Name: Caleb McMurtrey Major: Computer Information Systems Year: Freshman Hometown: Willard, MO Why REAL Bears: Caleb joined the organization because he had heard about the organization from Stephanie Matthews, the former R.E.A.L. Bears staff sponsor. He wanted to develop his leadership skills and more specifically his networking skills. He thought REAL Bears would … [Read more...] about New Student Spotlight
R.E.A.L. Bears strives to uphold values befitting to community engagement. To do so, the group participates in numerous volunteer opportunities every year. R.E.A.L. Bears are required to engage in at least one philanthropy or community service event each semester. Members view this activism throughout the community as a valuable building block for personal development. Not only … [Read more...] about Be a Positive Change
On March 4th, five REAL Bears general members Elvy Ramirez,Summer Holmes, Gabriella Billups, Monique Fahy, and Nafisatu Bangura accompanied by their advisors and three Traditions Council members attended a two-day Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) conference in Stillwater Oklahoma. On the first day of the … [Read more...] about Our Brightest Year Yet
One hundred and eleven years ago, on March 17th, 1905, the Missouri General Assembly authorized the establishment of State Normal School #4, later to be Missouri State University. On March 17th, R.E.A.L. Bears celebrated this amazing accomplishment by throwing a birthday party, as we had done the past three years. This year, R.E.A.L. Bears planned two events: one in Plaster … [Read more...] about Happy birthday, Missouri State!
My name is Caitlin Harris and I am the current President of R.E.A.L. Bears. I am a Junior here at Missouri State, majoring in Biology with a Chemistry minor, and following the Pre-Medicine Program. My goal is to become a physician and practice pediatric medicine. I joined R.E.A.L. Bears the fall of my freshman year with the goal of becoming involved on campus. I really loved … [Read more...] about President’s Post