‘It’s not just a mission statement’: Challenges, campus updates highlight Welcome Back meeting

Two types of challenges were at the center of Dr. Alan Marble’s remarks during the Welcome Back meeting held Jan. 11 in Taylor Performing Arts Center. The “destructive challenge” can be found in a narrative that diminishes the importance of higher education – that it...

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Dedication planned for Jeremiah ‘Jay’ Nixon Hall

A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon Hall will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, inside the newest addition to Missouri Southern State University's campus. A little more than two years after breaking ground, the $8.1 million...

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Springfield officers join University Police Department

“I do solemnly swear to faithfully perform the duties of such office and to enforce the laws of the state of Missouri  and other applicable jurisdictions, and to uphold the constitution of the state of Missouri and the United States of America, so help me God.”  With...

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Nixon Hall Tour with Mike Olmstead

See what students and faculty are saying about the first day of class in the eagerly anticipated Nixon Hall.

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.

Newsmakers Features Congressman Long

Missouri 7th District Congressman is the guest of an upcoming Newsmakers interviewing airing on KGCS-TV and the station YouTube site. He discusses upcoming changes in Washington and challenges facing Congress.

University Life


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

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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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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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


Deskercising into the new year

Recent research suggests the recommended 30-minutes of cardio five times per week may not undo the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. So what’s a worker chained to their desk to do? Deskercise of course! Deskercise (desk exercises for the cubicle-bound) will be...

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...

Athletics


MSSU Basketball Celebrates Player Milestones

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's and women's basketball programs have had career-highs reached this season as an individual from both teams has reached the 1,000 point plateau in their careers. Elyjah Clark, a junior and Chelsey Henry, a senior, both went...

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...