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Swimmer blew competition out of the water; considered an Olympic bidSwimmer blew competition out of the water; considered an Olympic bid

Freestyle sprinter Ellen Gale won virtually every race she entered in Amateur Athletic Union competition around the Midwest.

Moon City Press launching stellar publications from home base at MSUMoon City Press launching stellar publications from home base at MSU

The 2010 issue of the University’s annual literary review features work by alumni.

The Journagan Ranch: A land dedicated to learningThe Journagan Ranch: A land dedicated to learning

Leo Journagan and his family are behind the second-largest single gift in Missouri State’s history: A working cattle ranch with more than 3,300 acres. The gift will transform the Darr School of Agriculture at Missouri State and create a legacy for the Journagans.

Around the Quad

Campus news
Nobel Peace Prize winner discusses ways to address povertyNobel Peace Prize winner discusses ways to address poverty

Muhammad Yunuse is the managing director of Grameen Bank, the first bank to offer  microloans.

Honorary degrees recognize community leadersHonorary degrees recognize community leaders

Gordon McCann and Calvin Allen honored for accomplishments.

Construction begins on recreation centerConstruction begins on recreation center

New facility will be more than a fitness center to campus.

President Nietzel now an adviser to Missouri governorPresident Nietzel now an adviser to Missouri governor Missouri State President Michael T. Nietzel is now the adviser on matters of higher education and workforce readiness to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
Gift allows University to develop Willow Brook facilityGift allows University to develop Willow Brook facility New Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development will house a business incubator.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. headlines Public Affairs ConferenceRobert F. Kennedy Jr. headlines Public Affairs Conference

Passion for preserving the environment shared with University and Springfield community.

President’s MessagePresident’s Message

President Nietzel reminisces of contribution to the University’s overall history and achievements.

Stay connected with MSU appStay connected with MSU app

MSU Mobile provides convenient access to several Missouri State online resources.

Connections

Alumni
Class NotesClass Notes

Highlighting the personal and professional accomplishments of Missouri State University alumni.

1966 Spotlight: Fred Adams1966 Spotlight: Fred Adams

Fred Adams’ fulfilling 38-year career with the U.S. Department of the Treasury included serving seven presidents, from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush.

1979 Spotlight: Field hockey team1979 Spotlight: Field hockey team

Historic season lands team in Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2010

2006 Spotlight: Heather Cotter2006 Spotlight: Heather Cotter

Alumna’s design expertise is highlighted within alma mater’s interior spaces.

Payton PlacePayton Place

Swimming pool high-dive on Payton’s list of don’ts.

MarooNationMarooNation

MarooNation is Missouri State Alumni Association’s version of the ultimate roadtrip.

Maroon and White

Athletics news
Garrison puts up high scores all year; is named conference MVPGarrison puts up high scores all year; is named conference MVP

Watch video highlights from the 2009-10 Lady Bears season.

Missouri State partners with Nelligan Sports MarketingMissouri State partners with Nelligan Sports Marketing

Affiliation to help Bears find new revenue streams and gain more exposure.

Faces In the CrowdFaces In the Crowd

Christina Shorter, Amber Green, Adam Leonard and Jodiann Walker

Men’s basketball Bears win national title, capping turnaround seasonMen’s basketball Bears win national title, capping turnaround season

The Bear’s impressive 24-12 campaign matched the fifth-best improvement in the nation this season.

MSU football player Harbor chosen by Philadelphia Eagles in NFL draftMSU football player Harbor chosen by Philadelphia Eagles in NFL draft

Harbor is the 16th Bear drafted into the NFL.

Cornerstone

From the Foundation
Anonymous donor to match gifts made to Greenwood campaign for science labsAnonymous donor to match gifts made to Greenwood campaign for science labs

The challenge will help bring state-of-the-art science technology to the school.

Students express gratitude for scholarships at event; more aid on campaign’s wish listStudents express gratitude for scholarships at event; more aid on campaign’s wish list

More than 820 Missouri State students benefit from donor-funded scholarships.

In Every Issue

5 Questions: Dr. Lynn Robbins5 Questions: Dr. Lynn Robbins

Dr. Lynn Robbins, a professor of biology, doesn’t mind bats in his belfry — in fact, he would be delighted to find and tag them. His studies on bats have furthered knowledge of Missouri fauna and helped endangered species.

This year’s public affairs conference took in-depth look at economyThis year’s public affairs conference took in-depth look at economy

Our second public affairs essay, by Dr. Mahua Barari Mitra, is a summary of the 2010 Public Affairs Conference. The conference theme was "The New Economy: Peril and Promise."