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Mural celebrating Joplin’s baseball history to be unveiled at Joe Becker Stadium

Students from the Focal Point art organization work on the mural that will be displayed at Joe Becker Stadium.Chalk it up to a bit of artistic serendipity – the “J” on Mickey Mantle’s Joplin Miners baseball cap lines up with the “B” on Joe Becker’s Brooklyn Dodgers cap at the opposite end of the mural. While not intended, says Burt Bucher, the J and B could easily stand for the Joplin Blasters, or […]

Rivera seeks to de-stereotype Spain with lecture

Dr. Rubén Galve RiveraDr. Rubén Galve Rivera, an assistant professor of Spanish at Missouri Southern, will present “De-stereotyping Spain: Sociocultural Aspects That Craft Spaniards (after They Bullfight, Dance Flamenco, and Do Siesta)” at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in Corley Auditorium. Very little is known about Spanish culture outside the classic bullfights, flamenco, and siesta clichés. Rivera’s interactive […]

Dakaboom to perform on Sept. 4

DakaboomMusic/comedy duo Dakaboom will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Best friends Ben McLain and Paul Peglar utilize a cappella, loop stations, stand-up and sketch comedy and crowd interaction to create a show that is both familiar and brand new. In addition to their tour of colleges across the […]

Missouri Southern receives grant for French film festival

FACE_LOGOhalf-greyA joint effort between the Honors Program and Spiva Library has resulted in a grant through the French-American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation to stage a French film festival on the campus of Missouri Southern. The university has received a $2,200 grant to become part of the Tournées Film Festival, a program of the FACE Foundation […]

Missouri Southern announces football promotions, tailgate concert series

"Go Lions!"The Missouri Southern Department of Athletics has announced new policies and exciting entertainment opportunities for this upcoming MSSU football season. With the first home football game on Sept. 3, all fans 12 and under, with an accompanying adult ticket, will now be admitted free to all Missouri Southern regular season athletic events. “This is a […]

Southern Match creates 25 new, endowed scholarships

Foundation Logo Update_THELANTERNA total of 25 new, endowed scholarships for Missouri Southern students have been established through the Southern Match scholarship initiative.  The limited-time program was launched in April by the Missouri Southern Foundation in order to increase the value of new scholarships. The Foundation set aside $200,000 for the program, which placed an additional $10,000 into […]

Spiva Gallery exhibit showcases Spanish influences

Jade Henning is one of five current and former art students with works on display.Looking back, Jade Henning says the two weeks she spent in Spain was the best experience of her life. “The artists I knew about before, from art history class … I saw the places they lived and walked on the streets where they walked,” Henning says. “I saw the most beautiful and influential works I’ve […]

Record number of freshmen enrolled at Missouri Southern

Students at the picnicSurpassing numbers not seen in more than 15 years, a record number of new freshmen have enrolled at Missouri Southern. During the Board of Governor’s meeting on Friday, Aug. 21, board members received an update on enrollment for the Fall 2015 semester. Enrollment (as of Thursday, Aug. 20) is up in several important categories. Dr. […]

Kisa Clark to discuss ‘Living Like a Spaniard’

Kisa ClarkThe first lecture of the Spain Semester will be presented next week. “Living Like a Spaniard: The Life of an English-Teaching ‘Guiri’” is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Have you ever dreamed of living in Spain or wonder how the lifestyle in Spain might be different than the […]

Retirement reception held for Brenda Spurlin

Brenda SpurlinA reception was held Wednesday, Aug. 19, to honor Brenda Spurlin, who retired after 35 years at Missouri Southern. Spurlin worked for three years for Richard Massa in the Department of Communications before becoming an administrative assistant to James Maupin, the dean of the former School of Technology. She would serve in the same capacity […]