Bound Together: Dr. Michael Howarth, Dr. Joey Brown Celebrate Seventh Wedding Anniversary, Book Releases

He says: “We have separate offices and don’t bother each other. We’re very conscious of each other’s writing time and the need for time to write and think creatively.” She says: “If one of us gets up and says, ‘I have something to work on,’ the other is understanding...

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Richard Spencer remembered for ‘student-centered’ focus

Richard Spencer remembered for ‘student-centered’ focus

Richard Spencer, a member of the Lion family for more than 20 years, passed away on March 23 at the age of 59. An associate professor in the Criminal Justice Department, Spencer was known for his mentorship of his students and devotion to their success in and out of...

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Ryan Orcutt announced as director of Global Leaders program

Ryan Orcutt announced as director of Global Leaders program

Ryan Orcutt has been selected to serve as the director of the new Global Leaders program at Missouri Southern State University. Beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the program will invite up to 50 students each year based on a combination of ACT and GPA scores. Each...

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Spiva exhibition features works using light, sound and code

Spiva exhibition features works using light, sound and code

“Lapse,” a solo exhibition by artist and designer Chad Eby, is set to open Thursday, March 18, and run through April 21 in the Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University. A multidisciplinary artist based in Lexington, Ky., Eby works with light, sound and...

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Global Leaders Program - Missouri Southern State University

A generous donation from a late Joplin Junior College graduate has helped kick off a new scholarship program at Missouri Southern. Beginning in Fall 2021, the new Global Leaders program will accept 50 students each year. Students will be invited to apply based on a combination of ACT and GPA scores – selected from the “Premier” band of the new MOSO Merit Scholarships. Each participant in the program will have access to $4,000 in private funds that can be used toward international travel, leadership development, undergraduate research and travel to academic conferences. Recipients will also have the opportunity to interact with nationally and globally recognized executives in business, healthcare, politics, the military, education and nonprofits; participate in trips to corporate headquarters for exposure to leadership in action; have access to service learning and networking opportunities; register for classes early; and live in dedicated learning community housing. The scholarship, which will be funded through private gifts through the Missouri Southern Foundation, was launched thanks to a $1 million gift from the estate of Joel Newby. Newby served his country as a Marine in World War II before graduating from Joplin Junior College in 1947, before going on to a distinguished career in higher education as a professor at the University of Houston.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Lions helping others this holiday season

A handful of projects are underway on campus – ones that continue the tradition of Lions helping others during the holiday season: The Angel Tree, ODK’s One Warm Coat drive and the Lion Co-op’s Adopt-A-Lion campaign.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: MSSU Softball Preview

After seeing their 2020 season shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Missouri Southern’s softball ladies are looking ahead to the 2021 campaign with anticipation and excitement. The fun is set to begin on Feb. 13.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: 2020-21 MSSU Basketball Preview

The Missouri Southern State University basketball men and women are gearing up for the upcoming season. Both teams will play 22-game schedules – all MIAA games – and will begin their respective campaigns on November 19 on the road against Central Oklahoma.

KGCS Features Music Department Presentations

Recent music performances from Missouri Southern may be seen over the air on and on the KGCS YouTube site.   The Caribbean Rhapsody in Brass and Steel concert from November is airing this week, and the Seasonal Choral Flourish will be available for viewing next week.

University Life


Student Affairs seeks Spencer Bartlett Award nominations

Student Affairs seeks Spencer Bartlett Award nominations

The Student Affairs office is seeking nominations for the annual Spencer Bartlett Respect Awards. A minimum of two awards are presented annually to a graduating male and female student. The monetary award is presented to recipients who meet the following criteria: Be...

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Employee Appreciation Day shirts still available

Employee Appreciation Day shirts still available

In recognition of National Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, March 5, members of the President’s Cabinet helped to distribute free T-shirts to Missouri Southern employees. Throughout the morning, nearly 350 shirts were distributed. For those who were unable to pick...

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MOSOunds: Terrence Scott’s musical journey

MOSOunds: Terrence Scott’s musical journey

As the director of ticketing operations and event management, Terrence Scott is a familiar face at games and other athletic events. You might also recognize him as a former member of the Lions football team, having played as a defensive back from 2006-10. But if you...

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Annual MLK celebration presented in virtual format

Annual MLK celebration presented in virtual format

The theme for Missouri Southern’s 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration was “A Call to Action: What Are You Doing for Others?” It was a straightforward and powerful message, with a special address by Nimrod Chapel, president of the Missouri NAACP. In...

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HR & Wellness


First Friday Hack to cover student data management

First Friday Hack to cover student data management

Did you know student data on Missouri Southern’s campus goes through an entire life cycle? There are dozens of different systems that help MSSU maintain that data, and during this month’s First Friday Hack, you can learn a bit about all of them. “First Friday Hack:...

Southern Summit survey available

Southern Summit survey available

The Southern Summit Task Force has begun planning for the fifth annual event, and is seeking input via a brief, five-question survey. To offer input on selecting tracks, sessions topics and presenters, fill out the online survey here. Responses are due by Friday,...

Athletics


Rajindra Campbell Named MIAA Field Athlete of the Week

Rajindra Campbell Named MIAA Field Athlete of the Week

Missouri Southern thrower Rajindra Campbell has been named the MIAA Men's Field Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office today. Campbell, a native of Ocho Rios Bay, Saint Ann Jamaica, picked up two NCAA automatic qualifying (AQ) marks at Emporia State...

Southern Football To Play One Game This Spring

Southern Football To Play One Game This Spring

The Missouri Southern football team has announced it will play one game this spring as the Lions will travel to Bethany, Okla. to take on Southern Nazarene on March 18. The Lions and the Crimson Storm will kickoff at 3 pm from the SNU Football Stadium in Bethany. It...

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