Joplin, MO (SNS) – A week filled with baseball, music and other activities is planned at Missouri Southern State University.

International students will learn the fundamentals of America’s pastime on Monday, April 13, while a dedication for the university’s new baseball stadium is set for Saturday, April 18. Other events will include senior recitals, a performance by Missouri Southern’s jazz combos and screenings of the film “American Sniper.”


International Baseball Clinic: 3 p.m., new baseball stadium. Players and coaches will lead a clinic on the ins and outs of the game for MSSU international students.


Funnel Cake Giveaway: 10:30 a.m., campus Oval. Presented by the Campus Activities Board, funnel cake will be available while supplies last.

Baseball vs. Arkansas – Fort Smith: 1 p.m., new baseball stadium.

Junior Piano Recital: 5 p.m., Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall. Junior piano majors Kyle Dickey and Tyler Graves will perform.

Senior Piano Recital: 7:30 p.m., Corley Auditorium. Senior piano major Bethany Mullins will present a recital. 


Stuff a Lion: 10:30 a.m., Billingsly Student Center. Presented by CAB, students can create a stuffed lion, while supplies last. 

Wellness Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lion’s Den in Billingsly Student Center. Students can make pill bottle key holders.

Career Services Walk-In Workshop: 12 to 2 p.m., Career Services Office, second floor of Spiva Library. Stop by the workshop for career and resume advice, assistance creating or editing your resume, assistance researching careers, information on job shadowing and internships or resume printing. All services and printing are available free of charge; no appointment is needed.

Softball vs. Rogers State: 4 p.m., Lea Kungle Field. 


Health Hut: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lion’s Den. The Wellness Department will offer free giveaways. 

“American Sniper”: 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre. The film is a biopic of Chris Kyle, the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. Presented by CAB, snacks will be provided.

American Brass Quintet: 7 p.m., Corley Auditorium. The quintet was the 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, and is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles. Presented by Pro Musica. No admission charge; however, donations are appreciated. 


Career Services Walk-In Workshop: 12 to 2 p.m., Career Services Office.

Baseball vs. Lincoln: 6 p.m., new stadium. International students will be recognized.

Jazz Combos: 6 to 8 p.m., Gusano’s Pizza, 3929 E. Seventh St. The MSSU Jazz Combos, under the direction of Dr. Phillip C. Wise, will perform. Reservations are encouraged by calling 417-623-9090.

“American Sniper”: 7 p.m., Phelps Theatre. Presented by the CAB, snacks will be provided. 


Baseball vs. Lincoln: 1 and 3 p.m., new baseball stadium. A dedication ceremony and donor recognition will take place at 12:30 p.m. 


Baseball vs. Lincoln: 12 p.m., new stadium. 


37 Prime: Spiva Art Gallery. The exhibit by the Focal Point Student Art Club features undergraduate artwork from universities in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Concludes April 17.