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Julie Wengert named Dean of Student Success and Support

Julie Wengert has accepted the position of Dean of Student Success and Support at Missouri Southern. Wengert, who has worked at Missouri Southern for 15 years, previously served as Director of Academic Outreach. The Dean of Student Success and Support is a senior-level administrative position in the Division of Student Affairs and is responsible for […]

Jazz Orchestra plans Swingin’ Holiday show

  The Southern Jazz Orchestra will offer a “Swingin’ Jazz Holiday Show” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Corley Auditorium. Under the direction of Freddie Green, assistant professor of music, the concert will feature a variety of big band jazz and holiday favorites. Admission is free and open to the public.

Southern Theatre presents ‘Another Mother Goose Mystery’

Southern Theatre and the Show-Me Celebration will present “Another Mother Goose Mystery: Old King Cole’s Missing His Bowl” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, in Missouri Southern State University’s Taylor Performing Arts Center. Written and directed by Lyndall Burrow, the Theater Department’s assistant technical director, the play follows Old King Cole […]

Southern Lights, Bookstore discount on Dec. 7

The 10th annual Southern Lights holiday festival will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Lion Plaza in front of Billingsly Student Center. Activities will include horse-drawn carriage rides, pictures with Roary, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, and hot cocoa, cider and cookies. A tree-lighting ceremony with the university president will […]

‘Seasonal Choral Flourish’ set for Dec. 9-10

The seventh annual performance of “A Seasonal Choral Flourish” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 812 S. Pearl Ave. Presented by the choral/vocal division of the Department of Music at Missouri Southern, it will feature performances by the Chamber Singers, Jazz […]

Black Student Union offers ‘Caroling for a Cause’

The Missouri Southern Black Student Union will host “Caroling for a Cause” from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday on the Oval, and at 5:30 p.m. at the Lions home basketball game in Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. Members will perform a variety of Christmas carols for donations. Funds raised will help the group pay for […]

Financial Aid announces new FAFSA, grant information

Haven’t filed for financial aid for next year? The Financial Aid Department has announced some important dates to keep in mind. Students can file their 2017-18 FAFSA now. The cycle for the academic year began on Oct. 1 rather than Jan. 1, 2017. Those filing can use 2015 income tax information. Also, the Access Missouri […]

Vincent Kiprop Wins Cross Country National Championship

Tampa, Fla. — Missouri Southern sophomore distance runner Vincent Kiprop took the lead about 500 meters into the race and didn’t look back as he won the National Championship at the 2016 NCAA Cross Country Championships hosted by Saint Leo University. The Lions, as a team, placed seventh overall. It is the second-highest finish for a […]

Boutique Bonanza set for Nov. 29

The Missouri Southern Alumni Association will present the Boutique Bonanza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center. The festive shopping experience will feature local merchants offering a wide variety of holiday gifts. Vendors will include B. Hayes Designs, Colonial House, Her Saving Grace, Madison Lane Interiors, […]

Student Writing Contest winners announced

The winners of the annual First-Year Student Writing Contest were announced on Nov. 16 at Missouri Southern. The four winners were announced during a luncheon with author Charles Finch. His novel, “The Last Enchantments,” was the common read for all University Experience 100 classes during the fall semester. Finch drew on personal experience for his […]