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Table of contents 4 Save the date! Check out the most important dates on the spring 2013 academic calendar 6 Presidential welcome Missouri State President Clif Smart welcomes students back to campus 8 Jump in Find the place and the organization for you at Missouri State this semester By Kelsey Berry 10 Get well Check out Wellness Wednesdays in the Foster Recreation Center and make your new year’s resolution happen 12 Active welcome Don’t spend Friday night alone in your dorm room. Check out these campus activities and downtown events
14 Getting organized Find the organizational method that’s right for you this year By Nicholas Simpson 16 Hunger pains Take a break from on campus dining and hit up Springfields downtown food scene 18 Springfield grooves Find out where your favorite local band will be playing next this spring By Nicholas Simpson 20 Beyond coal Students for a Sustainable Future are making a difference at MSU and in the environment By Megan Gates 22 Game day Don’t let yourself, or your team, down by missing these deadlines for intramurals
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The spring semester always seems to fly by faster than the fall semester before it, so marking important dates on your calendar early is a necessity. Check out the dates below for the Missouri State Academic Calendar for spring 2013, complete with dates for registration, withdrawing from classes, and students’ personal favorite: no classes. January
Jan. 14-18: Change of schedule and late registration period Jan. 14: Spring 2013 classes begin Jan. 15: Last day to change sections, add or drop first-block classes at 100 percent credit or refund Jan. 18: Last day to drop or withdraw from first-block classes at 75 percent credit or refund Jan. 18: Last day to change sections or drop full-semester classes at 100 percent credit or refund Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes/offices closed) Jan. 25: Last day for students to submit FERPA hold request to prevent university from releasing directory information Jan. 25: First My Payment Plan installment for housing and required student fees due Jan. 28: Last day for instructors to drop students for not attending first-block or full-semester classes Jan. 28: Last day to drop or withdraw from first-block classes at 50 percent credit or refund Jan. 28: Last day to drop or withdraw from full-semester classes at 75 percent credit or refund
Feb. 11: Last day to drop or withdraw from first-block classes at 25 percent credit or refund Feb. 11: Last day to drop or withdraw from full-semester classes at 50 percent credit or refund Feb. 18: President’s Day (no classes/offices closed) Feb. 20: Monday evening classes starting 4 p.m. or later meet/Wednesday evening classes do not to compensate for holidays. Feb. 25: Last day to drop or withdraw (students will receive an automatic W grade), declare pass/not pass, or change to or from audit for first-block classes Feb. 25: Second My Payment Plan installment for housing and required student fees dueday to drop or withdraw from second-block
May 9: Last day of classes May 10: Study day (no classes/offices open) May 11-16: Final exam period May 17: Spring commencement May 20: Final grades must be submitted online by 10 a.m. May 20: Last day to change sections, add, or drop summer intersession classes at 100 percent credit or refund May 20: Summer intersession classes begin May 21: Grades available on My Missouri State website May 21: Last day to drop or withdraw from summer intersession classes at 75 percent credit or refund May 22: Dean’s review of student academic progress May 23: Transcripts with spring 2013 grades, GPA and academic status available beginning today May 23: Last day to drop or withdraw from summer intersession classes at 50 percent credit or refund May 27: Memorial Day (no classes/offices closed) May 30: Last day to drop or withdraw from summer intersession classes at 25 percent credit or refund
April 2: Last day for instructors to drop students for not attending second-block classes April 2: Last day to drop or withdraw from second-block classes at 50 percent credit or refund April 12: Last day to drop or withdraw (students will receive an automatic W grade), declare pass/not-pass, or change to or from audit for full-semester classes April 16: Last day to drop or withdraw from second-block classes at 25 percent credit or refund April 26: Last day to drop or withdraw (students will receive an automatic W grade), declare pass/not-pass, or change to or from audit for full-semester classes April 29: Grade rosters for full-semester, first-block and second-block classes available on My Missouri State website
March 4: Mid-semester grade rosters available March 21: Mid-semester grades available online March 8: First-block classes end March 22: Last day to drop or withdraw from second-block March 9-17: Spring break (no classes/offices open) classes at 75 percent credit or refund March 18: Second-block classes begin March 25: Final My Payment Plan installment for housing and March 19: Last day to drop or withdraw from full-semester required student fees due classes at 25 percent credit or refund March 28: Spring holiday (no classes/offices open) March 19: Last day to change sections, add or drop second-block March 29-31: Spring holiday (no classes/offices closed) classes at 100 percent credit
June 4: Last day to drop or withdraw (students will receive an automatic W grade), declare pass/not-pass, or change to or from audit for summer intersession classes June 7: Transcripts showing spring 2013 degrees earned available beginning today June 7: Last day of summer intersession classes June 10: Grade rosters for intersession classes available on My Missouri State website June 17: Final grades for intersession classes must be submitted online by 10 a.m. June 18: Intersession grades available on My Missouri State website
July 12: Diplomas for spring 2013 graduates mailed beginning today All dates gathered from Missouri State’s Academic Calendar Compiled by Lindsey Howard
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Welcome The Standard
MSU Dear students: Welcome back for the spring semester. I trust you had a good break and are now ready for a productive spring semester. Missouri State has many initiatives planned for this spring. Among them is to revisit our goals and plans regarding making the campus as sustainable and environmentally-friendly as possible. I wanted to update you on that topic. At its December meeting, the Board of Governors had a 90-minute discussion on sustainability. Student body president Paige Oxendine and four student presenters – Evan Clark, Kara Andres, Lauren Bansbach, and Shane Franklin – did an excellent job of describing their desire to move away from coal as a primary fuel source. They appropriately challenged Missouri State to develop a long-range plan and provide leadership for other Missouri universities. The Board members and I, along with everyone else in attendance, were impressed with the quality and professionalism of these presentations. I want to acknowledge these students publicly for their presentations. We also had excellent presentations from City Utilities’ General Manager Scott Miller on how power is provided to Springfield and Missouri State; and from Dean Tammy Jahnke and Vice President Ken McClure about the wide range of sustainability initiatives at Missouri State. Over the past 20 years, the University’s emphasis has been on reducing energy consumption, becoming more efficient, and addressing sustainability through multiple efforts: shuttle buses, bike racks, chilled water loops, electric vehicles, water-bottle refilling stations, etc.
Another major part of the discussion dealt with balancing the funding of additional sustainability measures with priorities, such as faculty and staff salaries, support for education programs, and enhancing facilities. We also want to continue to be conscious of keeping tuition as low as possible. We tell students to “Follow their passion and find their place.” Obviously, many Missouri State students are passionate when it comes to sustainability and the environment. We have done much in the past, but we need to do more in the future. In January, I will carefully review how we are currently organized to address the issue of sustainability. Then I will determine how best to organize us to move forward in establishing long-term goals and a plan of action. My pledge to you is that students, along with faculty, staff and administrators, will be included in the discussion. As usual, working together toward a common goal, I believe we can accomplish much. Have a great semester. Yours very truly, Clif Smart President
P.S. – The President of the Students for Sustainability at the University of Missouri was in attendance Friday. After the meeting, she complimented Missouri State for the open, candid and student-centered discussion we had on sustainability. I thought that was worth sharing, too.
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Jump in The Standard
Make spring 2013 the semester you get out of your comfort zone and jump into the Missouri State college experience by joining one of its hundreds of campus clubs. Like all new students, I had no idea where to begin. One year ago I was just one of 20,000 young adults roaming the campus of Missouri State trying to find their place. I was a new transfer student and I didn’t know anyone on campus, but I had the desire to become a part of something bigger than myself. Today, I am an active volunteer in the Springfield community and I have found myself in a leadership position at The Standard, loving all the responsibility that comes with it and the lifelong friends I have made. Getting started can be overwhelming, but taking the necessary steps to get involved doesn’t have to be a painstaking task. If you are where I was a year ago, you don’t have to be. Being involved both on and off campus can open the door to lifelong friendships, leadership opportunities and educational experiences that you might not get elsewhere. So where do you begin?
Kelsey Berry Life Editor
Any student can access it through their My Missouri State account under the profile tab. CampusLINK provides tools such as: • a weekly organization spotlight that recruits new members and publicizes meetings and events, • an organization directory with brief descriptions of each group and how you can get involved as well as links to their websites and social media pages, • and a full calendar of events for you to browse. Students looking for volunteer or leadership opportunities in the Springfield community can also visit the Office of Student Engagement in the PSU or check out their official website, http://www.missouristate. edu/studentengagement/. They will gladly match you with an organization that fits your interests and help you make an impact on the Springfield community, all while giving you the skills to become a leader in whatever it is you love to do.
Narrowing down your interests is the first step. It’s not an easy task especially with the many options that are available at MSU, but it’s important to choose a few areas that you feel strongly suit your interests. Being an active student on or off campus doesn’t necessarily mean joining as many organizations as possible, but more so being an active part of something you are passionate about. With so many options on and off campus, it’s fairly easy to find something you enjoy filling Finally, take the big step your spare time with. So go ahead and decide The most difficult yet important step of what it is you want. Just be careful not to getting involved is actually going out and overbook yourself. doing it. Whether it is making a phone call, writing an email or dropping by an organizaDo some research tion or club meeting, making your interest When it comes down to choosing a specif- known is key. It’s important to remember that ic organization or two to get involved with, everyone was the newbie at one point, and the many students may not know where to go to only way to become an active member of an find out what’s available. CampusLINK is organization is to just go do it. Introduce “an online community where students can yourself and just get started, I promise you browse student organizations and learn about won’t regret it. Although it may take some upcoming events on campus,” according to extra guts for those of us less outgoing indiMissouri State University’s official website. viduals, taking the leap is well worth it.
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Healthy living The Standard
Six out of 10 of the most popular new year’s resolutions for Americans are about living healthier in 2013, according to http://www.usa.gov. Missouri State’s Foster Recreation Center is trying to help students, faculty and staff meet those healthy living goals by creating Wellness Wednesdays each week of the spring semester. During the course of the semester, the Foster Recreation Center will have an information table set up in its Welcome Center focusing on a particular aspect of health - from the body to the mind - to “emphasize the whole person,” according to a flier the center sent to The Standard. So mark your calendars, grab a friend and make those resolutions happen! Jan. 16, Blood donor information table Jan. 23, Cervical cancer information table with HPV vaccine information Jan. 30, Heart health information table
January - Cervical Cancer and Blood Donor month
Feb. 6, Cancer screening and information table Feb. 13, Sexual health information table and condoms Feb. 20, Heart information table Feb. 27, DSDS information table
February - Heart, Condoms and Cancer month
March 6, Safe spring break information table March 13, Spring break March 20, Nutrition information table March 27, Gambling information table
March - Nutrition, SSB and Gambling month
April 3, STI information table (free testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia) April 10, Sexual assault information table (SHARP) April 17, STI information table April 27, Sexual assault information table (SHARP)
April - STI and Sexual Assault Awareness month
May - Physical Fitness, High Blood Pressure, Asthma/Allergy, Skin Cancer month May 1, Stress management information table May 8, Skin cancer information table May 15, High blood pressure information table (finals) May 22, Physical fitness information table May 29, Asthma/allergy information table
Items in bold have presentations as well, with times to be announced
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Make yourself welcome in Springfield Did you find yourself in your dorm room alone on Friday night last semester? Did you overspend yourself during the holidays? If so, don’t worry because spring semester is jam-packed with activities right here on campus, for affordable prices. Take a look at some of the upcoming activities designed to make you feel welcome on campus, and to show off the best Missouri State and Springfield have to offer. Jan. 17, 9 p.m., PSU Ballroom East: SAC Grocery Store Bingo Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m., Mediacom Ice Park: Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom March and Rally “We March On: Team Work Makes the Dream Work” Jan. 22, 8 p.m., PSU Theater: SAC Winter Week concert featuring Phillip Phillips Jan. 23, 8 p.m., PSU Theater: SAC Winter Week “Titanic” movie roast Jan. 24, 9 p.m., Mediacom Ice Park: SAC Skate Night Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: Giordano Dance Chicago Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Disney Winter Wonderland Rock ‘n’ Bowl Jan. 31, 6 p.m., Wells House Grand Lounge: Tunnel of Oppression Jan. 31, 9 p.m., Foster Recreation Center: SAC Throwback Thursday
Feb. 1, 6 p.m., Wells House Grand Lounge: Tunnel of Oppression Feb. 1, 6 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl Feb. 1, 8 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: “West Side Story.” Tickets $15-$52 Feb. 2, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: “West Side Story.” Tickets $15-$52 Feb. 4, 4 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: Master Class: Ran Dank, pianist. Free Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: Ran Dank, pianist. Tickets $20 Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., JQH Arena: Kid Rock Rebel Soul Tour. Tickets starting at $39.50 Feb. 6, 11 a.m., PSU: Community Service Fair Feb. 7, 7 p.m., JQH Arena: Harlem Globetrotters. Tickets starting at $24 Feb. 7, 9 p.m., PSU Ballroom: SAC Mardi Gras Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: Coeterie Theatre: “Tell-Tale Electric Poe.” Tickets $12-$18 Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., JQH Arena: WWE Raw Road to Wrestlemania. Tickets $15-95
April 4, 7:30 p.m., Craig Hall Coger Theatre: Pajama Game. Tickets $16-24. Also playing April 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. and April 7 at 2:30 p.m. April 5, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl April 5, 8 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: “The Addams Family.” Tickets $15-52. Also playing April 6 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 9, all day, 2013 Public Affairs Conference: Inclusive Excellence, through April 12. April 9, 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play. Tickets $18 April 12, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl April 13, 8 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: The 5 Browns. Tickets $18-28 April 14, 7 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church: MSU Concert Chorale April 15, 4 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: Master Class: Noé Inui, violinist
Feb. 10, 7 p.m., St. Agnes Cathedral: MSU Concert Chorale Concert Feb. 13, 7 p.m., PSU Food Court: SAC Karaoke Star 2013 Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., Craig Hall Balcony Theatre: “Almost Maine.” Tickets $8-14. Also playing every Tuesday-Friday from Feb. 14-27 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 7 p.m., JQH Arena: Rock and Worship Roadshow. Tickets $10 at the door Feb. 14, 9 p.m., PSU Union Club: SAC Comedy Club and Dinner Feb. 16, 7 p.m., JQH Arena: Zac Brown Band. Tickets $35-65 Feb. 17, 3 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: Imago Theatre: “ZooZoo.” Tickets $14-20 Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: Montana Repertory Theatre: Biloxi Blues. Tickets $13-23 Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., Ellis Hall 217B: Guest artist Todd Graber, tenor Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl Feb. 23, 8 p.m., Gillioz Theatre: Eli Young Band. Tickets start at $15-35 Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m., First and Calvary Presbyterian Church: MSU Concert Chorale Feb. 26, 1 p.m., JQH Arena: Career Expo 2013 Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Carrington Hall Auditorium: Eva Mozes Kor: Forgiving Dr. Mengele Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: MSU All Bands Concert
April 16, 7:30 p.m. Juanita K. Hammons Hall: Noé Inui, violinist. Tickets $20 April 18, 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall: Jazz Studies Spring Concert April 19, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl April 20, 8 p.m., Gillioz Theatre: Weird Al Yankovic. Tickets $35-125 April 20, 7:30 p.m., Ellis Hall 217B: Guest artist: Julia Heinen, clarinet April 21, 3 p.m., Ellis Hall Recital Hall: MSU Opera Theater presents: Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” April 23, 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall: MSU All Bands Concert April 25, 7:30 p.m., Craig Hall Coger Theatre: “Rhythm and Ritual” Dance Concert. Also showing April 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2:30 p.m. April 26, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl April 29, 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall: Jazz Finale Concert
March 1, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl March 1, 8 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: 100 Years of Broadway. Tickets $10-40. Also playing March 2 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 3, 7 p.m., Gillioz Theatre: Brian Regan. Tickets $42.50 March 5, 6 p.m., Meyer Library 101: The Path to Racial Integration at MSU and in the Springfield Community March 20, 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts: MSU Jazz Showcase, Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant. Tickets $18 March 22, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl March 23, 8 p.m., Gillioz Theatre: Neon Trees with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Tickets $22.50 March 24, 7 p.m., Schweitzer United Methodist Church: MSU Concert Chorale March 28, 7 p.m., JQH Arena: Winter Jam Tour headlined by TobyMac. Tickets $10 at the door
May 2, 7:30 p.m., Wehr Band Hall 123: Percussion Ensemble Concert May 3, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl May 5, 4 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall: President’s Concert May 10, 7:30 p.m., Level One Game Center: SAC Rock ‘n’ Bowl
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Find the organizational method that’s right for you this semester that will keep you happy and healthy. By Nicholas Simpson The Standard
A common resolution for many students is to devote more time and energy to their schoolwork. This can be easier said than done once papers and homework and exams start piling up. While every student has their own methods for success, here are some universal organizational tips that can help lighten the load.
First things first is familiarizing yourself with the many organizations and offices dedicated to helping students succeed. The Writing Center in Meyer Library is more than willing to proofread and help you craft that A paper. In addition, there are many students on campus willing to offer tutoring to their struggling peers. You can find available
tutors by visiting their respective department.
With all-nighters pulled, (occasional) parties attended and binging at the dining halls, the average college student may not always be of the soundest health. Sure, it may seem like a good idea to cram for hours the night prior to an exam, but sleep deprivation can seriously affect your ability to store information. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends setting yourself a sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day—even on weekends. It’s also important to maintain a balanced diet that meets your individual nutritional needs. With Garst, Blair-Shannon, and Kentwood readily available to feed you till you puke, it can be very easy to overeat. Furthermore, workload stress can often lead
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When it comes to papers, spend an adequate to undereating among students. Meet with a nutritionist or your doctor and create a diet that amount of time dwelling over your topic — there is no such thing as overthinking in colmeets your body and mind’s needs. lege. Formulate your thoughts until the point at Organization which you can be absolutely confident in your Most students’ dorm rooms may be the last thesis. place on Earth their parents would want to set Also, the more drafts you can write the betfoot, and it is true a cluttered living space can ter. Don’t simply rush a single draft the night equate to a cluttered life. Keeping organized is prior to its due date. Work day by day, which an integral aspect of staying on top of a busy will give you time to go over your previous schedule. writing and make the appropriate changes. Head over to the University Bookstore and purchase a daily planner, or download an app Relax! Just because you’ve worked hard doesn’t on your tablet of choice and record every assignment, exam date, or when papers are due. make you exempt from time to yourself, just be Of course just writing this information down wary of how you spend that time. Frivolity can isn’t enough — check your planner as often as easily be the bane of the college student. Avoid alcohol and drugs, which can be a possible. major hindrance on both health and your work Procrastination problems ethic. Spend your valuable time with a good Why do today what you can do tomorrow, book, a favorite game, or with one of the many right? Unfortunately this mindset more often sporting opportunities the campus has to offer. than not leads to failure. Just because your With a new year comes new possibilities. paper is due in a month doesn’t mean a month Use this chance given to better yourself and free. Why put it off only to face panic later? others.
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Investing in a planner, binders and highlighters early in the semester can help you stay organized throughout and make finals week a breeze. Check out the University Bookstore, Office Depot or one of Springfieldâ€™s many Walmart locations to find the organizational tools that work best for you.
Skip the dining hall and
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Tired of Chartwells and Subway? Venture out into Springfield and visit some Address: 221 E. Walnut St. Hours: Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m (kitchen), 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. (bar and pizza by slice), Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (kitchen), 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. (bar and pizza by slice). Opened: Nov. 14 No current specials, but they should be available in the next month after they redo their menu. With 42 different brands of beer and eightinch pizzas only $6-$9, PaPPos is a great new place in town to grab a slice of pizza and a beer.
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Qdoba recently opened their fourth restaurant in Springfield at the corner of Walnut and Kimborough, within walking distance of Missouri Stateâ€™s campus. Itâ€™s one of several restaurants that has opened in downtown Springfield over the past six months.
Address: 401 S. Kimbrough Ave. Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Opened: Dec. 19 Occasionally have buy one, get one free. This Qdoba is the fourth in Springfield, but located on the corner of Kimbrough and Walnut, it is conveinent to campus. Qdoba serves a variety of grilled Mexican food including quesadillas, nachos, burritos and taco salad.
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of these restaurants that will make your taste buds, and your wallet, happy.
Address: 107 Park Central Square Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 1:15 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Opened: Aug. 2 There are different specials every day of the week. Monday-Friday 3 to 6 p.m. is happy hour where drinks and appetizers are half off. Tuesday is college night from 7 p.m. to close, when you can get 16 oz cans of domestic beers for $1.50, lake waters for $2.50 and $5 cheese, sausage and pepperoni personal pizzas. Check out their website at http://www.rymacsrubandpub.com. Ry Mac’s has done a good job replacing the beloved Trolleys. At Wingapalooza 2012, they won five out of seven judge’s awards, including best overall. In addition, they serve soups, salads, sandwiches and ribs.
Ry Mac’s Rub-n-Pub
Address: 1318 E. Battlefield Road Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Opened: Dec. 12 Pita Pit has over 300 locations across the country, but their Springfield location is only the second restaurant in Missouri. With 20 different options and a variety of toppings, even the pickiest eaters will be able to find something to calm the hunger pangs. In addition to lunch and dinner, they have breakfast pitas which are served all day.
Address: 101 Battlefield Mall near HuHot and Ann Taylor Hours: Monday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Opened: Dec. 13 This popular burger chain has finally come to Springfield with a location at Battlefield Mall and a location in Town & Country Shopping Center at 2711 N. Kansas Expressway set to open soon. They serve a variety of burgers as well as hot dogs, and veggie sandwiches in addition to their award-winning fries that are cooked in cholesterol-free peanut oil. Toppings including jalapeno and green peppers, grilled onions and mushrooms are free to add.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Address: 320 W. Park Central Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed Sunday Opened: Dec. 7 Replacing Boca Mocha, this is Migulitos’ second location in Springfield. They have a multicultural menu of Greek, Mediterranean, Mexican and Thai food which includes gyros, burritos, wraps, bowls and salads. In addition, Migulitos has gluten free and vegetarian/vegan menu items.
Migulito’s Wrap & Roll Café
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Finding you The Standard
File photo by Evan Henningsen/THE STANDARD
A member of Los Angeles-based band Three Bad Jacks holds up a burning upright bass after dousing it in lighter fluid at a show at the Outland Ballroom in April 2012.
Make some time in the new year to check out the local music scene. By Nicholas Simpson The Standard
With a new year comes new music and nowhere is more exciting to hear those fresh sounds than your own city. Here in Springfield the talent is lush, and acts of many shapes and sizes craft and perform tunes that
capture the ebb and flow of life in our city.
Plaid Dragon is a quaint little indie five piece comprised of Missouri State student Ingrid Chiles, a junior chemistry major, and recently released their first EP â€œDog Physics,â€? the five tracks of which are avail-
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able to stream at http://www.plaiddragon. bandcamp.com. The group looks forward to joining Coed Pageant at Lindberg’s on Jan. 21 and the ACBs at the Outland Ballroom Feb. 2.
musically and we have a great collaboration coming to town.” Rea said his band will be joined with LA locals The Get Down Boys and St. Louis-based Hatrick on their BAM Bluegrass Avalanche tour of Kansas City, Do-it To-it Columbia and St. Louis. Their first stop is Do-it To-it is a simple two-piece but Patton Alley Pub on Feb. 1. their music is anything but. Multi-instrumentalists and best friends Alex Crisman The Detectives The Detectives are a major Springfield and Tyler Estes move from instrument to instrument crafting serious songs about favorite, touching on “rock n soul” covers not-so-serious subject matter. Found regu- that span generations, from the Beach larly on the Outland stage, they have yet to Boys’ “Sloop John B” to Sam Cook’s “Twistin’ the Night Away.” A former weekannounce their next show. ly regular at The Outland on Wednesday The Hillbenders nights, their Facebook page is now the Jimmy Rea is something of a local leg- place to go for updates on upcoming end, with many different acts on stage shows. throughout the years, but his standby is the 2013 is an exciting year to be a music modern roots group The Hillbenders. lover in Springfield, and one can only “[We] fuse bluegrass and rock and the expect to see more from the wealth of talrecent addition of a kick drum,” Rea said. ent gracing our sound spaces. Keep your “I’m always looking for cool things to do ears open.
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Going green The Standard
One Missouri State organization is making a difference on campus and in the environment this year.
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Photo courtesy of Missouri State’s Students for a Sustainable Future
Members of Students for a Sustainable Future pose for a photo at Plaster Sports Complex in fall of 2012. The MSU’s chapter of the organization was founded in 2007.
issouri State’s Students for a Sustainable Future gave a presentation at December’s Board of Governors meeting, asking the university to move towards a 100 percent renewable energy source to power the university in the future.
Currently, MSU relies on power from Springfield’s City Utilities, which burns coal. Many of SSF’s 42 members packed the board room to hear President Evan Clark, along with fellow members Shane Franklin and Kara Andres, speak to the board about broadening its scope of what MSU can do to
protect the environment by moving towards a more sustainable energy source in the future. The board responded well to SSF’s presentation and MSU President Clif Smart has made sustainability a priority at MSU for the coming year. If you’re interested in joining SSF, it
meets every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Temple 105. You can also check out its Facebook page, Students for a Sustainable Future, and its Twitter account, @CoalFreeMSU, for more information on upcoming events. Compiled by Megan Gates
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Letâ€™s get fit
Missouri State offers a wide variety of intramural sports for students to participate in during the fall and spring semesters, as well as exercise classes. Make sure that you - and your team - donâ€™t miss out on the opportunities to dominate the competition this semester by meeting the following registration deadlines. Basketball - Jan. 18 Futsal - Jan. 18 IFC bowling - Jan. 25 Flag football - Feb. 22 Softball leagues - Feb. 22 Soccer leagues - Feb. 22
Racquetball - Jan. 25 Weight lifting - Feb. 8 Table tennis - Feb. 15 Wiffleball - Feb. 22
Ballroom dance (Thursday) - Jan. 28 Swing dance (Thursday) - Jan. 28 Power yoga (Tuesday and Thursday) - Feb. 1 and Feb. 5, respectively Power yoga - downtown (Monday and Wednesday) - Jan. 31 and Feb. 4, respectively Yoga (Wednesday) - Feb. 4 Zumba with Krystal (Tuesday and Thursday) - Feb. 1 and Feb. 5, respectively CPR/First Aid - Jan. 29 and Feb. 12, respectively
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