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Post by socalcaptain » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:13 pm

This is a note from a fellow scholar about how you can help save MSA...

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Scholars:

I spoke to David Welch this morning who gave me a slightly different picture about what's happening in the house than did the MSA website or the various emails that have been circulating. The committee members that appear on www.moscholars.org are part of the elementary and secondary education committee and are, for the most part, on our side. The people that we need to be contacting are on the budget committee, chaired by Rep. Allen Icet. A list of those committee members can be found here:

http://house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/ ... com011.htm

Funding for the academy has not been cut yet.

The budget submitted by Allen Icet simply did not contain funding for the MSA or the Fine Arts Academy. David Welch did not know the exact mechanics of reinstating the budget, be it an amendment or some other parliamentary tool, but in essence, what needs to happen is that one of the committee members needs to raise the issue, add funding to the budget and then it will be voted on as a line item in the Elementary and Secondary Education budget. Two of our allies on the committee are also on the Elementary and Secondary Education committee whose names are at moscholars.org. They are Mike Thompson, the chair of Elementary/Secondary, and Sara Lampe, the former director of gifted at DESE in Springfield.

The Vote is Tomorrow

Ted, in a phone call this morning, stressed the importance of letters, letters, letters. As the vote draws near, emails and phone calls are VERY necessary. Zero in on any representatives on the list (http://house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/ ... com011.htm) that are in your district first, and then work through the list. Start at the beginning of the list if your last name comes at the beginning of the alphabet and towards the end if your last name is later in the alphabet so that we don't concentrate all of our efforts on part of the list, get tired and leave some members neglected. We have until tomorrow, let's work together and save MSA!

-David Weber
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(816) 520-7904

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Post by Charbroil » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:28 pm

I have to admit...I'm curious, Alex--how many MSA alumni do we actually have on here? You, me, Jason Mueller, Grant, Taylor (if he ever uses this forum), Ravi (currently not posting)...I can't think of any off the top of my head, though I don't know everyone that well.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:33 pm

I think someone from Truman's contingent is. I'm certainly not though.

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Post by DIoanis » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:38 am

Michael went to MSA 2 years ago I think. I didn't attend MSA

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Post by scphilli » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:22 am

I'm MSA 1998. I'm ambivalent about keeping MSA alive as that is what introduced Mueller to QB though....

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Post by Charbroil » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:25 am

Lol...I certainly hope you're kidding. :P

Did they have Scholar Bowl in 1998?



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Post by scphilli » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:27 am

Charbroil wrote:Lol...I certainly hope you're kidding. :P

Did they have Scholar Bowl in 1998?
Yeah, my team got second.

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Post by MikeWormdog » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:55 pm

They had it in 1995, too, when I went. I can't remember where the questions were from. There was a house tournament sort of like Panasonic, with multiple teams playing at once but with more normal questions and rules. Then the winner of that tournament (us) played a team of RAs and a team faculty. We also won that 3-way match.

From what I remember, they also had "scholar bowl", which was what they called it (because that's what NKC called/calls it, and Vicki Jones, the ex-Liberty coach and MSA faculty member was also coach at Northtown before Larry Allen got there), at least since the early 1990s. I think we were the first student team to win, or at least the first in several years.

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Post by socalcaptain » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:03 pm

The year I went (aka 2006), we just had "Scholar Bowl," which was a similar format to the "house tournament" described above.

We played a student playoff among all the houses, with Terin Budine's house taking the student championship, followed ever so closely by my house. The student team went on to play in a 4-way match against RAs, faculty, and staff. Our moderator was MSA faculty member and Rock Bridge quiz bowl coach Jim Meyer.

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Post by MikeWormdog » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:38 pm

Yeah, there may have been a staff team my year, too. Jim Meyer was an RA when I was there, I think, and may have been on the RA team.

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Post by scphilli » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:20 pm

Jim was an RA my year too. He also appeared on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" when it returned to ABC in 1999 and got to the $32 K level, got stumped and called Liberty's then coach Vicki Jones, who proceeded to give him the wrong answer. I don't think that poor woman heard the end of it for the rest of the year.

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