Centennial Celebration

October 18-19, 2013

The Department of Kinesiology is celebrating it 100th year on campus this fall. Many events have been planned during Homecoming weekend, October 18-19, to celebrate this momentous occasion. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the department are welcome to participate in the weekend's events.

Friday, October 18

We will kick off the weekend with a welcome coffee reception on Friday night from 5pm to 8pm in the Plaster Student Union, room 300. This will be a time to reconnect with fellow classmates and past professors. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please plan to reunite with your friends at this free reception.

Saturday, October 19

There are numerous events to participate in on Saturday, from running a 5k to going to Bear Village located in the parking lot south of the stadium. The Homecoming game will be a conference match up with South Dakota State that afternoon. You will be able to buy tickets for the game with a cost of $10-$20.

Saturday evening will be the finale of our weekend with a special centennial celebration at the Tower Club. The celebration will include a three course meal and a cash bar. There will be a cost of $32 to cover the meal and venue. The doors will open at 5:30pm and the dinner will be served at 6:30pm. During this time we will reminisce over the past 100 years and the changes that have taken place. You have been a part of this history and we hope that you will plan to celebrate with us this evening.


To register online for the celebration please click on the link below.

Register for Celebration

To register by check, complete the following form Centennial Registration Form and mail it to:

Lana McKearney
Department of Kinesiology
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Hotel accommodations

We have blocks of rooms held under "MSU Kinesiology Department" at two locations.

Greenstay Hotel & Suites
222 N. Ingram Mill Road (Hwy 65 and Chestnut Expwy)
$64.99 per night plus tax for a king or two doubles
or $74.99 for a King Leisure Suite
(877) 284-1251 (toll free)
*Complimentary hot breakfast is included.

University Plaza
333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
$99.00 per night
(417) 864-7333
*Complimentary breakfast, free parking, and walking distance to the University and Tower Club.