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

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Phenomenal, powerful, perceptible progressPhenomenal, powerful, perceptible progress Brand-new buildings and amazing renovations have changed the University recently, and more improvements are on the way. Here's why the physical portion of the campus is so important and how Missouri State plans to keep enhancing the University environment.
Tenacity and talentTenacity and talent Alumni Tess Harper and Jack Laufer come back to campus to talk with students about what it takes to succeed in their competitive field.
Associate professor’s goal:  Make Missouri State  a national leader in  civic engagement researchAssociate professor’s goal: Make Missouri State a national leader in civic engagement research Dr. Mike Stout is a pioneer in the research of social capital – the concept that some resources are accessed more readily through connections and trust with other individuals.

Around the Quad

Campus news
Two awards given at winter commencementTwo awards given at winter commencement The 17th annual Bronze Bear award and a brand-new recognition, the Governmental Excellence Award, were both presented to Missouri State supporters Dec. 11.
Public affairs signature events for springPublic affairs signature events for spring Signature events for spring include two conferences.
Alumni Association Board of Directors has new strategic planAlumni Association Board of Directors has new strategic plan Missouri State University's Alumni Association Board of Directors approved a five-year strategic plan at its Oct. 16 meeting.
Board of Governors has new officers, one new memberBoard of Governors has new officers, one new member The board that governs Missouri State University elected new officers during its Oct. 16 meeting, and Gov. Jay Nixon appointed a new member in July.
Missouri State remembers Duane G. MeyerMissouri State remembers Duane G. Meyer Dr. Duane G. Meyer, Missouri State University's sixth president, passed away Nov. 22 at age 89.

Connections

Alumni
2011 spotlight: Alumna cooks up new career selling homemade goods2011 spotlight: Alumna cooks up new career selling homemade goods Jane Ford and her partner of more than 30 years, Kathy Hubbard, own Red Top Oven. They sell jams, salsas, sauces, sauerkraut and desserts at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks.
1979 spotlight: Athletic trainer spent entire career with Houston Astros1979 spotlight: Athletic trainer spent entire career with Houston Astros For 37 years and more than 6,000 games, Rex Jones has been a familiar figure on the sidelines of Houston Astros baseball games and training sessions.
‘Nashville’ actor, alumnus gives message to the newest Bears‘Nashville’ actor, alumnus gives message to the newest Bears At the Aug. 16 convocation, Massey appeared before the incoming freshmen not as one of his starring roles, but as himself — an actor, singer and MSU alumnus.
Homecoming 2015Homecoming 2015 The Missouri State community celebrated the joy of being a Bear with a weekend full of events.
MarooNationMarooNation MarooNation events spread the spirit of maroon and white around the state and nation.
Alumna’s passion for nursing benefits students, communityAlumna’s passion for nursing benefits students, community Faculty member and alumna Dr. Susan Berg has been a part of MSU Care from concept to campus clinic.
1973 spotlight: Retiring presidential appointee reflects on leading a federal public health agency1973 spotlight: Retiring presidential appointee reflects on leading a federal public health agency "I never thought ... that I would eventually work for the president.”
Class NotesClass Notes Notable professional and personal accomplishments by alumni.
In MemoriamIn Memoriam A list of alumni and faculty/staff who have passed away.

Maroon and White

Athletics news
Faces in the crowdFaces in the crowd Meet some Missouri State athletes.
ESPN deal unites academics and athleticsESPN deal unites academics and athletics Missouri State sports journalism students may produce content that could be seen around the world.
Changes coming to postseason basketballChanges coming to postseason basketball There are new traditions in store for basketball devotees as the men's tournament fan gathering spot changes location, and the women's tournament moves to a new area.
Experience the Bears: Spring seasons have kicked offExperience the Bears: Spring seasons have kicked off Most Bears teams have released their spring schedules.

In Every Issue

You’re invited to celebrate Chinese New YearYou’re invited to celebrate Chinese New Year A snapshot of traditions and student life at Missouri State
President’s messagePresident’s message Support given to Missouri State assists the University every single day. Private giving helps pay for everything from faculty salaries to research equipment and from scholarships to library resources.