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

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Bears share how-toBears share how-to One of the best things about universities is that they are idea factories. Here, experts from areas around campus share tips and tricks. Try a new gardening project, get more motivated about exercise, find great travel deals and more thanks to their advice!
Meet the new Lady Bears head coach and assistant coachesMeet the new Lady Bears head coach and assistant coaches Coach Kellie Harper brings a winning pedigree with her, and she has chosen a team of assistant coaches that includes MSU legend Jackie Stiles.
Meet the Fan of the YearMeet the Fan of the Year After a search that began in the fall, Missouri State revealed its third-ever student Fan of the Year in February. He is spirited, dedicated and rambunctious — and he will be for years to come, since he is only a freshman! Meet Cameron “Cam” Deckett.

Around the Quad

Campus news
University to hold black-tie event in St. LouisUniversity to hold black-tie event in St. Louis The Missouri State University Foundation will hold the first-ever MarooNation Ball on Nov. 2 in St. Louis.
Need a transcript? Here’s what you need to knowNeed a transcript? Here’s what you need to know There has been a change to the University’s transcript-request policy.
Facebook voters name new campus convenience storeFacebook voters name new campus convenience store Facebook friends of Missouri State named the new convenience store in BearPark South.
Alumni participate in networking eventAlumni participate in networking event Alumni and friends of the University gathered on campus during the third annual Speed Networking Event.
Recreation fields dedicated with new nameRecreation fields dedicated with new name The Betty & Bobby Allison Recreation Fields were officially dedicated April 23 with a barbecue and gathering of guests and University leaders.
Two leadership roles on campus filledTwo leadership roles on campus filled The new dean of the College of Arts and Letters and the new vice president of student affairs were both named this spring.
University adds new bachelor’s degree in hospitality, restaurant administrationUniversity adds new bachelor’s degree in hospitality, restaurant administration Missouri State plans to soon offer a new undergraduate degree in the hospitality and restaurant administration department.
“OzarksWatch Video Magazine” celebrates 200th episode“OzarksWatch Video Magazine” celebrates 200th episode The 200th episode of the local TV series “OzarksWatch Video Magazine” was broadcast Feb. 10 on Ozarks Public Television.
Scholarship supporters feted at annual dinnerScholarship supporters feted at annual dinner Missouri State University Foundation supporters who have contributed to endowed scholarships were invited to the annual Endowed Scholarship Appreciation Dinner held April 22.

Connections

Alumni
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 spring season of events in Kansas City.
1989 Spotlight: Richard Ollis and Teresa (Burton) Ollis1989 Spotlight: Richard Ollis and Teresa (Burton) Ollis Richard Ollis and Teresa (Burton) Ollis are strong supporters of Bears athletics.
MarooNationMarooNation Photos of alumni events around the nation and the world.
In MemoriamIn Memoriam A list of alumni and faculty/staff who have passed away.
Class NotesClass Notes Notable professional and personal accomplishments by alumni.
1952 Spotlight: Thomas Strong1952 Spotlight: Thomas Strong Thomas Strong, one of the most successful trial lawyers in Missouri’s history, has published a memoir.
1997 Spotlight: Hollie Howard1997 Spotlight: Hollie Howard Hollie Howard is the creator and president of “The Broadway Dolls” touring revue.
1999 Spotlight: Mathew Unger1999 Spotlight: Mathew Unger Mathew Unger opened Mathew’s Kitchen in 2011, one of the newest restaurants in St. Louis’ fabled neighborhood known as The Hill.
Alumnus gives Missouri State graduates, administrators a tour of Fox StudiosAlumnus gives Missouri State graduates, administrators a tour of Fox Studios Alumnus gives Missouri State graduates, administrators a tour of Fox Studios
Continue the TraditionContinue the Tradition Meet a family that continued the Missouri State tradition!
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 spring season of events in St. Louis.

Maroon and White

Athletics news
2013 football schedule finalized2013 football schedule finalized Missouri State has finalized its 2013 football schedule.
Make plans to attend the Masters golf tournament in 2014 with other BearsMake plans to attend the Masters golf tournament in 2014 with other Bears Friends and alumni of Missouri State may experience a major golf championship with other Bears, thanks to an exclusive package to attend the 2014 Masters Tournament.
Lineman signs free-agent deal with San Diego ChargersLineman signs free-agent deal with San Diego Chargers Missouri State offensive lineman Randy Richards has agreed to terms with the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League as an undrafted free agent.
Faces in the CrowdFaces in the Crowd Meet athletes from Missouri State teams.

In Every Issue

President’s messagePresident’s message President Smart discusses events related to the public affairs mission.
Public affairs spotlight: Recent graduate experienced Arab Spring firsthandPublic affairs spotlight: Recent graduate experienced Arab Spring firsthand Weston Bland was studying abroad in Cairo during the beginnings of the Arab Spring in 2011.
Welcome to Bear Boulevard!Welcome to Bear Boulevard! Last Look: A snapshot of traditions and student life at Missouri State.
Payton PlacePayton Place Don Payton, University historian, reflects on stories from the past.
The Faculty: A look at teaching, research, scholarly activities or service at Missouri StateThe Faculty: A look at teaching, research, scholarly activities or service at Missouri State Dr. Brooks Blevins, Ozarks history expert, combs through materials to unearth little-known facts for use in his publications and his classroom.