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Taelour Murphy Named Assistant Track and Field Coach

taelour murphyJoplin, Mo. — Missouri Southern Director of Track and Field Bryan Schiding has named Taelour Murphy as a new assistant coach for the Lions’ track and field teams.  “We are very excited to have Taelour join our coaching staff,” Schiding said. “She understands the rigors of being a successful student athlete and coach at our level. Her background […]

Missouri Southern Athletics Announce 2016 Hall of Fame Class

hall of fame 2016Joplin, Mo. – The Missouri Southern Athletics Department has announced its 2016 MSSU Athletics Hall of Fame Class that will be enshrined as part of Hall of Fame Weekend on September 24 as the Lions play host to defending National Champion Northwest Missouri State at Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Amanda Zook (Women’s Soccer – 1999-2002), […]

Basketball Teams Once Again Among Nation’s Best In Attendance

leggett-plattIndianapolis, Ind. —  The Missouri Southern men’s and women’s basketball teams have once again ranked among the nation’s best when it comes to attendance at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center each game.  Both the men’s and women’s programs ranked in the top 13 for the second-straight year as the men ranked 13th and the […]

Eddin Santiago and Jim Frazier Inducted Into MIAA Hall of Fame

robert-frazier hofKansas City, Mo. — Former Missouri Southern point guard Eddin Santiago and former MSSU athletic director and football coach Jim Frazier were inducted into the MIAA Hall of Fame, the conference announced this evening.  The Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place in the Truman Forum Auditorium at the Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch, in […]

Fifty-One Student-Athletes Named To MIAA Academic Honor Roll In Final MIAA Academic Awards

academic booksComplete MIAA List Kansas City, Mo. — Fifty-One Missouri Southern student-athletes were named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll as the MIAA announced its final academic awards recently.  To earn the award, a student-athlete has to maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA and be in attendance for two or more semesters at their particular institution. In addition […]

More than 40 participate in Day of Action

Day of Action volunteersEmployees from Missouri Southern provided 10 percent of the entire volunteer workforce during the United Way Day of Action earlier this month. The Staff Senate adopted the Day of Action as an annual project. Forty-two participants represented MSSU during the June 17 event, giving their time to serve at the Children’s House, Children’s Haven, Joplin […]

Alex Gandy named Career Services director

Alex GandyAlex Gandy has been named the new Director of Career Services at Missouri Southern. Gandy – who has been with Missouri Southern for more than four years – comes to the position from the Advising Counseling and Testing office, where he served as an academic advisor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Missouri […]

Governor signs bills providing funds for Reynolds Hall renovations

Area legislators and university officials were on hand for the governor's visit.During a visit to campus on Thursday, June 16, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon formally signed two bills providing more than $16 million in funding for the Reynolds Hall renovation project at Missouri Southern. Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 2017, which includes $6.7toward the ongoing Reynolds Hall renovation project. He also signed HB 2018, which […]

Golf tournament to benefit University Police Department

The UPD Classic will benefit a different campus department each year.Registration is open for the inaugural UPD Classic, a golf tournament to be held Friday, July 29, at the Schifferdecker Golf Course. Shotgun start for the tournament will be 8 a.m. Sponsored by Missouri Southern’s University Police Department (UPD), the event will benefit a different project or department each year. Proceeds raised during the 2016 […]

Salary increases included in Board-approved budget

The Fiscal Year 2017 budget approved last week by the Missouri Southern Board of Governors includes a 2.25 percent across-the-board salary increase for all employees. The move will result in a minimum $600 increase for full-time employees and $300 for part-time. The announcement came during the June 9 board meeting, in which members approved a […]