Category: Featured

Southern Theatre to spin ‘Straw Into Gold’

The story of the original “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” will take center stage when Southern Theatre and the Show-Me Celebration Company present “Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7,...

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“Hansel and Gretel’s Christmas Adventure”

Southern Theatre and Show-Me Celebration Company present Hansel and Gretel’s Christmas Adventure by Lyndall Burrow, Dec. 7 & 8 at 2:30 p.m. in Taylor Performing Arts Center.  The play is directed by Lyndall Burrow. Hansel...

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Veterans Week Memorial Ceremony

In honor of those that have or are currently serving, a memorial ceremony was held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the MSSU veteran memorial site. The memorial ceremony featured guest speaker Major Erv Langan and military science...

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Jazz & Pizza tonight

The Southern Jazz Combos from MSSU will be performing at Gusano’s Pizza at 3929 East 7th Street in Joplin beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. The performance will feature three student combos performing a variety of...

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Former Foundation Director Dies

Sue Billingsly, former director of the Missouri Southern Foundation, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Joplin. Billingsly, 89, was the widow of the late Dr. Leon Billingsly, who served as president of Joplin Junior College – which later...

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Holocaust survivor to speak Monday

  Marion Blumenthal Lazan, the subject of a PBS documentary, “Marion’s Triumph,”  will speak from 11 a.m. – noon on Monday, Nov. 18 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall on the campus of Missouri Southern State University....

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One Warm Coat

November 18 is the deadline to help the One Warm Coat drive keep someone warm this winter. No one should have to go without such a basic necessity as a coat!  The MSSU Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa- the National...

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Professor’s passion “out of the dark”

When Dr. Jenna Jarvis was a little girl, a relative made her a bat costume to wear one Halloween. For a child fascinated with the creatures – one of the most misunderstood in the animal kingdom – it was a great costume...

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Outstanding Alumni & Lion Hearted Awards

Retired CIA staff member Rob Roy Ratliff, Gaithersburg, Md., and Nutra Blend executive Mike Osborne, Neosho, will receive the 2013 “Outstanding Alumni Award” from the MSSU Alumni Association. Former Leggett &...

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Homecoming Finalists chosen

The Student Activities Office is proud to announce the 2013 “Be a Hero” Homecoming King and Queen Finalists at Missouri Southern State University. The finalists were chosen by the MSSU student body who casted ballots...

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2013 Music Gala

The Southern Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Unlimited and Chamber Singers wowed the audience with their performances  on Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Taylor Performing Arts Center. Kudos to Dr. Jeff Macomber, Director of the Jazz Orchestra,...

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Respiratory Care Open House next Thursday

Celebrate National Respiratory Care Week later this month with the Consortium for Respiratory Care. The Consortium will hold a special Open House from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 on the 3rd floor of the Health Sciences...

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MSSU Math classes going digital

Several courses in the Department of Mathematics at MSSU are now “bookless” thanks to a software program called MyMathLab (MML). The software, available online along with video lectures and practice problems, helps students by...

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Marvel Comics editor to speak

The Missouri Southern State University Student Activities Office is excited to announce that Marvel Comics Editor, Legendary Comics Publisher Bill Rosemann will be speaking live at Taylor Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on...

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Plans for Baseball Stadium Move Forward

Missouri Southern State University is another step closer to building a baseball stadium on campus, following the announcement today that approximately half the funds needed have been raised. At an estimated cost of $2.5...

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Varshavski/Shapiro Piano Duo

The Varshavski/Shapiro piano duo will give a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 at in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall on the MSSU campus.  They will perform their arrangements of Stravinsky’s seminal works...

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Opera Pagliacci Oct. 11 & 13

Southern Theatre, Heartland Opera Theatre, and the Institute of International Studies join to present Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s opera of jealousy and revenge, Pagliacci. The opera will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday,...

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Mac Computer Lab Donated to Teacher Education

Teacher Education students at Missouri Southern State University are now using a new Mac computer system laboratory donated by two longtime private donors of the university. The new lab, located in Taylor Hall Room 213, is...

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Legacy Day October 5

Legacies of alumni will receive the opportunity to explore what Missouri Southern is all about at this year’s annual Legacy Day. A Legacy is a child lucky enough to have one or more relatives that graduated or attended MSSU. On...

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The Spectacular World of Italian Poetry

Poetry written in Italian and its dialects is among the most exquisite ever written. Though Italian poetry as such is relatively recent, with origins in the 13th century, it grows out of a rich tradition with roots in classical...

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Michael Kent Live at MSSU on September 17

The Missouri Southern State University Student Activities Office is pleased to announce that the comedian/magician Michael Kent will be performing live at Corley Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17. The performance is...

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Last chance to see Un.It Unescoitalia exhibit

Un.It Unescoitalia: The World Heritage Sites in the Work of 14 Photographers” will be on display through 5 p.m. today (Friday, Sept. 6)  at the Spiva Art Gallery at MSSU.  Admission is free. The Italian Ministry for Cultural...

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“A Taste of Italy” September 10

From Naples to Rome to Palermo–not to mention New York and Chicago–here is nothing quite like the taste of Italy! On Tuesday, September 10, a full Italian meal will be presented at Mayes Dining Hall, near the...

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Seger to speak three times Monday

Dr. Monica Seger, assistant professor of Italian at the University of Oklahoma, will deliver three lectures at Missouri Southern State University on Monday, Sept. 9. “Mafia Culture: History and Representation in Italy and...

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Cade named “Outstanding Alumnus” at NWMSU

Dr. Al Cade, Interim Dean of the School of Education at Missouri Southern State University, will be honored at the Alumni Awards Banquet at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville this fall. The annual event, sponsored...

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MSSU to create first-ever Lion Pride Alumni Band

Former members of the Lion Pride Marching Band at Missouri Southern State University will soon have one more chance to represent the green and gold. As part of a new tradition, the first Lion Pride Alumni Band will play at the...

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First phase for new athletic support facility

After nearly five years of planning and fundraising with Missouri Southern State University Athletics supporters, MSSU will soon begin the first phase of construction on a new athletic support facility. Also known as the...

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New Mobile App now available

Students at Missouri Southern State University are now making use of a convenient new Missouri Southern app for their mobile phones. The app allows students to stay connected to the University by providing access to information...

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Icon Unveiled!

Missouri Southern State University students and employees experienced a historic moment on the first day of classes when a new iconic structure was officially unveiled. The Lion Icon statue was unveiled at noon on Monday, Aug....

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Club offers reduced price Chiefs tickets

The PBL/C-DECA club is again offering discounted Chiefs tickets for select home games. Tickets are $36 ($35 for ticket and $1 for processing fee) vs. a regular price of $40. Tickets are located in the Upper Level Red Section. To...

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First-Year Student Convocation Sunday

The First-Year Student Convocation will take place from 2-3 p.m., this Sunday, August 18 in Taylor Performing Arts Center.  All First-Year students, parents and guests are invited. The Convocation is a ceremony designed to...

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Southern Soles runs in Blue Moon 5K

Members of “Southern Soles” — a summer training class that offered a “couch from 5K approach” to running took part in the Blue Moon 5K in Joplin the evening of Saturday, August 10. Southern Soles...

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Lion Pride Weekend welcomes students

Lion Pride Weekend is designed for all new MSSU students and their families. The weekend is packed with activities to help you meet new friends and learn what it means to be a LION! Lion Pride Weekend starts on Friday, August 16...

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R & B Group Kazual to perform August 29

The Missouri Southern State University Student Activities Office is excited to announce that the R & B group Kazual will be performing live at Taylor Performing Arts Center on the MSSU campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August...

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Community Day brings groups to campus

Community Day took place on campus on Wednesday, August 21.  The event was dedicated to introducing the campus community to local businesses and organizations. About 900 new students, 4,500 returning students and hundreds of...

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Five visit Ecuador, Galapagos Islands

In May, five Missouri Southern State University Education students had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The trip was led and organized by Becky Gallemore.  Becky works with EF Tours to plan the...

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Lion’s Den Closed July 29-August 1

The Lion’s Den will be closed next week, July 29-August 1. Shiela Immesote, Sodexo Administrative Assistant, says the Den will re-open on Monday, August 5. “Thanks for your patronage throughout the year,”...

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Eleven films planned for Italian Semester

The 52nd Annual International Film Festival (2013-2014), presented by the Missouri Southern State University Institute of International Studies & Film Society, will feature eleven films for the Italy Theme Semester during...

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Bringing art to the people

Murals have a distinguished history in Missouri. One of the best modern muralists was Neosho-born Thomas Hart Benton, whose fluid figures give a picture of real life. One of his murals, which depicts images of slavery, outlaws...

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Messick joins Emeritus Faculty

Some teachers are popular. Some are very gifted. But a far fewer number become “institutions” in and of themselves. Dr. John Messick, longtime professor of Biology and Environmental Health, is one such faculty member. For nearly...

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Students awarded for “Igniting Innovation”

Students from the Robert W. Plaster School of Business (PSB) from Missouri Southern State University received honors at the  Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference held in Anaheim, Calif., June 22-25. This...

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Maryann Mitts announces retirement from coaching

Joplin, Mo. – Maryann Mitts, the all-time winningest coach in Missouri Southern State University women’s basketball history, has announced her retirement from coaching to pursue a teaching position at Missouri Southern in...

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Board chair announces Interim President

The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University has announced Dr. Alan D. Marble will serve as Interim President of the University. Dr. Marble will begin his new responsibilities at MSSU on July 1, 2013. “We...

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Southern football adds 11 for 2013

Joplin, Mo. — Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of 11 players to his 2013 football squad. The list includes mainly players from the junior college ranks, but also includes a four-year...

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“Lion King 1 1/2” July 2 on campus

The Lion King 1 1/2, the second  part of the Lion King Trilogy, will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 in Phelps Theater in the bottom floor of the Billingsly Student Center. Campus and community are invited. ...

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Davis investigates gap in fossil record

Dr. Brian Davis, assistant professor of Biology at Missouri Southern, has an interest in the past– in this case the very distant past. “I will be in southern Utah for three or four weeks beginning in mid-June,” he says. “I am...

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Upward Bound students to hear “Drums Speak”

Tulsa, Oklahoma educator and musician Arthur Thompson will work with students in the MSSU Upward Bound program from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, June 7 in the Matthews Justice Center Auditorium at Missouri Southern State...

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Adams continues family experience at Southern

Landon Adams, new Director of Student Activities at Missouri Southern State University, says MSSU is more than just his alma mater and place of employment: For him, it’s a family experience. His mother, Lance and Jill Adams,...

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Talent Search produces five Valedictorians

Other than their outstanding grades, what do the valedictorians from Carl Junction, Carthage, Riverton, Sarcoxie and Webb City all have in common? All five completed the Educational Talent Search (ETS)  program at Missouri...

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Lion Pride In-State Tuition Program extended

Missouri Southern State University is making a great program even better! Missouri Southern‘s Lion Pride In-State Tuition Program coverage area has been expanded to provide in-state tuition to include the entirety of Arkansas,...

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Board of Governors approves pay raise

Faculty and staff at Missouri Southern State University will see more in their paychecks as a result of actions taken last week by the MSSU Board of Governors. The Board approved a 2 percent across-the-board salary increase for...

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Lloyd comes home to Missouri Southern

If  you feel like you’ve seen the face of Mark Lloyd, the new Dean of Student Engagement and Retention, someplace before – you probably have. Mr. Lloyd is a 1999 graduate of MSSU and served as an admissions counselor here from...

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Take a look at our videos!

A selection of videos is now available to you by scrolling to the lower right portion of the Accents home screen at http://accents.mssu.edu/ Click on the Missouri Southern YouTube channel.  Then watch the featured video and/or...

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“Respir-Raiders” win first place

Students from the Consortium for Respiratory Care Education represented Missouri Southern State University and Franklin Technology Center at the May 2 Missouri Society for Respiratory Care State Conference at Osage Beach. Three...

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Summer School opportunities abound!

Registration for Summer sessions at Missouri Southern State University is now underway. Summer registration will occur in the department of the student’s major or the Advising Counseling and Testing Office (Hearnes Hall...

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Suzuki Violin Academy

Suzuki Violin Academy students of Dr. Kexi Liu, Dr. Carolann Martin and Rebecca Cutler will perform recitals at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall on the campus of Missouri Southern...

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Joplin Mayor to speak at Commencement

Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean will be the featured speaker at Commencement exercises at Missouri Southern State University on Saturday, May 11. Two ceremonies will take place.  The first, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. will...

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Nursing Pinning May 10

Graduates of the Nursing program at Missouri Southern State University will take part in a formal pinning ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall at MSSU. Grace Ayton, associate professor of...

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60th Commencement May 11

Missouri Southern State University will conduct its 60th Commencement in ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday, May 11 at Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on the MSSU campus. The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will include...

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“A 75th Anniversary Celebration of Music”

The Missouri Southern State University Department of Music will present, in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of MSSU, a special program titled “A 75th Anniversary Celebration of Music.” The concert will take...

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Sophomore wins big in Diamond Dash!

Missouri Southern State University sophomore Biochemistry/Biology-Pre-Med double major Alexis Hawk of Joplin is the proud owner of a beautiful diamond ring!  Hawk won the ring in the Diamond Dash that took place on the MSSU...

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Super Leader graduation May 4

The graduation for the Super Leader program will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th St. in Joplin. Super Leaders, a joint effort between Missouri Southern State University (MSSU)...

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Lion Icon Groundbreaking May 2

Faculty, staff, students and supporters are invited to attend the groundbreaking for the Lion Icon. The first  turning of soil for the construction of this beautiful addition to the Missouri Southern campus will take place at...

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Diamond Dash still on!

If first you don’t suceed — keep on trying — especially if diamonds are involved. Postponed earlier this week due to the possibiity of inclement weather, Missouri Southern State University students will be...

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Kappa Delta Pi Book Fair

The Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society plans a Book Fair on campus. The Scholastic Book Fair  will be held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.,  April 15-24 in Taylor Education Hall  (2nd floor). “Please help us support...

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Children’s Lifetime Sports Academy

Applications are being accepted for the Children’s Lifetime Sports Academy sponsored annually by the Missouri Southern department of Kinesiology.  The dates of the academy this summer are June 3 – 6 from 12:30...

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YPN honors three from Southern

The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network (YPN) held the group’s annual Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 5. Nicole Brown, MSSU Career Services Director, was honored with the presentation of...

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Writing Excellence Awards

The Missouri Southern State University Writing Program Committee selected four student winners for the Spring/Fall 2012 Writing Excellence Awards.  Inaugurated in 2007, this award acknowledges outstanding papers written in upper...

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National recognition for Education programs

Three areas at MSSU, Secondary English/Language Arts Education, Middle School Education, and Elementary Education, have once again earned national recognition from their respective professional associations. These programs have...

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Jazz & Pizza Friday, Monday nights

The Jazz Combos of Missouri Southern State University will play at Gusano’s Pizza at the corner of 7th Street & Duquesne Road in Joplin from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and Monday, April 15. The evening will feature...

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Governor’s Award!

Longtime Missouri Southern State University professor Terry Marion is the recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. Marion will receive the award on April 3 at the University of Missouri-Columbia....

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Employee Education Series

AD, INB, FGIBDSR, PPAIDEN, SPAIDEN, What do all these letters mean? Find out at noon Friday March 29 in Spiva Library rooms 418/419. The session will explore these questions: I: Drive vs. J: Drive:  Do you know the difference? ...

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Student Senate presents St. Baldrick’s

The Missouri Southern Student Senate will present its annual head shaving event to promote childhood cancer research and awareness.  The 3rd annual St. Baldrick’s event will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 in...

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C-DECA wins honors at conference

The Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) Collegiate DECA (C-DECA) club, is sponsored by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business (PSB) located in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. The club recently battled the...

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Grad Expo February 25

Grad Expo will take place on 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and again from 4- 5:30 p.m.  on Monday, Feb. 25 at the Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center at Missouri Southern State University. The Expo is designed for students expecting to participate...

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Mock Trial team heads to championships!

The Missouri Southern State University Mock Trial Team is one of only seven teams in the region to move on to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional Tournament’s championship series. The team looks forward to...

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