50 States 7 Days

MSSU alum, campus videographer complete record-breaking journey across the country Wednesday, July 15 2:35 p.m. CST Somewhere in the middle of Utah Phone reception is spotty, but after several tries, Brian Mehrens gets a phone signal to offer an update on his journey....

CAEP Holds Accreditation Visits for Teacher Education

On Sept. 27-29, officials from the Council for Accreditation of Education (CAEP) began their review of the Teacher Education program. Missouri Southern will be the first school in the state to meet the new standards for evaluation since a new agency for accreditation...

Elementary Education Program Up and Running in Jane

Students south of Joplin have an opportunity closer to home to complete a degree in Elementary Education. Located inside the Crowder College McDonald County Instruction Center in Jane, Mo., MSSU’s new facility allows students to complete their degree without having to...

Four Graduate from Master of Accountancy Program

During Spring 2015 commencement ceremonies, the first four students graduated with their Master of Accountancy degrees. Students graduating with the degree were Samantha DeGraw, Carl Junction; Taylor McDaniel, Seneca; Lindsey Yager, Joplin; and Ashley Stephens,...

Catching Up with Brandon Williams

‘I’m MOSO Proud’ A conversation with Brandon Williams The Baltimore Ravens’ full-team training camp is well underway, and Brandon Williams sounds tired but confident reached by phone after practice. “It’s going wonderful,” said Williams of the...

Radiology Adds Additional X-ray Laboratory

The MSSU Radiology Technology Department has a New X-ray Laboratory. The room became operational during the fall of 2015 semester, according to Alan Schiska, chair of the department. The $30,000 cost of the new equipment was funded by the Perkins grant. No structural...

MSSU Students Take Part in Casualty Drill

On Sept. 22-24, a number of Missouri Southern EMT and paramedic students took part in a mass casualty exercise. Overseen by the Joplin Fire Department, the drill involved a bus rollover on a curve on Dennis Weaver Drive. It helped train and familiarize crews in the...

Building Boom

Building Boom Kayla Willis pulls back one of the bar stool chairs and takes a seat at the kitchen island. “We love this spot,” she says. “It’s a great place for us to sit around and talk.” She and her three roommates have only been living...

Spain Reigns

Faculty, Departments Help Drive Spain Semester Programming There’s really no other way to say it: ¡Viva España! With events that ranged from a foot-stomping flamenco showcase to a dinner that highlighted the country’s cuisine, the Spain Semester was a success,...

Bring Home the Pride : 2015 Homecoming

2015 Homecoming Winners Homecoming King: Kendric Carlock, sophomore theater major Homecoming Queen: Nicholette Wise, senior criminal justice major Outstanding Alumnus: Keifer Thompson, ‘96 Lion-Hearted Award: Julio and Vivian León Reunions: Dental Hygiene, English...

Light, Camera, Action

Physics students take DIY approach to building particle detector It’s typically a project undertaken by a post-doctoral researcher, a few graduate students, and one that can cost thousands (even tens of thousands) of dollars. But Dr. David McKee – an assistant...

Dental Clinics to Offer Laser Therapy Beginning January 2016

There is something new coming to Missouri Southern’s dental hygiene clinics in Joplin, Rolla and Sikeston. Stacie Scrivner, dental hygiene department chair, said faculty will begin periodontal laser therapy training in January. “The SIROlaser Advance units we...