The Nordic Semester | Prepare to experience the region’s art, history, music and more

Traditionally, Missouri Southern’s international-themed semesters have been based upon a single country. For the Fall 2018 semester, however, events will be focused on an entire region. “We had quite a few faculty (members) who had been lobbying for a Scandinavian or...


Variety of welcome-back activities planned

With students set to start moving in on Thursday, the campus is prepared to welcome everyone back with a variety of activities. Be sure to mark your calendars for a chance to welcome incoming students, learn what area businesses can offer the campus community and...

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Make plans to attend Aug. 17 Welcome Back meeting

Employees will have an opportunity to receive important updates about campus priorities and progress during the All-Employee Welcome Back meeting, set for 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. This meeting will include presentations by Dr. Alan...

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Law Enforcement Academy's Indoor Firing Range

The Criminal Justice Department reveals its newly renovated indoor firing range to the public, showing off its new state-of-the-art features and displaying life-like simulations and training experiences that students and area law-enforcers will now be able to use.

Profiles in Research - Michael Howarth

In the latest Profiles in Research video, Dr. Michael Howarth, assistant professor of English and director of the Honors Program, talks about his love of literature and film, as well as a book he’s working on that features 75 films to see before you turn 18.

Jun Francisco - Curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jun Francisco, a graduate of Missouri Southern, got his start as a History major and and is now the curator for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hear his story as he shares how Missouri Southern helped him reach his goals and follow his passion.

Summer campus flyover

Summer is here, so we’re taking to the skies to get the perfect view of our gorgeous campus. Check out this footage captured via drone!

MSSU Concert Chorale and Mr. Stacey V. Gibbs - Love is the Key

Composer Stacey V. Gibbs has an unusual approach to introducing MSSU’s Concert Chorale to an original composition.

Newsmakers Focuses on MSSU Topics

The Newsmakers interview programs airing on KGCS-TV in mid-August focus on topics from Missouri Southern State University. One features Athletic Director Jared Bruggeman discussing the new video board at Fred G. Hughes Stadium and fall sports. The second interview features the Director of the Institute of International Studies, Chad Stebbins, discussing the upcoming Nordic Semester.
Both programs are also posted on the station YouTube site, “KGCS Missouri Southern.”

University Life

Staff Appreciation Cookout 2018

Staff Appreciation Cookout 2018

Members of the President’s Cabinet served up lunch for the campus during the annual Staff Appreciation Cookout on Aug. 9, leading many a staff member to wrestle with that all-important question: “Should I take a burger or a hot dog?” (The correct answer is one of...

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Recent hires announced by HR

Recent hires announced by HR

The following new hires have been announced by the Human Resources office: Jennifer Thater, adjunct, English Mary Michele Holt, master lecturer, Modern Languages Angela Brower, adjunct, Social Work Kathleen Cowley, adjunct, Nursing Todd Reynolds, adjunct, Art Kaleb...

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Get discounts with your Lion ID card!

Get discounts with your Lion ID card!

From flowers to pizza and theme parks, your Lion ID card holds a lot of purchasing power. A variety of area businesses offer discounts to Missouri Southern students and employees. Some are available simply by displaying your card at the time of purchase, while others...

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Spiva exhibit offers a ‘Look to Norway’

Spiva exhibit offers a ‘Look to Norway’

“Look to Norway,” a group exhibition by art and design students at Missouri Southern State University has opened in Spiva Art Gallery. The works featured in the exhibit express the history, landscape and aesthetic of Norway. Students Susan Griffith, Cicily Atkinson,...

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HR & Wellness

HR schedules webinar, Brown Bag training session

A webinar on biometric numbers and a session on building positivity in the work environment are planned by HR Training. ‘Know Your Numbers’ BMI. BP. HDL. LDL. What do they all mean? “Know Your Numbers,” a live Cigna EAP webinar, will be held from 1 to 2 p.m....

Employees invited to Insurance Committee sessions

The Insurance Committee has scheduled meetings in the coming weeks for employees to learn about and provide input on insurance offered through the university. Recent sessions have focused on the possibility of adding a third, more affordable plan to the available...


MSSU Fall Sports Kickoff Set For August 25

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern Athletic Department will host its 2018 Fall Sports Kickoff on August 25, at Fred G. Hughes Stadium. All fans are invited to come to Fred G. Hughes stadium to see a free public football practice as well as performances by the Lions'...

Men’s Basketball Announces Little Lions Camp

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's basketball team will once again have its Little Lions Camp this year beginning in late August and running through early October. Little campers will have the opportunity to improve their basketball skills during eight evening...