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

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Bear siblingsBear siblings Once one brother or sister attends Missouri State, it's a good guess that other siblings will want to become Bears as well. Here are stories about six families, from different decades, that have made MSU a tradition.
Meet the 2014 Bears of DistinctionMeet the 2014 Bears of Distinction Meet the six people who will be honored this year at the 2014 Missouri State University Alumni Association awards. They will be recognized Oct. 17 as part of Homecoming.
Dr. Guy B. Webb: The Last ConcertDr. Guy B. Webb: The Last Concert Dr. Guy B. Webb, who was the director of choral activities, conducted his final concert on campus May 4. He retired May 31 after 34 years at Missouri State and more than 50 years in his field.

Around the Quad

Campus news
Picking the right literature to counter aliteracyPicking the right literature to counter aliteracy Imagine entering a restaurant and being unable to read the menu. Or looking at a ballot on Election Day and not knowing which issue was being put forth. That is the startling scenario for one out of seven adults in … Continue reading
BearFest Village in new locationBearFest Village in new location BearFest Village, the spirit event held before every home football game, has moved! Here’s what you need to know about changes to the biggest tailgate party in the Ozarks.
Professor receives geography award for Yellowstone projectProfessor receives geography award for Yellowstone project Dr. Judith Meyer, associate professor of geography, received the Anne White award from the Association of American Geographers.
University cuts energy use for national competitionUniversity cuts energy use for national competition The University participated from April 5-25 in the Campus Conservation Nationals, a nationwide effort among 157 campuses to conserve electricity and water.
Funding from legislative session on holdFunding from legislative session on hold The results of what was being called one of the most productive legislative sessions in recent memory are now on hold until after the September veto session.
President’s office reorganizes, welcomes new staffPresident’s office reorganizes, welcomes new staff The new fiscal year starting July 1 brought staff changes and reorganization for the office of Missouri State University President Clifton M. Smart III.
Join us for this year’s public affairs signature eventsJoin us for this year’s public affairs signature events These signature events help Missouri State put our public affairs mission into practice. There are seven events each school year, and these five are still to happen this fall and spring.
Five years of BearWear Fridays!Five years of BearWear Fridays! Missouri State launched BearWear Fridays on Aug. 28, 2009.
Wall of Fame inductees to be honored at HomecomingWall of Fame inductees to be honored at Homecoming Five former faculty and staff members have been selected as the 2014 Wall of Fame inductees.
Board of Governors extends President Smart’s contract to 2022Board of Governors extends President Smart’s contract to 2022 Clifton M. “Clif” Smart III received a strong evaluation from the Board of Governors for his work as president of Missouri State University. As a result, Smart was rewarded with a four-year extension to his contract, so that his term will continue through June 30, 2022.
You’re invited to a global feastYou’re invited to a global feast The 36th annual International Banquet and Show, put on by the Association of International Students, will be held Nov. 15.
News about student accomplishments, honors and serviceNews about student accomplishments, honors and service News about student accomplishments, honors and service.

Connections

Alumni
Unforgettable. Unbelievable. UNMISSABLE: MarooNation Ball coming up in St. Louis and Kansas CityUnforgettable. Unbelievable. UNMISSABLE: MarooNation Ball coming up in St. Louis and Kansas City The MarooNation Ball, started in 2013, is a black-tie-optional event with amazing live entertainment, mingling, dining and dancing.
Class NotesClass Notes Notable professional and personal accomplishments by alumni.
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
Alumnus interviewed by David LettermanAlumnus interviewed by David Letterman Missouri State alumnus four-star General Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, was interviewed June 23 on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Travel with fellow Bears!Travel with fellow Bears! MSU is planning several alumni trips.
The final Payton PlaceThe final Payton Place Donald R. Payton, Missouri State’s unofficial historian and the author of the Payton Place column, passed away June 7 in Springfield. He was 87.

Maroon and White

Athletics news
Missouri State slated to host two Valley events in 2015Missouri State slated to host two Valley events in 2015 Missouri State has been selected to host a pair of Missouri Valley Conference championship events during the 2015-16 academic year.
Handball season starting againHandball season starting again The handball season is starting at Missouri State.
Faces in the Crowd: Siblings edition!Faces in the Crowd: Siblings edition! Meet some Missouri State student-athletes.
Two Baseball Bears selected during major league draftTwo Baseball Bears selected during major league draft Missouri State baseball players Eric Cheray and Cody Schumacher were chosen during the 2014 Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

Cornerstone

From the Foundation
More than 45 new medallions awarded at annual Founders Club receptionMore than 45 new medallions awarded at annual Founders Club reception The Founders Club, Missouri State University’s most prestigious organization for donors, held its annual medallion reception June 28.

In Every Issue

President’s messagePresident’s message I want to ask alumni to consider coming back to campus some time this year. Let me suggest three possible dates this fall.
In MemoriamIn Memoriam A list of alumni and faculty/staff who have passed away.
Last LookLast Look Bears who earned bachelor’s degrees May 16 wore maroon caps and gowns.