Joplin, MO (SNS) – Missouri Southern State University will host a reception for high-school and community college students from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Unity Village Conference Center, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, in Unity Village.

The Southern Preview event will give students the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff members from the Joplin university as well as a presentation on student life from a current MSSU student. Information on the application process, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid and the new state-of-the-art residence hall complex will also be provided.

During the past year, Missouri Southern announced a new program for early medical school acceptance into Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience’s new medical school in Joplin.  The MSSU Royal Thunder Drumline also participated in the Kansas City Royals’ World Series Parade.

To register for Southern Preview, visit or call Kansas City Regional Admissions Counselor Brian Corcoran at 417-499-0059.