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A monthly publication from the Missouri State Alumni Association September 2014
Dickerson Park Zoo Bears

Dickerson Park Zoo and Missouri State University unveil "Bear Country"

Missouri State University "Bear Country," the new name for Dickerson Park Zoo's black bear yard, will be unveiled at a MSU Family Day at Dickerson Park Zoo Sept. 27.

President Clif Smart will be leading an unveiling ceremony at 11:30 a.m., marking the official launch of a five-year partnership between Dickerson Park Zoo/Friends of the Zoo and the Missouri State University Foundation, Alumni Association and Student Government Association. The new partnership honors the University's beloved mascot and helps support bear conservation efforts.

In celebration of "Bear Country," University supporters wearing BearWear will receive half-price admission all day. Read more.

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Homecoming 2013

Watch for Bears on the Square during Homecoming 2014

Missouri State alumni and friends are invited let the good times roar and paint downtown maroon at a brand-new Homecoming event aptly named "Bears on the Square."

On Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Park Central Square will be brimming with live entertainment, special activities, giveaways and many other surprises. It's going to be an evening you won't want to miss. Read more.

Wilder MOOC

Free, online courses examine Ozarks heritage, Laura Ingalls Wilder

This fall, you can explore the culture of the Ozarks region with Dr. Brooks Blevins, or delve into the literature of Laura Ingalls Wilder with author Pamela Smith Hill, for free and from the comfort of your own home!

Missouri State's new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are open to the public, and there's no fee to register. The noncredit classes use high-quality video lectures and include the opportunity to discuss your findings and opinions with a wide audience. Read more.

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Plaster Stadium

Football Bears log first shutout since 2010 in front of record crowd

Missouri State used a shutdown defensive performance and a second-half scoring barrage to post a 38-0 victory over North Dakota before a record-setting crowd of 18,386 at the newly-refurbished Robert W. Plaster Stadium Sept. 13.

Overall, the Bears' defense limited UND 166 yards of total offense and just seven first downs, as the largest home audience in school history witnessed MSU's first shutout victory since a 3-0 win over North Dakota State on Nov. 20, 2010. Read more.

Field Hockey

Record crowd cheers Field Hockey Bears to victory

In front of a record crowd of 367, the Missouri State Bears used four goals from four different players to defeat the Saint Louis Billikens, 4-1, in college field hockey Sept. 7 at Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium. Read more.

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