Get in a MOSO Mindset: Student Senate hopes to spark discussion about mental health issues

The Student Senate is hoping to get everyone in a MOSO Mindset this week with a focus on students’ mental health. “We had a lot of discussion in Student Senate surrounding mental health, especially after the onset of COVID-19,” said senior Chloé Maye, secretary and...

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Endowed scholarship created in firefighter’s memory

Endowed scholarship created in firefighter’s memory

The Missouri Southern Foundation and the family of late firefighter Steve Fierro have announced the creation of an endowed scholarship in his memory. The Steve Fierro Endowed Memorial Scholarship Award will be given each year to a graduate of the Fire Academy program...

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Health center director offers COVID update

Health center director offers COVID update

It’s a simple message: Let’s keep doing what we’re doing. While case numbers are low on campus and in the Joplin area, COVID hasn’t gone away, says Julie Stamps, family nurse practitioner and director of Missouri Southern’s Willcoxon Health Center. “I think some of...

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MSSU announces 2021 Dolence Leadership Award recipients

MSSU announces 2021 Dolence Leadership Award recipients

The recipients of the 2021 Glenn Dolence Leadership Awards were announced during a ceremony held April 6 at Missouri Southern State University. Sponsored by Student Services ad Omicron Delta Kappa, the awards are presented to graduating students who have demonstrated...

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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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Registration open for MSSU’s Lifetime Sports Academy

Registration open for MSSU’s Lifetime Sports Academy

Registration is open for the Lifetime Sports Academy 2021, to be held June 7-10 at Missouri Southern State University. Children of all abilities ages 7-12 are invited to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Kinesiology Department. The goal is to teach the...

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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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HR & Wellness


Session to focus on understanding emotional intelligence

Session to focus on understanding emotional intelligence

Emotions don’t stop at the office door. Learn how you can make them work for you by building your emotional intelligence (EQ). A training session entitled EQ and You: Connect for Success will be offered at noon Friday, April 30, in Room 341 of Billingsly Student...

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:...

Athletics


Campbell Named MIAA Field Athlete of the Week For Third-Straight Week

Campbell Named MIAA Field Athlete of the Week For Third-Straight Week

Missouri Southern senior thrower Rajindra Campbell has earned his third-straight MIAA Field Athlete of the Week honor as the league announced its weekly honors today. Campbell, a native of Ocho Rios Bay, Saint Ann, Jamaica, posted a pair of NCAA AQs and broke Missouri...

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...

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