Holiday Cheer on Campus

It was another year where there we’ve had a bevy of pre-holiday events involving our students, faculty and staff. From the annual performance of A Seasonal Choral Flourish to Santa’s visit with the kids in the Lion Cub Academy – not to mention volunteers wrapping...


MSSU inks deal to host TSA’s 2019 state conference

More than 800 middle- and high-school students and teachers will call Missouri Southern their temporary home in April 2019. It’s the result of an agreement between the university and Missouri’s Technology Student Association (TSA) that will bring next year’s TSA State...

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Winter commencement set for Dec. 15

Nearly 400 students will be awarded degrees during the winter commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. The university’s 71st graduating class includes 383 undergraduate students who will receive 480 degrees, and...

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Annual MLK breakfast, Day of Service set for Jan. 21

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast and Day of Service will be held Monday, Jan. 21. The breakfast will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. The cost is $10 per person and free for Missouri Southern students and children...

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5 Days of Hearnes Hall Christmas

Once again, the Holiday Season is in full swing inside Hearnes Hall.

2018 MSSU Angel Tree campaign

The annual Angel Tree at Missouri Southern is a way to help make Christmas a little brighter for the families of students in need. Check out the video to learn how you can “adopt” an angel this holiday season.

2018 Southern Summit

This year’s two-day Southern Summit event presented faculty and staff with business improvement-minded forums and panels focusing on a range of topics from social media to brainstorming.

MSSU Elementary Education Majors Help Lion Cub Academy

Class projects by a group of elementary education majors will result in years of entertainment and learning for Lion Cub Academy children.

Find out how in this edition of On Campus with Mike Olmstead.

Newsmakers Features Cross Country Success

The 2018 MSSU Cross Country season and nationals are highlighted in a Newsmakers interview airing on KGCS-TV and posted on the station YouTube site.

University Life

Reception honors 2018 Humphreys Scholars

Reception honors 2018 Humphreys Scholars

More than 30 recipients of the Debra and David Humphreys Excellence Award at Missouri Southern State University were recognized during a special reception on Nov. 29 at the TAMKO Executive Center, 211 Main St. Established by the Humphreys in 2017 with a $1 million...

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Diversity and Inclusion Forum set for Nov. 15

Diversity and Inclusion Forum set for Nov. 15

The Fall Diversity and Inclusion Forum has been scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Room 341 of Billingsly Student Center. Dr. William Fischer, assistant professor of history, will present “Hispanics Have Always Been a Part of United States History.” The...

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Donations sought for ODK’s One Warm Coat drive

Donations sought for ODK’s One Warm Coat drive

The annual One Warm Coat drive is underway, with 20 collection boxes placed around the university campus. Sponsored by Missouri Southern’s Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa – the national leadership honor society – donations of clean and reusable coats,...

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HR & Wellness

Reservations due for annual staff appreciation brunch

Reservations for the annual Staff Appreciation & Years of Service Brunch are due by Wednesday, Dec. 12. The brunch is set for 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. Professional and classified staff who have reached milestones in...

HR Training sessions: EEOC laws, Excel and holiday burnout

A training session about Equal Employment Opportunity Commission laws, an in-depth look at Excel and tips on managing stress during the holiday season will be offered by HR Training. “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov....


MSSU Softball Shares Time with Elementary School and Former Player

The Missouri Southern softball team spent an entire day at Columbia Elementary supporting one of their own in school principal and MSSU Athletics Hall of Famer Shally Lundien. "The sophomores had to pick what we wanted to do and figured why not give back to someone...

Burnham, Kimutai Earn Regional Awards

Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern Cross Country Coach Jamie Burnham, as well as freshman Gidieon Kimutai earned Regional Coach and Male Athlete of the Year honors today as the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its regional...