Lion Co-Op food pantry to address hunger issues

A campus food pantry called the Lion Co-Op will soon help MSSU students who are dealing with food insecurity. Dr. Renee White, chair of the Social Work Department, said the pantry went from an idea to a reality in just a few short months. “This has been nothing short...


MSSU trumpet player performs at California music festival

Music has always been part of Mansa Campbell’s life. His father was a blues guitarist, so it was no surprise that as a child he wanted to pick up an instrument. “I remember seeing a trumpet in a window and saying, ‘I want to play that,’” says Campbell. “And he said,...

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Homecoming contest, royalty winners announced

Winners of the annual homecoming contests and royalty court have been announced. The Kinesiology Club/Kinesiology Department took first place in the departmental display contest, winning $300. The Lion Ambassadors and Development office received $200 for second place,...

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MSSU, KCU faculty attend research collaboration event

The rules were simple – presenters had to keep it short and sweet, allotted just four minutes to speak and an additional two minutes to take questions from the audience. Think “educational speed dating.” It could have been daunting with such a small amount of time to...

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MOSO Gold (MSSU Dance Team)

The Southern Dance Team is back and stronger than ever, aiming to re-establish its long-standing presence on-campus and at athletics events.

Third Thursday 2018

This year’s annually-sponsored Third Thursday event kicks off by connecting the local community with exciting university-related activities and the Nordic-themed semester.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Dr. Alla Barry & Bio 475

Meet the professor behind our human dissection program and cadaver lab.

Lion Cub Academy

The campus Lion Cub Academy offers students an opportunity to get hands-on experience in child care.

Newsmakers Focuses on Joplin Schools

Joplin Schools Superintendent Dr. Melinda Moss discusses news from the district on the Newsmakers interview airing the week of September 30 on KGCS-TV.

University Life

Southern Symphony Orchestra to perform Oct. 12

Southern Symphony Orchestra to perform Oct. 12

The Southern Symphony Orchestra will offer a broad selection of music during a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University. “This concert is what I would call a potpourri – a mix of everything,” says...

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HLC Third Party Comments

HLC Third Party Comments

MSSU is seeking comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by the regional accrediting agency. The university will host a visit on Feb. 4-5, 2019 for a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission...

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HR & Wellness

Reservations sought for Southern Summit

Featuring four distinct learning tracks, the two-day Southern Summit event planned for Nov. 7-8 will offer more than 24 educational sessions designed to engage and educate. The four learning tracks are Retention, Traditional Alternatives, Leadership and Workplace...

Brown Bag session to address opioid crisis

The October Brown Bag training session “The Opioid Crisis and You” is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Room 341 of Billingsly Student Center. Dr. Morgan Williams, Cigna EAP certified expert, will discuss this class of drugs and how they could impact...


Sam McMahon Elevated To Associate Head Basketball Coach

Missouri Southern head basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced the promotion of Sam McMahon to Associate Head Coach, effective immediately. McMahon is entering his fifth year as an assistant coach with Missouri Southern; he served three years under former MSSU...

MSSU Softball Spends An Afternoon at the Humane Society

In an on-going support for the Joplin community, the Missouri Southern softball team spent hours giving back by visiting the Humane Society on September 16. The Joplin Humane Society is a shelter for pets that have been abandoned and neglected by previous owners with...