Commencement to recognize 50th anniversary of first four-year graduating class

It was a humid Sunday afternoon on June 1, 1969, and the Robert Ellis Young Gymnasium at Missouri Southern State College was packed. Students, family, faculty members and other guests were gathered for the afternoon’s commencement ceremony. While it was the former...

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Lactation room now open in Spiva Library

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Health and Senior Services, Room 205 of Spiva Library has been converted into a lactation room. Dr. Andrea Cullers, associate professor in the Kinesiology Department, recently secured the mini-grant. “We have more than 400...

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SBDC to offer Cyber Awareness training

The Small Business Development Center at Missouri Southern is offering its latest Cyber Awareness 360° training from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the North End Zone Facility. The event is free and coincides with the celebration of the U.S. Small Business...

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LCA Kids Class of 2019

They are little Lions who make up this year’s graduating class from the Lion Cub Academy.

And they recently shared their thoughts on heading off to kindergarten – among other things that were on their minds.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: 2019 World Music & Cuisine Festival

Hundreds of people were able to enjoy fun foods AND expand their musical repertoire over the weekend – all thanks to our international students and members of the community.

Spencer Dawson Heading to Oxford

Junior Spencer Dawson has been selected to participate in the Oxford University Choral Singing Summer School. The prestigious, one-week program will be held in July.

Newsmakers Focuses on Academics

The upcoming Newsmakers interview program on KGCS-TV features Dr. Paula Carson, discussing academic news from Missouri Southern.

University Life


Art majors showcase work in annual Senior Exhibit

Art majors showcase work in annual Senior Exhibit

Three graduating art majors are featured in the Senior Exhibit that opened Monday in the Spiva Gallery. The show, which will run through Saturday, May 11, will feature a unique body of work from each student. James Stark, from Miami, Okla., will offer a large scale...

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Quarterly Coffee planned for April 26

Quarterly Coffee planned for April 26

Human Resources will offer a Quarterly Coffee/New Employee Welcome event from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, April 26, in Room 309 of Billingsly Student Center. New employees will be recognized beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please join us to welcome them to campus, mingle with your...

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Incoming MSSU Honors students attend signing ceremony

Incoming MSSU Honors students attend signing ceremony

The Honors Program at Missouri Southern State University recently welcomed 35 incoming freshmen to campus for a signing ceremony. During the April 24 ceremony, the students penned their intent to join the university’s Honors Program. They were selected from an...

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HR & Wellness


Staff Senate announces Service Champ Award recipients

The Staff Senate has announced the recipients of this quarter’s Southern Service Champ Awards. Steven Brunson, software developer, IT Ritchie Randall, clerk, Office Services Dianne Vlasin, administrative assistant, Student Activities Recipients are nominated by their...

Staff Senate nominations open through April 26

The MSSU Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the upcoming 2019 election. Staff Senate serves as a consultative association of representatives that make studies, reports and recommendations to the President’s Council on behalf of the university’s classified and...

Athletics


Track and Field Qualifies 19 Individuals For National Championships

Joplin, Mo. -- The nationally-ranked Missouri Southern men's and women's track and field teams have qualified 19 individuals for the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The event will take place on May 23-25 in Kingsville, Texas on the campus...

Rachel Ray Named EO and Virginia Humphrey Winner At Awards Banquet

Joplin, Mo. -- Rachel Ray was named the EO and Virginia Humphrey Award winner, while Cam Martin and Jasmine Deckard were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the annual Student-Athlete Award Banquet tonight on the campus of Missouri Southern. Ray, a...