Author: Megan Vest

Disney College 101: Partnership allows students to work, study at the Magic Kingdom

Interns from Missouri Southern are living and working at the “Happiest Place on Earth” thanks to an institutional partnership between Missouri Southern and the Disney College program. Dr. Richard Miller, director of the James R. Spradling Center at MSSU, has spearheaded the initiative to provide students with an unforgettable internship experience. “We’re now in our second cohort,” Miller says. “So far, a total of seven students have been accepted and have taken advantage of the program.” Students from all majors are eligible. They must be in at least their second semester of classes and meet academic qualifications. Once accepted...

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Following the Evidence: Criminal Justice chairman appears on Investigation Discovery series

It’s not a matter of who’s guilty or who isn’t. When Dr. Tim Wilson examines a crime scene, guilt or innocence doesn’t enter into the equation at all. It’s about letting the evidence at hand tell a story. Hairs, shoe prints, a tiny drop of blood are all part of that story – one that could be called “The Truth of What Happened.” Wilson, chairman of the Criminal Justice Department at Missouri Southern, recently lent his crime scene investigation expertise to the Investigation Discovery series “Reasonable Doubt.” He was featured on two episodes of the series’ second season this...

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Voices of Southern: Richard Schooler

Over the last several years, the concept of interprofessional education has become a point of emphasis in healthcare education. I always tell students that healthcare is a team sport. When nursing or respiratory therapy students go into the workplace, and the first time they respond to a code or the first time they’re in the ICU or ER with a critically ill or injured patient, they’re going to realize there’s a nurse over here, a pharmacy tech there, a physician, a lab tech and radiology tech beside them – they’re part of a patient-centered, multidisciplinary team. Yet when we...

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Brown Bag session offers tips for respectful engagement

We all have opinions, but what happens when what we think clashes with the thoughts of others? Is agreeing to disagree really the best or perhaps only option? During this month’s brown bag training, “Bridging Divides: Beyond Agree to Disagree,” we will be answering these questions and more while learning and practicing reaching across divides to respectfully engage with others, even when we may not see eye to eye. The interactive Cigna EAP presentation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in BSC 341. Lunch will be provided and Wellness Incentive members will be entered to...

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MSSU offers variety of summer sports camps

A variety of skills camps for young athletes are planned this summer at Missouri Southern State University, designed to teach the fundamentals of the game, enhance techniques, or develop the speed necessary to compete in a variety of sports. Times and cost per each camp varies. Unless otherwise noted, visit the “Camps” header atwww.mssulions.com for detailed information. Softball Camps: Prospect pitching camp, for ages 13-18, will be held June 18. Prospect camp, for ages 13-18, will be on June 19. Youth Camp, for ages 6-12, will be on June 20. For more information, visit www.mssusoftballcamps.com. Men’s Basketball: Two sessions for grades 2-9 will be offered this summer. The first will be held June 11-13, and the second on June 14-15. A camp for varsity, junior varsity and nine-grade divisions is set for June 1-2. Women’s Basketball: The high-school elite camp, for grades nine through 12, will be offered June 18-19. Team camp, for varsity, junior varsity and junior high, will be June 19-21. Grades four through eight can attend the young players camp June 25-27. Details: www.mssuwomensbasketballcamps.com. Volleyball: High-school and junior-high clinics are set for July 15, 22 and 29. All-skills clinics, open to grades four through 12, will be held July 16. An elite overnight camp for grades 9-12 will be July 19-21. Visit www.mssuvolleyballcamps.com for more information. Baseball: The annual youth camp for ages 8-12 will be offered June 5-7. For more information, visitwww.mssubaseballcamps.com. All-Sports Speed Camp: Designed to teach...

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