Category: Press Releases

Statement regarding data breach

Missouri Southern State University was the victim of a cybersecurity attack on January 9, 2019, triggered by a phishing email. The University responded quickly and engaged a leading forensic investigation firm to help stop the...

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SBDC to host 2019 Veterans Summit on May 22

The annual Veterans Summit is set for 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the North End Zone Facility. Hosted by the Small Business Development Center, the event is held to serve veterans and their spouses or business partners...

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Lactation room now located in Spiva Library

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Health and Senior Services, room 205 of Spiva Library on the campus of Missouri Southern State University has been converted into a lactation room. Dr. Andrea Cullers, associate professor...

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Tri-State Mining presentation set for May 7

A presentation on the recent additions to the Tri-State Mining collection will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, on the first floor of Spiva Library on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. MSSU Archivist...

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MSSU mourns the passing of Ruth Kolpin Rubison

Officials at Missouri Southern State University are remembering Ruth Kolpin Rubison, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 96. A longtime Carthage resident, she was considered a pioneer in radio, television and cable...

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Missouri Southern offers Lifetime Sports Academy

Applications are being accepted for the annual Children’s Lifetime Sports Academy, set for June 3-6 at Missouri Southern State University. Sponsored by the Kinesiology Department, the goal is to teach the skills and to promote...

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Spring Choral Concert set for May 2

Voices from Missouri Southern’s Choral Department will fill St. Mary’s Catholic Church during the annual Spring Choral Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Members of the 1962 MSSU choir – who performed that year in...

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Disaster Simulation set for April 26 at MSSU

For a second consecutive year, a number of departments in the Julio S. León Health Sciences Building at Missouri Southern State University will take part in a disaster simulation exercise. The all-day event – which will focus on...

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2019 Regional Media Hall of Fame inductee: Teen Hop

A fixture on local television airwaves from 1958 to 1975 and the Four States version of “American Bandstand,” “Teen Hop” will be inducted into this year’s Regional Media Hall of Fame. A reception and awards ceremony is set for...

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MSSU Health Sciences Family Day set for April 27

Health Sciences Family Day at Missouri Southern State University will take place on Saturday, April 27 inside the Julio S. León Health Sciences building. Check-in is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., with the event set to run...

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‘Newsmakers’ features Missouri State Senator

Missouri State Senator Bill White is the featured guest on the latest edition of “Newsmakers.” The interview program will begin airing on KGCS-TV on Sunday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. – and will run through Thursday, April 25....

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KGCS-TV featuring recent MSSU music performances

The music department at Missouri Southern State University is presenting a number of concerts and special performances as the spring semester winds down, and KGCS-TV is recording them for viewers to enjoy. The first featured...

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TSA State Conference begins Sunday at MSSU

Missouri Southern State University will be the home to more than 800 middle and high school students as it hosts the 2019 Missouri TSA (Technology Student Association) State Conference. The three-day event – which begins...

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KGCS-TV honors students at awards ceremony

Students from the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University were honored for their involvement at KGCS-TV – and the recipients of the Ruth I. Kolpin Broadcast Scholarship were announced – during a...

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Poet Alan Berecka to speak at Missouri Southern

The Saltzman Visiting Writers Series at Missouri Southern State University will continue with presentations by poet Alan Berecka on Tuesday, April 2. Berecka will discuss his writing process and take questions at 11 a.m. in Room...

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Community Clinic Sealant Day at MSSU

The Dental Hygiene Department at Missouri Southern State University is partnering with the Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri to offer free dental services to area children from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 29,...

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Missouri Southern to celebrate Robinson Crusoe Week

This year marks the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe” – a classic tale of a castaway who spends 28 years on a desert island – and the English & Philosophy Department at Missouri Southern State University...

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KGCS to Feature Air Force Band Concert

KGCS-TV is set to air a recording of the USAF Band of Mid-America’s Concert Band’s performance – which took place inside Taylor Performing Arts Center on Feb. 8. The band is from Scott Air Force Base in Illinois – and the...

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Kappa Alpha chapter at MSSU receives seven awards

For the third straight year, the Delta Pi Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order at Missouri Southern State University was recognized with the Samuel Zenas Ammen Award. The award is given to the top 10 percent among the 125 chapters...

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MSSU Board of Governors to meet Jan. 31

The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. A ribbon-cutting for Nixon...

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Welcome Back meeting set for Jan. 11

All employees are encouraged to attend the Welcome Back meeting on Friday, Jan. 11, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. Refreshments will be offered starting at 8:15 a.m. in the lobby, with the meeting scheduled to begin at 8:30...

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KGCS to air all MSSU home MIAA basketball games

All home MIAA Conference basketball games for the Missouri Southern men and women will be covered live on KGCS-TV this season. The broadcasts continue the tradition of communication students working together in all aspects of...

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MSSU and TSA to ink deal on Dec. 6

Officials with Missouri Southern State University and Missouri’s Technology Student Association (TSA) will sign a contract on Thursday, Dec. 6, that will solidify MSSU being the host site for next year’s TSA State Conference....

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Second exhibition to spotlight MSSU art students

Spiva Art Gallery will showcase the work by art students at Missouri Southern State University with a second Senior Art Show opening on Monday, Dec. 3. It will feature works by senior bachelor of fine arts-studio majors Jocelyn...

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Southern Media Showcase set for Dec. 6

The 22nd annual Southern Media Showcase will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. Close to 400 regional high school students from schools in the Joplin and Springfield areas, as well as...

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Poet to offer workshop, reading at MSSU

Dr. Jenny Yang Cropp, a poet and assistant professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University, will visit the campus of Missouri Southern State University for a series of events on Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov....

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MSSU’s Board of Governors to meet Nov. 15

The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. Prior to the meeting, two...

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Diversity and Inclusion Forum set for Nov. 15

The Fall Diversity and Inclusion Forum has been scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Room 341 of Billingsly Student Center. Dr. William Fischer, assistant professor of history, will present “Hispanics Have Always Been...

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Southern Symphony Orchestra to perform Oct. 12

The Southern Symphony Orchestra will offer a broad selection of music during a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern. “This concert is what I would call a potpourri – a...

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Southern Symphony Orchestra to perform Oct. 12

The Southern Symphony Orchestra will offer a broad selection of music during a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern. “This concert is what I would call a potpourri – a...

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Welcome Back meeting set for Friday

Just a reminder – you won’t want to miss out on the All-Employee Welcome Back meeting starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. It’s a chance to hear from Dr. Alan Marble and members of the...

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MSSU offers variety of summer sports camps

A variety of skills camps for young athletes are planned this summer at Missouri Southern State University, designed to teach the fundamentals of the game, enhance techniques, or develop the speed necessary to compete in a...

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Summer class schedule set at Missouri Southern

Ten-, eight- and four-week sessions will be offered this summer at Missouri Southern. The 10-week session will begin on Monday, May 21, with the first eight- and four-week sessions set to kick off on Monday, June 4. The second...

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Spring commencement set for May 12 at MSSU

A total of 727 students will be awarded 862 degrees during 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies set for Saturday, May 12, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at Missouri Southern State University.   The 70th graduating...

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Senior art show set to open April 30 at MSSU

A diverse range of artwork created in different media will be the focus of “Works Unrelated,” a new show featuring three senior art majors set to open Monday, April 30, in Missouri Southern State University’s Spiva Art Gallery....

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Mass casualty simulation planned at MSSU

A mass casualty simulation, based on a mock industrial plant explosion, will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 27, on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.  Caleb Lewis, director of simulation and...

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MSSU Board of Governors approves tuition increase

In a response to a more than decade-long trend of decreasing state appropriations, the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors today moved to approve a much-needed tuition increase for undergraduate, graduate and...

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Board of Governors to meet Wednesday

The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the BSC Boardroom. Board members will also hold a planning session beginning at 10 a.m. in Room 356 of BSC, followed by...

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Board of Governors to meet March 16

The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. Board members will also hold...

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Board of Governors to meet Feb. 16

The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. If any media representative...

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Southern Media Showcase winners announced

Winners have been announced for the 21st annual Southern Media Showcase, held Thursday, Dec. 7, at Missouri Southern State University. The awards recognize outstanding work in print and video projects by area high-school...

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Board of Governors schedules meeting for Oct. 20

The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. In addition to the regular meeting, the board’s Budget Audit Committee will meet at...

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Missouri Southern activities: Week of March 13

The Music Department at Missouri Southern State University will present a “Spring Dawning” concert on Thursday, March 16, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. The Carthage High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform at...

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Missouri Southern activities – Week of March 6

Southern Theatre will present “The Great Alphabet Adventure” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University. The play tells the story of Alex, a boy who...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Feb. 20

Guest pianist Dr. Jason Terry will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. A 2009 graduate of Missouri Southern, Terry received his master’s of...

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MSSU to host technology competition on Feb. 17

Joplin, MO – Students from throughout the Southwest Missouri region will attend the annual Technology Student Association Conference on Friday, Feb. 17, at Missouri Southern State University. Middle- and high-school students...

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MSSU Board of Governors to meet Feb. 17

Joplin, MO – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. If any media...

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Missouri Southern activities: Week of Feb. 13

Joplin, MO – The MSSU Chamber Singers have been invited to perform a pre-concert before a performance by vocal ensemble Nordic Voices at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Central Christian Center, Fifth Street and Virginia Ave....

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Chinese school delegation to tour MSSU this Friday

Joplin, MO – Officials from Shandong Foreign Trade Vocational College in Qingdao, China, will visit Missouri Southern State University on Friday, Feb. 10. The visit is designed to renew the schools’ Memorandum of Understanding...

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KGCS/KXMS Broadcast Notes: Feb. 5-18

Joplin, MO – The spring semester is underway, and communication students at Missouri Southern State University are developing new programming for KGCS-TV and KXMS radio. Here are some notes of interest regarding programming...

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Missouri Southern activities – Week of Feb. 6

Joplin, MO – Two films and a celebration of Ice Cream Day are among the activities planned at Missouri Southern State University the week of Feb. 6. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Ice Cream Day Bingo: 12:20 p.m., Lion’s Den. Students can test...

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Missouri Southern events – Week of Jan. 30

Joplin, MO – The Dreams Come True Dance Club will present the “One City, One Dance” showcase at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University. The showcase will also feature...

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Missouri Southern events – Week of Jan. 23

Joplin, MO – The opening of a collaborative art exhibit, an acclaimed play directed by a Missouri Southern graduate and screenings of the Disney hit “Moana” are among the activities scheduled next week at Missouri Southern State...

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Annual MOSO Trivia Night set for Feb. 16

Joplin, MO – The Athletics Department at Missouri Southern State University will host the fifth annual MOSO Trivia Night on Thursday, Feb. 16, in the North End Zone Facility. The event will begin with a social from 5:45 to 6:30...

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Spiva to host artists’ collaborative exhibit

Joplin, MO – The collaborative exhibit “Everything is Sacred, Nothing is Sacred and Other Modern Allegories” is set to open Monday, Jan. 23, in Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University. The exhibit is a...

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MSSU Board of Governors to meet Jan. 25

Joplin, MO – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. In addition,...

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Weather Closure

Joplin, MO – In anticipation of a major weather event and out of concern for the safety of all students, faculty and staff, the Missouri Southern State University campus will be closed on Friday, Jan. 13. Students who planned to...

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Spring 2017 Enrollment

JOPLIN, MO– Regular registration will take place Thursday, Jan. 12 and Friday,  Jan. 13 for spring semester classes at Missouri Southern State University. Classes begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at MSSU. Registration will be held from...

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Cardinals Caravan plans Jan. 14 stop at MSSU

Joplin, MO – The annual St. Louis Cardinals Caravan will return to Joplin at noon Saturday, Jan. 14, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University. The program will offer fans a chance to hear from...

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Winter commencement to be held Dec. 17 at MSSU

Joplin, MO – The 67th graduating class of Missouri Southern State University will be honored during winter commencement ceremonies set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. A total of 347...

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Annual Southern Media Showcase winners announced

Joplin, MO – Winners have been announced for the 2016 Southern Media Showcase, held Dec. 1 at Missouri Southern State University. The annual awards recognize outstanding work in print and video projects by area high-school...

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Missouri Southern events – Week of Dec. 5

Joplin, MO – The 10th annual Southern Lights holiday festival will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Lion Plaza in front of Billingsly Student Center. Activities will include horse-drawn carriage rides,...

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‘Seasonal Choral Flourish’ set for Dec. 9-10

Joplin, MO – The seventh annual performance of “A Seasonal Choral Flourish” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 812 S. Pearl Ave. Presented by the...

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MSSU to host 20th annual Southern Media Showcase

Joplin, MO – More than 300 area students are expected to attend the 20th annual Southern Media Showcase on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Missouri Southern State University. The students represent 16 schools, ranging from Joplin and...

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Boutique Bonanza set for Nov. 29 at MSSU

Joplin, MO – The Missouri Southern Alumni Association will present the Boutique Bonanza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center. The festive shopping experience will feature local merchants...

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International students prepare for Thanksgiving

Joplin, MO –Enchiladas usually aren’t part of the traditional Thanksgiving meal. However, as America changes and more foreign students and people from other nations reside in the United States, Thanksgiving is also changing....

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Next MoSo Monday planned for Nov. 28

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – The Missouri Southern State University Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations and the School of Health Sciences will host the next “MoSo Monday” at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 in the León Health...

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Nixon Hall groundbreaking to be held Nov. 29

Joplin, MO – Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon will be the special guest during a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, for a new building that will bear his name at Missouri Southern State University....

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Student Writing Contest winners announced

Joplin, MO – The winners of the annual First-Year Student Writing Contest were announced on Nov. 16 at Missouri Southern State University. The four winners were announced during a luncheon with author Charles Finch. His novel,...

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Study Abroad Fair to be held Wednesday at MSSU

Joplin, MO – Students at Missouri Southern State University will have a chance to explore opportunities to broaden their horizons during the Study Abroad Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Billingsly Student...

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Ron Richard to receive inaugural Webster Medallion

Joplin, MO – Missouri Senator Ron Richard will be honored with the inaugural Richard M. Webster Medallion at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. Missouri Southern...

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Missouri Southern events – Week of Nov. 7

Joplin, MO – A variety of activities – from a 5k run to film screenings – are planned during Veterans Week at Missouri Southern State University. A special Veterans Day ceremony will be held at noon Friday, Nov. 11, at the...

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Panel to discuss police, community relations

Joplin, MO – The Diversity Committee at Missouri Southern State University will present “Exploring Issues in Diversity: Strengthening Police and Community Relations and Interactions” at noon Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Mills...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Oct. 31

Two chilling programs will be offered on Monday, Oct. 31, as part of the Great Britain Semester. Dr. Mike Hulderman, chair of the Criminal Justice Department, will present “Nicking a 20th Century Jack the Ripper” in Webster...

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ODK sponsors eighth annual coat drive

Joplin, MO – The Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at Missouri Southern State University will sponsor the eighth annual One Warm Coat drive from Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Wednesday, Nov. 30. Coats of all shapes and sizes...

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Alpha Chi induction held at Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO – A total of 82 students accepted the invitation to join Alpha Chi during an induction ceremony held Sunday, Oct. 23, at Missouri Southern State University. The induction ceremony included welcome remarks and an...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Oct. 24

Joplin, MO – For the final week of the United Way campaign, the Southern Shuttle will be making its way around campus from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 28. It will be student driven, and it will allow them to...

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Southern Theatre to stage ‘Veronica’s Room’

Joplin, MO – Southern Theatre will present “Veronica’s Room” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Bud Walton Theatre at Missouri Southern State University. This chilling mystery thriller by Ira Levin...

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Board of Governors to meet on Oct. 21

Joplin, MO – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. The board’s...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Oct. 17

Joplin, MO – The Missouri Southern State University campus will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 17-18, for fall break. Classes will begin and offices will reopen as scheduled on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Activities planned next...

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Japanese ambassador to visit Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO – Kenichiró Sasae, the incumbent Japanese Ambassador to the United States, will visit Missouri Southern State University this week as part of a tour of Southwest Missouri. Ambassador Sasae – who will tour Southwest...

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Missouri Southern student passes away

Joplin, MO – A Missouri Southern State University student passed away Sunday morning after being found unresponsive in his bedroom in the residence halls. Lorenzo Jones, a 19-year-old music education major from St. Louis, was...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Oct. 10

Joplin, MO – Three concerts celebrating the music of Great Britain will be offered next week at Missouri Southern State University. Students from the Music Department will guide audience members through music from several...

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Missouri Southern events – Week of Sept. 26

Joplin, MO – Musician Jim Gill will offer a free concert for families with young children at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, on the campus Oval at Missouri Southern State University. Gill’s music is focused on encouraging playful...

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Fall 2016 Super Leader participants announced

Joplin, Mo. – Eleven students have been accepted into the Fall 2016 Super Leader program at Missouri Southern State University. Now in its fifth year, Super Leaders is a joint effort between Missouri Southern and the Joplin Area...

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Board of Governors to meet on Sept. 16

Joplin, MO – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Billingsly Student Center Boardroom. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. If any media...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Sept. 12

Joplin, MO – St. Louis-based artist Tom Huck will offer a talk and demonstration of the rebellious tradition of printmaking during a visit to the Missouri Southern campus on Sept. 14-15. Huck’s prints are heir to a long...

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Missouri Southern events – Week of Sept. 5

Joplin, MO – A glass will be raised to the British pub and Scottish national identity during two Great Britain Semester presentation on Friday, Sept. 9, at Missouri Southern State University Dr. David W. Gutzke, a professor of...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Aug. 29

Joplin, MO – The Campus Activities Board will present indie-pop band My Body Sings Electric at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. The Denver, Colo, band released their self-produced debut EP, “They Don’t...

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Missouri Southern events: Aug. 20-26

Joplin, MO – The 15th annual Welcome Week Picnic will jump-start the first day of school at Missouri Southern State University.  The annual event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, on the Oval. The picnic...

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Board of Governors to meet on Aug. 23

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. In...

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Freshmen Convocation set for Saturday, Aug. 20

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – Incoming students will have a chance to learn about Missouri Southern State University and its traditions and hear from members of the faculty and administration during the annual Freshman Convocation, slated...

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‘Newsmakers’ to feature Webb City officials

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The “Newsmakers” interview program airing the week of July 3 will focus on news from Webb City. Guests include City Administrator Carl Francis, Mayor Lynn Ragsdale and Community Development Coordinator Erin...

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Board of Governors approves FY 2017 budget

Joplin, Mo. (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University approved a budget of $78.6 million for Fiscal Year 2017 during the board’s meeting on June 9. Financial aid and scholarship expenses account for...

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Board of Governors to meet on June 9

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. Also,...

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Summer classes offered at Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Four- and eight-week summer class sessions will begin Monday, June 6, at Missouri Southern State University. A schedule of class sessions is available online and provides all of the information needed to...

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Phi Beta Lambda members receive statewide honors

Joplin, MO – Missouri Southern State University’s Phi Beta Lambda Club earned a number of honors – including six first-place awards – during the recent 57th annual State Leadership Conference in Springfield, Mo. The conference,...

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Commencement scheduled at Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO (SNS) – More than 630 students will be awarded degrees during Spring 2016 commencement ceremonies to be held on Saturday, May 14, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at Missouri Southern State University. The...

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C-DECA members earn national honors

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Dillon Walker, who will graduate this month from Missouri Southern State University, successfully defended his title during the Colligate Delta Epsilon Chi (C-DECA) International Accounting Competition title...

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Missouri Southern events – Week of May 1

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The campus will be alive with sound of music, as a variety of performances by music students at Missouri Southern State University are planned for the coming week. The MSSU Choral Society will present a...

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Student Research Fair winners announced

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Winners of the 2016 Missouri Southern Student Research Fair were announced Thursday, April 28, at Missouri Southern State University. Entries were open to students in each of the four schools – Arts &...

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Super Leaders induction ceremony set for April 30

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Eleven students will be recognized at a Super Leaders induction ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. Now in its eighth semester, the program is a joint effort...

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Student Research Fair to be held April 28

Joplin, MO (SNS) – More than two dozen students will showcase their work beyond the classroom during the 2016 Missouri Southern Student Research Fair, to be held Thursday, April 28, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of April 25

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Jazz Orchestra will present its “Swing in Spring” concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. The concert will feature guest...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of April 25

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Jazz Orchestra will present its “Swing in Spring” concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. The concert will feature guest...

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Engineering students to present capstone projects

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Seniors in the Industrial Engineering Technology Department at Missouri Southern State University will present their capstone projects at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, and April 29. For the projects, students...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of April 18

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Nearly 2,400 high-school sophomores from around the region will visit the Missouri Southern State University campus during Sophomore Day, from 9:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Following an opening...

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Board hears presentation on importance of research

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The importance of scholarly research to the life of the campus was the focus of a presentation to the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University on Friday, April 15. “Research is an obligation...

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Trumpet ensemble to perform at Anaheim conference

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The seven members of the Missouri Southern State University Trumpet Ensemble has been invited to perform during the 41st annual International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The 2016 conference, to...

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New student programs featured on KXMS 88.7

Joplin, MO (SNS) – As the campus radio station at Missouri Southern celebrates its 30th anniversary, KXMS 88.7, the station has announced a new schedule, featuring new student programs and returning favorites. Student-hosted...

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Missouri Southern events – Week of April 11

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Three foreign films will be screened next week at Missouri Southern State University as part of the continuing International Film Series and the Tournées Film Festival. Other campus events include...

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Board of Governors to meet on April 15

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. Also,...

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Regional Science Fair winners announced

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Attached is a winners guide for the 27th annual Missouri Southern Regional Science Fair, held recently on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. This year’s fair included entries from 57 students in...

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Regional employers to assist with mock interviews

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Students in the Career Success class at Missouri Southern State University will have the opportunity to participate in mock job interviews with local companies from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Ummel...

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Southern jazz combos to perform at Gusano’s

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Jazz Combos from Missouri Southern State University will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Gusano’s Pizza, 3929 E. Seventh St. The performance will feature two student combos performing a...

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Missouri Southern events – Week of April 4

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Symphonic Chorus and the Southern Symphony Orchestra will present Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and other 20th century musical selections by Bernstein’s American contemporaries at 3 p.m....

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Softball complex to be dedicated to Pat Lipira

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication for the Pat Lipira Softball Complex will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Missouri Southern State University. Lipira was the Missouri Southern softball coach...

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Dragon Egg Hunt planned by MOSO LARP Guild

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A Dragon Egg Hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, on the Oval at Missouri Southern State University. Presented by the MOSO LARP Guild and Kaveman’s Kids, the event will include a...

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Missouri Southern events – Week of March 28

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Two workshops designed to enhance the Writing in the Discipline program will be offered at Missouri Southern State University. The first workshop, “Tools of the Trade: Grading Student Writing,” will be...

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Board of Governors approves faculty promotions

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University voted to approve promotion and tenure recommendations for nine faculty members during a meeting Friday, March 18. The promotion of the following...

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Regional Science competitions slated for March 29

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The 27th annual Missouri Southern Regional Science Fair and Missouri Junior Academy of Science presentations will be held Tuesday, March 29, in the third floor ballroom of Billingsly Student Center at Missouri...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of March 14

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Poet Lady Caress will serve as the host of the 2016 MOSO Talent Show at Missouri Southern State University. A poet known for fusing her work with comedy, music, beat boxing and storytelling, Lady Caress has...

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Board of Governors to meet on March 18

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the Boardroom in Billingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet. If any...

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C-DECA members qualify for national competition

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Collegiate DECA (C-DECA) Club at Missouri Southern State University earned several state recognitions at the Missouri State Career Development Conference held recently at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in...

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Wind Ensemble, Concert Band to perform March 18

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Wind Ensemble will be joined by the Concert Band for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University. Under the direction of Dr....

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Missouri Southern events: Week of March 7

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Comedy hypnotist David Hall will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. A traveling magician for the last decade, he has performed all...

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Dinner to honor founder of MSSU film festival

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A dinner to honor Harrison Kash – founder of the International Film Society at Missouri Southern State University – will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Room 356 of Billingsly Student Center. The...

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Board receives update on Yours to Lose program

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University received an update on the finalization of curriculum and admissions standards for the Yours to Lose – Advanced Medical School Acceptance program on...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Feb. 22

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A program on curbing sexual violence will be offered free to the community at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Other activities planned for the week include an evening of fun...

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MSSU to host reception in Lee’s Summit area

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...

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‘Handymen’ to open in Spiva Art Gallery

Joplin, MO (SNS) – “Handymen,” an exhibit featuring recent works by Marco Rosichelli and Justin Shaw, will open with a presentation by the artists and an opening reception on Monday, Feb. 22, in Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Feb. 15

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Two business workshops hosted by the Small Business & Technology Development Center and screenings of the latest in the James Bond series are among the events planned for next week at Missouri Southern...

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Board of Governors to meet on Feb. 19

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Boardroom (Room 310) of Bilingsly Student Center. An agenda is included in the attached meeting packet....

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Spring 2016 Super Leaders participants announced

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Eleven students have been accepted into the spring Super Leaders program at Missouri Southern State University. Now in its fourth year, the program is a joint effort between Missouri Southern and the Joplin...

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Entries sought for annual MOSO Trivia Night

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The fourth annual MOSO Trivia Night will be held Feb. 25 in the North End Zone Facility at Missouri Southern State University. Hosted by the Missouri Southern Athletics Department, the fundraising event will...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Feb. 8

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Comic and magician Michael Kent will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. Kent – whose accolades include Campus Activities Magazine’s Entertainer of...

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Students inducted into physics honor society

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Five students were inducted into the newly formed Sigma Pi Sigma chapter on Jan. 30 at Missouri Southern State University. An organization of the American Institute of Physics, Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor...

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Faculty art exhibition opens at Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO (SNS) – “Character,” a faculty exhibition of experimental typography, is on display in the Spiva Art Gallery on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. The exhibit features works by faculty members Frank...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Feb. 1

Joplin, MO (SNS) – “This is Our Youth,” a wildly funny, bittersweet tale set during a night out in New York, will be offered next week at Missouri Southern State University. The Southern Theatre production runs Tuesday, Feb. 2,...

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Southern Theatre to stage ‘This is Our Youth’

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – Southern Theatre will present “This is Our Youth” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Saturday, Feb. 6,  in the Bud Walton Theatre on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. In Kenneth Longeran’s...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of January 25

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Oscar-nominated “Bridge of Spies” will be screened next week at Missouri Southern State University. Set during the Cold War, and American lawyer is recruited to defend a suspected Soviet spy in court and...

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Board of Governors to meet on Jan. 21

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Boardroom (Room 310) of Billingsly Student Center. An agenda for the meeting is included in the...

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K-12 Art Show opens Monday at MSSU

K-12 Art Show opens Monday at MSSU JOPLIN, MO (SNS) –The public is invited to take part in a “Winter Art Break” this month at the Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University.   The opening reception for the...

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MSSU Releases Fall 2015 Deans’ List

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Attached is the Deans’ List for the fall 2015 semester at Missouri Southern State University. The list recognizes full-time students from Missouri Southern who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on...

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Newsmakers Features Board of Governors Chair

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – The upcoming Newsmakers interview program on KGCS-TV features the chairman of the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University, James Fleischaker. During the interview, he discusses the...

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Cardinals Announce Caravan Players

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the players and alumni planning to visit Joplin on January 16 for the Caravan tour stop. They include current players Randal Grichuk, Sam Tuivaila, and Austin...

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Cardinals Caravan to visit Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The St. Louis Cardinals will include Joplin once again as part of their 2016 tour. Players and team representatives will offer a program at noon Saturday, Jan. 16, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. Fans will...

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Holiday Music Programs to Air

The week of December 13 on KGCS-TV features a number of special seasonal presentations from the Department of Music at Missouri Southern State University.  They include the Southern Jazz Orchestra Swingin’ Holiday program and...

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MSSU DECA president wins in New York City

JOPLIN, MO – Colt Craig, Collegiate DECA president at Missouri Southern State University, numbered among first place winners at the recent 2015 Collegiate DECA Leadership Academy in New York City. Collegiate DECA is an...

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Holiday presentations to air on KGCS-TV

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A number of seasonal presentations offered at Missouri Southern State University will be aired on KGCS-TV. The original children’s production “Christmas at the Old Toy Store,” which was staged by Southern...

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Holiday play for kids to air on KGCS-TV

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – The recent children’s play at Missouri Southern, “Christmas at the Old Toy Store,” will be featured in upcoming telecasts on KGCS-TV.   The performance was recorded the first week of December. “We are...

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Winter commencement slated for Dec. 12 at MSSU

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The 65th graduating class of Missouri Southern State University will be honored during winter commencement ceremonies set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. The...

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Spain Semester writing contest winners announced

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Four freshmen received cash awards as winners of a Spain Semester writing contest at Missouri Southern State University. Each of the students was required to use one of four writing prompts taken from the book...

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Play, concerts among holiday offerings at MSSU

Joplin, MO (SNS) – An original children’s play set in a toy store at Christmas, several music performances and a unique shopping experience are among the holiday offerings planned at Missouri Southern State University. ** A...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Nov. 23

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A senior voice recital and women’s basketball games are planned next week at Missouri Southern State University. The schedule of activities will be light, however. The campus will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25,...

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Lipira, Cade awarded faculty emeritus status

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Former Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Pat Lipira and the late Dr. Al Cade, dean of the School of Education, were awarded faculty emeritus status during the Board of Governors meeting held Friday, Nov....

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Volunteer Resource Fair set at Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A Volunteer Resource Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the second floor foyer of Billingsly Student Center. Area volunteer and non-profit organizations will gather to show students...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Nov. 16

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Music Department will present “Musica a Contraluz: An Evening of Spanish Music” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. The Spanish vocal and brass music...

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Board of Governors to meet on Nov. 20

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in Boardroom (Room 310) of Billingsly Student Center. An agenda for the Board meeting is included in the...

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Student interviews to air on campus radio station

Joplin, MO (SNS) – KXMS, the radio station at Missouri Southern State University, will air a special one-hour program featuring student interviews from around campus at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. The audio version of “Newsmakers”...

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Jazz combos to perform at Gusano’s on Nov. 20

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Jazz Combos from Missouri Southern State University will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Gusano’s Pizza, 3929 E. Seventh St. The performance will feature two student combos performing a...

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Fourth annual Merit Badge University set at MSSU

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Robert W. Plaster School of Business at Missouri Southern State University will host the annual Merit Badge University for area Boy Scouts from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in Plaster Hall....

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Nov. 9

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Students at Missouri Southern State University will have a chance to explore opportunities to broaden their horizons during the Study Abroad Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Billingsly Student...

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EMT students to respond to emergency scenarios

Joplin, MO (SNS) – EMT students will participate in a day of emergency scenarios from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in and around the Julio S. León Health Sciences Center at Missouri Southern State University. More than 20...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of November 2

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Symphony Orchestra will present “La Musica Espanola” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University. Under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey...

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New student programs to air on KGCS-TV

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A new interview program called “KGCS Campus Talk” will debut at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. The program features interviews conducted by students taking the Professional Interviewing class in the Communication...

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MSSU inducts 74 into Alpha Chi

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A total of 74 students accepted the invitation to join Alpha Chi during an induction ceremony held Oct. 25 at Missouri Southern State University. The induction ceremony included welcome remarks and an...

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Paint the Town Green & Gold winners announced

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Winners of Missouri Southern State University’s annual Paint the Town Green & Gold event were announced Friday, Oct. 23. “Paint the Town is an annual event that coincides with Missouri Southern’s...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Oct. 26

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The annual Safe Halloween event is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, on the third floor of Billingsly Student Center at Missouri Southern State University. Sponsored by Residence Life, Student...

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Carlock, Wise crowned Homecoming King and Queen

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Missouri Southern State University students Kendric Carlock and Nicholette Wise were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during the all-campus picnic on Friday, Oct. 23. Wise, a senior criminal justice major...

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Lion Pride Toy Drive planned at Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The History Club at Missouri Southern State University is teaming with Kaveman’s Kids for the Lion Pride Toy Drive, to be held the week of Oct. 26 at Missouri Southern State University. Items sought include...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Oct. 19

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Missouri Southern is ready to “Bring Home the Pride” for the Homecoming 2015 celebration. From annual traditions such as the campus picnic, royalty coronation and Homecoming parade to a performance by comedian...

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Ewing concludes term on MSSU Board of Governors

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Lynn M. Ewing III, former mayor of Nevada and Vernon County prosecuting attorney, has concluded his tenure on the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University. Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Ewing to the...

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Entries sought for Paint the Town Green and Gold

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Area businesses have until Oct. 16 to register to participate in Missouri Southern State University’s annual Paint the Town Green and Gold event. “It’s a fun event for us,” said Landon Adams, director of...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Oct. 5

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Three film screenings and a production by Southern Theatre are among next week’s offerings at Missouri Southern State University. The International Film Festival will continue with “Living is Easy with Eyes...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Sept. 28

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Wellness screenings will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. Free and low-cost screening opportunities will be available for the campus and community,...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Sept. 21

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Spanish radio host, historian and author Dr. César Vidal will offer three presentations next week at Missouri Southern State University that examine topics ranging from the Spanish Civil War, Cervantes’ “Don...

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Orchestra concert to feature competition winners

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Symphony Orchestra will present a concert from the light classics repertoire at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University. The concert will...

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Missouri Southern sees growth in enrollment

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Overall enrollment at Missouri Southern State University has grown by 3 percent over Fall 2014, with dramatic spikes seen in the number of freshmen, transfer students, international students and the number of...

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KGCS-TV working to resolve broadcast issues

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Due to technical difficulties, KGCS-TV remains off the air. The campus TV station at Missouri Southern State University has been off the air for about two weeks due to issues relating to the broadcast system,...

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Board of Governors to meet on Sept. 18

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in the Billingsly Student Center Boardroom. An agenda for the meeting is included in the attached meeting...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Sept. 14

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A full Spanish meal, a lecture and a reading session are planned for next week as part of the Spain Semester at Missouri Southern State University. A Taste of Spain will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday,...

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Ribbon-cutting planned at new End Zone facility

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new End Zone facility at Missouri Southern State University will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, outside the building’s main entrance. The ceremony will include remarks...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Sept. 7

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...

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Mass band performance to be featured in new single

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Seven area high-school bands will join Missouri Southern State University’s marching band when they take the field during the halftime show as the Lions play host to Emporia State at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3,...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Aug. 31

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Celebrations of school spirit and blueberry popsicles will be offered next week by the Campus Activities Board. The Lions will take the field against Emporia State in the first game of the season on Thursday,...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of August 24

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The first lecture of the Spain Semester at Missouri Southern State University will highlight qualities that every foreign visitor to the country should know. Presenter Kisa Clark spent the last academic year...

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Spiva Gallery exhibit showcases Spanish influences

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Looking back, Jade Henning says the two weeks she spent in Spain was the best experience of her life. “The artists I knew about before, from art history class … I saw the places they lived and walked on the...

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Board of Governors to meet on Aug. 21

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, in the Billingsly Student Center Boardroom. An agenda for the meeting is included in the attached meeting...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of August 17

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The 14th annual Welcome Week Picnic will kickstart the first day of school with a break from classes.  The annual event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, August 17, on the Oval. The picnic will...

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First-Year Convocation to be held Sunday, Aug. 16

Joplin, MO (SNS) – New students and their families will be welcomed to Missouri Southern State University during the First-Year Student Convocation ceremony, set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. The...

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PBL members compete at national conference

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Phi Beta Lambda organization at Missouri Southern State University recently received five rankings in the top 10 during the PBL National Leadership Conference, held last month in Chicago, Ill. The four-day...

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Golden Lion scholarship recipients announced

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Tiffany Nicole Gilford, a recent graduate of Neosho High School, received the $5,000 Golden Lion Award scholarship during an awards banquet held June 22 at Missouri Southern State University. Co-sponsored by...

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KXMS to celebrate ‘The Tempest’ June 22-26

Joplin, MO (SNS) – To celebrate the Missouri Shakespeare Festival’s upcoming production of “The Tempest” as well as the companion Shakespeare Academy, KXMS will devote five days to the last play the Bard wrote on his own. Matt...

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Alumni Association plans summer activities

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A family swim event, ice-cream deliveries and a trip to a Springfield Cardinals game are among the summer activities planned by the Alumni Association at Missouri Southern State University. Sunday Funday will...

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Board of Governors approves FY 2016 budget

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University approved a budget of $77.6 million for Fiscal Year 2016 during a meeting held Wednesday, June 4. Financial aid and scholarship expenses account for...

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Shakespeare Academy offered for young thespians

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Dost thy child haveth the acting bug? Wherefore dost thou turn? The Summer Shakespeare Academy will offer young thespians an introduction to the Bard when it is held June 22-26 at Thomas Jefferson Independent...

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Turf removal underway at Fred G. Hughes Stadium

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Yard by yard, the green field is slowly being stripped back and rolled into neat bales as work continues to remove the turf from the football field at Missouri Southern State University’s Fred G. Hughes...

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Board of Governors to meet on June 4

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in the Billingsly Student Center Boardroom. An agenda for the meeting is included in the attached meeting...

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Registration open for youth sports camps at MSSU

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Registration is open for the annual Lifetime Sports Academy at Missouri Southern State University, as well as camps for young basketball, baseball and softball players. The Lifetime Sports Academy – to be held...

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Joplin mayor to be featured on ‘Newsmakers’

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Joplin Mayor Michael Seibert is the featured guest on “Newsmakers,” airing the week of May 17 on KGCS-TV. During the interview, Seibert discusses a variety of topics in the news, including redevelopment...

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Business students recognized during annual banquet

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Robert W. Plaster School of Business at Missouri Southern State University honored more than 100 students for their academic accomplishments during its annual banquet and awards ceremony on April 30. “I’m...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of May 4

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Students at Missouri Southern State University will close out the semester with finals next week. Concluding with two commencement ceremonies on May 9, the week will also include a business presentation and a...

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Finals Madness planned at Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Students at Missouri Southern State University will be able to unwind before that last push toward the end of the semester during Finals Madness, from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 1,  in the Beimdiek...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of April 27

Joplin, MO (SNS) – “Don’t Cut to the Chase,” the fourth original one-act play festival at Missouri Southern, is set to run Tuesday through Saturday, May 1, in the Bud Walton Theatre. The 30-minute plays have been written and...

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‘Newmakers’ to feature local civic organization

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The upcoming “Newsmakers” interview program on KGCS-TV features a look at Soroptimist International of Joplin. Members Jennifer Reeves and Courtney Barnard discuss the organization, which has served Joplin for...

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Super Leaders induction ceremony set for April 25

Joplin, MO (SNS) – An induction ceremony for the Spring 2015 Super Leaders will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in Phelps Theatre. The 15 inductees for the Spring 2015 semester are: Skyler Arbuckle, Lee’s Summit, Mo. –...

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Southern Theatre presents one-act play festival

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Southern Theatre will present “Don’t Cut to the Chase” – the fourth original one-act play festival at Missouri Southern State University – at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, through Saturday, May 2, in the Bud...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of April 20

Joplin, MO (SNS) – From the opening of a senior art exhibition to a series of concerts and recitals, the artistic talents of students at Missouri Southern State University will take center stage next week. A variety of other...

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‘Newsmakers’ highlights new JPD programs

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A number of new programs at the Joplin Police Department are highlighted in the upcoming “Newsmakers” interview program on KGCS-TV. The interview features Joplin Assistant Police Chief Matt Stewart. He shares...

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Southern Jazz Orchestra plans spring concert

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Jazz Orchestra will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. Under the direction of Dr. Phillip C. Wise...

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Dev-Con 1 competition winners announced

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Winners of the inaugural Dev-Con 1 competition were announced Wednesday, April 15, at Missouri Southern State University. The competition – sponsored by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business – allowed...

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Board of Governors schedule retreat for April 17

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A retreat for the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will be held starting at 8 a.m. Friday, April 17, in Room 356 of Billingsly Student Center. An agenda for the retreat is attached....

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Board of Governors to meet on April 17

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the Billingsly Student Center Boardroom. An agenda for the meeting is included in the attached meeting packet....

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Jazz combos to perform at Gusano’s

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Jazz Combos from Missouri Southern State University will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Gusano’s Pizza, 3929 E. Seventh St. Three student combos will offer a variety of selections from the...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of April 13

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...

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Lipira to reflect on career on ‘Newsmakers’

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The upcoming edition of “Newsmakers” KGCS-TV focuses on the academic career of Dr. Pat Lipira, Missouri Southern State University’s vice president for academic affairs. Lipira plans to retire at the end of the...

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Foundation to honor scholarship recipients, donors

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A reception honoring 2015 Foundation scholarship recipients and donors will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the Billingsly Student Center Ballroom at Missouri Southern State University. “It’s an...

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Kolpin scholarship recipients announced at MSSU

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The recipients of the Ruth I. Kolpin Broadcast were announced during a Communication Department awards program held April 8 at Missouri Southern State University. The Kolpin Scholarship in named in honor of...

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Cable One lineup change affects KGCS

Joplin, MO (SNS) – KGCS-TV, the television station at Missouri Southern State University, will have a new home on the channel lineup for Cable One. Effective Wednesday, April 8, the station is moving to channel 6.  The change is...

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More than 20 music performances planned in April

Joplin, MO (SNS) – If you love live music, April is the month for you! Over the next few weeks, Missouri Southern State University will present more than 20 music performances. “We’ll be showcasing our wide diversity and talents...

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Ribbon-cutting planned at MSSU aquatics center

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the newly renovated MSSU Aquatics & Racquetball Center on the first floor of Young Gymnasium. Representatives from the Joplin Area...

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Al Cade to receive Excellence in Education Award

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Dr. Al Cade, the former dean of the School of Education who passed away on Feb. 21, is the recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. The award is presented to an outstanding faculty...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of April 6

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Exotic flavors and music from around the globe will be offered during the second annual World Music & Cuisine Festival on April 11 at Missouri Southern State University. Food samples will be available for...

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Students, alumni invited to Spring Career Fair

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The MSSU Spring Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. More than 100 employers and representatives from graduate schools will be on hand...

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Comedian offers mix of stand-up, hip-hop

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Offering a unique combination of stand-up comedy and hip-hop, Zach Sherwin will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Missouri Southern State University. Sherwin has been featured in several episodes of the...

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MSSU names new Provost/VP of Academic Affairs

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Missouri Southern State University has announced that Dr. Paula Phillips Carson will serve as the institution’s new Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs. Carson, a longtime administrator at the...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of March 30

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Two experts on World War I will offer presentations on the war’s 100th anniversary during next week’s Gockel International Symposium at Missouri Southern State University. Other events scheduled include a male...

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Items from local World War I collection on display

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Shannon Kelly, a local World War I collector, has put several items on display in the lobby of the Taylor Performing Arts Center in advance of the Gockel International Symposium on Tuesday, March 31. The theme...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of March 23

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...

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Found Footage Festival to unearth VHS oddities

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Campus Activities Board will present the Found Footage Festival at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. The one-of-a-kind comedy show features odd and...

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Mercy to sponsor new turf at MSSU football stadium

Joplin, MO (SNS) – New turf for the football field at Missouri Southern State University’s Fred G. Hughes Stadium is on the way, thanks to a sponsorship by Mercy Hospital Joplin. A design for the new, state-of-the-art turf has...

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International symposium to focus on World War I

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The 100th anniversary of World War I will be the focus of two presentations planned for the Gockel International Symposium on Tuesday, March 31, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. Formerly a centerpiece of the...

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DECA club members honored at state competition

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Collegiate DECA club at Missouri Southern State University earned several state honors during the 2015 Collegiate DECA Missouri State Career Development Conference, held Feb. 27-28 in Jefferson City. The...

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Region 6 History Day results announced

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Attached, please find a list of winners from the Missouri Region 6 History Day, held earlier today at Missouri Southern State University. Nearly 200 entries – including research papers, exhibits, performance,...

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KGCS to air lecture by David Humphreys

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A recent lecture on the importance of leadership by David Humphreys, president and CEO of TAMKO, will be broadcast on KGCS-TV the week of March 8. Presented by the Honors Program at Missouri Southern State...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of March 9

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Known for his appearances on such shows as “Last Comic Standing” and “Stand-Up Revolution,” comedian Paul Varghese will host the annual MOSO Talent Show, set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11. Other activities...

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Annual Zumbathon to benefit scholarship

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The annual Dance It Forward Zumbathon will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 13, in the Beimdiek Recreation Center at Missouri Southern State University. The entry fee $15 per person. Proceeds will help...

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Workshop offers tips on starting a business

Joplin, MO (SNS) – An introductory workshop on starting a small business will be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Room 108 of the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at Missouri Southern State University....

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FAFSA Frenzy to be held March 8 at MSSU

Joplin, MO (SNS) – College-bound freshmen are invited to attend FAFSA Frenzy from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in Billingsly Student Center’s third-floor Connor Ballroom at Missouri Southern State University. Financial aid...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of March 2

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Original faculty artwork will be showcased in “Dreadful 7,” a new art exhibit set to open next week at Missouri Southern State University. In addition to the new exhibit, other events planned for the week...

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Southern Theatre to spin ‘Straw Into Gold’

Joplin, MO (SNS) – 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....

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Center offers QuickBooks training for Windows

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Small Business & Technology Development Center at Missouri Southern State University will offer a two-day Introduction to QuickBooks Training. The training sessions will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m....

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‘Newsmakers’ to feature Webb City Schools

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The upcoming “Newsmakers” interview program on KGCS-TV will feature Dr. Anthony Rossetti, superintendent of the Webb City School District. He discusses a variety of topics, including projects to...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Feb. 23

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A performance by magician Joel Ward and a presentation by the founder of the Innovative Concept Academy in St. Louis are among the events planned next week at Missouri Southern State University. Other...

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Board of Governors to meet on Feb. 20

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the Billingsly Student Center Boardroom. An agenda for the meeting is included in the attached meeting packet....

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Exhibit to showcase works by young artists

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The fourth annual K-12 Art Show, featuring artwork created by students from throughout Southwest Missouri, will open Monday, Feb. 16, in the Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University. Sponsored...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Feb. 16

Joplin, MO (SNS) – From a free screening of one of this year’s Best Picture contenders to business seminars and Gift Card Bingo, a number of events will be offered next week at Missouri Southern State University. MONDAY, FEB. 16...

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Program to help MSSU students Dress for Success

Joplin, MO (SNS) – When preparing to enter the job market, it pays to Dress for Success. A new program established by the Career Services office and Alumni Association at Missouri Southern – in conjunction with Joplin Area...

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Dedication planned for Corley Music Room

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A dedication ceremony for the Robert Corley Music Room will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in Room 208 of the Music Department, located in the Performing Arts Building. In November 2014, it was announced...

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‘Newsmakers’ focuses on Crosslines

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The upcoming “Newsmakers” interview on KGCS-TV will focus on Crosslines Churches of Joplin, and their continued programs to serve the needs of the community. Crosslines Director Kathy Lewis and Assistant...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Feb. 9

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A series of film to usher in Valentine’s Day will be offered at Missouri Southern State University next week. Additional events scheduled include a visit by an unusual sketch artist, business workshops and the...

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‘Dial ‘H’ for Hitchcock’ continues on KXMS

Joplin, MO (SNS) – “Dial ‘H’ for Hitchcock,” an original radio series produced by 88.7 KXMS, will continue at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, with an examination of Alfred Hitchcock’s two films that bear the same title – “The Man Who...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Feb. 2

Joplin, MO (SNS) – From a celebration of National Weatherman Day to a performance by a comedian featured recently on Comedy Central and a free film screening, there are a number of events planned for the coming week at Missouri...

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‘Newsmakers,’ Cardinals Caravan to air on KGCS

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A new installment of “Newmakers” focusing on the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale and the recent Cardinals Caravan tour stop at MSSU are scheduled to air on KGCS-TV. “Newmakers” will feature Lori Enyart from the...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Jan. 26

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A Pulitzer Prize-winning play about three young Mississippi sisters will be staged next week at Missouri Southern State University. “Crimes of the Heart,” which won a Pulitzer in 1981, will serve as a showcase...

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Checks to be presented to area backpack programs

Joplin, MO (SNS) – More than $80,000 will be dispersed to backpack programs designed to address food insecurity in area school districts during a check presentation at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in Billingsly Student Center’s...

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‘Crimes of the Heart’ to be staged Jan. 27-31

Joplin, MO (SN) – Southern Theatre will present “Crimes of the Heart” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, through Saturday, Jan. 31, in Bud Walton Theatre. The play, which won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics...

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Missouri Southern events: Week of Jan. 19

Joplin, MO (SNS) – While classes will not be held on Monday, Jan. 19, at Missouri Southern State University in observance of Martin Luther King Day, the annual MLK Breakfast and Day of Service will kick off several days of...

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Distance Learning numbers trending upward at MSSU

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The number of academic courses offered online at Missouri Southern State University is on the rise, the university’s Board of Governors learned during a presentation on Friday, Jan. 16. The numbers reflect the...

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‘Newsmakers’ to focus on air quality concerns

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Concerns about air quality in the Joplin region are discussed with Joplin Health Department Director Dan Pekarek during  the upcoming “Newsmakers” interview program. The interview focuses on efforts by the...

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‘Newsmakers,’ student programs to air on KGCS

Joplin, MO (SNS) – A new edition of “Newsmakers” and four student interview programs will be aired on KGCS-TV. The upcoming “Newsmakers” program will focus on the Connect2Culture arts organization in Joplin. Clifford Wert,...

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Board of Governors schedules meeting for Jan. 16

Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in the Billingsly Student Center boardroom. An agenda for the meeting is included in the attached meeting...

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Author O.Z. Livaneli to visit Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO (SNS) – O.Z. Livaneli, one of Turkey’s most prominent and popular authors, will offer two special presentations and book signings during a Jan. 15-16 visit to Missouri Southern State University. Livaneli will speak at...

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