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  • Timeline Photos
    9 minutes agoStudent Engagement Facebook
    Which MSU staff #LeaderBear supports and gives their time to the Distinction in Public Affairs Program? [ visit link ]
  • Oh hey, SOAR leaders! 
As SOAR leaders wrap ...
    Oh hey, SOAR leaders!
    As SOAR leaders wrap up their last week of orientation, they enjoy a great meal provided by Missouri State's Catering team
    9 minutes agoDining Services Facebook
  • LJWorld.com | Free State Festival panel: Kansas is anything but 'flyover country'
    43 minutes agoNewsmakers
    Earlier this spring, Kansas University researchers officially debunked the famous myth that Kansas, with its level topography, is in fact "flatter than a pancake." A trio of experts attempted to do the same for the state's political history Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence Arts Center as part of the Free State Festival's series of idea panels. During the discussion, dubbed "Kansas: Not as Flat as a Pancake," panelists argued how iconic figures like Sen. Bob Dole as well as the state’s tumultuous political climate of the 19th century prove Kansas is much more than just "flyover country." Jeremy Neely, a professor of history at Missouri State University, said that many historians wrongly overlook Kansas’ involvement in the abolitionist movement that led to the Civil War.
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    Graduating in August? Celebrate with our #BearGrads photo booth cutouts: bit.ly/1zYBJMM pic.twitter.com/dCjKBZfvg7
    1 hour agoMissouri State Twitter
  • Explore the message inside Dr. Martin Luther ...
    Explore the message inside Dr. Martin Luther King’s most memorable speeches July 22. [ visit link ]
    1 hour ago • 1 comment • 2 people like this • Missouri State Facebook
  • Expand your 1870s knowledge through new, free online class
    1 hour agoUniversity News
    In 1974, families in the United States became acquainted with the Ingalls family through NBC’s pop culture phenomenon “Little House on the Prairie.” Free online course studying work of Laura Ingalls Wilder begins Sept. 22
  • What do a research scientist, actress and marketing executive have in common? Find out on the #BearsHomecoming site! bit.ly/HC14Honorees
  • Bolivar area alumni, don't forget to register for our MarooNation event at the Citizens Memorial Healthcare hospitality room a week from today!
    2 hours ago • 1 person likes this • Alumni Association Facebook
  • The Plaster Student Union Theater is filling ...
    The Plaster Student Union Theater is filling up for the start of Day 2 of Session 13!
    2 hours ago • 7 people like this • Family Association Facebook
  • MontanaZitnak Tonight was seriously so much fun! #msu #orientation #gomaroon
    3 hours ago • 2 retweets • SOAR Twitter
  • Our night is coming to a close but we don't want to see SOAR go! This session was a great ending to SOAR and we hope to see you all back in the FRC when the fall semester starts! Thanks for all the summer nights SOAR!
    13 hours ago • 2 people like this • Campus Recreation Facebook
  • MSU Family Weekend 2014 - Family Association - Missouri State University
    13 hours ago • 7 people like this • Family Association Facebook
    We are counting down to Family Weekend! Have you registered yet? There is something for everyone...rappelling, BBQ, library extravaganza, a showcase of our talented students, Welcome Breakfast, dive-in movie (Monsters University starring John Goodman, our own MSU Bear), BearFest Tailgate and the list goes on and ... Continue reading →
    Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14Plan to Attend Missouri State Family WeekendFamily Weekend is an excellent way to reconnect with your student, meet other families, and show your Missouri State pride. Our students are thrilled for you to visit campus, meet their friends, and cheer on…
  • Family Association Newsletter – July 2014 edition
    14 hours ago • 4 people like this • Family Association Facebook
    Enjoy the July Family Association Newsletter
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    We are thrilled that your student has selected MSU for their college experience. It is always exciting to welcome new students and their families to the BEAR community!
  • SOAR: Student Orientation, Advisement & ...
    SOAR: Student Orientation, Advisement & Registration Session 13 Family Fundamental Panel is about to start!
    17 hours ago • 1 comment • 7 people like this • Family Association Facebook
  • The third floor furniture is installed and starting to get some use. The transformation is complete!
    18 hours ago • 24 people like this • Plaster Student Union Facebook