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We want to know: Where in the world are our globe-trotting alumni?We want to know: Where in the world are our globe-trotting alumni? Meet an alumnus living in Hong Kong Roy T. Tan, a 1969 graduate born in Indonesia who is a founder of Union Group — a manufacturing company in Hong Kong — always knew he wanted a career in business. His … Continue reading
Love StoriesLove Stories We put out a call for couples who fell for each other on campus, and you responded with plenty of stories about love in the time of Carrington. We chose a handful of couples from different decades to profile, then … Continue reading
Meet the Fan of the YearMeet the Fan of the Year Missouri State began its search for the second-ever Fan of the Year last fall. Building on its debut in 2011, this year’s contest required student super-fans to submit photos. Next, Missouri State’s Facebook community voted. Meet the winner and find … Continue reading

Around the Quad

Campus news
Members of presidential search committee announcedMembers of presidential search committee announced A 20-member search committee was named to help find the 11th president of Missouri State University by Nov. 1.
Chocolatier Shawn Askinosie receives honorary doctorateChocolatier Shawn Askinosie receives honorary doctorate Missouri State granted its 14th honorary doctorate to Shawn Askinosie, founder of Askinosie Chocolate, during spring commencement.
University to begin offering Doctor of Nursing Practice degreeUniversity to begin offering Doctor of Nursing Practice degree New degree program to begin this summer.
Tent Theatre, an Ozarks tradition, celebrates 50th seasonTent Theatre, an Ozarks tradition, celebrates 50th season Events through July will celebrate the 50th season of Tent Theatre.
Watch videos from this year’s public affairs conferenceWatch videos from this year’s public affairs conference The 2012 conference examined the theme of the “Culture of Connectivity.”

Connections

Alumni
Continue the TraditionContinue the Tradition Meet a family that Continued the (Missouri State) Tradition!
Class NotesClass Notes Notable professional and personal accomplishments by alumni.
MarooNationMarooNation Missouri State’s Alumni Association takes the tailgate party on the road.
Missouri State’s scrapbook of successful alumni in the St. Louis areaMissouri State’s scrapbook of successful alumni in the St. Louis area View photos of events from the spring season in St. Louis.
Missouri State’s scrapbook of successful alumni in the Kansas City areaMissouri State’s scrapbook of successful alumni in the Kansas City area View photos of events from the spring season in Kansas City.
2001 Spotlight: Zach and Mandy Lewis2001 Spotlight: Zach and Mandy Lewis Missouri State activities brought couple Zach and Mandy Lewis together.
2008 Spotlight: Lindsey Hall and Zach Swartz2008 Spotlight: Lindsey Hall and Zach Swartz Couple discusses how they met and fell in love at Missouri State.
2005 & 2006 Spotlight: Kathy and Jake Hilgendorf2005 & 2006 Spotlight: Kathy and Jake Hilgendorf Couple describes how they fell in love after meeting at Missouri State.
2008 Spotlight: Stefanie and William Buscher2008 Spotlight: Stefanie and William Buscher Couple describes how they met and fell in love at Missouri State.

Maroon and White

Athletics news
Schedule for Football Bears’ 2012 season announcedSchedule for Football Bears’ 2012 season announced Football Bears kick off the first home game of the 2012 season under the bright lights of Plaster Field.
Stats crew works at NCAA eventStats crew works at NCAA event The Missouri State basketball statistics crew was selected to work the 2012 NCAA Midwest Regional at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Volleyball Bears set for another NCAA Tournament runVolleyball Bears set for another NCAA Tournament run The volleyball team is expected to have a successful season in 2012.
Faces in the CrowdFaces in the Crowd Meet four of Missouri State's outstanding athletes.
MSU will host MVC baseball tournamentMSU will host MVC baseball tournament The State Farm MVC Baseball Championship will return to Springfield this year.

Cornerstone

From the Foundation
Gift will fund two-level basketball complex in JQH ArenaGift will fund two-level basketball complex in JQH Arena Thanks to a major gift from Springfield philanthropist and long-time Missouri State University supporter Jim D. Morris, work will begin this year on the basketball locker rooms and team facilities in JQH Arena.
Gift will benefit Foster Family Recreation Center, intramural sports programGift will benefit Foster Family Recreation Center, intramural sports program A significant gift from philanthropist and businessman Bobby Allison will support the construction of the recreation center and endow a portion of the intramural sports program.
McQueary Family Health Sciences Hall dedicatedMcQueary Family Health Sciences Hall dedicated Health-related programs at Missouri State gained a boost from the McQueary family’s significant gift, which helped fund the expansion of the building on the corner of Kimbrough Avenue and Cherry Street.
Pummill legacy continues thanks to family member’s gift of securitiesPummill legacy continues thanks to family member’s gift of securities Arch Pummill took steps to ensure the legacy of the Pummill name would live on at Missouri State by making a gift of appreciated securities to the Lawrence E. and Crystal Pummill Scholarship.
Impressive scholarship gift to benefit West Plains studentsImpressive scholarship gift to benefit West Plains students Missouri State University-West Plains students will soon benefit from the largest gift in the campus’ history — a $4 million gift that will endow and expand the Corps of Opportunity program and two athletics scholarships.

In Every Issue

President’s messagePresident’s message Marketing Missouri State University is constantly on our minds, and now more than ever.
Payton PlacePayton Place Don Payton, University historian, reflects on stories told about campus luminaries from the past.
MSU professional strives to shatter false assumptions about disabilityMSU professional strives to shatter false assumptions about disability The director of the Disability Resource Center, writes about breaking down barriers for those with disabilities.