Missouri State University

Veterans' Week Activities

MSU Remembers the Civil War

Friday 8 Nov, 8am - 9:30am - Veterans Recognition Breakfast in PSU Ballroom. Professor Bill Piston, MSU History Dept., will speak on “Fighting for Both Sides: Missourians in the American Civil War”. Please call (417) 836-5636, MSU Career Center, to reserve seats by 4 November or by registering online.  Breakfast is free to all veterans and their guests.

  9:45am - 10:15am - Missouri State Canteen with The Hibernotes, Located in PSU Food Court North. The Hibernotes,
the newest mixed (men and women) contemporary A Capella group at MSU, will present a program of patriotic music. Soloists from our outstanding Musical Theatre Program will also sing pieces from contemporary musicals including Civil War, Parade, and Ghost.

  10:30am - 11:10am - MSU Taps Project, Civil War Ensemble, McDonald Arena front steps.  The MSU band will again be honoring our veterans with this event that features 50-60 uniformed trumpeters spread out across campus to assigned positions and
then a “cascading effect” as each trumpet player responds three note later than the one preceding him.  The performance opens on the steps of McDonald Arena where the ensemble will perform a patriotic piece arranged by Dr. John Prescott. Military cadets
will then escort the trumpets to their assigned area.  At 11:00 AM the first player will set the performance in motion.

  11:30am - 12:30pm - Veterans Day Panel Discussion, “Voices of the Civil War in Missouri:  A Talk with Veterans”, Plaster Student Union Room 311


SW Missouri Veterans Day Parade

Saturday 9 Nov, 10am - Join us as we honor and pay respect to all Veterans with a parade on November 09, 2013 at 10:00 am in downtown Springfield Missouri. The parade route is about 1 and 1/2 miles long and the parade will last about an hour. Southwest Missouri is the Heart of the Ozarks and we are continuing our decades old tradition of honoring our Veterans.

 

Dash After Dark 5k Fun Run

Saturday 9 Nov, 5pm - 6:45pm -, Lot 22 (BearFest Village) MSU    This is a night time 5 kilometer extravaganza fun run.  The run will start  after dark and it will highlight fitness with a touch of fluorescent colors throughout the race.  It will start and end with a party and more bright colors than one can imagine.  Benefitting the future military men and women of the MSU Army ROTC. There is a $35 charge to run in the race and all proceeds will benefit the ROTC Program. As runner’s finish the 5K, they are encouraged to enter Plaster Sports Complex and watch the game.


MSU Mens Soccer Living Our Legacy 

Saturday 9 Nov, 7pm - 10pm -  game, Plaster Sports Complex  The Missouri State men’s soccer team has joined forces with the MSU Reserve Officer Training Corps program to stage the Living Our Legacy game. This year, the marquee game is set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., when the Bears host MVC opponent SIU Edwardsville in their regular-season finale at Plaster Field.

Prior to the game, tailgating will take place in Lot 22 across from Plaster Sports Complex (open at 4:30 p.m.).  There will be free food including hot dogs, pulled pork, chips and water. Fans are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs, grills, food and drinks. For adults over the age of 21, beer is permitted in the tailgate area. There will be a free concert with Luna Jamboree, who is comprised of four Missouri State graduates. 

MSU Pride Bands Musical Salute to our Veterans

Sunday 10 Nov, 4pm -, Juanita K. Hammons Hall

MSU Student Government Association movie "Lincoln"

Sunday 10 Nov 4:00 pm and  Wednesday 13 Nov, 9pm - MSU Student Government Association movie "Lincoln"

An Evening w/ Mr. Samuel T. Holiday, Navajo Code Talker

Thursday 14 Nov, 7pm - , WWII, Carrington Hall Rm 208.  Free and open to the public.
Mr. Holiday will speak on the formation of the Navajo Code and its use in the Pacific Theater of WW II.  Mr. Holiday participated in the campaigns of Kwajalein, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima, and other locales.  The Navajo Code was used from Guadalcanal through the early Occupation of Japan. 

Mr. Holiday has recently published a book entitled “Under The Eagle, Samuel Holiday Navajo Code
Talker” which will be available for sale after the event.

Sponsored by the MSU Native American Heritage Month Committee, MSU Office of Multicultural Programs, American Indian Student Association (AISA), and the MSU Departments of Anthropology, History, Military Science, and Modern Languages.