Kappa Alpha fraternity revives Pigskin Run

A 45-year-old tradition was revived before even the faintest outline of the sun could be seen on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 16. The procession pulled out of the North End Zone Facility – a lead car, an 18-foot trailer carrying members of Missouri Southern’s Kappa...

Reception, dinner honors annual Humphreys scholarship recipients

A special reception and dinner was held on Nov. 15 to honor the 2019-20 Humphreys Scholars. The Debra and David Humphreys Excellence Award was established with a $1 million gift in 2017, with plans to award scholarships to Missouri Southern students for 10 years. The...

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Former student Brodi Pursley speaks at Veterans Day event

Former student Brodi Pursley speaks at Veterans Day event

Selfless service – that was the heart of the message delivered by Brodi Pursley during a special Veterans Day ceremony held last week at Missouri Southern. “It’s one of the most rewarding values a person can have … to put yourself aside and help someone else,” he...

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Ribbon-cutting held for new mock courtroom

Ribbon-cutting held for new mock courtroom

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new mock courtroom was held Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Criminal Justice Building. The courtroom, which was completed earlier this fall, has all of the features one would expect to find in a judicial setting. There is a judge’s bench,...

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Alumni center to host annual Boutique Bonanza

Alumni center to host annual Boutique Bonanza

The annual Boutique Bonanza is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center. Open to alumni, faculty and staff, students and community members, the event offers a festive one-stop shopping opportunity. This year’s vendors will...

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On Campus with Mike Olmstead: MSSU Men's Basketball Home Opener

Southern’s 10th-ranked basketball men opened the home portion of the season with a 113-63 win over the University of Saint Mary (Kansas) on Sunday, November 17. Junior Cam Martin led a balanced attack with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Senior Kinzer Lambert added 16 points on 6-7 shooting, while freshman Winston Dessesow (11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists) and juniors Stan Scott (10 points) and Dexter Frisbie (10 points and 5 rebounds) also scored in double-figures.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Halloween Week 2019

A little bit of everything on campus during our Halloween week. From thousands of non-perishables collected by MSSU student-athletes, professional development for faculty and staff, decorated pumpkins by physics students – even our littlest Lions decked out in costumes.

2019 Southern Summit Promo

Get ready to be part of this year’s Southern Summit – Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday October 30.

Political Science Professors Discuss Current Issues

The Newsmakers interview airing on KGCS-TV the week of November 17 features three MSSU political science professors discussing current political topics.

University Life


Annual One Warm Coat drive underway

Annual One Warm Coat drive underway

The Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at Missouri Southern is seeking donations for the 13th annual One Warm Coat community service effort. The national leadership honor society chapter is collecting clean, gently used coats, jackets and other warm wear of...

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Southern Theatre to present ‘A Christmas Carol’

Southern Theatre to present ‘A Christmas Carol’

Southern Theatre will offer a production of Charles Dicken’ “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Bud Walton Theatre. The timeless classic tells the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who comes face-to-face with the...

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Experience the Tastes & Tales of Travel on Dec. 3

Experience the Tastes & Tales of Travel on Dec. 3

Study abroad programs provide Southern students the opportunity to gain an understanding of other cultures and international issues. Dozens of trips have been hosted over the years, yet many on campus know little about how to prepare for, plan and promote these...

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Randy Shanks, ’85, to offer presentation on Nov. 26

Randy Shanks, ’85, to offer presentation on Nov. 26

Randy Shanks will offer a special presentation at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. Shanks, who graduated from Missouri Southern in 1985 with a degree in marketing and management, is the vice...

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Initiation ceremony held for new ODK members

Initiation ceremony held for new ODK members

Thirty-nine students and two faculty members were inducted into the Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa during an initiation ceremony held Nov. 3 at Missouri Southern. Founded in 1914, membership into the national leadership honor society is based on exemplary...

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Nominations sought for Beacon of Hope Service Awards

Nominations sought for Beacon of Hope Service Awards

The Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for a pair of awards that will be presented during the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 20. The Dr. Al Cade Beacon of Hope Service Award honors compassionate MSSU...

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HR & Wellness


Nominees sought for Superior Service Award

Nominees sought for Superior Service Award

Nominations are sought for the 2019 Superior Service Award and are due by Friday, Nov. 29. Winners are selected based on nominations from staff. To meet the criteria for nomination, the nominee must meet the attributes of the five pads of the lion paw:  Respect to...

Staff Senate meeting set for Nov. 13

Staff Senate meeting set for Nov. 13

Staff members are invited to attend the next Staff Senate meeting, which will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in BSC’s Board of Governors room. Agenda items will include an update from University Council, a discussion on the 2019 staff survey, information about...

Athletics


Burnham and Kimutai Repeat As Regional Coach/Athlete of the Year

Burnham and Kimutai Repeat As Regional Coach/Athlete of the Year

Joplin, Mo. -- Already the MIAA Champion and the MIAA Coach of the Year, Missouri Southern sophomore Gidieon Kimutai and coach Jamie Burnham have been named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Regional Male Athlete and Men's Coach...

RSVP for Faculty/Staff Appreciation game gathering

RSVP for Faculty/Staff Appreciation game gathering

Reservations for the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day celebration during the President’s Game Day Gathering are due by Tuesday, Nov. 5. You’re invited to come cheer on the Lions with MSSU President Alan and Lori Marble on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the North End Zone...