LaFerlas honored with new academic advising center in NEZ

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony held Oct. 16 marked the dedication of the new LaFerla Academic Advising Center in the North End Zone Facility. Don and Gloria LaFerla have provided generous support to Missouri Southern for more than 30 years, including multiple...

Headlines


MOSOunds: Scary stories with Steve Scearcy, ‘72

MOSOunds: Scary stories with Steve Scearcy, ‘72

“13 Midnights” – a new anthology film featuring 13 ghostly stories – recently made its debut on Amazon Prime. The film, which features actors sharing these stories directly with you, the viewer, is the creation of Steve Scearcy, a 1972 graduate of Missouri Southern...

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Social work club helping to ‘Chase the Chill’

Social work club helping to ‘Chase the Chill’

Donations are being sought for the sixth annual Chase the Chill fundraiser, which is co-sponsored by the Social Work League of Lions at Missouri Southern. Warms, scarves, hats and gloves that are handmade or gently used are being collected in buildings around campus....

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On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Archery & Air Rifle Course

There’s something new being offered to students during the Fall 2020 semester – an Archery & Air Rifle course. The master instructor is Sarah Trout, who was successful in implementing a youth archery program when she taught in the Lamar School District. The inaugural class at MSSU is designed for expert shooters and archers, as well as those who are new to the sports.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Thank you, Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt is retiring from Missouri Southern State University after spending nearly 20 years as the Creative Services Director for KGCS-TV. His run caps off a long broadcasting career – where, prior to his time at MSSU, he spent nearly 25 years working for local television stations KODE and KSN.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Dental Hygiene's "Change-Ing Smiles" Campaign

The month of October is “National Dental Hygiene Month,” and the Dental Hygiene Program at Missouri Southern State University is celebrating by holding its 2nd “Change-Ing Smiles” campaign – an event that raises money both on and off-campus to benefit the dental hygiene needs of folks throughout the surrounding communities.

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.

Newsmakers Features Lion Co-Op

The Newsmakers program airing this week on KGCS focuses on the Lion Co-op Program on campus, with Dr. Andrea Cullers. 

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


HR shares recent hires

HR shares recent hires

The Human Resources office has announced several recent hires. They are: Madison West, director of creative services, Communications Nicholas Brand, evening maintenance, Physical Plant Zachary Reed, IT support, IT Luke Blevins, clerk, Spiva Library

Open enrollment for 2021 benefits to begin Oct.

Open enrollment for 2021 benefits to begin Oct.

Open enrollment for benefits-eligible employees will begin Thursday, Oct. 1, and end Saturday, Oct. 31. For the fifth consecutive year, Missouri Southern and the Insurance Committee will offer health, dental, vision and EAP benefit programs administered through Cigna....

Athletics


1972 MSSU Football Team To Go Into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

1972 MSSU Football Team To Go Into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Springfield, Mo. – The 1972 Missouri Southern NAIA Football National Championship team will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame as part of the Football Sports Enthusiasts Luncheon on October 20 in Springfield. This year's ceremony will take place at the...