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

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Missouri State’s Global ScholarsMissouri State’s Global Scholars

Missouri State is dedicated to cultural competence - in fact, it’s one of the tenets of our public affairs mission.

Family has made Missouri State its Home FieldFamily has made Missouri State its Home Field

Janet (Leach) and Dennis O’Hagan fell in love on campus and have sent all of their children to MSU.

Our Promise: The Campaign for Missouri State UniversityOur Promise: The Campaign for Missouri State University

Welcome to the most ambitious campaign in the history of the University. With your help, we can and will turn dreams into reality.

Around the Quad

Campus news
Light pole fallsLight pole falls

One of four light poles outside Plaster Sports Complex came crashing down July 14 as a result of corrosion.

Opening day enrollment sets new recordOpening day enrollment sets new record

Missouri State University’s Springfield campus opened the fall semester with 17,385 students, an increase of 743 students over the opening day of fall 2008.

Legacy Day celebrated on campus with building dedications, announcementsLegacy Day celebrated on campus with building dedications, announcements

Legacy Day, the anniversary of the day in 2005 when Missouri State officially put aside the “Southwest” portion of its name.

President’s MessagePresident’s Message

Each summer, one of our major tasks is to work with the Board of Governors to develop the goals for the coming year. Here are our eight goals for 2009-10.

T-G-I-B-W-FT-G-I-B-W-F

Launched on Legacy Day, BearWear Fridays is a year-round initiative to encourage members of the MSU family to wear their BearWear throughout the day, particularly on campus.

Universities partner to offer pharmacy degreeUniversities partner to offer pharmacy degree

Missouri state university, the university of Missouri system and university of Missouri-Kansas City (uMKC) signed a letter of intent on sept. 8 to offer a doctor of pharmacy degree beginning in fall 2011 on the MSU campus.

Hoover inducted into Bandmasters Hall of FameHoover inducted into Bandmasters Hall of Fame

Long-time Director of Bands Jerry Hoover was inducted into the Missouri Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame.

Connections

Alumni
1980s Spotlight1980s Spotlight

Missouri State University alumni and faculty members Kent and Gay Ragan have a passion for teaching students about the practicality of finance.

1979 Spotlight1979 Spotlight

BancorpSouth president Rob Fulp lives his life according to a two-word motto: Pay attention.

Class NotesClass Notes

Personal and professional accomplishments from Missouri State University alumni.

Payton PlacePayton Place

Woody Allen has been quoted as saying 80 percent of success is showing up.

Annual fundraisers honor deceased alumnus, benefit budding journalistsAnnual fundraisers honor deceased alumnus, benefit budding journalists

Runners pounded the pavement this June in Springfield in honor of deceased Missouri State University alumnus Chris Sifford.

Maroon and White

Athletics news
Faces in the CrowdFaces in the Crowd

Samantha Aguilar, Sara Staubach, Melissa Lantz and Cody Kirby

Fan CentralFan Central

Our expanded Web site is now Bears fan central: video streaming of select games, live stats, up-to-the-minute news and so much more.

Former All-American tackle draws from coaching experienceFormer All-American tackle draws from coaching experience

Rich Johanningmeier has a unique perspective on the state of intercollegiate athletics.

Cornerstone

From the Foundation
The Founders Club bestows 33 medallions in 2009The Founders Club bestows 33 medallions in 2009

First-year members, along with past medallion recipients, gathered at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts to honor 33 new medallion recipients.

In Every Issue

10 things alumni need to know about Homecoming10 things alumni need to know about Homecoming

You are invited to return home to Missouri State University for the annual celebration that honors your collegiate adventure.