Homecoming is an annual tradition of Missouri State and it’s particularly special for R.E.A.L. Bears who get the opportunity to volunteer for a multitude of Alumni Association events throughout the weekend. A few members took the time to write about their experience volunteering for a few events. Summer Holmes, the vice president of internal programs wrote, “Competition … [Read more...] about Welcome Home: A Recap
The Be a Bear T-shirt project was introduced on March 17, 2016 by R.E.A.L. Bears, the Missouri State Alumni Association, and the Missouri State Bookstore. The shirt sold for $19.05 to commemorate the university’s founding. To support the university’s public affairs mission, proceeds from the Be a Bear T-shirt were donated to the MSU Student Emergency Scholarship Fund to support … [Read more...] about Bear Pride. Wear it Proud. Design it Now!
My name is Ali Jemes and I am the president of R.E.A.L. Bears. I am currently a senior majoring in religious studies with a minor in sociology. My goal is to work in a nonprofit that helps children or students. I joined the organization as a sophomore looking to find my place at the university, which I had yet to do. R.E.A.L. Bears has taught me many things, including how … [Read more...] about President’s Post
My name is Taylor Juenger and I currently serve as a graduate assistant for the Missouri State Alumni Association and as advisor to R.E.A.L. Bears. As an undergraduate student, I was very involved with R.E.A.L. Bears and held a few leadership positions within the organization. I returned to work with R.E.A.L. Bears because I believe this organization gave me the … [Read more...] about Recommend a future R.E.A.L. Bear
After the familiar Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, falls Giving Tuesday, a nationally recognized day of giving. A day dedicated to giving back, after a weekend of shopping. Last year, student philanthropy was a new focus for R.E.A.L. Bears. We were given the task of educating students on what it means to give back to the university while still a … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday