Missouri Southern donates PPE to Joplin hospitals

“What are your needs?” It was a question posed over the weekend to Freeman Health System and Mercy Joplin as Missouri Southern State University reached out to offer assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the university donated its supply of personal...

Headlines


Week of activities puts wizarding world in the spotlight

Week of activities puts wizarding world in the spotlight

A week of enchanted activities was offered as the English & Philosophy Department celebrated Literature Lives Week with a series of activities centered around J.K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter series. Held Feb. 28-March 6, events were held on campus and in the...

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Melinda Brown receives AUPHA honor

Melinda Brown receives AUPHA honor

Melinda Brown, director of the Gipson Center for Healthcare Leadership at Missouri Southern, has added another title: undergraduate program reviewer. She was recently selected by AUPHA (the Association of University Programs in Health Administration) to join a small...

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On Campus with Mike Olmstead: 2020 NCAA Track & Field Indoor Championships Preview

A record number 21 Missouri Southern track and field men and women have qualified for this year’s NCAA Track & Field Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.

MSSU Indoor Golf Facility

Update on the new $90,000 indoor golf facility at Missouri Southern State University.

Phishing

Even Roary is vulnerable to the dreaded phishing emails. Think before you click!

Newsmakers Features Joplin Schools Bond Issue Proposal

The Newsmakers program airing the week of March 8 on KGCS-TV takes a look at the proposed bond issue before voters in April.

On Campus with Mike Olmstead: Student Success Center

A fixture on campus since 1984, the Student Success Center (located on the 3rd floor of Hearnes Hall) strives to enhance the mission of Missouri Southern State University by further developing, expanding and articulating the center’s support services for students. It will foster the potential of each student by providing college academic skills, disability services, tutoring and the tutor training course. Additionally, the Student Success Center endeavors to increase the visibility of its services through greater participation by students and the campus community as a whole.

University Life


Lion Co-op: Roadrunners donation; new app

Lion Co-op: Roadrunners donation; new app

A simple Facebook post from the Lion Co-op resulted in some instant generosity from off campus. The Joplin Roadrunners, a group of local runners and walkers of all ages and abilities – which prides itself in giving back to the community – donated $500 to the co-op....

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Annual event allows students to Dress to Impress

Annual event allows students to Dress to Impress

It was a record-breaking year for Dress to Impress, a campus program that allows students to start or expand their professional wardrobe at no charge. This year’s event, held in March in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom, drew 440 students looking to spruce...

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Task force formed in response to coronavirus outbreak

Task force formed in response to coronavirus outbreak

A campus task force has been created in response to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “I have asked Dr. Paula Carson and Mr. Darren Fullerton to co-chair a small task force to prepare a list of recommended campus plans and actions to address the...

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Registration open for Youth Mental Health training

Registration open for Youth Mental Health training

The Psychology Department will present a Youth Mental Health First Aid training event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the Julio S. León Health Sciences Center. The training, led by Aubrey Doss and Deena Murdock from the Ozark Center, is designed...

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HR & Wellness


Webcast to focus on ‘Dealing with Difficult People’

Webcast to focus on ‘Dealing with Difficult People’

We all have certain people who “push our buttons.” Challenging work styles, personality traits and ways of communicating can be sources of workplace stress that can seem hard to resolve.“Dealing with Difficult People” is a Cigna EAP webcast set for 1 p.m. Wednesday,...

Brown bag to explore ‘Civility and Respect at Work’

Brown bag to explore ‘Civility and Respect at Work’

When disrespectful actions and attitudes creep into the workplace, everyone suffers.The brown bag session “Civility and Respect at Work” – set for noon Thursday, March 26, in Room 341 of Billingsly Student Center – will explore how to respond effectively and restore...

Athletics


Times And Ticket Info Released For Basketball Regional

Times And Ticket Info Released For Basketball Regional

Joplin, Mo. -- The 22nd ranked Missouri Southern basketball program will be participating in the NCAA Division II Tournament for the third-straight year and times and ticketing information have been announced for the tournament. The Lions will open up the tournament...

Southern Garners Four Regional Track and Field Awards

Southern Garners Four Regional Track and Field Awards

JOPLIN, Mo.— The No. 8 Missouri Southern men's and No. 2 ranked women's track and field programs garnered four regional awards as announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Friday. Each of the eight regions – Atlantic,...