You are invited to our continuing luncheon series, Bears in the Know. The Missouri State University Foundation is excited to host this series of luncheons designed to showcase unique areas at Missouri State University and connect personally with our friends and supporters in the community. Thank you Arvest for supporting this series as the Presenting Sponsor!
The luncheons are held in the Turner Family Hospitality Room on the first floor of the Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center. Complimentary parking is available in the attached garage off of McDaniel Street. Feel free to arrive any time after 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at approximately 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon.
$10 per session or $50 for all six sessions
Please note: The Founders Club members will receive a separate e-mail and can continue to attend complimentary.
September 20, 2017 – Southwest Missouri: A Hub for Hospitality Education and Research
Southwest Missouri supports a thriving hospitality and tourism industry. As a result, the area provides an ideal living laboratory for hospitality education and research. From internships to research, students and faculty of the Department of Hospitality Leadership work to connect classroom content with practical application. Bears in the Know members will learn what the industry has in store for enhancing travel experiences and maximizing profits. Presenters Dr. Stephanie Hein, department head, and Dr. Albert Barreda, assistant professor in the Department of Hospitality Leadership will highlight the academic and industry collaborations taking place in the department.
Presenters: Dr. Stephanie Hein and Dr. Albert Barreda
November 29, 2017- Reconsidering the Scots-Irish Ozarks: Forty Years of Ozarks Studies at MSU
"Reconsidering the Scots-Irish Ozarks" will focus on a debate over the ethnocultural origins of the people of the Ozarks, a debate that stems from the earliest days of the Ozarks Studies program at MSU in the 1970s. Dr. Blevins, professor of history, will challenge, or at least complicate, the popular narrative that the historical Ozarks was a bastion of Scots-Irish culture.
Presenter: Dr. Brooks Blevins
January 31, 2018 – What an Inorganic Chemist Can Do in Biomedical Field? – A Tale of One’s Investigations in MSU and Overseas
A series of new light insensitive, water insoluble, thermally stable and yet antimicrobial silver-based compounds was discovered and investigated at the Department of Chemistry at MSU within the last decade. These compounds were studied against several notorious human pathogens and to suppress biofilms formation on a solid surface. Another group of new highly potent cytotoxic compounds of platinum and palladium was first obtained in Dr. Nick Gerasimchuk's research laboratory in 2003. These substances are active in vitro against two human cancer lines at the level of conventional anticancer drug cisplatin. During the last four years, the lab discovered an intense fluorescence of these compounds in the near-infrared region of spectra where our tissue is transparent. Therefore, a new generation of unique biologically active compounds for theranostics applications was developed at MSU.
Presenter: Dr. Nick Gerasimchuk
March 28, 2018 - An Inside Look at MSU Choral Studies
The Missouri State University Choral Studies program has had a long-reputation of success dating back many years. Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Cameron LaBarr will discuss the current happenings of the choral program, including the Chorale’s trip to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, performances at national, regional, and state conferences, and other special endeavors. The MSU Chorale will be present at this luncheon and will perform a small number of selections.
Presenter: Dr. Cameron LaBarr
May 23, 2018 - Recruitment, Retention, and a STRONG Future in Agriculture
The William H. Darr College of Agriculture has enjoyed growth in student numbers as well as physical properties which provides the students with unique land and animal “hands-on” applications. Dean Ron Del Vecchio and Assistant to the Dean Jim Bellis will give a brief synopsis of the College of Agriculture’s heritage as well as share some reasons behind the College’s recent growth. The College of Agriculture has also led the University in both retention and graduation of students. Find out the secrets of their success!
Presenters: Dr. Ron Del Vecchio and Jim Bellis
July 25, 2018 - How COB Connects with Businesses on Real World Projects
The College of Business has 5 new cutting edge learning laboratories in our newly renovated Glass Hall and Robert Gourley Student Success Center space. In this presentation, Associate Dean David Meinert will focus on the BKD Financial Trading Lab and the Marlin Think Tank for Creative Thinking in Business.
Presenter: Dr. David Meinert
If you have any questions about the Bears In The Know luncheon series, email Stephanie Smith or call 417-836-4143. If you are having any problems submitting this form, please email the Foundation webmaster or call 417-836-4143.