New sensory room offers place for campus community to de-stress

The lights are dim, and the gentle sound of a bubbling brook fills the room. The urge to sit down in the massage chair is strong, as is the desire to let your fingers attack panels of bubble wrap on the nearby wall. Everything about the room’s contents and ambiance...

Headlines


Southern Theatre to present ‘Ghosts’

Southern Theatre will present “Ghosts” by Henrik Ibsen at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Bud Walton Theatre at Missouri Southern State University. Directed by Dr. Jim Lile, Ibsen’s masterful work is about the corrosive effects that the...

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Board approves salary increases, Lions Share disbursement

Salary increases and a new Lions Share distribution were announced during the September Board of Governors meeting. Board members approved a $10 an hour starting salary for hourly employees, up from $9.74. The proposed increase was an issue the Staff Senate had been...

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Third Thursday 2018
On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Dr. Alla Berry & Bio 475
Lion Cub Academy
2018 MSSU Major & Minor Fair

This year’s Major & Minor Fair allowed students to learn about other educational and career opportunities.

Nordic Semester Lectures Airing on KGCS-TV

Lectures from the Nordic Semester are being recorded and will air on KGCS-TV. They are also posted on the station YouTube site, “KGCS Missouri Southern.”

University Life


Safe Zone training set for Oct. 10

Safe Zone training set for Oct. 10

A Safe Zone training session will be offered from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Room 356 of Billingsly Student Center. Offered by the Safe Zone Committee, the session is for anyone who has not completed training or is need of a refresher. The program has...

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Heroic Homecoming celebration set for Oct. 5-6

Heroic Homecoming celebration set for Oct. 5-6

“Lions, Assemble!” That’s the rallying cry for the 2018 Homecoming celebration, planned for Oct. 5-6 at Missouri Southern. From the campus picnic to the annual awards dinner, parade and football game, alumni and friends of the university are invited to the...

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Alumni Association offers ‘Financial Wellness’ webinar

Alumni Association offers ‘Financial Wellness’ webinar

The Alumni Association has developed a new way to reach out to and serve Missouri Southern’s valued alumni from the comfort of – well, anywhere. A new webinar series will begin with “Financial Wellness for Young Alums (and the not-so-young alum)” at noon Wednesday,...

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Entrepreneur to speak during Honors Program Lecture Series

Entrepreneur to speak during Honors Program Lecture Series

The Honors Program Lecture Series will continue with a presentation by entrepreneur David Moritz, who will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium. The founder and CEO of Society Awards – the premiere company for high-end award design...

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HR & Wellness


Pre-retirement sessions slated for Oct. 17-18

MOSERS will offer pre-retirement planning seminars from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, and 8:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Room 341 of Billingsly Student Center. The sessions are geared toward employees who are within five years of retirement (or are already...

Enrollment for Cigna insurance available online

Employees will be able to make their 2019 medical, dental, vision, flex and dependent care elections once again through Cigna’s online portal: www.EnrollForBenefits.com. The portal directs users through the enrollment process at a self-guided pace and will remain...

Athletics


MSSU Softball Spends An Afternoon at the Humane Society

In an on-going support for the Joplin community, the Missouri Southern softball team spent hours giving back by visiting the Humane Society on September 16. The Joplin Humane Society is a shelter for pets that have been abandoned and neglected by previous owners with...

MSSU Athletes Active In Community Service

Missouri Southern student-athletes have always been active in the community and this year is no exception. Recently the Missouri Southern baseball, track and field and men's and women's basketball teams completed service projects. The Missouri Southern baseball team...