Boom! Southern hosts city’s annual Fourth of July event

Thousands of area residents gathered to enjoy the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air as Missouri Southern hosted the city of Joplin’s Independence Day Celebration. Families enjoyed offerings from the food trucks, inflatables and a variety of hits from the...

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New enrollment confirmation requirement for all students

“It’s really a simple step.” Those five words from Financial Aid Director Becca Diskin sum up the new enrollment confirmation requirement for all MSSU students. It lives on LioNet, can be completed in a matter of clicks and lets the registrar’s office know if a...

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Spiva features mixed media exhibition

A special exhibition of mixed media objects is on display in Missouri Southern’s Spiva Art Gallery. The works featured in “sample forms of compensation” are by Benjamin Cirgin, an assistant professor and head of the ceramics program at Eastern Kentucky University in...

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KGCS moving from channel 22 to channel 21

KGCS-TV, the television station at Missouri Southern State University, will change channels later this week. Equipment will be installed at the transmitter Thursday morning. After the work is completed, viewers will be able to see programming on channel 21. The...

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On Campus with Mike Olmstead: New MSSU Cohort Announced

MSSU and the McDonald County R-1 School District have partnered to create a new off-site teaching cohort.

Coach Corn's Last Day at MSSU

Since stepping away from the sidelines five years ago, hall of fame basketball coach Robert Corn has worn the title of Major Gift Officer here at MSSU.

But today was officially his last day – and he was kind enough to share some thoughts before he left.

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.

Program Focuses on Joplin Public Works Projects

The new edition of the “Joplin Insider” program airing on KGCS focuses on public works projects underway and planned in the City of Joplin.

University Life


Two ‘MSSU on the Camino’ presentations scheduled

Two ‘MSSU on the Camino’ presentations scheduled

Twenty students who studied abroad this summer in parts of France, Spain and Portugal will host two informational presentations over the next couple of weeks. “MSSU on the Camino,” which covers the students’ trip along the Camino de Santiago – a medieval pilgrimage...

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Testing Services Center now nationally certified

Testing Services Center now nationally certified

Hard work over the better part of the last two years has resulted in the Testing Services Center receiving national certification from the National College Testing Association. Testing Supervisor Jeannie Gilbert and Testing Coordinator Robin Douglas were key in making...

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MSSU Gallery Summer Exhibitions

MSSU Gallery Summer Exhibitions

“sample forms of compensation,” a special exhibition of mixed media objects by Benjamin Cirgin, will run Monday, July 1, through Friday, August 2, in Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University. Benjamin Cirgin is an Assistant Professor and Ceramics Area...

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MIAA recognition for Denise Terry – aka ‘Momma D’

MIAA recognition for Denise Terry – aka ‘Momma D’

An employee for Fresh Ideas for the past six years, Denise Terry now owns an honor from the MIAA. Earlier this month, she received the conference’s SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) Mentor of the Year award – which goes to someone who has had a profound impact...

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HR & Wellness


Quarterly Coffee planned for July 25

Human Resources will host the next Quarterly Coffee/New Employee Welcome event from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, July 25, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. The campus is invited to enjoy refreshments and help welcome new employees to the Lion family.

Proposals sought for 2019 Southern Summit lineup

The Southern Summit Task Force is currently accepting proposals for session speakers at the 2019 Southern Summit, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Billingsly Student Center. Four educational tracks have been selected: ·...

Athletics


Southern Student-Athletes Shine In Classroom

Joplin, Mo. -- Another year is in the books for the more than 450 Missouri Southern student-athletes and for the fourth-straight semester, the Lions have seen an increase in the department GPA. For the third-straight semester, the MSSU student-athletes posted a...