Welcome back. We hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with family and friends. Take a moment to see what’s happening this week in the Division of Student Affairs.
1. Donuts for DOSA – Join us for our annual Donuts for DOSA, December 7th, 8:30-10am, PSU Ballroom East. Enjoy some delicious food provided by Missouri State Catering and enjoy visiting with your friends and co-workers.
2. Boomer’s Five & Dime – Join the National Residence Hall Honorary and take part in the annual Boomer’s Five & Dime, November 30th-December 3rd. Visit the annual craft fair where local and MSU vendors come together to raise money for the Wilda F. Looney and Gary K. Stewart Residence Life Leadership Scholarship. The annual auction will be held virtually.
3. Dining Hall Modified Weekend Hours – The Dining Halls have updated their weekend hours effective December 4th.
Blair-Shannon Dining Hall – Saturday, December 4th and 11th, 5pm-7pm and Sunday, December 5th and 12th, 5pm-7pm
Garst Dining Hall – Saturday, December 4th and 11th, 9am-2pm, 5pm-7pm and Sunday, December 5th and 12th, 9am-2pm, 5pm-7pm, 9pm-11pm
4. Open Enrollment for Benefit Coverage and Wellness Incentive – Missouri State’s open enrollment ends December 1. Up till December 1st, you may enroll, change, or drop coverage related to individual or family member plans. COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines are available to all employees, full- or part-time, and to their eligible dependents, spouse/domestic partner at no cost. By participating in the wellness activity, health care plan members can save up to $360 per year on their premiums for the 2022 plan year. To learn more, visit www.missouristate.edu/benefits
5. Multicultural Services Graduation Ceremony – Hosted for the first time in May 2017, the Multicultural Services Graduation Reception brings together student leaders, their families, staff, and faculty together to honor and celebrate the achievements of students who have had an impact on Missouri State University and the unit of Multicultural Services. This fall’s ceremony will take place on December 4th at 1pm in the PSU Ballroom. Make plans to attend and celebrate the graduates. Learn more here: https://multicultural.missouristate.edu/MSGR.htm
6. Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct Position – There will be an upcoming open forum on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the PSU Parliamentary room for Bradley Wolfe. The candidate has been asked to prepare a 20-minute presentation on the topic of Lessons Learned from the Pandemic and Implications for Future Student Conduct Practices followed by questions from attendees. Electronic feedback form information will be provided at the forum. Please plan to attend if your schedule allows.
7. Missouri State Bookstore 12 Days of Gifting 2021 – 12 Days. 12 Sales. This is the Bookstore’s gift to you! Get your holiday shopping done at the Bookstore (In-store only). Find out more here: https://calendar.missouristate.edu/home/event/115047
Bonus: Bear a Friend – Send a Sleuth (a group of bears) to a co-worker, friend, professor here at Missouri State. You can send a bunch of bears for a one-time suggested donation of $5.00. The collected funds will go to the Student Emergency Fund. How does it work? Complete the form below and under the cover of darkness (or whenever their office is empty), your friends space will come alive with bears! The bears will be collected from the office two days after the bearing has taken place. Make a friend/co-worker feel special and have some fun! They’ll receive a note saying “You’ve been BEARed” along with your message! Learn more here: https://dosaforms.missouristate.edu/view.php?id=207371