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A message from the president

In January and February, we learned that we should expect to receive less state funding this year than we received last year. This was not because our elected leaders are hostile toward higher education. In fact, they have told me repeatedly that they remain committed to higher education and are proud of the success we have achieved at Missouri State. Instead, funding will be cut because the state’s tax revenues have come in lower than anticipated.

To account for this, we are developing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year on the Springfield campus with $7.4 million less in anticipated revenue from the state.

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June 10: Missouri State Day at Busch Stadium
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A new look for The Pride Band
Get a behind the scenes preview of the new Pride Band uniforms. After 12 years sporting the old uniforms it's time for an update. Share your support by donating, advocating and sharing your Missouri State Pride Band love on social media.

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Two women to lead Board of Governors for first time

The Missouri State University Board of Governors elected new officers. Virginia Fry was elected chair, and Mayor Carrie Tergin was elected vice chair. This is the first time in school history that both the chair and vice chair of the board are women.

Fry is a partner in Husch Blackwell. Tergin is the mayor of Jefferson City and owner of Carrie’s Hallmark Shop in Jefferson City.

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Glass Hall renovation and expansion update

Get an inside preview of what’s happening with the Glass Hall Renovation and Robert Gourley Student Success Center addition.

College of Business Dean Dr. Stephanie Bryant takes a tour with Project Manager Robroy Viau showing off the new editions like the financial trading lab, video wall and executive board room.

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Bears claim 2017 MVC Women's golf crown

Missouri State led wire to wire and saved its best round for the final day en route to claiming the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference women's golf championship at Dalhousie Country Club.

MSU head coach Kevin Kane who was named MVC Coach of the Year for the fifth time and (third time at MSU) said, "They were tough as nails. To dominate like they did on such a good golf course makes me extremely proud."

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Johnson chosen for USA Volleyball Thailand Tour

Missouri State's Lily Johnson was selected to the U.S. Collegiate National Team Thailand Tour (CNT-Thailand) roster, USA Volleyball announced. The three-time All-American will compete internationally for Team USA.

Johnson's trip will take place May 19-30 in Bangkok.

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