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

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Dr. GoodmanDr. Goodman He’s been Dan Conner. Walter Sobchak. James P. “Sulley” Sullivan. And now acclaimed actor John Goodman holds an honorary doctorate from his alma mater.
2013 Alumni Awards2013 Alumni Awards Meet the five winners of the Missouri State University Alumni Association awards, honored at Homecoming last October.
Benefits of the B.E.A.R. FeeBenefits of the B.E.A.R. Fee Missouri State University students have passed a student fee of $50 per semester, known as the Bear Experience and Recreation (B.E.A.R.) Fee, to help provide new and renovated athletic and recreational facilities on the Springfield campus.

Around the Quad

Campus news
Join us for Public Affairs ConferenceJoin us for Public Affairs Conference The 2013-14 Public Affairs Conference will be held April 8-11, 2014.
President’s MessagePresident’s Message President Smart gives updates on our eight goals for the 2013-14 school year.
News In BriefNews In Brief News from around campus.
First Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame inauguration will take place in AprilFirst Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame inauguration will take place in April Late United States President Harry Truman, former Sen. John Danforth and newspaper publisher Dr. Donald Suggs will be the inaugural inductees into the new Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame.
Plaster Center now openPlaster Center now open The Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development was officially dedicated and opened in October 2013.
Art and design department officially in new homeArt and design department officially in new home A packed house celebrated the arts at Missouri State during the Sept. 17 ribbon-cutting for Brick City, the new home of all of the programs in the art and design department.
MSU contributes to shoe driveMSU contributes to shoe drive A collaborative service project was conducted by Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury University, Evangel University and Southwest Baptist University.
State increases appropriations, releases funds for health programsState increases appropriations, releases funds for health programs Special funding will create new health programs and enhance existing ones on Springfield and West Plains campuses. It took until mid-September to confirm, but for Fiscal Year 2014 Missouri State University received a 3.1 percent increase in core state appropriations, … Continue reading
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 The Faculty: A look at teaching, research, scholarly activities or service at Missouri State
Past President Mallory recognized with Bronze BearPast President Mallory recognized with Bronze Bear Former Missouri State President Arthur Mallory received the 2013 Bronze Bear Award.
West Plains campus celebrates 50th anniversaryWest Plains campus celebrates 50th anniversary More than 700 people, including Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, gathered Sept. 16 at Missouri State University-West Plains to mark the day 50 years ago that the campus first opened its doors to students.

Connections

Alumni
1963 Spotlight: A trailblazer in women’s history1963 Spotlight: A trailblazer in women’s history Dr. Hilda Smith helped shape a field of history that hadn’t existed before.
In MemoriamIn Memoriam A list of alumni and faculty/staff who have passed away.
1910s, ’30s, ’90, 2013 Spotlight: Four generations, one campus1910s, ’30s, ’90, 2013 Spotlight: Four generations, one campus Women from four out of the last five generations of this family have attended Missouri State, in a time frame spanning 100 years.
2010 Spotlight: Former Boomer tests Google Glass2010 Spotlight: Former Boomer tests Google Glass Jeff Thomas, ’10, a web systems analyst at MSU, has been one of about 10,000 people able to test Google Glass.
Class NotesClass Notes Notable professional and personal accomplishments by alumni.
1963 class reunion1963 class reunion The class of 1963 gathered at Homecoming in October for a 50th reunion.
Continue the TraditionContinue the Tradition Meet a family that continued the Missouri State tradition!
MarooNationMarooNation Photos of alumni events around the nation and the world.

Maroon and White

Athletics news
Bears, Lady Bears ready to hoop it up in postseasonBears, Lady Bears ready to hoop it up in postseason Basketball teams will compete in MVC tournaments in March in the St. Louis area.
1963 Football Bears reunite, 50 years after perfect regular season1963 Football Bears reunite, 50 years after perfect regular season One of the best teams in Missouri State Bears football history came back to campus.
Faces in the CrowdFaces in the Crowd Meet some Missouri State student-athletes.
Catch a MSU baseball gameCatch a MSU baseball game The Baseball Bears start the 2014 season Feb. 14 and are scheduled to have 23 home games and 31 away games.
Six inducted into Athletics Hall of FameSix inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame Former standout student-athletes were inducted into the Missouri State Athletics Hall of Fame.
Score tickets to a softball gameScore tickets to a softball game The Softball Bears are scheduled to play 56 games in 2014.
Get ready to “love” a new Bears team: Women’s tennis returningGet ready to “love” a new Bears team: Women’s tennis returning Missouri State University plans to have a women’s tennis team for the first time since 2006 beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.

Cornerstone

From the Foundation
Missouri State supports education event in St. LouisMissouri State supports education event in St. Louis The Missouri State University Foundation was a sponsor of the 2013 St. Louis American Foundation’s 2013 Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship and Awards Gala.
Missouri State holds first-ever MarooNation BallMissouri State holds first-ever MarooNation Ball The Missouri State University Foundation held the first-ever MarooNation Ball, a black-tie optional event, last fall in St. Louis.
Basketball complex officially openBasketball complex officially open The Jim D. Morris Basketball Complex in JQH Arena was dedicated Dec. 20. The two-level complex includes locker rooms for both the Bears and Lady Bears basketball teams, coaches’ offices, an athletic training facility, an academic study area, a state-of-the-art … Continue reading

In Every Issue

Last Look: A snapshot of traditions and student life at Missouri StateLast Look: A snapshot of traditions and student life at Missouri State Fashion merchandising and design students, and their professor, designed a maroon jersey for the 14-foot-tall PSU Bear statue.
Payton Place: Campus has had several ‘front doors’Payton Place: Campus has had several ‘front doors’ Don Payton, University historian, reflects on stories from the past.