Anatomy of an award: Students receive recognition at international conference

The loud high-five reverberated throughout the hall filled with PhDs and students from prestigious medical schools around the globe. Had you asked beforehand, Gil Johnson and Whitney Blodgett would never have expected to hear their names announced during the awards...

Headlines


MSSU mourns loss of benefactor Bob Corley

Bob Corley, a longtime Joplin businessman and generous benefactor of Missouri Southern State University died Friday, Sept. 6. Corley, who grew up in Columbus, Kan., graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in business administration. He moved...

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Oceania activities include art, film and food

A special exhibition of artwork from Papua New Guinea is on display through Friday, Sept. 27, in the Spiva Gallery. “Oceania Journey” features works from Papua New Guinea, the second largest island in the world. The exhibit showcases artifacts reflecting regional...

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First MSSU student completes state-mandated civics exam

The day before starting classes at Missouri Southern State University, Taygan Brant completed one of the requirements for graduation. Brant, who is starting her first year as a member of the Yours to Lose – Advanced Medical School Acceptance Program, became the first...

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On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Lion's Den Renovation Project Complete

A $68,000 renovation project has been completed inside Billingsly Student Center. One that includes brand new furniture and a paint job for The Lion’s Den. The project was a collaboration between Student Senate, Business Affairs and Student Affairs.

MSSU - UNK Football Recap

Despite dropping the season opener 39-27 to Nebraska-Kearney, there is a bevy of excitement surrounding the football program. Chalk that up to the Lions outscoring the Lopers 21-6 in the second half.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: 2019 Community Day

It was a record turnout for this year’s Community Day – the annual event that better connects area businesses and organizations to our students, faculty and staff.

Check it out in this edition of On Campus with Mike Olmstead.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: 2019 Fall Semester Begins

First day of class today and our students had plenty of help – not to mention a free lunch.

Check it out in this edition of On Campus with Mike Olmstead.

KGCS Features Oceania Lectures

KGCS-TV is once again recording theme semester presentations, featuring Oceania Semester programs this Fall. The programs are airing on KGCS, and also posted on the station YouTube channel.

University Life


Literary Lions to read Price’s ‘Visual Autobiography’

Literary Lions to read Price’s ‘Visual Autobiography’

This fall, the Literary Lions will read “I Like What I Know: A Visual Autobiography” by Vincent Price. Known for his roles in horror films such as “House of Wax,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” Price also had a deep appreciation for art....

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MSSU Counseling Services promotes resources

MSSU Counseling Services promotes resources

Missouri Southern continues to provide free, confidential counseling services to currently enrolled students. Counseling sessions – which cover topics such as relationships, depression, stress, body image concerns, questions about sexuality, etc. – are designed to...

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Annual 9/11 ceremony set for Wednesday

Annual 9/11 ceremony set for Wednesday

The lives of those lost on September 11, 2001, will be honored during a ceremony at noon Wednesday on the Oval. The annual event, put on by Campus Activities, will feature the playing of the National Anthem, comments from Darren Fullerton, vice president for Student...

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Missouri Southern to host Third Thursday on Sept. 19

Missouri Southern to host Third Thursday on Sept. 19

The Lions will take over downtown Joplin once again when Missouri Southern hosts Third Thursday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by the Downtown Joplin Alliance, the event features food trucks, street vendors, entertainment, art and music between First and Seventh...

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HR & Wellness


Insurance update meetings scheduled

Campus employees are invited to attend an insurance update meeting presented by the Insurance Committee, Cigna and The Standard. Sessions will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Billingsly Student...

Recent hires announced by HR

The following hires have been announced in recent weeks by the Human Resources office. Samuel Sanchez, custodian, Physical Plant Tina Dierkes, adjunct, Teacher Education Caleb Garton, sports medicine assistant, Athletics Aaron Tilsen, head women’s soccer coach,...

Athletics


Cross Country Teams Sweep At SBU

Bolivar, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's and women's cross country programs opened up the 2019 season with a sweep today as they won both the team and individual titles at the Southwest Baptist Invite in Bolivar. The men's race consisted of a 7k distance, while the...

Fifty-Eight MSSU Student-Athletes Earn Academic Recognition

Joplin, Mo. -- Fifty-Eight Missouri Southern Student-Athletes have earned academic recognition as the Division II Athletic Director's Association released its Academic Achievement Awards list. The Academic Achievement Awards, in its 12th year, is a program that...