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Board of Governors schedules meeting for Oct. 20

The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. In addition to the regular meeting, the board’s Budget Audit Committee will meet at...

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Campus mail schedule change announced for Dec. 22

Office Services has announced a change to the campus mail schedule due to the start of the holiday break. Because of the short work day on Thursday, Dec. 22, campus mail will be delivered before 10 a.m. No outgoing mail will be...

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Survey input sought to develop wellness program

Missouri Southern would like your input to help develop and improve our Employee Wellness Program. As the concept of wellness may mean different things to different people, the purpose of this survey is to obtain your input and...

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Web Time Entry is up and running

Web Time Entry (WTE) is a web-based application that collects time and attendance information for hourly employees.  On Nov. 26, Missouri Southern implemented WTE for all bi-weekly employees, allowing classified personnel to...

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RSVP for Live Well Luncheon

The next Live Well Luncheon will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Room 309 of Billingsly Student Center. Dr. Marc Milsten, from Mercy Hospital, will speak on the topic of urology. Fresh Ideas will offer an...

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Adopt an Angel for the holidays

The MSSU Angel Tree Committee and Staff Senate are hosting an Angel Tree for Pell eligible students with children under the age of 15. We want to assist our MSSU families by helping to provide gifts for their children over the...

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Nominations sought for 2016 Superior Service Award

Do you know a professional or classified staff member who diligently works to show RESPECT TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY including our students, personnel and facilities; exhibits a POSITIVE ATTITUDE in what they say and how they act;...

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Are you an effective manager? Come find out!

Being a manager or supervisor is more than just a title. It requires skills in leadership, communication, conflict resolution and delegation. Effective supervisors learn from past experiences and search out best practices,...

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Monthly Title IX training offered

HR Training will host the November monthly Title IX training from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in BSC 343. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that protects individuals from sexual discrimination in...

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RSVP for Oct. 27 Live Well luncheon

The next employee Live Well luncheon is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Room 309 of Billingsly Student Center. Sponsored by Mercy Hospital, Dr. Barry Katz will speak on the topic of neurosurgery. It will...

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Board of Governors to meet Oct. 21

The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. The board’s Budget Audit Committee will hold an open meeting at 10 a.m. that...

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HR Training offers communication webinar

Communication is an act of receiving and providing feedback. Communicating effectively however sometimes can feel more like an act of war riddled with misinformation and frustration. University employees are invited to attend a...

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Green Dot training set for Sept. 21

All university employees are invited too attend Green Dot training from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Room 309 of Billingsly Student Center. Green Dot is a campuswide initiative focusing on violence awareness and...

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Fall 2016 Super Leader participants announced

Eleven students have been accepted into the Fall 2016 Super Leader program at Missouri Southern. Now in its fifth year, Super Leaders is a joint effort between Missouri Southern and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young...

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Board of Governors to meet Friday, Sept. 16

The Board of Governors is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Boardroom of Billingsly Student Center. Agenda items include consideration of a naming opportunity, a report on the Great Britain Semester and a...

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Earn $10 when you get a free flu shot

Free flu shots will be available for those covered under Missouri Southern’s Aetna plan from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Room 243 of Billingsly Student Center. Employees who RSVP by Sept. 14 will receive $10 when they...

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Mandatory Title IX training set for Sept. 15

Missouri Southern will offer annual Title IX training at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Billingsly Student Center Ballroom. Each hour-long session will consist of a video presentation provided by...

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Nominations sought for Service Champ Awards

The Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Southern Service Champ Award for the July 1- Sept. 30 quarter. The Southern Service Champ Award is a quarterly award given to three outstanding staff members. Award winners are...

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Board receives Great Game of Education update

Creating a culture of financial transparency and employee involvement is at the center of the Great Game of Education, the Board of Governors learned during a presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Missouri Southern. The rollout...

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Survivor Night to be held Aug. 26 on the Oval

Don’t forget: Survivor Night will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, on the campus Oval. Presented by the Student Activities Office, it will include the Kapow mechanical obstacle course, Mechanical Meltdown, the Big Red...

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Brown Bag session to focus on Microsoft OneDrive

The first monthly Brown Bag training of the fall semester will focus on “The Ins and Ahas of Microsoft OneDrive.” The HR Training event is set for noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, in Room 418-19 of Spiva Library. Participants...

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New hires announced by HR Department

Two new hires have been announced in the Human Resources Department. Kathryn Fields, who began on July 5, is serving as HR coordinator. She comes to Missouri Southern from Joplin Schools’ HR department, where she provided...

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Spring 2016 Deans List announced

The Deans List for the Spring 2016 semester at Missouri Southern has been released. The list recognizes full-time student from Missouri Southern who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale. The students...

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Retirement reception to be held Wednesday, May 4

A retirement reception for members of the Missouri Southern faculty and staff will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. The event will begin with individual acknowledgement of...

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Retirees to be honored on May 4

A retirement reception for members of the Missouri Southern faculty and staff will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. The event will begin with individual acknowledgement...

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Wellness Expo to be held March 8

A Wellness Expo for all campus will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Billingsly Student Center. Students and members of the campus can enjoy free first aid kits and Spring Break kits, Aqua Massages,...

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Faculty art exhibition on display

“Character,” a faculty exhibition of experimental typography, is on display in the Spiva Art Gallery on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. The exhibit features works by faculty members Frank Pishkur, Amber...

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Dworkin to share flamenco connection

Dr. Joy Dworkin, chair of the English and philosophy department, will present “Discovering ‘Duende’: Flamenco” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in Phelps Theatre in Billingsly Student Center. Like American blues and jazz, Spanish...

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Safe Halloween event planned for Oct. 30

The annual Safe Halloween event is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, on the third floor of Billingsly Student Center at Missouri Southern State University. Sponsored by Residence Life, Student Activities and the Beimdiek...

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Spiva Library to host open house Oct. 15-16

The George A. Spiva Library will host an open house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, and Friday, Oct. 16. The event will have a movie theme, and participants can enter to win a Kindle Fire tablet. There will be free...

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High-school tutors to receive training

High-school tutors from Southwest Missouri will learn ways they can enhance their skills when working with other students during Tutor Day from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. Nearly 140 students are expected for the...

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Student Success Center recognized for website

The Student Success Center at Missouri Southern has received second place in the National College Learning Center/Learning Support Centers in Higher Education’s Website Excellence Award competition. Websites were judged by...

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New hires announced for April/May 2015

More than a dozen new hires have been announced for the months of April and May 2015. Joining Missouri Southern are: Bonnie Branham, custodian, Ummel Ronnie Dawson, evening custodian, Athletics Lisa Dick, part-time custodian,...

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