Celebrate Missouri State’s 112th Birthday
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Celebrate Missouri State's 112th Birthday

Today marks the 112th anniversary of the founding of State Normal School #4, which later became Missouri State University. As an alum you can share your love for MSU in many ways, both near and far.

  • Wish your alma mater a happy birthday on social media.
  • Show your love for MSU by purchasing a Be a Bear T-shirt. Proceeds help students in emergency situations.
  • Join our celebration on March 21 at Plaster Student Union from 11:00 a.m.-2 p.m. We'll have games, prizes and a chance to snap birthday selfies with President Smart and Boomer.
MarooNation gatherings
March 23: MarooNation - Criminology & Criminal Justice Alumni Happy Hour
March 31: School of Anesthesia celebrates 65 years
April 4: Doris Kearns Goodwin VIP Reception and Dinner - Public Affairs Conference
April 11: MarooNation- LA happy hour and acting showcase
April 20: MarooNation - St. Louis
April 22: MarooNation Ball Kansas City
April 25: Alumni Night at Hammons Field
May 5: Missouri State Day at Kauffman Stadium
June 10: Missouri State Day at Busch Stadium
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Bear Advocates - Were you a member of an MSU organization? Did you love spending time at Meyer Library? Were you a Bear athlete or a Pride Band member? You can help any of your favorite groups by becoming an advocate for their crowdfunding project.

Learn more about MSU crowdfunding projects

Be A Bear, anytime, anywhere

2017 T-shirt on sale

The annual Be a Bear T-shirt is now on sale for $19.05. Student Spencer Whaley is a senior at MSU who designed the 2017 T-shirt. He says it's about always being a Bear, "Anytime. Anywhere. Be A Bear was (about) finally finding a place at Missouri State."

Proceeds from the T-shirt sales go to support students in emergencies, like Aly Gatewood. Discover how the Emergency Scholarship Fund kept her in school.

Hammons Fountain

A "fountain" of knowledge

Winter is almost over which means it's time for Fountain Day - that great day in spring when the Hammons Fountain is turned on.

Leonard A. Haymans III, known as the "fountain" guy, has taken care of our fountains for over 10 years. Discover his stories about dyeing the fountains, lost coins and how you can get ready for Fountain Day.

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Two swim Bears punch tickets to NCAA Championships

Freshman Antonio Thomas and sophomore Artur Osvath are headed to the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on March 22-25.

Osvath competed in the championship last year as the first freshman from MSU to qualify in team history. Thomas joins as the second freshman to qualify. You can watch the competition on ESPN3 or the NCAA website.

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Alumni night at Hammons Field

Grab your Bear cubs, baseball caps and BearWear as we cheer on the MSU Bears against the Mizzou Tigers on Tuesday, April 25 at Hammons Field.

Choose from two base-stealing ticket options for this maroon and white alumni night enjoying America's greatest game, baseball! Purchase a discount ticket (Option 1) and sit in the lower bowl or choose the Grand Slam (Option 2) and eat dinner, beginning at 6:15 p.m., in the Redbird Roost and receive an MSU tumbler. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

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