Connecting with Missouri Southern alumni is a year round effort. There’s no break during the summer months, but it is a time for some fun in the sun.

“Our office works to develop and maintain relationships with alums all year,” said Alumni Director Lee Elliff Pound. “The summer months are a great time to get together outdoors and enjoy the warm weather.”

Dr. Alan Marble was on hand to visit with alums during a recent trip to a Northwest Arkansas Naturals game.

Dr. Alan Marble was on hand to visit with alums during a recent trip to a Northwest Arkansas Naturals game.

Events planned for the coming months include an evening by the pool, a golf tournament and a tailgate party before catching a ball game.

  • Sunday Fun Day will be held from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Cunningham Aquatic Center. Admission is free for all alumni and their families; RSVP by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 10.
  • Alumni are invited to attend a Springfield Cardinals game as the minor league teams takes on the Arkansas Travelers on Friday, Aug. 1. Pound said that alumni will have a special seating area directly behind home plate. Tickets are limited to four per family. Call the Alumni Association to reserve your seats.
  •  The annual Southernfest dinner and auction will be held on July 31 at the Downstream Casino and Resort, followed by the Rod Smith Green & Gold Golf Classic on Aug. 1, said Robert Corn, the director of alumni affairs-athletics. The sixth annual event will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, followed by the dinner and a live and silent auction at 6:15 p.m. in the Downstream Pavilion. The golf tournament is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Eagle Creek Golf Course. Tickets for the dinner/auction are $50. Individual spots for the golf tournament are $150, or $600 for a four-person team. For more information, call 417-625-3576 or visit
  • Alumni are also invited to come enjoy sub sandwiches and tailgate before catching the Kansas City Royals vs. the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Sept. 12. Tickets to the game are free, but limited to four per family. Call to reserve a spot.

Even as the Alumni Association prepares for the summer events, plans are already in the works for events during the fall semester and beyond.

“We’re working on some fun and innovative projects for the year,” said Pound. “Keep an eye on our website and Twitter to find out more.”

To RSVP for an alumni event or for more information, call 417-659-5466.