Proud Missouri State Grad
A monthly publication from the Missouri State Alumni Association September 2013
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Ribbon cutting ceremony commemorates Bear Blvd.

A ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 20 commemorated the naming of Bear Blvd. Formerly Monroe St., Bear Blvd. begins at the official entrance to campus on National Ave. and runs through campus to Kimbrough Ave. Watch a video of the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Bears Forever: Homecoming 2013

Calling all alumni! On Oct. 18-19, make your way to Missouri State, the place where you became a Bear. At the Bears of Distinction Homecoming Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 18, these five Bears will be honored:
  • Ivan Milton, Staff Emeritus of Missouri State Athletic Training Services
  • Judith Rowland, ’11, U.S. Global Campaigns Associate for the Global Poverty Project
  • Gloria Cohen Shomo, ’08, Visual Effects Coordinator at Rhythm and Hues Studio
  • Barry Johnson, ’75, President and CEO of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • General Frank Grass, ’97, Chief of the National Guard Bureau
Visit Bears Forever to view details for this and other activities offered by colleges, departments and student organizations. Once a Bear, always a Bear!
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MSU AG celebration with alumni and friends

Agriculture alumni and friends are invited to a special celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Bond Learning Center. The evening is an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and generate funds for current Darr School of Agriculture students. The gathering includes an appetizer reception with an optional wine tasting featuring Missouri State wines from Mountain Grove Cellars. The main event at 7 p.m. features a guest speaker, dinner, live music and a live and silent auction. Cost is $25/adults and $5/children. Reservations are requested and can be purchased online. For more information, contact Carrie Crews or 417-837-2500.
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Football

Missouri State drops defensive battle to No. 13 UCA

A stout defensive effort and a standout passing performance by Wynrick Smothers lifted No. 13 Central Arkansas to a 17-13 victory over Missouri State the evening of October 22 at Plaster Field. Smothers threw for a pair of first-half touchdowns to give the visiting Bears (2-2) the lead, and the UCA defense held MSU scoreless over the final 39 minutes of the game to seal the outcome.

Missouri State wraps up its two-game home stand Saturday Sept. 28 when it hosts Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams. Tickets to the 1:05 p.m. game are available online, by calling (417) 836-7678 or by stopping by the Chevy Pickup Window at JQH Arena during regular box office hours.

Tennis

Women's Tennis Program Will Return to Missouri State University

Work will soon begin to bring a women's tennis team back to Missouri State University beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. It would become the 11th women's sport and 17th sport overall at Missouri State.

The addition of women's tennis was recommended by special task force called by President Clifton Smart III earlier this year to ensure the University's long-term compliance with Federal Title IX regulations. During its four months of work, the task force identified tennis, sand volleyball, lacrosse and bowling as potential expansion sports to fit the University's needs at the NCAA Division I level. Other sports could be added in the future.

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