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Missouri Southern Awards 523 Degrees Saturday
May 11, 2024

Missouri Southern Awards 523 Degrees Saturday

Missouri Southern State University conferred degrees upon more than 500 students Saturday during two ceremonies inside the university’s Leggett and Platt Athletic Center. In all, Missouri Southern celebrated the accomplishments of 523 students who earned degrees.

Lemmons Selected as New Missouri Southern Dean
May 01, 2024

Lemmons Selected as New Missouri Southern Dean

A Missouri Southern biology professor with more than two decades of experience at the Joplin university will become the new dean of MSSU’s College of Health, Life Sciences and Education.

MSSU to host 9th Annual World Music & Cuisine Festival
April 16, 2024

MSSU to host 9th Annual World Music & Cuisine Festival

The 9th Annual World Music and Cuisine Festival will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Missouri Southern’s Young Gymnasium. Students and community members will serve international dishes while a variety of musical groups perform. For $15 guests receive a wristband to access unlimited food samples while supplies last. Thirty countries are expected to represent their cuisine including offerings from local restaurants Thai Time, Magic Noodle, and Taste of Italy.

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Love is More Powerful Than Either You or I
May 07, 2024

Love is More Powerful Than Either You or I

Whitney Fair’s art was displayed at the Graduate Student Showcase as a love letter, and a goodbye. Born in Joplin and raised in Carthage, Fair became an artist in middle school by buying canvasses and cheap acrylic paint, but he found his true passion when he enrolled at Missouri Southern in 2005, taking sculpting classes from professors Frank Pishkur and Scott Murray.

May the Roads Rise Up to Meet You: The Ireland Semester
May 07, 2024

May the Roads Rise Up to Meet You: The Ireland Semester

Missouri Southern is known for its themed semesters, beginning with the China themed semester in 1997. This experience gives students the opportunity to bridge gaps and interact with people from different cultures, becoming global students as MSSU encourages. Immersing ourselves in different ways of life sets us on a fulfilling, lifelong journey, and it begins here on campus.

An Ambassador for the Next Generation in Science
May 07, 2024

An Ambassador for the Next Generation in Science

Surrounded by illustrated animal diagrams and many jars, beakers, and microscopes, it’s difficult not to be inspired to embark on one’s own research project. In Karisa Boyer’s classroom, her Science Research students do exactly that.

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Outstanding Honors Student: Eryn Wagoner
May 16, 2024

Outstanding Honors Student: Eryn Wagoner

Eryn Wagoner will continue to explore the beauty of science after graduating from Missouri Southern this past Saturday as the Outstanding Honors Student. The child of alumni, Wagoner fell in love with the university at a young age.

Graduate Highlight: Maya Greenquist
May 08, 2024

Graduate Highlight: Maya Greenquist

Maya Greenquist will continue making her mark on the world when she graduates from Missouri Southern this Saturday with her bachelor's in biomedical sciences with a pre-medical emphasis.

Graduate Highlight: Haydon Kisling
May 08, 2024

Graduate Highlight: Haydon Kisling

While helping others move and improve the quality of their lives, Hayden Kisling himself is moving in the right direction as he graduates from Missouri Southern with his kinesiology degree in health promotion and wellness.

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Outstanding Honors Student: Eryn Wagoner
May 16, 2024

Outstanding Honors Student: Eryn Wagoner

Eryn Wagoner will continue to explore the beauty of science after graduating from Missouri Southern this past Saturday as the Outstanding Honors Student. The child of alumni, Wagoner fell in love with the university at a young age.

Missouri Southern Awards 523 Degrees Saturday
May 11, 2024

Missouri Southern Awards 523 Degrees Saturday

Missouri Southern State University conferred degrees upon more than 500 students Saturday during two ceremonies inside the university’s Leggett and Platt Athletic Center. In all, Missouri Southern celebrated the accomplishments of 523 students who earned degrees.

Graduate Highlight: Maya Greenquist
May 08, 2024

Graduate Highlight: Maya Greenquist

Maya Greenquist will continue making her mark on the world when she graduates from Missouri Southern this Saturday with her bachelor's in biomedical sciences with a pre-medical emphasis.

Graduate Highlight: Haydon Kisling
May 08, 2024

Graduate Highlight: Haydon Kisling

While helping others move and improve the quality of their lives, Hayden Kisling himself is moving in the right direction as he graduates from Missouri Southern with his kinesiology degree in health promotion and wellness.

Outstanding Graduate: Ashley Dean
May 08, 2024

Outstanding Graduate: Ashley Dean

Another problem solver is in the world—Ashley Dean will be graduating from Missouri Southern with her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics this May, and she’s been named the Outstanding Graduate this semester.

Love is More Powerful Than Either You or I
May 07, 2024

Love is More Powerful Than Either You or I

Whitney Fair’s art was displayed at the Graduate Student Showcase as a love letter, and a goodbye. Born in Joplin and raised in Carthage, Fair became an artist in middle school by buying canvasses and cheap acrylic paint, but he found his true passion when he enrolled at Missouri Southern in 2005, taking sculpting classes from professors Frank Pishkur and Scott Murray.

May the Roads Rise Up to Meet You: The Ireland Semester
May 07, 2024

May the Roads Rise Up to Meet You: The Ireland Semester

Missouri Southern is known for its themed semesters, beginning with the China themed semester in 1997. This experience gives students the opportunity to bridge gaps and interact with people from different cultures, becoming global students as MSSU encourages. Immersing ourselves in different ways of life sets us on a fulfilling, lifelong journey, and it begins here on campus.

An Ambassador for the Next Generation in Science
May 07, 2024

An Ambassador for the Next Generation in Science

Surrounded by illustrated animal diagrams and many jars, beakers, and microscopes, it’s difficult not to be inspired to embark on one’s own research project. In Karisa Boyer’s classroom, her Science Research students do exactly that.

A New Era of Creativity
May 07, 2024

A New Era of Creativity

Down the first floor of Webster under an “ON AIR” sign is the KGCS-TV studio. Inside on the left is a room full of monitors playing an old ‘70s show, a computer that holds all the stations tracks rolling the episode. But it’s not the show nor the computer itself that has everyone’s attention—it’s the two brand new studios just past the main room.

Graduate Highlight: Maya Dally
May 06, 2024

Graduate Highlight: Maya Dally

Throughout her exceptional accomplishments at Missouri Southern, Maya Dally’s love for English literature and writing has grown with her experience. Surrounded by books helping students as a student worker at Spiva Library, she is constantly reminded of why she chose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in English, Literary Studies and a minor in Creative Writing.