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Missouri State University will honor five former faculty and staff during its 2016 Wall of Fame induction ceremony Friday.

This year’s class includes Dr. Don Aripoli, Dr. Wayne Bartee, Michael Smith, and the late Dr. Lawrence Banks Jr. and William Daggett.

The group represents approximately 137 years of combined full time service to Missouri State University.

In observance of national LGBTQ+ History Month, the office of multicultural programs at Missouri State University will present a host of events to share about the successes and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community.

The month-long celebration starts on Oct. 6 and ends on Oct. 27 with events such as:

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:

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Missouri State University’s fall enrollment is the highest ever.  According to MSU, 26,000 students are enrolled.  The previous record was 24,735 students in the fall of 2015.

The Springfield campus set a new record with a total of 24,116 students enrolled—that’s up 5.6 percent from last fall.  Enrollment on the Springfield campus has grown by 15.9 percent since 2011.  In West Plains, enrollment is slightly down from last fall.

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Missouri State University plans to modify some work being done on Glass Hall as a result of state funding restrictions.

Gov. Jay Nixon last week announced $57.2 million in cuts from the state budget after lawmakers overrode his vetoes of two bills. The tax breaks in these items were not accounted for, according to Nixon.