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A monthly publication from the Missouri State Alumni Association March 2014
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Annual Public Affairs Conference, "Global Perspective: Why It Matters," to be held April 8-11, 2014

In the 21st century, developing a global perspective is no longer merely an option; it is a cultural imperative that involves examining our experiences, knowledge and learning in the light of the people and cultures of an increasingly interconnected world.

The theme of the 2014 Public Affairs Conference is "Global Perspective: Why It Matters." The purpose of the theme will be to encourage members of the Missouri State University community to develop awareness, skills, and values that will equip them to work collaboratively, across nations and cultures, toward a more just and sustainable future. All events are free and open to the public.

No registration is necessary for conference events. The events are free and open to the public. View the conference schedule, parking information and more.

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Alumni Night at Hammons Field

Enjoy a night at the ballpark and be a home run hero when you bring your gang to Alumni Night at Hammons Field on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:35 p.m. Choose one of two dynamic deals, then cheer the Missouri State Bears to victory over the Mizzou Tigers.

  1. The Base-Stealing Ticket deal offers lower-level reserved seats at a great price: $4/adult, $2/child (ages 2-12).
  2. The Grand Slam Upper Deck package includes:
    • An upper deck seat (Redbird Roost area)
    • An exclusive Missouri State T-shirt
    • A voucher to a future Bears baseball game
    • All-you-can-eat hot dogs, bratwurst, potato salad, chips, popcorn, lemonade and iced tea from 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased in person at the JQH Arena box office or via phone. Read more for details and promo code.

2013 Homecoming Honorees

Nominations now being accepted for annual Alumni Association awards

Do you know a Missouri State graduate who is making a difference in their field of expertise? Perhaps you know a former professor who is worthy of recognition for the impact of his/her classroom experience. The Alumni Association is seeking your help to identify and recognize graduates for their achievements and to applaud them for the pride they reflect upon Missouri State University.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2014 awards is May 2. Award recipients will be notified, in most cases, by July 1. Awards will be presented at the annual Homecoming Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 17, 2014.

View award descriptions and previous award recipients.

You may nominate someone online, by email or by mail.

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Matt Dezort

Baseball Bears clip Shockers in ninth for first MVC victory

Missouri State snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over Wichita State on March 23 at Eck Stadium after Matt Dezort's ninth-inning pinch single drove in the go-ahead run. The Bears (9-12, 1-2 MVC) got a lift from their bullpen, as three hurlers combined to hold the Shockers to a single unearned run over 7 1/3 innings.

After Wichita State (14-8, 2-1 MVC) evened the score on Casey Gillaspie's double with two out in the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Meyer started the Bears' winning rally with a one-out double, before Dezort lined a 2-1 pitch from Drew Palmer into right-center field. Adam Anawalt wrapped up the win and his fourth save with a scoreless ninth, coaxing a game-ending bouncer to short after a pair of two-out singles put the potential tying run in scoring position. Read more.


Track & Field Bears go 5-1 in outdoor season debut at Tulsa Duels

The Missouri State track & field team opened the 2014 outdoor season this past weekend at the Tulsa Duels, coming away with a 5-1 record in the meet scored in a head-to-head format. The Bears defeated host Tulsa (86-51), UMKC (79-68), South Dakota (81-54), Oral Roberts (87-46) and Nebraska Omaha (82-77). MSU fell to Big 12 foe Oklahoma State, 81-72.

"We went head-to-head against some good programs and bested them all [except OSU] - mission accomplished," said Ronald Boyce, MSU Director of Track & Field. "We know that we must build upon what was a very good start to our outdoor season. More importantly this weekend, we got the opportunity to get some work in, won some events and had fun being on top. Overall, our young ladies performed very well." Read more.

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