Golden circle: Omicron Delta Kappa inducts 41 students, 4 faculty/staff members

As each new initiate stepped forward to sign their name in the official record book, a list of their accomplishments was read aloud. From campus and community involvement to academic scholarships and athletic records, the 41 students and four faculty and staff members...

Headlines


MOSOunds: Celebrating our first-generation students

MOSOunds: Celebrating our first-generation students

The Project Stay program recently held a special celebration to recognize the many first-generation college students attending Missouri Southern. It marked the fourth national celebration and the second year that it has been observed at MSSU. On this episode of...

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Donations sought for annual One Warm Coat drive

Donations sought for annual One Warm Coat drive

The Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at Missouri Southern State University is seeking donations for the 14th annual One Warm Coat drive. The national leadership honor society chapter is collecting clean, gently used coats, jackets, sweatshirts and other warm...

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Center seeks entries for first Bad Pitch Competition

Center seeks entries for first Bad Pitch Competition

Maybe it’s a scented face mask that smells like cat litter and gravy. Or it could be a search engine that pulls the exact opposite of the results you need. Underwater accordion lessons, anyone? The more outlandish the idea, the more you’re sure to stand out in the...

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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.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Archery & Air Rifle Course

There’s something new being offered to students during the Fall 2020 semester – an Archery & Air Rifle course. The master instructor is Sarah Trout, who was successful in implementing a youth archery program when she taught in the Lamar School District. The inaugural class at MSSU is designed for expert shooters and archers, as well as those who are new to the sports.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Thank you, Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt is retiring from Missouri Southern State University after spending nearly 20 years as the Creative Services Director for KGCS-TV. His run caps off a long broadcasting career – where, prior to his time at MSSU, he spent nearly 25 years working for local television stations KODE and KSN.

Newsmakers Features Lion Co-Op

The Newsmakers program airing this week on KGCS focuses on the Lion Co-op Program on campus, with Dr. Andrea Cullers. 

University Life


‘Caribbean Rhapsody’ concert set for Nov. 23

‘Caribbean Rhapsody’ concert set for Nov. 23

Missouri Southern’s steel band and trombone quartet will perform a “Caribbean Rhapsody in Brass and Steel” at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. The concert, which will be the last one on campus for the year, concludes the 2020 Caribbean...

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Spiva showcases photographs from ‘Near and There’

Spiva showcases photographs from ‘Near and There’

A solo exhibition by photographer Gwen Walstrand is now on display in Missouri Southern’s Spiva Gallery. “Near and There: Glimpses From a Fleeting World” features foreboding landscape images and very direct portraits of children – the climate crisis and the young...

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KGCS-TV to air Caribbean Semester presentations

KGCS-TV to air Caribbean Semester presentations

Presentations from the Caribbean Semester at Missouri Southern State University are being recorded for airing on KGCS-TV. The semester features a wide range of topics focusing on that region of the world. Due to the restrictions on visitors being on campus, these...

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HR & Wellness


New masks to be distributed on Nov. 24

New masks to be distributed on Nov. 24

New masks have arrived and will soon be ready for distribution to campus employees. Members of the Staff Senate will be on hand to help distribute the custom MSSU masks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, in the second-floor lobby of Hearnes Hall. Employees may...

Nominees sought for Superior Service Award

Nominees sought for Superior Service Award

Nominations for the 2020 Superior Service Award are currently being sought. The award will be presented to one professional and one classified staff members. Recipients will receive an engraved plaque and a $500 cash award made possible by the Missouri Southern...

Athletics


Jefferson’s fundraiser benefits volleyball team

Jefferson’s fundraiser benefits volleyball team

The Missouri Southern volleyball team is conducting a fundraiser this month in conjunction with Jefferson’s Restaurant in Joplin. On Wednesday, Nov. 18 and 25, just mention MSSU volleyball when placing an order at the restaurant at 430 S. Geneva Ave. Fifteen percent...

MSSU SAAC Wraps Up Trick Or Treat So Others Can Eat Campaign

MSSU SAAC Wraps Up Trick Or Treat So Others Can Eat Campaign

Giving back, that's a feeling that every coach tries to instill on their student-athletes and the student-athletes at Missouri Southern have taken that thought and ran with it. This year in the department's annual Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat campaign, the...