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Spring 2016 Deans List announced

The Deans List for the Spring 2016 semester at Missouri Southern has been released. The list recognizes full-time student from Missouri Southern who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale. The students qualified for the honor by earning the required GPA while enrolled in 12 or more hours of […]

Southern student to receive broadcast association scholarship

Alex BryantAlex Bryant, a junior mass communications major from Joplin, will be among students from around the state who will receive scholarships from the Missouri Broadcasters Association and the MBA Foundation. The $1,250 MBA Foundation Scholarship will be presented during the organization’s annual convention, set for June 10-11 in Branson. Bryant was nominated for the scholarship […]

Phi Beta Lambda members receive statewide honors

FBLA_PBL_LogoMissouri Southern’s Phi Beta Lambda Club earned a number of honors – including six first-place awards – during the recent 57th annual State Leadership Conference in Springfield, Mo. The conference, held April 23, featured professional seminars and competitive events for individuals and teams. Participating schools included the University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri […]

Southern Athletics To Graduate 62 Individuals As Part Of Spring Commencent

graduation-hatsJoplin, Mo. — Sixty-two Missouri Southern current and former student-athletes will receive a degree today as part of the Spring Commencement Ceremonies held at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on the campus of Missouri Southern.  Two ceremonies will take place today with one beginning at 9:30 am and the other beginning at 1 pm. Both […]

Writing Excellence Awards announced

writingThe MSSU Writing Program Committee has selected four students and two faculty members as winners of the Spring/Fall 2015 Writing Excellence Awards.  Student winners each received $250. The recipients were: Christopher D. Adams for “Life History of Myotis Lucifugus, The Little Brown Bat” in Professor Karen Pulcinski’s General Ecology, BIO 402. Emily Brewer for “Do […]

Radiology students rank third in state competition

Radiology students, Fall 2015Radiology students from Missouri Southern took home the third-place award from the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technology (MSRT) Conference Student Bowl held last month in Columbia. The competition included 14 teams from radiologic technology programs across the state. Students on the bowl team included Missouri Southern radiology majors Jeremy Gustafson, Joplin; Tiffanie Valdois, Neosho; and […]

Spring 2016 commencement ceremonies scheduled

David HaffnerMore than 630 students will be awarded degrees during Spring 2016 commencement ceremonies to be held on Saturday, May 14, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at Missouri Southern State University. The 66th graduating class will include 620 students receiving 789 undergraduate degrees, and an additional 13 receiving graduate degrees. Twenty-three students from 15 […]

Wind Ensemble, Concert Band to perform

The Southern Wind Ensemble performs during a Fall 2015 concert.The Missouri Southern Wind Ensemble & Concert Band Spring Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Taylor Performing Arts Center. The concert is under the direction of Dr. Ricardo Espinosa. The event will open with the performance by the Concert Band under the direction of several student conductors and conductors. It […]

Administrative change to the School of Health Sciences

Dr. Tia Strait has announced her resignation as dean of the School of Health Sciences, expressing her desire to return to the classroom and to spend more time on research. Beginning this fall, Strait will return to the Dental Hygiene Department as a member of the faculty. She served as dean of the school for […]

C-DECA members earn national honors

The MSSU C-DECA contingent was comprised of 11 business students who competed in a variety of business-related events.Dillon Walker, who will graduate this month from Missouri Southern, successfully defended his title during the Colligate Delta Epsilon Chi (C-DECA) International Accounting Competition title at the 55th annual International Career Development Conference held last month in Washington, D.C. C-DECA students from Missouri Southern participated with more than 1,300 other students in professional development activities, […]