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Home court advantage: Mock trial team hosts tournament

The MSSU City of Hope Invitational features mock trial teams from three states.Future lawyers from Texas, Missouri and Kansas are on campus for the second annual MSSU City of Hope Invitational. The mock trial competition is sponsored by the James R. Spradling Center for Law & Politics. Two teams of six Missouri Southern students – playing as attorneys and witnesses — will compete against teams from other […]

CAB to present ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

"Dumb and Dumber To"The Campus Activities Board will present “Dumb and Dumber To” at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in Phelps Theatre. Twenty years after the original film (which, depending on your sense of humor, may be considered a minor classic or one of the most stupid movies every produced), Harry Dunn and Lloyd Christmas reunite […]

Judge Jimmie Edwards to speak at MSSU

Judge Jimmie EdwardsThe Teaching and Learning Committee has invited Judge Jimmie Edwards to speak at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in Webster Hall’s  Corley Auditorium. Edwards’ presentation will be on “Implicit Bias and At-Risk Students.” Edwards, a St. Louis Circuit Court judge, opened the Innovative Concept Academy in 2009 to change the lives of teens facing a […]

Evan Jewsbury named HR director at Missouri Southern

Evan JewsburyEvan Jewsbury has been named the new director of human resources at Missouri Southern State University. A Joplin native, Jewsbury received his bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern in 2009. He received his master’s degree in human resource development in 2010 from Pittsburg State University. Since 2013, he has served as director of human resources at […]

$80,000 presented to area backpack programs

Missouri Southern President Dr. Alan Marble and Mike Osborne, president and CEO of the Neosho-based Nutra Blend, present a check for $10,000 to Joplin Schools Superintendent C.J. Huff and Bright Futures coordinator Melissa WinstonMore than $80,000 was dispersed to backpack programs designed to address food insecurity in area school districts during a check presentation at Thursday, Jan. 22, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. Through a partnership between the Neosho-based Nutra Blend and Missouri Southern, checks were presented to programs in Nesoho, East Newton, Seneca, Monett, Joplin, Webb […]

Phillips powers Lions’ comeback in 60-59 win over Northwest Missouri

sphillipsJoplin, Mo. – A 19-6 run by the Missouri Southern women’s basketball team over the final 9:00 of the game lifted the Lions to a 60-59 win over visiting Northwest Missouri on Robert Corn Court inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.  During that late run for Southern, (12-4, 6-3 MIAA) 18 of the 19 […]

Lions take out Bearcats 77-65 as four score in double figures

tprinceJoplin, Mo. – The Missouri Southern men’s basketball team used a pair of runs in each half and defeated the visiting Northwest Missouri Bearcats 77-65 on Robert Corn Court inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.  Southern (12-6, 6-3 MIAA) was led offensively by Taevaunn Prince as the junior went 7-17 from the field and […]

New York artists featured in Spiva exhibition

"Inside Industry" exhibition by Natalia Zubko.An artist talk and reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in the Spiva Art Gallery. The event is part of the Natalia Zubko and Jen Waters Art Exhibition which opens Monday and continues through Feb. 12. Zubko and Waters, both New York-based artists, will showcase their work during the […]

Distance Learning numbers trending upward at MSSU

schoolfeature1The number of academic courses offered online at Missouri Southern is on the rise, the university’s Board of Governors learned during a presentation on Friday, Jan. 16. The numbers reflect the university’s ongoing commitment to providing options for students seeking to further their education, as well as the importance of ensuring those options are not […]

Southern Theatre presents ‘Crimes of the Heart’

Miranda Nealy, Valerie Stockton and Erica Zeyn rehearse a scene from "Crimes of the Heart."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 Circle Award, examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. “It’s a wonderful play and […]

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