Joplin, MO (SNS) – A moment of silence for those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be observed a noon Friday, Sept. 11, at Missouri Southern State University.

Darren Fullerton, vice president of student affairs, and Staff Sergeant Joseph Dixon will offer a few words to the campus community. Throughout the morning, members of the Campus Activities Board will read the names of the victims. Both events will take place at the Freedom Flag Plaza.

CAB will also be showing the 2011 film “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” at 6:30 p.m. that evening in Phelps Theater. This story chronicles a 9-year-old amateur inventor, who searches New York City for a lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center.

Other events planned for next week on campus include the start of the International Film Festival, two Spain Semester presentations, screenings of “Paddington” and a return performance by hypnotist Christ Jones.


Campus closed for Labor Day.


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

“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”: 7 p.m., Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium. The ensemble comedy kicks off the 54th annual International Film Festival.

Senior Voice Recital: 7:30 p.m., Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Rachel Johnson, a vocal music education major, will present her recital.


“Paddington”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre, located on the first floor of Billingsly Student Center. A young bear travels to London in search of a home in the film presented as part of MSSU Wellness’ Family Movie Series. Free popcorn will be available.

“Caught in Between: Traditional versus Modern in Spanish Cinema”: 9:30 a.m., Corley Auditorium. Dr. Jorge Pérez, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas, will utilize film clips to discuss how the development of Spanish cinema since the 1950s has pivoted around the contrast between traditional and modern values.

“Francisco Goya: The Democratic Voice of Etching”: 3:30 p.m., Room 311 of the Fine Arts Complex. Burt Bucher, associate professor of art, will focus on Goya’s life as a printmaker and the art of etching, demonstrating the process in full.

Hypnotist Chris Jones: 7 p.m., Corley Auditorium. Jones, who performed at Missouri Southern last fall, is the winner of the 2014 award for Best Variety Artist from Campus Activities Magazine.

Soccer vs. Rogers State: 7 p.m., intramural field.


Moment of Silence: Noon, Freedom Flag Plaza.

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”: 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre.


Women’s Soccer vs. Rogers State: Hal Bodon Field.