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

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For more than 100 years, we’ve had thrilling reasons to say: Go Bears!For more than 100 years, we’ve had thrilling reasons to say: Go Bears! There have been champions, game-changing moments and victories that have pushed Missouri State athletics to new heights. These are the people who are among the best to put on the Bears uniform, the wins that really mattered and the events no one will forget.
Powell to MSU students: ‘Never give up. Never give up’Powell to MSU students: ‘Never give up. Never give up’ General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), who has been privy to classified information about some of the most seemingly unsolvable international problems of our times, is highly optimistic about the U.S., the world and the future — and he wants you to be, too.
Treating a migraine, the brain’s ‘perfect storm’Treating a migraine, the brain’s ‘perfect storm’ Dr. Paul Durham, professor of cell biology and director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at the Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) studies the pain and ways to alleviate it.

Around the Quad

Campus news
Celebrating being a Bear at Homecoming 2014!Celebrating being a Bear at Homecoming 2014! Missouri State's Homecoming 2014, "Let the Good Times Roar," will be held Oct. 17-18.
Tent Theatre bringing laughs, music this summerTent Theatre bringing laughs, music this summer The productions in the 52nd season of Tent Theatre will be “Forever Plaid,” “You Can’t Take It With You” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”
West Plains meets goal of 50,000 volunteer hoursWest Plains meets goal of 50,000 volunteer hours Missouri State-West Plains contributed more than 50,000 hours of volunteer service in one year.
News In BriefNews In Brief News from around campus.
New bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees on horizonNew bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees on horizon Missouri State will soon offer a new bachelor’s degree, several new master’s degrees and the University’s fourth professional health doctorate.
Band member is Fan of the YearBand member is Fan of the Year Missouri State has named the Fan of the Year for 2014.
New athletics, recreation facilities to be unveiled this fallNew athletics, recreation facilities to be unveiled this fall Nearly $22 million worth of construction and renovation projects dedicated to athletics and recreation are expected to be finished this fall.
Conferences focus on diversity, women’s leadershipConferences focus on diversity, women’s leadership Missouri State held two conferences in spring that focused on diversity in leadership roles.
Missouri State hosts first Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame awards banquetMissouri State hosts first Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame awards banquet Missouri State University created the Hall of Fame in 2013 as part of the University’s statewide public affairs mission.
Bravo, BEARS!Bravo, BEARS! News about student accomplishments, honors and service

Connections

Alumni
In MemoriamIn Memoriam A list of alumni and faculty/staff who have passed away.
Class NotesClass Notes Notable professional and personal accomplishments by alumni.
2007 Spotlight: Opposing coach once said, ‘You can’t beat Kate Hercules!’2007 Spotlight: Opposing coach once said, ‘You can’t beat Kate Hercules!’ Kate Hercules, who has played soccer since she was 3 years old, was a Bear defender from 2003-07.
2008 Spotlight: Bodybuilder tackles food challenges2008 Spotlight: Bodybuilder tackles food challenges Randy Santel is a bodybuilder and food-challenge champion.
2008 & 09 Spotlight: Bears golfer now manages social media for PING2008 & 09 Spotlight: Bears golfer now manages social media for PING Missy Linnens is the social community coordinator for PING.
St. Louis-area alumni win teaching awardsSt. Louis-area alumni win teaching awards Three MSU alumni were honored as 2013 recipients of Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards.
2010 Spotlight: Former volleyball Bear now a broadcast journalist2010 Spotlight: Former volleyball Bear now a broadcast journalist Shayla Patrick works as a news reporter at Springfield’s NBC affiliate KY3.
Travel with fellow Bears!Travel with fellow Bears! MSU is planning several alumni trips.
MarooNationMarooNation MarooNation events spread the spirit of maroon and white around the state and nation. At these Alumni Association events, Bears can catch up with friends, network with new contacts, win Missouri State prizes and learn about what’s new at MSU. … Continue reading

Maroon and White

Athletics news
Football ready to kick off seasonFootball ready to kick off season MSU has five home games and seven away games, and will play national powerhouse Oklahoma State.
Faces in the CrowdFaces in the Crowd Meet some Missouri State student-athletes.
Ice Bears skate into nationals for first timeIce Bears skate into nationals for first time The Missouri State Ice Bears made their first-ever nationals appearance this spring.
Bid high to boost the Bears!Bid high to boost the Bears! The annual Auction Benefiting Athletics will be held Aug. 15.
Are they Bears, or are they dolphins?Are they Bears, or are they dolphins? The Missouri State women’s swimming and diving team won the Missouri Valley Conference championship in February, and the men’s team won its first-ever Mid-American Conference championship in March.

Cornerstone

From the Foundation
It’s officially annual: MarooNation Ball to be held in St. Louis, Kansas CityIt’s officially annual: MarooNation Ball to be held in St. Louis, Kansas City The MarooNation Ball, a black-tie optional event first held in 2013 in St. Louis, will be back for fall 2014 in St. Louis and spring 2015 in Kansas City.
Scholarship supporters meet the students they helpedScholarship supporters meet the students they helped An Endowed Scholarship Appreciation Dinner is held each spring.

In Every Issue

President’s MessagePresident’s Message In February and March of each year, we work with the Board of Governors to determine the tuition rate for the upcoming year. I thought it might be helpful for you to know our approach.
Last LookLast Look Maroon Madness has more than 700 members and supports all MSU athletic teams.
Continue the TraditionContinue the Tradition Continue the Tradition is an out-of-state fee waiver program for the children and grandchildren of Missouri State graduates.
Payton Place: Bears stayed sportsmanlike in highs, lowsPayton Place: Bears stayed sportsmanlike in highs, lows Don Payton, University historian, reflects on stories from the past.