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Another FANTASTIC HOMECOMING WEEKEND!! CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 Missouri State University Homecoming King and Queen, Andre McIntyre and Katie Berry!!
The 2018 NASPA Region IV-West conference “Reflection Inspires our Future”  took place in Wichita, KS on October 23 – 25, 2018 at the Wichita Marriott.  We came together to reflect on 100 years of NASPA and examine the future of our profession. This year’s conference offered an opportunity to participate in the Mid-Level Professionals Institute, NUFP Institute, SSAO/AVP Institute, connect with Knowledge Communities, meet new colleagues and reconnect with old ones. 
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Alumni Association Presents: BearTalks

Bringing in outside speakers for student programs can be expensive. The Alumni Association is here to help with a unique opportunity to interact with alumni.

BearTalks speakers are alumni who volunteer to share their expertise with Missouri State University student groups and organizations. Alumni self-identify their topic areas of expertise and serve as a resource for student groups on those subjects. The Alumni Association has just launched a new interactive webpage that allows students to view a directory of speakers currently available. Using this platform, students can view and request a particular speaker for their event or organization meeting, or send a speaker request for a given topic and we can find an alumnus/a who meets their specifications.

We’re always accepting new speakers. If you’re an alumni yourself, or you know graduates who would be interested they can apply to be a speaker here.


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Indigenous peoples’ Month is an annual month-long celebration of the unique history of Native/indigenous peoples. First claiming federal recognition by President George H. Bush in 1990, this month not only highlights the importance of such history, but also to recognizes the painful history of violence and marginalization Indigenous Peoples have experienced in the United States.
This month is an incredible opportunity to learn more about the contributions of Native Indigenous Peoples to our current and historic communities. It also serves as a reminder that it is critical to advocate for Indigenous Americans’ rights to ensure their erasure and marginalization does not persist.
Some ways that you can assist in these endeavors is participation in the Missouri State-wide celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ events as we recognize them this month. The below calendar highlights different opportunities to learn more and to help with  advocacy. There are also hosts of helpful links that will assist you with continued education on this topic.
Career Center

November’s Career Center Events


Mark your calendar for this month’s Career Center events!



Part 1: November 7, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Glass 343

Part 2: November 14, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Glass 343

This is a two-part workshop specifically tailored for international students, but all students are welcome to attend. Although students benefit the most by attending both parts, if they can attend only one part, that’s okay, too. Part one covers networking and marketing international experience. Part two explains what to do before, during, and after your job search; how to conduct employer, industry, and job research; and how to interview. The workshop will be facilitated by Career Resources Specialist Todd Euglow and Graduate Assistant Taku Chawota. This event is free, and no registration is required.




Monday, November 12 Siceluff 222 - 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

All MCL students are invited to this résumé workshop. A short presentation will be followed by workshopping, so students should plan to bring a printout of their résumé and, if possible, a sample job posting. The workshop will be facilitated by Career Resources Specialist Valerie Turner. This event is free, and no registration is required.

Veteran Student Center 

Veterans Day Breakfast, Concert and Taps Service

Veterans Day Breakfast, Concert and Taps Service

All MSU alumni, friends and community members in the greater Springfield area who are veterans are invited to a complimentary breakfast in appreciation for their military service. This complimentary breakfast is sponsored by Central Bank and Central Trust.

Friday, Nov. 9


9-10 a.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.)

Missouri State University Campus - Plaster Student Union Ballroom

Veterans are invited to breakfast in honor of their military service. Doors open at 8 a.m., and the breakfast and program begin at 9 a.m. Guest speaker will be Brigadier General Troy Galloway, Missouri State University class of 1991. Free, but registration is requested. Register online or call 417-836-5654.

Following breakfast, guests will be treated to a Carillon concert beginning at 10:30 a.m. in front of McDonald Arena. Taps will be played throughout campus beginning at 11:11 a.m.

*Parking available in the Welcome Center lot (southwest corner of National/Bear Blvd.) or Lot 29 (northwest corner of National/Bear Blvd.). Golf carts will transport guests from parking lots to Plaster Student Union beginning at 8 a.m.

Missouri State University is proud to commemorate the service of all military veterans through these additional activities: 

Saturday, Nov. 10

Hosting Heroes Football Game

BearFest Village and Plaster Stadium
Missouri State Bears vs North Dakota State Bison

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. BearFest Village Tailgate

Veterans and current military are invited to visit the Veteran Student Center tent for free food and beverage before the game.

2 p.m. Football Game

All veterans recognized during halftime. Veterans and current military receive a FREE reserved bleacher seat ticket and their families may purchase half-price bleacher seat tickets (adults/ $6, children/ $3, children 2 and younger/free). Present military ID or indicate your military status at any Missouri State box office to receive free ticket and discount. 

Contact Information


Date & Location

Date: 11/9/2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Missouri State University Campus - Plaster Student Union Ballroom
1110 E Madison Avenue
Springfield, Missouri
Ambassador Recruitment

University Ambassador applications are currently available on the Ambassador’s CampusLINK site.

 Important Ambassador Recruitment dates:

 Information Sessions

Wednesday November 7 -- 7:00 p.m. -- Plaster Student Union 317B

Tuesday, November 13 -- 7:00 p.m. -- Davis-Harrington Welcome Center Auditorium

Thursday, November 29 -- 7:00 p.m. -- Davis-Harrington Welcome Center Auditorium

Wednesday, January 16 -- 7:00 p.m. -- Plaster Student Union 317B


Application Deadline

Tuesday, January 22 – 5:00 p.m. – Online



Monday, January 28 – Times TBD – Plaster Student Union 

Tuesday, January 29 – Times TBD – Plaster Student Union

Wednesday, January 30 – Times TBD – Plaster Student Union


The Missouri State University Ambassadors and the Office of Admissions

The Missouri State University Ambassadors and the Office of Admissions invite you to attend Holiday Happenings! The children and grandchildren of Missouri State Faculty and Staff will have the opportunity to decorate cookies, have their picture taken with Santa, create holiday crafts, play games and engage in other seasonal activities.


Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

Time: 10 a.m. to Noon

Location: Plaster Student Union Food Court


RSVP for this fun and FREE event by Nov. 29 at:

Union Club Holiday Luncheon
The SA Social Committee 
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