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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
January 31, 2024

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

In collaboration with the local NAACP chapter, Missouri Southern will host the city’s 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ron Richard Athletic Center, formerly the North End Zone.

Missouri Southern hosts Disney College Program workshop
January 25, 2024

Missouri Southern hosts Disney College Program workshop

Missouri Southern’s Student Success Center hosted a workshop covering the Disney College Program on Thursday, Jan. 25 in Billingsly Student Center’s Room 309. Opened to any interested MSSU student, the event included a presentation detailing the Disney College Program and its application process.

Missouri Southern Campus Closed 1-22-24
January 22, 2024

Missouri Southern Campus Closed 1-22-24

Due to icy road conditions, the Missouri Southern campus will be closed on Monday, January 22, 2024. MSSU will pivot to an online learning and telework model.

 Missouri Southern Names Health Science Building in Senator Blunt’s Honor
January 19, 2024

Missouri Southern Names Health Science Building in Senator Blunt’s Honor

Missouri Southern State University’s Board of Governors unanimously approved a request to name its soon-to-be-constructed Health Science Innovation Center in honor of Former U.S. Senator Roy Blunt.  Ground is expected to be broken on the new facility this spring.

MSSU Spiva Gallery to Host a Solo Exhibition by artist JSTN CLMN
January 19, 2024

MSSU Spiva Gallery to Host a Solo Exhibition by artist JSTN CLMN

“In We Buy Houses” JSTN CLMN presents an ongoing body of work titled Raised Here; Razed Here, that investigates housing insecurity and issues of gentrification through a selective assessment of material and visual language of a neighborhood in transition, in economic flux and tension of decline and development. In assessing the environment, Clmn asks, “How can the material and aesthetic effects of looking at crumbling buildings and homes in disrepair be translated into ceramic material and vessel form?

Campus Closed Jan 16
January 15, 2024

Campus Closed Jan 16

Due to inclement weather and challenging road conditions, the Missouri Southern campus will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 16. MSSU will pivot to an online learning and telework model. Students, please check Blackboard for communications from your professors.

Missouri Southern to host 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
January 08, 2024

Missouri Southern to host 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

In collaboration with the local NAACP chapter, Missouri Southern will host the city’s 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Ron Richard Athletic Center, formerly the North End Zone.

Missouri Southern Commencement Scheduled for Saturday
December 15, 2023

Missouri Southern Commencement Scheduled for Saturday

Missouri Southern State University will award degrees to 315 students in a 10 a.m. ceremony on Saturday. The event, to be in the university’s Leggett and Platt Athletic Center, will celebrate the conferring of master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees to the students.

Gay Burns Makes Impactful Gift to the Lions Forward Campaign
December 14, 2023

Gay Burns Makes Impactful Gift to the Lions Forward Campaign

Gay has recently made a significant contribution to her alma mater, Missouri Southern, by including the university in her estate plans. Her generous support is dedicated to the Gay Burns Mathematics and Data Analytics Endowed Scholarship, which she initiated with a current gift. This scholarship is designed to assist students from Missouri and Kansas, including refugees who now call the Missouri/Kansas region home and who possess a deep-seated passion for utilizing their knowledge to address global or industry challenges

Lion Cub Academy Awarded Two Grants
December 12, 2023

Lion Cub Academy Awarded Two Grants

“These funds will allow us to provide a significant cost reduction for high-quality early childhood education in our area,” said Nikki Tappana, director of the Lion Cub Academy. "Parents with children going to kindergarten next year could be able to take advantage of this grant program.”

Famed Novelist, ‘Brooklyn’ Author, Visits Joplin Thursday
November 14, 2023

Famed Novelist, ‘Brooklyn’ Author, Visits Joplin Thursday

Famed Irish novelist Colm Tóibín will be the capstone speaker for MSSU’s Ireland-themed semester. The author of Brooklyn, the story of a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the 1950s, will discuss his novel at the Taylor Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, an event that includes a “meet the author” book signing event at 6:30 p.m. and immediately following his presentation. Admission is free and open to the public

Missouri Southern Board Names Facility for Ron Richard
November 10, 2023

Missouri Southern Board Names Facility for Ron Richard

The Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors voted Friday to rename a building on campus in honor of Ron Richard, their former colleague and a well-known community leader. In a unanimous vote, the Governors chose to rename the North End Zone facility in the campus’ Plaster Sports Complex to become the Ron Richard Athletic Center. A formal naming ceremony, along with appropriate signage associating the building with Richard, will take place in early 2024.

MSSU Hosts Voter Registration Event and Women's Suffrage Exhibit
September 19, 2023

MSSU Hosts Voter Registration Event and Women's Suffrage Exhibit

MSSU hosts voter registration event and women’s suffrage exhibit. Missouri Southern’s George A. Spiva Library is partnering with League of Women Voters of the Greater Joplin Area to help the community register to vote or update their registration today, Tuesday Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Library.

Missouri Southern New Student Enrollment Increases
September 19, 2023

Missouri Southern New Student Enrollment Increases

New student enrollment at Missouri Southern State University has increased 6.5 percent for the fall 2023 semester, the second consecutive year of growth in total freshmen, transfer, and graduate students new to campus. Last fall, new students grew 1.7 percent.

MSSU Ready for Artful Medicine Symposium
September 14, 2023

MSSU Ready for Artful Medicine Symposium

Joplin, Mo—The second annual Artful Medicine Symposium is to take place from Oct. 19-21 on Missouri Southern’s campus.   Sponsored by Freeman Health System, Dr. Lance and Mrs. Sharon Beshore, and Kansas City University, this conference strives to unite healthcare and the humanities by pursuing innovative pathways to improve patient/physician interactions through research and artwork.  

State Higher Ed Board Approves Southern’s New Statewide Designation
September 13, 2023

State Higher Ed Board Approves Southern’s New Statewide Designation

The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education approved Missouri Southern’s application to add health and life science and immersive experiences to its statewide designation today, a move that would make MSSU the only university in the state with those distinctions. The addition still needs approval from the Missouri General Assembly, which will consider the request in 2024.

ADULT DEGREE COMPLETION IS READY FOR YEAR TWO AT MSSU
July 13, 2023

ADULT DEGREE COMPLETION IS READY FOR YEAR TWO AT MSSU

Adult Degree Completion is Ready for Year Two at MSSU Last year, Missouri Southern launched the Adult Degree Completion program, a new initiative aimed towards adult learners looking to complete their college degree. With the second year quickly approaching, Director of Adult Degree Completion, Dr. William Mountz, is excited about the future of ADC...

MSSU MOEXCELS GRANT BRINGS GIANT GREEN SCREEN TO KGCS-TV STUDIO
April 07, 2023

MSSU MOEXCELS GRANT BRINGS GIANT GREEN SCREEN TO KGCS-TV STUDIO

Remodeling of the KGCS-TV studios is underway with construction of a room-sized-wrap-around green screen. Painting of the screen will begin at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 6 and media are welcome to capture the transformation. The green screen is located in studio B, and will be home to Newsmakers and other productions of KGCS and students. Studio A will become home to an LED production wall. The renovations are possible because of a $1.5 million MOExcels Grant...

MSSU ANNOUNCES TRANSFORMATIONAL GIFT FOR LIONS FORWARD CAMPAIGN
January 13, 2023

MSSU ANNOUNCES TRANSFORMATIONAL GIFT FOR LIONS FORWARD CAMPAIGN

Today, Missouri Southern State University recognized Bill and Tracy Gipson for their generous and transformational gift to the Lions Forward Campaign. Their $1 million donation will support the Lions Forward Campaign and the university’s new master’s in data analytics program...