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Missouri State
The Magazine Published For The Alumni And Friends of Missouri State University

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Get ready to Bear Up!Get ready to Bear Up! The new head football coach, who was among the top assistant coaches in the nation last year, has started to build his own program at Missouri State.
A super seasonA super season The Baseball Bears had a record-setting season, making it all the way to an NCAA Super Regional — the final step before the Division 1 College World Series.
The Faculty: Painter’s work gaining recognition;  solo shows planned around U.S.The Faculty: Painter’s work gaining recognition; solo shows planned around U.S. The work of Sarah Williams, assistant professor of art and design, is gaining national recognition. Williams' work shows her perspective on rural America, which she loves.

Around the Quad

Campus news
President Smart to lead Missouri higher education councilPresident Smart to lead Missouri higher education council Missouri State University President Clifton M. Smart III was elected president of the Council on Public Higher Education in Missouri, known as COPHE, at the group's June 2 meeting in Springfield.
Cal Ripken Jr. speaks at Public Affairs ConferenceCal Ripken Jr. speaks at Public Affairs Conference “Iron Man” Cal Ripken Jr. offered a play-by-play on success in life and baseball at the spring 2015 Public Affairs Convocation.
Foundation finishes year with second-highest total in historyFoundation finishes year with second-highest total in history The Missouri State University Foundation, the fundraising arm of the University, had another strong year.
Ad Team wins State Department competitionAd Team wins State Department competition MSU students created a digital campaign to combat violent extremism.
Five former faculty, staff members selected for Wall of FameFive former faculty, staff members selected for Wall of Fame Five former faculty and staff members will be inducted into the Missouri State University Wall of Fame, which recognizes former employees who performed outstanding work while on campus and demonstrated character and integrity.
More than 50 new medallions awarded at Founders Club receptionMore than 50 new medallions awarded at Founders Club reception The Founders Club, Missouri State University's most prestigious organization for donors, held its annual medallion reception.
News in briefNews in brief News from around campus.
Number of first-time students on the riseNumber of first-time students on the rise The Missouri State University campus community greeted many first-time students in mid-August.
Homecoming 2015: Bears Breaking BarriersHomecoming 2015: Bears Breaking Barriers Alumni and friends are invited to all festivities!
3,000+ degrees awarded at latest commencements3,000+ degrees awarded at latest commencements Missouri State University conferred 2,416 degrees during the May 15 spring commencement, and 604 degrees at the July 21 summer commencement.
Join us for this year’s public affairs signature eventsJoin us for this year’s public affairs signature events These signature events help Missouri State put our public affairs mission into practice. There are seven events each school year, and these five will happen this fall and spring.

Connections

Alumni
MarooNationMarooNation MarooNation events spread the spirit of maroon and white around the state and nation.
A match made at Missouri StateA match made at Missouri State Two alumni marry in the place they met: The Duane G. Meyer Library.
Class NotesClass Notes Notable professional and personal accomplishments by alumni.
1941 and 1964 spotlight: Mother, daughter now both Golden Bears1941 and 1964 spotlight: Mother, daughter now both Golden Bears Dr. D. Kim Bowman and her mother, Inez, share many things in common.
1986 spotlight: Former volleyball Bear now an Ironman, despite being hit by lightning1986 spotlight: Former volleyball Bear now an Ironman, despite being hit by lightning Terri Fiala Menghini is a lifelong athlete who has completed seven Ironman Triathlons and 150 marathons.
2014 spotlight: Special education teacher wins award during first year in classroom2014 spotlight: Special education teacher wins award during first year in classroom In spring 2015, Blaine Broderick won a Missouri Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award from the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Maroon and White

Athletics news
Faces in the CrowdFaces in the Crowd Meet some Missouri State athletes.
Experience the Bears: Fall seasons have kicked offExperience the Bears: Fall seasons have kicked off Most Bears teams have released their fall schedules.
Record-breaking former Bear ready to coachRecord-breaking former Bear ready to coach Blake Ahearn, who shot free throws better than anyone in NCAA history, has played professionally around the world and returns to Missouri to teach the next generation.

In Every Issue

President’s messagePresident’s message There's a lot to be excited about as we head into a new school year, from new academic programs welcoming their first students to fantastic additions to the physical campus.
In MemoriamIn Memoriam A list of alumni and faculty/staff who have passed away.
Creative birthday cards used to recruit new BearsCreative birthday cards used to recruit new Bears Last Look: A snapshot of traditions and student life at Missouri State.