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Writing contest winners announced

Dalton Dailey, Danielle Plutino and Tracy Fisher are pictured with author Nellie Bennett.Four freshmen at Missouri Southern picked up cash awards as winners of a Spain Semester writing contest at MSSU. Each of the students was required to use one of four writing prompts taken from the book “Only in Spain: A Foot Stomping Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco and Falling in Love.” The book […]

Lego masterpieces to be created during gallery event

The Lego company donated bricks to be used during the event.“Masterpiece in a Day: LegoLand” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Spiva Art Gallery at Missouri Southern State University. Open to all ages, participants will design a plan for their creation and then be given a set amount of time to bring it to life with Legos. Once […]

Area students to gather for Southern Media Showcase Day

Students gathered for last year's Southern Media Showcase awards ceremony .More than 300 area high-school students will attend the 19th annual Southern Media Showcase Day on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Missouri Southern. The event will begin at 9:15 a.m. in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Two Missouri Southern graduates will offer presentations – Alonzo Medcalf, a still photographer with KMOV-TV in St. Louis, and Noppadol Paothong, […]

Play, concerts among holiday offerings at MSSU

Kelsey Hale, Kyle Jacobs and Christy Hernandez rehearse a scene from “Christmas at the Old Toy Store” at Missouri Southern.An original children’s play set in a toy store at Christmas, several music performances and a unique shopping experience are among the holiday offerings planned at Missouri Southern. ** A Boutique Bonanza will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center. The festive shopping experience […]

Lipira, Cade awarded faculty emeritus status

A new medallion has been designed to honor those awarded faculty emeritus status.Former Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Pat Lipira and the late Dr. Al Cade, dean of the School of Education, were awarded faculty emeritus status during the Board of Governors meeting held Friday, Nov. 20, at Missouri Southern State University. The prestigious emeritus status is granted as a result of meritorious service to the […]

‘Called to Walls’ to screen at Missouri Southern

The documentary will focus on the creation of "The Butterfly Effect" mural.Kansas filmmakers Amber Hansen and Nicholas Ward will present their new documentary “Called to Walls” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in Cornell Auditorium. The documentary showcases a series of community-based murals that were spearheaded by muralist Dave Loewenstein between 2010 and 2013. Featured is the story and creation of the mural “The Butterfly Effect: […]

Alumni office to host Pinterest Party Lunch Break activities

Reservations are sought for the Pinterest Party Lunch Break events.Five Days of Christmas—A Pinterest Party Lunch Break will be offered by the MSSU Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations during the week of Dec. the Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center. From noon to 1 p.m. each day, attendees will be served lunch and will craft holiday-themed decorations. “Each day will be unique. It’s […]

One Warm Coat drive underway

New and gently used items are sought for the annual coat driveMembers of Omicron Delta Kappa are working to spread some warmth in the community with the annual One Warm Coat collection at Missouri Southern. The drive, which began Nov. 10 and will continue through Dec. 4, is being conducted by Missouri Southern’s chapter of the national leadership honor society. Clean and reusable coats, jackets, sweatshirts […]

Forty inducted during Omicron Delta Kappa ceremony

The ODK induction ceremony was held in the BSC Ballroom on Nov. 15.Forty students, two faculty members and University President Dr. Alan Marble were inducted into the Golden Crest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa during a ceremony held Nov. 15 at Missouri Southern State University. Membership into the national leadership honor society is based on exemplary leadership, scholarship and character. The society recognizes achievement in five areas: […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week events planned

GE_WEEKMissouri Southern’s Center for Entrepreneurship will take part in Global Entrepreneurship the week of Nov. 16.  The center has scheduled four days of events, including a social entrepreneurship project featuring Rapha House International, a featured local entrepreneur to speak to the students about his entrepreneurial experiences, free customized start-up kits available to all MSSU students, […]