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MSSU recognized as Fit-Friendly Worksite

Missouri Southern was presented with the Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite Award this week. The award, presented Wednesday by the American Heart Association, recognizes employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health. “We’ve consistently received the award the last five years,” said Heather Arnold, the university’s wellness coordinator. “We’re one of […]

CAB presents comedian Nick Guerra

Nick GuerraComedian Nick Guerra will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Known as the “Little Long-Haired Comic,” he recently appeared on fellow comic Garbiel Iglesias’ Comedy Central series “Stand Up Revolution,” offering his take on relationships, current events and personal experiences. He has also served as a writer and actor […]

Wellness Program offers ‘The Normal Heart’

ruffalonormalheartThe Wellness Program will screen “The Normal Heart” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Phelps Theatre. The 2014 film depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City, as seen through the eyes of a writer/activist who founded a prominent advocacy group. Directed by Ryan Murphy, it stars Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, […]

Taevaunn Prince named MIAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

princeJoplin, Mo. — Missouri Southern junior guard Taevaunn Prince has been named the MIAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week the league announced today.  Prince, a 6-3 native of Toronto, helped the Lions to a 2-0 week with wins over Northwest Missouri and Missouri Western, pushing Southern into second place in the MIAA. Against Northwest Missouri, […]

Home court advantage: Mock trial team hosts tournament

The MSSU City of Hope Invitational features mock trial teams from three states.Future lawyers from Texas, Missouri and Kansas are on campus for the second annual MSSU City of Hope Invitational. The mock trial competition is sponsored by the James R. Spradling Center for Law & Politics. Two teams of six Missouri Southern students – playing as attorneys and witnesses — will compete against teams from other […]

CAB to present ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

"Dumb and Dumber To"The Campus Activities Board will present “Dumb and Dumber To” at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in Phelps Theatre. Twenty years after the original film (which, depending on your sense of humor, may be considered a minor classic or one of the most stupid movies every produced), Harry Dunn and Lloyd Christmas reunite […]

Judge Jimmie Edwards to speak at MSSU

Judge Jimmie EdwardsThe Teaching and Learning Committee has invited Judge Jimmie Edwards to speak at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in Webster Hall’s  Corley Auditorium. Edwards’ presentation will be on “Implicit Bias and At-Risk Students.” Edwards, a St. Louis Circuit Court judge, opened the Innovative Concept Academy in 2009 to change the lives of teens facing a […]

Evan Jewsbury named HR director at Missouri Southern

Evan JewsburyEvan Jewsbury has been named the new director of human resources at Missouri Southern State University. A Joplin native, Jewsbury received his bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern in 2009. He received his master’s degree in human resource development in 2010 from Pittsburg State University. Since 2013, he has served as director of human resources at […]

$80,000 presented to area backpack programs

Missouri Southern President Dr. Alan Marble and Mike Osborne, president and CEO of the Neosho-based Nutra Blend, present a check for $10,000 to Joplin Schools Superintendent C.J. Huff and Bright Futures coordinator Melissa WinstonMore than $80,000 was dispersed to backpack programs designed to address food insecurity in area school districts during a check presentation at Thursday, Jan. 22, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom. Through a partnership between the Neosho-based Nutra Blend and Missouri Southern, checks were presented to programs in Nesoho, East Newton, Seneca, Monett, Joplin, Webb […]

Phillips powers Lions’ comeback in 60-59 win over Northwest Missouri

sphillipsJoplin, Mo. – A 19-6 run by the Missouri Southern women’s basketball team over the final 9:00 of the game lifted the Lions to a 60-59 win over visiting Northwest Missouri on Robert Corn Court inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.  During that late run for Southern, (12-4, 6-3 MIAA) 18 of the 19 […]

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