Trailblazer: Service-learning project aims to restore trail near Biology Pond

A unique ecosystem on the Missouri Southern campus is getting some much needed TLC thanks to a student-led project. Restoring a 300-meter walking trail near the Biology Pond is the focus of Jeremiah Cline’s service-learning project through the Biology Department. “The...

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Lion Co-op receives donation from software company

Lion Co-op receives donation from software company

It’s routine for Betsy Wood to visit all vendors during the annual Ellucian conference. Ellucian is the company that owns Banner, which of course, is the system the university utilizes to perform a variety of recruitment, enrollment, budgetary and personnel management...

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Register now for Southern Summit sessions, keynote lunch

Register now for Southern Summit sessions, keynote lunch

Faculty and staff members are invited to attend the annual Southern Summit, set to be offered Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Billingsly Student Center and via Microsoft Teams. The professional development event is packed with dozens of educational sessions designed to engage...

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On Campus with Mike Olmstead: 9/11 Anniversary

19 years may have passed, but that doesn’t mean the events that transpired on Sept. 11, 2001 still don’t affect many, if not all of us. And while students may be too young to remember, it doesn’t mean they don’t take time to honor the memories of lives lost. For a few of the members of the MSSU family, those memories are still fresh.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Wiss Endowment Surprise

Longtime Joplin residents, Floyd and Jane Wiss, now have an endowed scholarship at MSSU in their honor – and it was made possible by their daughter and son-in-law. The Floyd and Jane Wiss endowed scholarship will benefit at junior or senior business major from the Four State area.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: New Faculty "Tour"

Unlike the past couple of years, there was no actual tour of the city of Joplin for our new faculty members prior to the start of the fall semester – but that didn’t stop the MSSU Academic Affairs team from providing something special for the newest group of Lions.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: First Day of the Fall 2020 Semester

Free T-shirts, Lion Lyfts and more awaited students returning to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. Check out the latest “On Campus with Mike Olmstead” for sights and sounds from our first day back.

Newsmakers Chris Pilgrim

The increasing need for blood donations is the focus of the Newsmakers interview airing on KGCS the week of September 20.  It features Chris Pilgrim from the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.

University Life


Video captures aftermath of Connor Hotel collapse

Video captures aftermath of Connor Hotel collapse

For six days in November of 1978, Joplin was in the national spotlight following the collapse of the Connor Hotel as it was being prepped for demolition. Two workers at the site were killed, while a third was trapped for more than 80 hours before being rescued. “Next...

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Lion Co-op: Roadrunners donation; new app

Lion Co-op: Roadrunners donation; new app

A simple Facebook post from the Lion Co-op resulted in some instant generosity from off campus. The Joplin Roadrunners, a group of local runners and walkers of all ages and abilities – which prides itself in giving back to the community – donated $500 to the co-op....

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Task force formed in response to coronavirus outbreak

Task force formed in response to coronavirus outbreak

A campus task force has been created in response to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “I have asked Dr. Paula Carson and Mr. Darren Fullerton to co-chair a small task force to prepare a list of recommended campus plans and actions to address the...

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HR & Wellness


PAWsitively the Best program is live!

PAWsitively the Best program is live!

PAWsitively the Best is Southern’s online commendation program based on the five pads of the Lion Paw: Respect to Campus, Positive Attitude, Pride in Work, Exemplary Dependability, and Excellence in Customer Service. The system allows any employee to submit a...

HR shares recent hires

HR shares recent hires

The Human Resources office has announced several recent hires. They are: Kyle Cooper, EMS, adjunct Gwendolyn Chrisenbery, Nursing, clinical instructor Audrey Hogan, Dual Credit, adjunct Jacob Good-Fernandez, EMS, adjunct Heather Winesburg, Nursing, academic advisor...

Athletics


Southern Athletics Have 58 Earn D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award

Southern Athletics Have 58 Earn D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award

Cleveland, Ohio -- The Missouri Southern Athletic Department had 58 student-athletes earn the Division II Athletic Director's Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Award as the organization announced its annual awards recently. It is the second year in a row that...

At Home With A Lion – Ryan Riddle

At Home With A Lion – Ryan Riddle

Fans - Throughout the summer, we will be catching up with student-athletes to see how they are doing and getting to know them a little better. Below is our latest installment of At Home With A Lion.  Ryan Riddle - Men's Track and Field/XC Q: Where are you at right...