Joplin, MO (SNS) – A variety of activities are planned next week at Missouri Southern, from the Regional Science Fair to poetry readings, concerts and an annual event during which participants will have their heads shaved in support of childhood cancer research.


FAFSA filing help: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Financial Aid office, Hearnes Hall, Room 109. Help available for students to meet the April 1 priority deadline to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


Missouri Southern Regional Science Fair: Connor Ballroom in Billingsly Student Center. The 26th annual event will include entries from 100 students in the junior category and 23 in the senior category. Closed judging will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with public viewing from 1 to 5 p.m.

Custom cuff bracelets: 10:30 a.m., Lions Den. Students can stop by to create their own bracelets; while supplies last.

“Dreadful 7” reception: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Spiva Art Gallery. The artists featured in the faculty art show will be in attendance to discuss their work.

How to Write a Successful Business Plan: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 108 of Plaster Hall. Participants will learn the key elements to a business plan, including writing style, required contents and how to use it as a management tool. Cost is $39 per person. Details: 417-625-3128.

“Poil de Carotte (Carrot Top)”: 7 p.m. in Cornell Auditorium. A digital restoration of the 1925 French film will be screened as part of the 53rd annual International Film Series.


Wellness Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lions Den. Students can make fruit kabobs to observe Healthy Nutrition Week.

Moving Your Product Internationally: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 320 E. Fourth St. The seminar will cover shipping options, resources and services. Cost is $15 for chamber members, $30 for nonmembers. Details: 417-625-3128.

St. Baldrick’s celebration: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Young Gymnasium. Sponsored by the Student Senate, participants raising funds for childhood cancer will have their heads shaved. Food, games and a silent auction will be offered.


Grocery Bingo: 12:20 p.m., Lions Den. Students can play bingo for a chance to win free groceries courtesy of the Campus Activities Board.

Career Services Walk-In Workshop: Noon to 2 p.m. Spiva Library, Suite 207. Career and resume advice will be available.

“Fat vs. Sugar”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre. The documentary film will be presented by the Wellness Program.

Poetry reading by Melissa Range: 7 p.m. Reading Room (Room 419) of Spiva Library. Range’s first book of poems, “Horse and Rider,” won the 2010 Walt McDonald Prize in Poetry. The event is offered as part of the Saltzman Visiting Writers Series.

Liederabend – An Evening of German Song: 7:30 p.m., Corley Auditorium. Presented by the MSSU Music Department, the concert will feature selections by Brahms, Schubert, Strauss and others.


Found Footage Festival: 7 p.m., Corley Auditorium. The one-of-a-kind comedy show features odd and hilarious clips from videotapes found at thrift stores and garage sales across the country.