Jade Henning-Cantrell becomes first to complete Arts Management and Leadership program

“I’ve always loved to draw,” says Jade Henning-Cantrell. “Since I was a kid, people said, ‘Oh, you’re going to be an artist.’ I thought I needed more structure and to be able to work around other artists.” She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts...

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MSSU announces annual Spencer-Bartlett Award recipients

MSSU announces annual Spencer-Bartlett Award recipients

Four seniors from Missouri Southern State University have been recognized as recipients of the annual Spencer-Bartlett Respect Awards. The monetary awards are given each year in memory of Anne and Charles Bartlett, and Vera and Spencer Bartlett. “Since 1970, the...

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Nathan Piccoli named MSSU’s 2021 Outstanding Graduate

Nathan Piccoli named MSSU’s 2021 Outstanding Graduate

When you take the opportunity to open a door and step through it, you never know where it might lead you next, says Nathan Piccoli. The Missouri Southern senior from Osceola, Mo., has been named the 2021 Outstanding Graduate by the Alumni Association’s Board of...

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MOSOunds | Episode XV: The Glenn Dolence Leadership Awards

MOSOunds | Episode XV: The Glenn Dolence Leadership Awards

On this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Michael Garoutte to learn about the awards – now in their 30th year – which celebrate campus leadership, as well as senior Jordan Gibson, who was named the 2021 Leader of the Year. The MOSOunds podcast is now available via iTunes...

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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 | Episode XIV: Terrence Scott’s musical journey

MOSOunds | Episode XIV: 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


Proposals sought for 2021 Southern Summit

Proposals sought for 2021 Southern Summit

The Southern Summit Task Force is currently accepting proposals for session speakers at the 2021 Southern Summit: Lions Together! This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, on the third floor of Billingsly Student Center and online via...

HR Training offers mental health, IT events

HR Training offers mental health, IT events

HR Training has scheduled upcoming events that will address mental health issues as well as advanced Excel functions. “Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It” will be offered as a Cigna EAP webcast at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Mental health issues are often hidden in the...

Athletics


Lions Sweep Hornets

Lions Sweep Hornets

The Missouri Southern softball program collected their second straight sweep this time besting Emporia State 4-3, 6-4 today. Emporia State (19-21, 9-13 MIAA) got on board early in the first inning scoring twice to jump out to a 2-0 lead. The Lions (24-13-1, 15-6-1...

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...

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