Why I Give: Mike and Bre LaFerla

When Mike LaFerla graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a degree in biology in 1989, it was only the beginning of the Joplin orthodontist’s relationship with his alma mater. He received his DDS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his master’s...

Oplotnik joins Board of Governors

Anita Oplotnik joins the Board of Govenors In January, Anita Y. Oplotnik was appointed to the Board of Governors by Gov. Jay Nixon. Oplotnik is a branch manager in Springfield for the financial advisor firm of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and has been with the...
Coach Corn inducted into Hall of Fame

Coach Corn inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Missouri Southern men’s basketball coach and current Director of Development for Athletics Robert Corn was recently inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Corn coached the Missouri Southern men’s basketball program for 25 seasons, compiling a 413305...
Nurse for a Day

Nurse for a Day

Twenty-eight students from area high schools took part in the Nursing Department’s first “Nurse for a Day” session Friday, March 18, in the León Health Science Building. The event’s goal was to help students contemplating nursing careers get a closer look at the...
Faculty members collaborate on book

Faculty members collaborate on book

Four members of the Missouri Southern faculty have combined forces to produce the book “Respiratory Simulation: 20 Adult Simulations.” The book was written by Glenda Pippin, Sherry Whiteman and Janice Dunaway, Respiratory Therapy, and Caleb Lewis, Simulation Lab. Also...