Missouri State Journal

Missouri State University’s Homecoming 2016 promises fun and entertainment for alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members. 

Themed “Welcome Home,” events for students take place Oct. 9-15, while alumni and community events are Oct. 14-15. Homecoming Headquarters will be set up in the Davis-Harrington Welcome Center.

Among the highlights for Homecoming Weekend this year include:

When you think about the Ozarks – what image do you conjure up in your mind? When the late Dr. John Keiser, former Missouri State University president, dreamed of the Ozarks Celebration Festival about 20 years ago, he wanted a festival that celebrated the many facets of the Ozarks. The goal of the festival was to give festival goers - and new faculty and students - a sense of place.

Barb Jones, director of special events for the College of Arts and Letters at Missouri State University would like to invite the entire community to participate in this free festival Sept. 9-11.

Nonprofits exist to feed, shelter and help; but also to boost economic growth. And, they’re making a tremendous impact. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, approximately 1.41 million nonprofits were registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2013, the most recent numbers available.

Dr. Christina Ryder, coordinator of Go Lead: Professional Development for the Nonprofit Sector at Missouri State University, director of Community Based Research and instructor in the sociology department shares about Go Lead's programming.

 

The job search has certainly changed over the past couple of decades. What once was a success tactic may now be seen as out of step and disqualifying. Vickie Hicks, corporate relations specialist for the College of Business at Missouri State University, says the College of Business is proud of its reputation and the quality of students they produce. To make them more market ready, Hicks says they require all students to attend a workshop before attending the business career fair, which she has grown from 130 to 180 employers during her tenure.

When an athlete is training in season, the regime is rigorous. It slows down considerably in off-season, though many athletes maintain frequent workouts. INatalie Allen, a clinical instructor in the biomedical sciences department and the dietician for all Missouri State University athletes, shares some tips for keeping your body in shape even in the off-season.

In season, an athlete burns many calories a day and has to hydrate constantly to not get depleted. One quick way to reduce calories during the off-season, though, is to evaluate your drinks, noted Allen.

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