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Global BearsGlobal Bears The world is shrinking. The Internet, more access to international travel and an increasingly global economy have driven home the point that we are not alone — what happens in one place is likely to have an effect on another. … Continue reading
The Faculty: Wafaa KafThe Faculty: Wafaa Kaf A look at teaching, research, scholarly activities or service at Missouri State Many hearing screenings go like this: An audiologist plays tones to someone wearing headphones or sitting in a sound booth. The person being screened responds, letting the tester … Continue reading
‘More than a dream come true’‘More than a dream come true’ Dr. Brian Mahaffey, a former baseball Bear who became the head team physician for Missouri State intercollegiate athletes, joined the St. Louis Cardinals medical team in 2013.

Around the Quad

Campus news
Six former faculty, staff members recognized in 2013 Wall of Fame classSix former faculty, staff members recognized in 2013 Wall of Fame class Six former Missouri State faculty and staff members will be honored during the 2013 Wall of Fame induction ceremony in recognition of their work for the University.
Event commemorates 50th anniversary of March on WashingtonEvent commemorates 50th anniversary of March on Washington Missouri State was a supporting community partner for a Unity March and Celebration.
Make plans now to gather for Homecoming 2013Make plans now to gather for Homecoming 2013 Here are the major events planned for Homecoming 2013.
Lori Winters Fan named new executive director of alumni relationsLori Winters Fan named new executive director of alumni relations Lori Winters Fan was named the new executive director of alumni relations at Missouri State University in July.
Missouri State establishes International Leadership and Training CenterMissouri State establishes International Leadership and Training Center Missouri State plans to deliver international leadership and professional development training by establishing the Missouri State University International Leadership and Training Center, known as ILTC.
Participate in public affairs signature events for 2013-14Participate in public affairs signature events for 2013-14 Whether you live near campus or a world away, we have plenty of ways for you to get involved with the University-wide public affairs mission.

Connections

Alumni
Class NotesClass Notes Notable professional and personal accomplishments by alumni.
In MemoriamIn Memoriam A list of alumni and faculty/staff who have passed away.
Awards given at West Plains alumni and friends picnicAwards given at West Plains alumni and friends picnic The West Plains campus of Missouri State celebrated its 50th anniversary in May.
First class graduates from School of Nurse AnesthesiaFirst class graduates from School of Nurse Anesthesia The first class of the Missouri State School of Nurse Anesthesia graduated in June.
Explore Tuscany with alumni travel packageExplore Tuscany with alumni travel package Friends and alumni of Missouri State have an opportunity to explore this region in central Italy.
‘You’re talking to the wrong person if you want to be discouraged’‘You’re talking to the wrong person if you want to be discouraged’ Judge Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer earned a master’s in education from MSU, and went on to become the first woman appointed to the Southern District appeals court. She is now the most senior judge on that court.
Missouri State’s scrapbook of events in the St. Louis areaMissouri State’s scrapbook of events in the St. Louis area View photos from the summer season of events in St. Louis.
MarooNationMarooNation Photos of alumni events around the nation and the world.

Maroon and White

Athletics news
Volleyball Bears say international experience was ‘absolutely amazing’Volleyball Bears say international experience was ‘absolutely amazing’ The Missouri State volleyball team traveled to Nicaragua in late May for exhibition matches, community service and tourism activities.
Former Bear Mike Kickham makes big-league debut with GiantsFormer Bear Mike Kickham makes big-league debut with Giants Former Missouri State University baseball standout Mike Kickham, a Springfield native, was promoted in May to the Major League roster of the San Francisco Giants.
JQH Arena basketball complex project under wayJQH Arena basketball complex project under way A locker-room complex is scheduled to be complete in November.
Three Baseball Bears selected during MLB draftThree Baseball Bears selected during MLB draft Three Missouri State Bears were chosen in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Faces in the CrowdFaces in the Crowd Meet athletes from Missouri State teams.

Cornerstone

From the Foundation
More than 20 medallions awarded at Founders Club receptionMore than 20 medallions awarded at Founders Club reception The Founders Club, Missouri State’s most prestigious organization for donors, held its annual medallion reception June 22.
Fundraising efforts, practices recognized with two national awardsFundraising efforts, practices recognized with two national awards For the third time in five years, Missouri State University won national recognition for its fundraising success from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, known as CASE.
Gohn Hall renovations complete on West Plains campusGohn Hall renovations complete on West Plains campus Recent renovations make Gohn Hall the permanent home in West Plains for Missouri State-Springfield’s growing Missouri State Outreach program.

In Every Issue

President’s MessagePresident’s Message President Clif Smart shares eight major University-wide goals for 2013-14.
Payton PlacePayton Place Don Payton, University historian, reflects on stories from the past.
Peace Corps volunteer serves as cultural ambassadorPeace Corps volunteer serves as cultural ambassador Laura Kay Pearson works with children and teens in a rural area of Cameroon.