Missouri State University celebrates its 110th birthday

2 years 4 months 1 week ago March 17, 2015 Mar 17, 2015 Tuesday, March 17 2015 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:38:48 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Missouri State University has begun to celebrate its 110th birthday.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the university's actual birthday is Tuesday, but that celebrations will continue throughout the week and come to a close on Saturday.

Vice President for University Advancement Brent Dunn said the week would be 110 hours of celebration.

The numerous activities were kicked off by a birthday bash hosted by the Alumni Association that included a birthday cake, birthday card signing and photo opportunities

Other events to commemorate the milestone include fundraisers and a living history luncheon where two of the school's academic legends, William Carrington and Virginia Craig, will be portrayed by historians.

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