Missouri State University

Eye on the Community
12:16 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

IMAGES: Dedication Ceremony of MSU's New Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium

MSU cheerleaders perform at the dedication ceremony of the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium
Alissa Zhu KSMU

Sunday evening, around 600 people attended the dedication ceremony of the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium at Missouri State University followed by a men’s soccer team exhibition match against Missouri Valley College. MSU men's soccer won 1-0.

The newly constructed Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium cost $10.29 million and features a NCAA regulation soccer field with room for corner kicks, a NCAA eight lane 400-meter broken back style track with nine lanes for 100-meter dash and seating for 1,000 spectators.

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The Education Beat
12:17 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Princeton Review Names Local Colleges in its “Best of” Book

Credit KSMU Archive

As the school year begins, many high school seniors are already looking at colleges around the nation, and The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 379 Colleges, has turned some attention to the Ozarks. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports on how local colleges made the ranks.

The book, The Best 379 Colleges, looks at roughly 15 percent of all four-year schools, and judges them based on academic rigor, and uniquely, surveys each student attending those schools.

David Soto is the co-author of the book.

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Helping Others
1:02 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

MSU Creates Program for Students Recovering From Substance Abuse

Missouri State University campus
Credit KSMU archives

Students at Missouri State University who are in recovery for substance abuse now have a new option.  After determining a need on campus, the school has created a program called SoBear: Bears in Recovery that will provide a positive environment for students to gather with others going through similar situations. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has the story.

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Missouri State Journal
4:46 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

How to Fit in at Work

Dr. Wes Scroggins

  Most standard applications and interviews consist of questions relating to ability. Are you a good communicator? Do you handle high-pressure situations well? Do you work well with others? These questions are all relevant and necessary, but what if employers’ primary focus should be instead on other characteristics of the employee?

Dr. Wes Scroggins, associate professor of management at Missouri State University, has been researching different ways for employers to approach both hiring new employees and managing overall employee performance.

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Engaging the Community
7:37 am
Fri August 15, 2014

New Semester Brings New Landscape to Missouri State Athletics

The Field Hockey and Lacrosse complex on the north side of campus is the farthest of the new or renovated sites ahead of schedule.
Scott Harvey KSMU

Large transformations to Missouri State University’s athletic fields, academic and residential buildings will be on display as students return to campus next week for the start of the fall semester.

Renovations to the school’s football stadium, as well as construction of a soccer/track complex, field hockey and lacrosse complex, and sand volleyball courts, are funded in large part by the BEAR fee. The student approved initiative runs $50 per student per semester, and kicks in this fall, according to MSU President Clif Smart.

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