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

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More than 167 million reasons to say thank youMore than 167 million reasons to say thank you Our Promise, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of Missouri State University, has exceeded its goal of $125 million — thanks to the combined efforts of more than 70,000 donors.
Homecoming HonoreesHomecoming Honorees Meet the five winners of the Missouri State University Alumni Association awards for 2012!
‘Think bigger and bolder’‘Think bigger and bolder’ The “interim” is definitively gone from his title: As of Oct. 16, Clifton M. “Clif” Smart III is the 11th president of Missouri State University.

Around the Quad

Campus news
Student featured in MTV showStudent featured in MTV show A Missouri State student was recently the subject of the MTV show “MADE,” and the show was filmed around campus and Springfield.
Board of Governors elects new officers, welcomes new membersBoard of Governors elects new officers, welcomes new members The Board of Governors for Missouri State University elected new officers during its regular fall meeting.
BearWear now easier to findBearWear now easier to find For Missouri State students, alumni and fans, the search for BearWear and accessories has become much easier thanks to MSU’s partnership with Collegiate Licensing Corporation.
Missouri State purchases The Monroe apartment complexMissouri State purchases The Monroe apartment complex Missouri State has purchased The Monroe, an apartment-style complex, adding more than 100 beds to our on-campus housing capacity.
Two long-time employees plan to retire; bookstore director namedTwo long-time employees plan to retire; bookstore director named Two long-time employees have announced their retirements; the new director of the bookstore has been named.

Connections

Alumni
Continue the TraditionContinue the Tradition Meet a family that continued the Missouri State tradition!
Careers in the CourtroomCareers in the Courtroom MSU graduates Don Burrell, ’83, Jeffrey Bates, ’79, and Bill Francis, ’74, serve as judges on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District.
2004 Spotlight: Julien Duxin2004 Spotlight: Julien Duxin Every morning Julien Duxin wakes up curious, trying to find the answer to a scientific question — an answer that could help prevent diseases such as cancer.
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 from the fall season of events in Kansas City.
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 from the fall season of events in St. Louis.
MarooNationMarooNation Check out photos from Missouri State Alumni Association’s recent MarooNation events.
Class NotesClass Notes Notable professional and personal accomplishments by alumni.

Maroon and White

Athletics news
New inductees, jersey retirement part of Athletics Hall of Fame weekendNew inductees, jersey retirement part of Athletics Hall of Fame weekend New inductees and a jersey retirement were part of Missouri State University Athletics Hall of Fame weekend.
Bears and Lady Bears play in benefit tournaments in MexicoBears and Lady Bears play in benefit tournaments in Mexico Both the Bears and Lady Bears basketball teams spent part of Thanksgiving week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, taking part in tournaments to benefit the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation.
Cheer on Bears, Lady Bears basketball teams at postseason tournamentsCheer on Bears, Lady Bears basketball teams at postseason tournaments Both Missouri State basketball teams will compete in MVC tournaments in March in the St. Louis area.
Baseball, softball teams announce home schedulesBaseball, softball teams announce home schedules Catch the men’s Baseball Bears and women’s Softball Bears in action this spring.
Faces in the CrowdFaces in the Crowd Meet athletes from Missouri State teams.
Women’s athletics pioneer honored during Hall of Fame weekendWomen’s athletics pioneer honored during Hall of Fame weekend Dr. Mary Jo Wynn was recognized during the Athletics Hall of Fame weekend’s basketball games for her many contributions to women’s athletics.

Cornerstone

From the Foundation
You’re invited to see the universeYou’re invited to see the universe The William G. and Retha Stone Baker Observatory near Marshfield holds a NASA Public Observing Night each spring and fall. The public is invited to view planets, galaxies and star systems through the many telescopes available at the events.
Journagan family presented with Bronze BearJournagan family presented with Bronze Bear The Journagan family was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Bronze Bear Award, the highest nonacademic award the University presents.
Two new campus features dedicated during Homecoming 2012Two new campus features dedicated during Homecoming 2012 The Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center and the Michael T. Nietzel Plaza were dedicated during Homecoming 2012.

In Every Issue

The Bears’ Den, back thenThe Bears’ Den, back then A snapshot of traditions and student life at Missouri State University.
Payton PlacePayton Place Don Payton, University historian, reflects on stories from the past.
President’s messagePresident’s message President Clif Smart outlines his goals for the future of the University.
Alumnus tells grads to seek mentors, serve othersAlumnus tells grads to seek mentors, serve others Gabriel Gore, Missouri State alumnus and partner at the St. Louis law firm of Dowd Bennett LLP, delivered the speech at the summer 2012 commencement ceremony.
In MemoriamIn Memoriam A list of alumni and faculty/staff who have passed away.