Category: Did you Know

MSSU to host science fair

The 25th annual Missouri Southern Regional Science Fair will be held Tuesday, March 25, in the third floor ballroom of Billingsly Student Center at Missouri Southern State University.

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Homecoming history . . .

Homecoming has a history that dates from the mid-19th century. In America, several colleges and universities say they had the very first “Homecoming” as we know it today. Baylor University in Waco Tex. is one of these. A number...

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Royalty Nomination Deadline

The deadline for Royalty Nominations is no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. The fee is $25 per couple or $15 per candidate. Candidates should turn in forms personally as royalty photos will be taken at the time the form is...

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Married women save war-era schools

World War II created distinct challenges for Joplin Junior college. The war years brought on a decline in the summer of graduates that paralleled the overall drop in enrollment. the 93 who graduated in the spring of 1941 marked...

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Pagliacci is coming!

Before attending Pagliacci, the opera to be presented by Southern Theatre, Heartland Opera Theatre and the Institute of International Studies on Oct. 11 and Oct. 13, you may want to attend Pagliacci: An Introduction. Dr. Jim...

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What’s in a Name?

Although often believed to have been named for the ragtime composer Scott Joplin, who lived in Sedalia, Missouri, Joplin is named for Reverend Harris  Joplin, an early settler and the founder of the area’s first Methodist...

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Remembering: Dr. Floyd E. Belk

Dr. Floyd E. Belk served as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1974 to 1990.  Dr. Belk worked to maintain the college’s tradition of having a strong academic program and was particularly active in retaining and...

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The Barn Theatre

Early in Missouri Southern theatre program’s history, necessity became the mother of invention. The campus had moved to its current location but had no facility for staging plays. The Barn Theatre, located on the west side...

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What’s your fashion — and why?

Looking over yearbooks gives us a glimpse of the way students from earlier decades dressed. Fashion and clothing styles result from a combination of influences from clothing marketers, entertainers, politicians and others. In...

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General Westmorland

General William Westmorland, commander of American forces in the early part of the Vietnam War, addressed students during a campus visit to Missouri southern on May 2, 1980.  Gen. Westmorland’s appearance was an example of...

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Bigfoot Sighting!

South of Joplin,Missouri September 27, 1975 High school teacher Steve McFall told Sheriff Joe Abramovitz that he saw an ape-like creature, big and hairy that jumped in front of his car forcing him in the ditch.  [He} described...

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