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MSSU Basketball To Host MOSO Madness October 25

rp_primary_basketball_new_sidearmJoplin, Mo. – The Missouri Southern Athletic Department will be hosting its 2016-2017 basketball kickoff, MOSO Madness, on Tuesday, October 25th at 7 pm inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on the campus of MSSU. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will be holding scrimmages open to the public and both teams will be […]

Southern Theatre to stage ‘Veronica’s Room’

(From left)  Austin Henady, Inge Logetenberg, Chelsie Jeffries and Luke Bobbett star in the production of "Veronica's Room."Southern Theatre will present “Veronica’s Room” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Bud Walton Theatre. This chilling mystery thriller by Ira Levin – author of “Rosemary’s Baby” – explores the thin line between fantasy and reality. Students Susan and Larry find themselves enticed to the Brabissant Mansion by its […]

Ceremony set for mansion’s addition to National Register of Historic Places

Plaques noting the mansion's place on the National Historic Register will be placed near the original entrance, as well as the entrance to the Alumni Association.A dedication ceremony in honor of the Lucius P. Buchanan mansion’s addition to the National Register of Historic Places will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Missouri Southern State University Alumni Center. Built in 1926 by Lucius P. “Buck” Buchanan, a wealthy mining developer, the mansion was constructed with a Spanish […]

PBL brings March for Babies to Missouri Southern

The March of Dimes event will be held at Missouri Southern on Oct. 22.The Joplin March for Babies will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Missouri Southern State University’s Fred G. Hughes Stadium. The event – which is being held for the first time on the Missouri Southern campus – will be presented by the university’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda. Since […]

CAB presents “Bad Moms”

bad_momsThe Campus Activities Board will present “Bad Moms” at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, and at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Phelps Theater. The comedy is about a woman with a seemingly perfect life who feels she is overworked and about to snap. She joins forces with two other moms for a […]

Columbus Day to be focus of diversity program

Christopher ColumbusA brief overview of Christopher Columbus from the perspective of contemporary Latin American history and the origin of the federal holiday in the United States will be the focus of a special program at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Cornell Auditorium. During the program – titled “Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?” – Dr. […]

Japanese ambassador to visit Missouri Southern

Kenichiró SasaeKenichiró 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 will be the honored guest at a luncheon in the North End Zone Facility at Missouri Southern at noon on Thursday, Oct. 13. Born in 1951, Sasae […]

Art exhibition to celebrate ‘crazy joy of leaving’

"So Shines a Good Deed in an Otherwise Weary World"“The Melancholy of Runaway Elephants” – an exhibit featuring works by artist Lori Miles – will open Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Spiva Art Gallery. The mixed-media sculptural exhibition is rooted in stories, folklore and news articles about escaped zoo animals, runaway elderly patients and the crazy joy of leaving. Based in equal parts real and […]

Vincent Kiprop Named National Cross Country Runner of the Week

kiprop region 2New Orleans, La. — Missouri Southern sophomore distance runner Vincent Kiprop has won his second National Cross Country Runner of the Week honor, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced today.  Kiprop, a native of Kericho, Kenya, took home the title at the University of Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival this past […]

Isenmann, Hoelcher crowned Homecoming King and Queen

Joined for a photo by MSSU President Dr. Alan Marble and Lori Marble, Ben Isenmann and Kylie Hoelcher were crowned 2016's Homecoming King and Queen.Ben Isenmann and Kylie Hoelcher were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during the 39th annual Homecoming Picnic on Friday, Oct. 7, at Missouri Southern State University. Isenmann, a senior general education major from Jasper, Mo., was sponsored by Sigma Pi. The son of Tim and Jane Isenmann, he was named Sigma Pi Brother of the […]