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Southern Media Showcase winners announced

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Winners for the 2015 Southern Media Showcase were announced on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Missouri Southern State University. The awards recognize outstanding work in print and video projects by area high-school...

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Summer classes scheduled at Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Ten-and six-week summer class sessions will begin on Monday, May 18, at Missouri Southern State University, with eight-and four-week sessions following on Monday, June 1. A schedule of class sessions is...

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Area students to attend Sophomore Day at MSSU

Joplin, MO (SNS) – Nearly 2,000 area high-school students will attend Sophomore Day on Tuesday, April 28, at Missouri Southern State University. Students from Joplin, Webb City, Carthage, Carl Junction, Neosho and Seneca will be...

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Mary Duncan: Proud to be a Super Leader

I was 15 minutes early. I tried to sit in my car and wait until the Super Leaders open house started. Finally, after about five minutes, I decided to walk over. I had a list of questions in one hand and a pen in the other. I...

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Bentley values art throughout history

Christine Bentley values the importance of art throughout history and its influence on culture. Well-versed as an art historian, she took over as the head of the Art Department at Missouri Southern State University earlier this...

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Soccer to move weekend matches to stadium

Due to excessive rain in the Joplin area, the Missouri Southern soccer team has elected to move this weekend’s MIAA matches against Missouri Western at Friday at 7 p.m. and Northwest Missouri on Sunday at 1 p.m. to Fred G....

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November AquaMassage special

If you’re in need of stress relief, an AquaMassage may be the answer. Heather Arnold, Director of Aquatics & Wellness, says a great November special provides a 50 percent savings on all monthly unlimited packages! For...

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Don’t sacrifice your gift . . .

Steve Prefontaine once said, “To do anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” If you don’t know who “Pre” is, then I know you are definitely not a runner. Pre was a collegiate athlete who changed the...

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Southern Combos to play at “Jazz & Pizza”

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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Ethics workshop planned in Arkansas

Donna Lonchar, former Chart editor, now a newspaper executive in Northwest Arkansas, reports that a special Ethics Workshop is planned at the University of Arkansas on Nov. 8. Gene Foreman, the fall 2013 Distinguished Visiting...

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Watered Gardens Service Project

Next month, Project Stay students and staff will spend the day at Watered Gardens Rescue Mission helping to prepare and serve their annual Thanksgiving lunch.  The event is held each year at Watered Gardens and is expected to...

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Falling in love with your college experience

The urgent, unfamiliar perfume that thickens the air at the end of one’s high school career can easily infiltrate the mind and cloud one’s judgment with an obstructed path of indecision. To determine which college to attend is...

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Italian film Tuesday evening

The Italian Film Festival at Missouri Southern State University will present the film “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall. The winner of the 1964 Academy Award for...

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Italy Semester lectures to air

The following Italy Semester lectures are scheduled to air on KGCS-TV: Monday, Sept. 30 – 8 p.m. – “American Injustice:  The Legacy of Sacco and Vanzetti” Tuesday, Oct. 1 – 8 p.m. – “Stirring it Up – Italian Style” Wednesday,...

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Dr. Marble on “Missouri Southern Live!”

This Friday’s guest on Missouri Southern Live! will be MSSU Interim President Alan Marble. The program will air at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 on 88.7KXMS. Jeff Skibbe hosts the program. Dr. Marble graduated in 1979 from the...

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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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National History Day an ongoing effort

If you follow Accents, you’ve probably noticed my announcements about the Missouri Region 6 History Day contest held each March at MSSU and about the fortunes of participants who go on to the state and national contests. If you...

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Tutors help students achieve academic goals

The Student Success Center is here to help students achieve their academic goals through our many services. Tutoring, the Tutor Training Class, Disability Services and the UE 150-College Academic Skills class are all offered...

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Dr. Marble addresses the faculty

Dr. Alan Marble, Interim President of Missouri Southern State University, addressed the faculty for the first time on the Friday before classes began for the fall 2013 semester. To see Dr. Marble’s comments, visit:...

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Barelos to play music of John Cage

Dr. Stacey Barelos, assistant professor of Piano and Theory, will play John Cage’s seminal work, Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in Phinney Recital Hall (Music Room 222). Phinney Hall...

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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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Why Italy?

Italy is home to 61 million people who inhabit an area about the size of Arizona. Strategically located on the Mediterranean Sea, this NATO-member generates the world’s 10th biggest economy. When we consider the...

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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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Eleven films planned for Italy 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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“Two Italian Journeys” presentation today

Two Missouri Southern State University faculty members, Dr. Nanette Philibert, management; and Dr. William Kumbier, English and philosophy, each spent part of the summer in Italy completing various projects of personal discovery...

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Choral Society Summer Concert July 28

The only concert presented by the Missouri Southern State University Choral Society this summer will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 at the First Baptist Church, Broadway and Roane Streets in Webb City. The focus of the...

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Spring 2013 Deans’ List

 The Deans’ List has been released for the spring 2013 semester at Missouri Southern State University. The Deans from Missouri Southern’s four Schools (Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Health...

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Board Chair announces administrative change

Dr. Sherry Buchanan, chair of the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University, announced Monday, June 17, 2013 Dr. Bruce Speck is no longer President of the University. A roll call vote during an executive session...

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Lion Pride Tuition program now even better

Students from out of state are saying great things about the newly-expanded Lion Pride Tuition Program. “Lion Pride Tuition has made it possible for me to attend the school I want, receive the degree I want, and focus on...

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“Lion King Trilogy” to show in Phelps Theater

The first part of the Lion King Trilogy will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 in Phelps Theater in the bottom floor of the Billingsly Student Center. That day will kick off  the trilogy, all to show at Missouri...

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T-shirts for Oklahoma tornado victims

Camille Cragin, daughter of MSSU professor of business Dr. Scott Cragin, and her friend and MSSU student, Jessica Hill, want to bring some kindness and smiles to the tornado-devastated city of Moore, Okla. Camille and Jessica...

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The Honors Program: A Point of Pride

The Honors Program serves Missouri Southern State University by recruiting academically talented and motivated students and engaging them in enhanced educational opportunities and challenges designed to promote their development...

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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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Shirt on special at the Bookstore

The Missouri Southern Bookstore is running a sale on a great shirt for summer wear! This Lady’s or Men’s CORE 365 moisture wicking polo is only $19.99 . ($24.99 is the regular price.) Available in dark green or dark gray...

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Staff Senate Nominations sought

The Staff Senate is seeking nominations for two professional and five classified seats, all for 3-year terms. Nominations need to be emailed to StaffSenateElection@mssu.edu by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 20. To be eligible for the...

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Staff Senate seeking nominations

The Staff Senate is seeking nominations for two professional and five classified seats, all for 3-year terms. To be eligible for the ballot, staff person must have been a current employee of Missouri Southern State University...

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Munson – “a passion for learning”

One of Missouri Southern’s three Outstanding Graduates is Callie Munson.  Munson delivered her speech at the Thirty-Seventh Annual Honors Convocation. She expresses her thoughts upon completing his education at Missouri...

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Local History teachers recognized

Two History Teachers teachers from Region 6 are among the three who have been recognized as National History Day in Missouri Teachers of the Year.   Jason Navarro of Wheaton Schools, an MSSU alumnus, won the Patricia Behring...

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Two win giftcards

Cheryl Dobson, Registrar, and Jeane Elliot, Psychology,were the winners of the two $75 MSSU bookstore giftcards provided by the ACTS Office for completion of the online suicide prevention training Ask, Listen, Refer. The ACTS...

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Prisock Speaks at Convocation

One of Missouri Southern’s three Outstanding Graduates is Ryan Prisock. Ryan delivered his speech at the Thirty-Seventh Annual Honors Convocation. He expresses his thoughts upon completing his education at Missouri...

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KGCS to Air Faculty Piano Recital

The Spring 2013 Faculty Piano Recital by Debra Snodgrass at Missouri Southern State University will air starting next week on KGCS-TV.  The recital on April 25 also featured Dr. Stacey Barelos and Hayley Mullins on piano. The...

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Projects Planned for Global Youth Service Day

The world’s children and teens are mobilizing for the 25th anniversary of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), April 26 to 28, 2013, when young people in more than 100 countries will participate in volunteer projects and celebration...

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Southern Symphony Orchestra on KGCS-TV

The Spring concert by the Southern Symphony Orchestra airs starting next week on KGCS-TV.  The performance on April 23 features the symphony orchestra with piano soloist Michael Sheppard.  It also included the Be a Maestro!...

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Honors Convocation recognizes students

The 37th Annual Honors Convocation took place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in the Mills Anderson Justice Center Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. The ceremony included  introductions by Dr. Pat Lipira,...

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Project Stay is here to help

Making the transition to college – either immediately after high school or later in life – can be a challenging step for many students, especially for students from backgrounds that did not encourage or support pursuing a...

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Senator Richard on “Newsmakers”

State Senator Ron Richard discusses issues facing the state of Missouri in the “Newsmakers” interview program airing the week of April 21 on KGCS-TV.   Senator Richard addresses a number of issues, including redevelopment...

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“Chart” to Host MCMA Annual Conference

The Chart, the student newspaper at Missouri Southern State University, will host the Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) annual conference this Saturday, April 20. The conference draws journalism students from across the...

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SCUBA class at Missouri Southern!

A SCUBA Class is planned a Missouri Southern State University. Using a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus opens a whole new vista for swimmers. • Who: Anyone ages 10+ (Under age 18 requires parental release) • What:...

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“Guilt Trip” to show Friday night

The movie Guilt Trip will be shown on the Missouri Southern State University campus Oval at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand star in the film about inventor Andy Brewster’s road trip of a lifetime.  A...

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“Lord of the Rings” series continues

The Lord of the Rings series continues Friday, April 12 on campus with a showing of  the 2002 film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The movie will be shown at 2 p.m. in Phelps Theater on the bottom floor of the Billingsly...

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75th 5K to set new tradition

On Saturday April 27, Missouri Southern, Recreational Services will host the first Annual 75thAnniversary 5K. This event is part of Southern Spree, which will include live music, art and craft show, BBQ and activities for the...

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Some tips for success in math

Math, for many students, can be a major hurdle to jump in a University setting. Every semester I have at least one student that is struggling ask me how to be successful.  Every semester I give them the following  tips.  Every...

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“Newsmakers” to focus on Joplin Schools

The upcoming edition of the Newsmakers interview program focuses on Joplin Schools, from students getting ready to enter kindergarten to those preparing to graduate from high school.  The program features information about...

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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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My head was spinning

There was thought-provoking discussion at this year’s BOG Retreat about the complexion of modern higher education—today, and in the future for which we must plan.  What is “the university experience” for 21s  century...

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24th Annual Science Fair

The 24th Annual Missouri Southern Regional Science Fair (MSRSF) will be held Tuesday, March 26 on the third floor of the Billingsly Student Center at Missouri Southern State University.     This competition for high school and...

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Shared Governance Statement

Missouri Southern’s Shared Governance Committee is now in place. Thanks again to members of the Shared Governance Task Force for leading the way following 2008 recommendations from the Higher Learning Commission and for...

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Business Undergraduate Research Competition

Registration has been extended for the 2013 Plaster School of Business Undergraduate Research Competition. The competition is sponsored by Arvest Bank. Two tracks exist:  One is for Applied Research (organization-specific papers...

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Relay for Life Chili Dinner March 25

The  Kickoff  Team Captain chili dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at the First Christian Church Family Life Center at 4th & Pearl Streets in Joplin. Anyone is welcome that would like to participate in 2013...

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“Newsmakers” programs featured on YouTube

Selected Newsmakers interview programs from KGCS-TV are now posted on YouTube.   The most recent addition is one highlighting services offered at Missouri Southern for income tax assistance and FAFSA assistance.  The program...

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Muslim Journeys Bookshelf on display

Missouri Southern State University—George A. Spiva Library is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment...

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The first Blaine Hall!

Blaine Hall is currently one of Missouri Southern’s Residence Halls.  However, the first Blaine Hall was dedicated on Nov. 1, 1946 and dedicated to the popular Dean Harry E. Blaine who was to retire that spring. Located...

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SBTDC Newsletter now available

 The  Small Business & Technology Development Center newsletter SBTDC Update is now available. Sherry Noller of the SBTDC says featured stories include a rundown on the upcoming 2013 Veterans Enterprise Forum and a look at...

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Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band to perform

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band of Missouri Southern State University, under the direction of Dr. Ron Montgomery, will present a special concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. The concert is entitled “Music from...

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Italian Film next in International Series

The 51st Annual International Film Festival at Missouri Southern State University will present the film Three Brothers (Tre Fratelli)) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 in Cornell Auditorium in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise...

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Southern Spree April 27!

Artists and crafters are needed to join the Southern Spree Celebration on Saturday, April 27. Musicians are also being asked to volunteer their time to the event. The Southern Spree BBQ  Contest & Craft Fair runs from 10...

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March 11-15 is Islam Awareness Week

March 11-15 is Islam Awareness Week Members of the Islamic Society of Joplin and Muslim students at Missouri Southern State University will have an information table in the Lion’s Den of Billingsly Student Center from 10...

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MSSU celebrating 75 great years!

The University celebrates its 75th Anniversary during the the current academic year. Since 1937, Missouri Southern State University has provided educational opportunities for Southwest Missouri and beyond. MSSU has evolved from...

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“Lemonade Joe” rescheduled

Due to recent inclement weather, the next International Film Festival selection has been rescheduled.  Lemonade Joe (Limonadovy Joe)  will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5  in Cornell Auditorium. No admission is charged. ...

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Jostens’ rep to visit campus

The representative for the Jostens company was unable to make the recent Grad Expo due to bad weather in the Kansas City area. Lee Pound, Alumni Director, says Jostens will be on campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on  Tuesday, March...

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Welcome to the new Accents!

 Last fall, our team in University Relations and Marketing (URM) was invited to a conversation with the MSSU Staff Senate. In a discussion led by Bob Tessman, IT Director of User Services, and Michelle Arwood, Financial...

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Mansion built by wealthy mining executive

The front (south) view of the Mission Hills mansion has changed little over the years.  Facing south, it proves an inspiring panorama of the Turkey Creek valley. The mansion was built in approximately 1920 by Lucius P....

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Helping students and working families with VITA

During the last several years, the accounting faculty has looked at many service learning projects to help both our students and the Joplin community.  Each idea had some good points, but nothing was quite practical for us.  As...

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