Eighteen MWSU biology students and three biology professors attended the Missouri Natural Resource Conference in Osage Beach, Missouri. Students presented their own research and internship experiences, as well as attending seminars and networking with professionals. Dr. Cary Chevalier received the E. Sydney Stephens Award. The E. Sydney Stephens Award is the highest honor presented by the Missouri Chapter of The Wildlife Society to one of its members and dates back to 1969. It is annually presented to a voting member of the Missouri Chapter who has developed, applied, administered, or completed an especially significant program of management, education, research, or communication that results in an outstanding contribution to the wildlife resources of Missouri. Students and faculty were also able to spend time catching up with retired MWSU biology professor Dr. David Ashley.