Missouri State University

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Missouri State University (MSU or MO State) is a public university in Springfield, Missouri.wikipedia
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Springfield, Missouri

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Missouri State University (MSU or MO State) is a public university in Springfield, Missouri. The national organization for Chi Alpha is headquartered in Springfield, MO.
It is home to three universities, Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University.

James E. Cofer

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James Erwin Cofer Sr. (born 1949), is a former president of both Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana.

JQH Arena

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That venue was in turn replaced as the primary indoor sporting venue by construction of the adjacent 11,000-seat JQH Arena in 2008.
It is located on the campus of Missouri State University and is the home of the Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears basketball teams; it is often referred to by MSU students as "the Q."

Mountain Grove, Missouri

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In addition to its main campus, MSU maintains a fruit research station in Mountain Grove, Missouri and the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies program in Fairfax, Virginia.
The Agriculture Department of Missouri State University operates the 190 acre Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove.

Duane G. Meyer Library

In the center of campus is the Duane G. Meyer Library, constructed in 1980 and named after a former president of the University.
The Duane G. Meyer Library serves the Missouri State University campus in Springfield, Missouri.

Carillon

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The Meyer Library was renovated and expanded in 2002, and included the addition of the Jane A. Meyer Carillon, one of only 164 such instruments in the United States.
In North America, one can study the carillon at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (which is home to two of only twenty-three grand carillons in the world), the University of Florida, the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, Missouri State University, and Berea College in Kentucky, all of which offer complete courses of study.

Liaoning Normal University

An associate degree in arts and a bachelor's degree in business is offered at Liaoning Normal University in China.
The move away from a narrow focus on education teaching has also resulted in an increased emphasis on business-related subjects, in part through a partnership with Missouri State University who maintain a branch campus within the university's main campus.

Rountree, Springfield

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The Rountree neighborhood is located just to the east of campus.
The neighborhood's borders are marked by Missouri State University to the west, Glenstone Avenue to the east, Catalpa Street to the south, and Cherry Street to the north.

Chi Alpha (Christian Fellowship)

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The first Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship was chartered on Missouri State University's campus in 1953.
It soon became apparent that a newsletter by itself was inadequate, and so in 1953 Dr. J. Calvin Holsinger chartered the first Assemblies of God student group at Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University) in Springfield, Missouri where the Assemblies of God headquarters is located.

Public university

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Missouri State University (MSU or MO State) is a public university in Springfield, Missouri.
Examples include UCLA, formerly the southern branch of California State Normal School; Arizona State University, originally the Tempe Normal School; the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, formerly Milwaukee Normal School; and Missouri State University, formerly Southwest Missouri State Teachers College.

David Glass (businessman)

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Glass Hall is named in honor of MSU alumnus and former Wal-Mart CEO David Glass.
He then graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield.

KOZK

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KOZK, the PBS member station in Springfield airs on digital channel 23, virtual channel 21, and a sister station, KOZJ, airs in Joplin, Missouri as digital channel 25, virtual channel 26.
The station is owned by Missouri State University.

University of Missouri System

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It was opposed by the University of Missouri System (which operates the four campuses of the University of Missouri), which feared that the name change would lead to duplication of academic programs and ongoing battles for students and state funding.
Southwest Missouri State University sought and eventually was granted permission to drop its regional designation and become Missouri State University.

Cross Examination Debate Association

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The program participates in National Debate Tournament & Cross Examination Debate Association, competing head to head at tournaments against major universities such as Harvard, Dartmouth, Northwestern, USC, Emory, and the University of Michigan.

Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears

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MSU teams are nicknamed the Bears, and team colors are maroon and white.
The Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears are the athletic teams representing Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University).

Missouri

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The national organization for Chi Alpha is headquartered in Springfield, MO.
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century the state established a series of normal schools in each region of the state, originally named after the geographic districts: Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) (1867), Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) (1871), Southeast Missouri State University (1873), Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) (1905), Northwest Missouri State University (1905), Missouri Western State University (1915), Maryville University (1872) and Missouri Southern State University (1937).

Missouri Valley Conference

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The Missouri State University Bears are members of the Missouri Valley Conference for all sports except beach volleyball (Independent), football (Missouri Valley Football Conference), and men's swimming and diving (Mid-American Conference).

Ozarks

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The campus Outdoor Adventures program also provides opportunity and equipment rentals for activities, such as rock climbing, caving, camping, canoeing, and kayaking in the surrounding Ozarks.
In 2007, Gordon McCann, a chronicler of Ozarks folklife and fiddle music for over four decades, donated a collection of audio recordings, fieldnotes and photographs to Missouri State University in Springfield.

Sigma Nu

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Interfraternity Council members include: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Delta Chi, Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Omega Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Tau Gamma, Theta Chi, and Tau Kappa Epsilon.
In 2003 Sigma Nu lost its charter at Missouri State University for hazing pledges; however, it was later reconstituted.

Missouri Valley Football Conference

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The Missouri State University Bears are members of the Missouri Valley Conference for all sports except beach volleyball (Independent), football (Missouri Valley Football Conference), and men's swimming and diving (Mid-American Conference).

Mid-American Conference

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The Missouri State University Bears are members of the Missouri Valley Conference for all sports except beach volleyball (Independent), football (Missouri Valley Football Conference), and men's swimming and diving (Mid-American Conference).
Missouri State dropped field hockey, but remained a MAC member in men's swimming & diving.

Hammons Field

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The Bears baseball team shares 7,986-seat Hammons Field, located a few blocks north of the MSU campus, with the Springfield Cardinals of the AA Texas League.
Completed in April 2004, it is home to the Springfield Cardinals, the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals as well as the Missouri State University Bears.

Alpha Gamma Sigma (fraternity)

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Interfraternity Council members include: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Delta Chi, Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Omega Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Tau Gamma, Theta Chi, and Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Through the work of two Beta alumni, Colin Collins and Van Ricketts, men at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, were contacted and colonized by September 15, 1969.

Western Collegiate Hockey League

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In 2001, Missouri State started a club Ice Hockey team, Missouri State University Ice Bears Hockey, that competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I Western Collegiate Hockey League.
This move left the WCHL with five members until the league announced the additions of Arkansas, who created a new ACHA D-1 level team after years of success at the ACHA D-3 level, and Missouri State, who moved up from the ACHA D-2 level, on January 12, 2015.

NCAA Division I

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Missouri State University sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic teams in men's and women's basketball, golf, soccer, swimming and diving; men's baseball and football; and women's beach volleyball, cross country, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball.