Building a Community | Juniors Christine Ibeagi, Haylee Plyburn create club to discuss mental health issues

The idea came to Christine Ibeagi this past spring, a time many people were spending in isolation. “It was the feeling of being shut in and not knowing what the next steps were … I felt some mental fogginess and I knew other people felt that way too,” says Ibeagi, a...

On Campus


Caribbean Semester Events Go Virtual

Caribbean Semester Events Go Virtual

A variety of in-person and virtual events have been offered this fall as Missouri Southern celebrates the Caribbean Semester. “The theme semester is a Missouri Southern tradition and has been in existence since 1997,” said Dr. Chad Stebbins, director of the Institute...

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Project Stay Approved for Nearly $1.5 Million Grant

Project Stay Approved for Nearly $1.5 Million Grant

The Project Stay program at MSSU was recently approved for a grant by the United States Department of Education that will provide nearly $1.5 million for the program over the next five years. Project Stay works with qualified students to provide resources that will...

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Locher Recognized as Outstanding Adviser

Locher Recognized as Outstanding Adviser

Dr. Melissa Locher, associate professor of teacher education, was recently recognized as 2020’s Outstanding Adviser. Students are invited to nominate faculty members for the annual award in recognition of exceptional academic advising. Locher, who has been with...

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Alumni


Making Connections

Making Connections

ALUMNI HONORED DURING SPIRIT WEEK 2020 While traditional Homecoming activities were not observed this year, the Missouri Southern Alumni Association celebrated with Spirit Week 2020 – an opportunity to recognize several outstanding members of the Lion family. “This is...

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Why I Give  |  JULIA MACK FAHRIG, ’86

Why I Give | JULIA MACK FAHRIG, ’86

When Julia Mack Fahrig began her studies at Missouri Southern in 1981, it was as a non-traditional student with three children … the youngest just three weeks old. She received a financial boost when she learned she was a recipient of the Edna C. Drummond Science...

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Athletics


Lafrerlas Honored with New Academic Advising Center in NEZ

Lafrerlas Honored with New Academic Advising Center in NEZ

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony held Oct. 16 marked the dedication of the new LaFerla Academic Advising Center in the North End Zone Facility. Don and Gloria LaFerla have provided generous support to Missouri Southern for more than 30 years, including multiple...

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Hardwood Heroes

Hardwood Heroes

JUNIORS CAM MARTIN, ZOE CAMPBELL TALK RECORD-BREAKING BASKETBALL SEASON CAM MARTIN Cam Martin’s junior season on the hardwood was memorable – in more ways than one. Of course, the season as a whole was dampened by the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic made it end...

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Track and Field Qualifies 21 for NCAA Championships

Track and Field Qualifies 21 for NCAA Championships

The nationally ranked men’s and women’s track and field teams qualified 21 student athletes for the 2020 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships. The No. 3-ranked women qualified 12 students in seven events, while the No. 8 men’s team qualified nine in...

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