Classes!! This is happening from 3-4PM every Friday until May 1st. Classes are free to FRC members only.
- Yoga by Candlelight is a great way to relax before finals! Join us on May 7th from 7-8PM in the FRC Studio A for $2!! Limited spaces are available so sign up today!
- Water Volleyball Wednesdays happening from 6:30 – 8PM on April 15th and 29th!
- Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a form of yoga that promotes better physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. 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.
- 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
- 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