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Art, biology departments team for painting experience

A map of the prairie land preserved by Missouri Southern.The Art Department will team with the Department of Biology and Environmental Health for a plein air painting experience from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, on the prairie preserve at Missouri Southern. The students in Kyle McKenzie’s beginning painting class will work on oil paintings in the prairie setting while Dr. Teresa Boman […]

Applications sought for Angel Tree program

The MSSU Angel Tree, 2014.The MSSU Angel Tree Committee and Staff Senate will once again host an Angel Tree for Pell-eligible students with children under the age of 15. Applications for the program are available at or They must be turned in at the Recreational Services Office (BSC 241) by Oct. 23. The event is held on […]

Film fest presents ‘Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

"Living is Easy with Eyes Closed"The 54th annual International Film Festival will present “Living is Easy with Eyes Closed” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Cornell Auditorium. The 2013 film is about a high-school English teacher in Spain who is obsessed with John Lennon. He sets out on a road trip to meet Lennon on the set of the […]

CAB presents mentalist Wayne Hoffman

Wayne HoffmanAward-winning mentalist and illusionist Wayne Hoffman will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Corley Auditorium. Recognized as one of the top mentalists in the world, Hoffman currently tours with his stage show “Mind Candy” and his motivational speech, “The Power and Potential of the Human Mind.” He has been featured on NBC’s hit […]

‘Welcome to Me,’ ‘Home’ to be screened

"Welcome to Me"Two movies – “Welcome to Me” and “Home” will be screened the week of Oct. 5. “Welcome to Me” will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Phelps Theatre. The film, rated R, is about a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery and stages her own talk show. “Home” will […]

Southern Theatre presents ‘No Suicide in Springtime’

Joshua Lee Pruss and Hannah McNutt rehearse a scene from "No Suicide in Springtime."Southern Theatre will present “No Suicide in Springtime” – written by written by Alejandro Casona and translated by Lia Beeson – at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, through Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Bud Walton Theatre. Directed by Jim Lile, Southern Theatre’s offering for the Spain Semester has been called a “surreal romance.” It takes […]

Program to feature ‘The Many Faces of Don Quixote’

Dr. Jim LileDr. Jim Lile, head of the Theatre Department, will present “The Many Faces of ‘Don Quixote’ at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Lile’s presentation will be a survey of the various artistic incarnations of Miguel de Cervantes’ timeless character. It will focus on the treatment of the man of La […]

Submissions sought for horror film festival

SB-flyer-blackThe Southern Broadcasters Club at Missouri Southern is seeking submissions for a horror film festival, to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Corley Auditorium.  The film festival is open to the community, with submissions to be no more than 15 minutes long and held to the ratings standards of a PG-13 film. […]

Career Services receives award for collaborative initiatives

Members of the Super Leaders program met with business professionals throughout Joplin during the spring semester.The Missouri Campus Compact 2015 Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration Award has been presented to the Career Services at Missouri Southern State University, along with the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network and Motive Matters. The award is in recognition of collaboration efforts that have created and support Missouri Southern programs including Super […]

‘Don Quixote,’ development of pop culture topics of Spain Semester lectures

Two Spain semester presentations — “Don Quixote: Spain’s Classic Novel” and “La Movida Madrileña (The Madrilenian Scene)” — will be offered by the English faculty and Dr. Susana Liso of the Spanish department this week Readings from ‘Don Quixote’ with illustrations by famous artists will be presented by English faculty at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, […]