Tag: Missouri Southern State University

New hires announced for April/May 2015

More than a dozen new hires have been announced for the months of April and May 2015. Joining Missouri Southern are: Bonnie Branham, custodian, Ummel Ronnie Dawson, evening custodian, Athletics Lisa Dick, part-time custodian,...

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John Cassidy offers ‘Balloon Freak Show’

Professional comedian, magician and balloon artist John Cassidy will present “Balloon Freak Show” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Corley Auditorium. Cassidy holds several Guinness World Records, including balloon-sculpting speed,...

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Bill Gipson appointed to Board of Governors

Bill Gipson is quick to give credit to his alma mater when talking about his career. “I’ve said this a number of times, but if it weren’t for Missouri Southern, I don’t think I would have been able to achieve what I was able to...

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RSVPs sought for Back-to-School Celebration

The Faculty and Staff Senate will host the All-Employee Back-to-School Celebration from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at J.B.’s Piano Bar, 112 S. Main St. The event will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar....

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MOBIUS partners with Tulsa City-County library

A new partnership with the Tulsa City-County Library means that their collection of 1.7 million items will be accessible to Spiva Library patrons through the MOBIUS system. The online library consortium has welcomed the Tulsa...

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Staff Senate discusses Food Harvest, celebration

The Staff Senate met on July 9 on the third floor of Billingsly Student Center. Two upcoming events were discussed: The Employee Appreciation Picnic will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7.  Employees are encouraged to bring one or...

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Lionbackers

“You were the murmur on the crowd and the waves of applause dancing along the field...

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Joplin Pops concert to be held June 27

The 34th annual Joplin Pops concert will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, on the oval at Missouri Southern. Presented by Pro Musica, the event will feature an evening of patriotic tunes, show tunes and light classics by the...

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Staff Senate hears budget report

The Staff Senate held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 11. Rob Yust, vice president of business affairs reported about the approval of the budget for the next fiscal year. A $77.1 million budget was passed and included a...

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Variety of youth camps available this summer

Registration for next month’s Children’s Lifetime Sports Academy has been filled up, but a variety of youth camps are still available for kids to take part in this summer. # Swim lessons for children will be offered...

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‘Cars’ next up for Family Movie Series

“Cars” will be the next film in the Family Movie Series sponsored by the Wellness program. The movie will be shown at 2 and 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in Phelps Theater. The series is held to encourage mental,...

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KGCS to cover area commencement ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies for Missouri Southern State University and three area high schools will be broadcast by KGCS-TV over the next two weeks. The coverage begins with live coverage of the Missouri Southern commencement...

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‘Finding Nemo’ to be screened on May 9

The Wellness Program will continue its Family Movie Series with a presentation of the Pixar film “Finding Nemo” at 2 and 6 p.m. Friday, May 9, in Phelps Theatre. The series is held to encourage mental, emotional,...

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Retirement reception set for May 7

A reception to honor faculty and staff who have recently retired or are planning to retire in the near future will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in BSC’s Connor Ballroom. Those retiring are: Russel Saltmarsh, maintenance...

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Mind reader Eric Dittelman to perform on April 29

Mind reader and “America’s Got Talent” semi-finalist Eric Dittelman will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. The free event, which was rescheduled from Feb. 4 due to the weather, is sponsored...

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Senior thesis schedule announced

The following is the schedule of senior thesis presentations for the Spring 2014 semester. All presentations will take place in Room 217 of Taylor Hall. Monday, April 21 11 a.m.: Kenzo Van Baal, biology major – “A Genome...

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Quarterly Coffee set for April 25

It’s time once again for the faculty and staff Quarterly Coffee. The event will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, April 25, in Room 309 of Billingsly Student Center. Stop by for free coffee, doughnuts and those amazing MOSO...

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Saxophonist Nick Zoulek to give recital

Guest saxophonist Nick Zoulek will present a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. During the recital, he will perform a selection of modern works, including...

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Sherry Noller joins Alliance for Business

Sherry Noller recently joined the Alliance for Business as the director of sales and marketing for the organization. Formed in 2003, the Alliance for Business is an educational partnership between Crowder College and Missouri...

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Come celebrate National Library Week

The George A. Spiva Library will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19. The week is a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library...

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Staff Senate meeting: April 9

Discussion during the Staff Senate meeting held Wednesday, April 9, included: The Southern Service Champ will be awarded this week. Nominations are currently being accepted for the next award. The date to get your nomination in...

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Retirement reception planned for May 7

A reception to honor faculty and staff who have recently retired or are planning to retire in the near future will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in BSC’s Connor Ballroom. Those retiring are: Russel Saltmarsh, maintenance...

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Crossroads trivia contest winners announced

A trivia challenge was featured in the Fall 2013 edition of Crossroads. Readers were asked how many Lion logos that Missouri Southern has had since 1937. Hints were offered in the online edition of the alumni magazine. Those who...

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Annual film series to conclude with ‘Shadow’

The 52nd annual International Film Festival will conclude with a screening of the 1956 Polish film “Shadow (Cien)” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aprill 8, in Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall. Directed by Jarzy Kawalerowicz, the...

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Katie Aranda to co-present at annual conference

Katie Aranda, an outreach specialist with Missouri Southern’s Talent Search program, will serve as a co-presenter during the 36th annual MO-KAN-NE Conference, to be held April 2-4 in Kansas City. MO-KAN-NE is a chapter of the...

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Gifts received toward new baseball stadium

Two major gifts were recently received by the Missouri Southern Foundation for the baseball stadium that is planned at the university. Rod and Janice Anderson made a $25,000 gift toward the fundraising campaign, and a suite at...

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Chamber Singers to present ‘home concert’

The Chamber Singers will present a “home concert” in advance of a Chicago tour at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 706 Byers Ave. The group will be in Chicago March 16-20 for recruiting efforts in...

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Southern hosts TRIO Collaboration Day

The Educational Talent Search, Project Stay and Upward Bound programs at Missouri Southern hosted the second annual TRIO Collaboration Day on Feb. 28. Collaboration Day began last year as a way to convene area college and...

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Staff Senate holds monthly meeting

Service awards and a new Benevolence Fund were among the items discussed during the Staff Senate meeting held March 12. Discussion about the Southern Service Champ and Superior Service Award nominations was held. This discussion...

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Mike Lawson receives annual Governor’s Award

Dr. Mike Lawson, a member of the Biology Department faculty, has been selected to receive the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. The annual award is presented to an outstanding faculty member from each of...

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Annual Zumbathon will benefit scholarship fund

The annual Zumbathon is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the Beimdiek Recreation Center. Zumba instructors will lead participants during the workout, and there will be door prizes and raffle items. The cost is $15 at the...

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Dr. Stacey Barelos to present piano concert

Dr. Stacey Barelos, assistant professor of piano and music theory, will offer a piano concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in Corley Auditorium. The program will include original works as well as selections by Brahms,...

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February new hires named

Three new hires for the month of February have been announced. * Tristan Routledge, Admissions, admissions counselor. * Craig Thompson, Admissions, international admissions counselor. * Charles Hopkins, Men’s Football,...

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To our advertisers: Thanks!

Thanks to Jeremy Strup, general manager, and his team at Fletcher Hyundai in Joplin for their partnership with Missouri Southern State University. Check out their ads this month featured here in Accents, on the calendar of...

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Annual weather spotter class to be held at MSSU

The Joplin-Jasper County Emergency Management Agency will present its annual severe weather class at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the auditorium of the Mills Anderson Justice Center. The 90-minute class will be presented by a...

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Latest issue of Crossroads available

The latest issue of Crossroads, the alumni publication for Missouri Southern, is now available on campus and online here. Be sure to take the MoSo trivia challenge and you might be one of two people selected to receive a Samsung...

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January new hires announced

Thirteen new hires for the month of January have been announced. Desiree Breidenstein, Dean Business Office, Secretary to the School of Business Kathrine Corum, Dental Hygiene, Instructor Dental Hygiene Glenn Cuttrell,...

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Staff Senate holds February meeting

During their latest meeting, the Staff Senate discussed award nominations and the Shared Sick Leave Policy. The Staff Senate talked about the Southern Service Champ and Superior Service award nominations, a topic which was...

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HR Training creates survey, seeks input

HR Training has issued a survey for faculty and staff members to complete that seeks input for further training improvement. This survey is completely anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete. Comments and suggestions...

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Hypnotist Michael C. Anthony to perform at MSSU

Hypnotist Michael C. Anthony will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. Anthony has been seen on CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox. He is a former Entertainer of the Year as judged...

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Missouri Southern to host Relay for Life

Missouri Southern will sponsor the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event on June 14 at the Robert G. Plaster Sports Complex. The event, which is an all-night walk, will have a Hawaiian luau theme. Penny Richeson, AVC...

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Annual K-12 Art Show to open in Spiva Gallery

The third annual K-12 Art Show will open Monday, Jan. 13, in the Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University. Sponsored by District 9 of the Missouri Art Education Association, the show will feature artwork created...

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Cardinals Caravan coming to Missouri Southern

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the roster for their annual caravan tour, which will include a stop in Joplin. The presentation is scheduled for noon Saturday, Jan. 18, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri...

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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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Message from the family of Derek Moore

Missouri Southern received the following message today from the family of Derek Moore: Words cannot express how your kindness and support has touched our family. Thank you to the MSSU Board of Governors, administrators,...

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Ceramics students offer pottery sale

The MSSU Ceramics Department will host the 2013 Student Pottery Sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6, on the first floor of Billingsly Student Center at Missouri Southern. Hundreds of microwavable,...

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Focus groups start search for next MSSU president

Moving forward with the search for the next university president, the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University has announced that two public focus groups will be held to help start the process. The meetings will...

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Video: Board of Governors meeting, Nov. 15, 2013

  Video from the Nov. 15 meeting of the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors meeting has been posted. The meeting included approval of plans for a $14 million residence hall complex to be constructed north...

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The Chart offers photo-op with Santa

The Chart, the student newspaper at Missouri Southern State University, will host Santa’s Rockin’ Photo Op from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, on the third floor of Spiva Library. Photos with Santa will be taken for $1...

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