Posts Tagged ‘ MSU ’

My speech to the Board of Governors in opposition to the Rec Center

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: News Feature

by Zach Becker On Friday, April 9, 2010, I delivered the following speech to the Missouri State University Board of Governors concerning my opposition to construction of the University Recreation Center, a $30 million facility set to break ground later this month. After my speech, Student Body President Chris Polley stood up and delivered an […]



Live bear, dead campus

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions, Top Story

“Live bears” across Missouri breathed a sigh of relief this week.

Student Body President Chris Polley announced the University has squashed the Student Government Association’s plans to bring a “live bear” to football games. No reason was given outside the administration’s discomfort with the idea.



Students to protest against construction of University Recreation Center

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus Events, Campus News, News, Top Story

A group of Missouri State University students are planning to protest construction of the University Recreation Center, a $22.9 building set to break ground next month. The protest will occur from 2-to-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, outside Carrington Hall on campus.



CEO of Drury Hotels to give presentation at MSU

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus Events, News

Chuck Drury, President and CEO of Drury Hotels, will present a speech at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, in the Plaster Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.



Theatre and Dance to present Fault Lines

Mar 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus Events, News, Top Story

Featuring a live orchestra, five singers, and 10 dancers, this year’s Spring Dance Concert should provide an engaging and fun experience for the audience.

The performance, titled Fault Lines, features student and faculty performers and will be held March 25-28 at Coger Theatre located in Craig Hall.



MSU should reconsider construction of University Recreation Center

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Editorials, Featured Articles, Opinions

We are about to face major budget cuts, yet we are still chugging along about to build a superfluous facility that the majority of students will probably never use and which will cost untold amounts in the future to properly staff and maintain.



RecyleMania goes campus-wide in 2010

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Features, News Feature

by Evan Pennington RecycleMania is running wild on the Missouri State campus. Students better say their prayers, take their vitamins, and separate their glass from plastics if Missouri State is to have any chance of taking home the coveted RecycleMania trophy, along with a year’s worth of bragging rights. The contest, which ends Mar. 27, […]



60 years later, details emerge on MSU’s denial of first African American applicant

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, News, Top Story

Terry Walls wanted to know the truth; the ugly, racist truth.

In 1950, his mother, Mary Jean Price, became the first African American applicant to Missouri State University (then a white’s-only institution known as Southwest Missouri State College).

The college failed to respond to her application, and a Greene County judge ruled against her when she filed suit against the school for their inaction. Denied the opportunity for an education, Price moved on with her life, but the scar of the racially-motivated denial have never really healed.



University created free e-texts would benefit students, put MSU ahead of competition

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorials, Opinions

The technology exists now to do away with costly textbooks altogether. Instead, the university could prompt professors to create free e-textbooks using wiki technology to work collaboratively.



Nietzel’s resignation coming during difficult budget situation

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

by Zach Becker As the campus community continues to react to the startling resignation announcement by MSU President Michael Nietzel, one can’t help but wonder what role the upcoming budget crisis had in his decision. In any case, we need the leader of our college to have his or her full attention and energy directed […]