Why I Give: Dan and Jeanette Stengel

It was about a year ago that former Missouri Southern instructor Dan Stengel learned that an accounting scholarship had been established in his name. “I had a past student who was very successful … in spite of me, I guess,” Stengel said with a laugh. “But he thought...

Psychology Department, CDC on the move

Missouri Southern’s Psychology Department and Child Development Center will be on the move this spring. The Child Development Center, currently located in Taylor Hall, will be relocated into a spacious, 11,000 square feet of property at 3600 Newman Road currently used...

New mural captures Joplin’s history

Kyle McKenzie serves as lead muralist for East Town project The bright, vivid colors of the mural stretch from one end to the other of the former Earl Smith market on Langston Hughes/Broadway in Joplin’s East Town. Named “Belonging to All the Hands Who Build,” the...

Michael Howarth publishes first novel

Sometimes, all a young kid wants to do is hone his sweet ninja skills and take his rightful place as the “Bruce Lee of New England.” Things, however, are not always that easy. Throw in the pressures of high school, a shopaholic mother, a rap-loving therapist and an...

Geography lab unveiled along with new major

The addition of a geography lab is helping to put the new major on the map at Missouri Southern. The creation of the lab is a result of a minor degree growing into a larger program, said Steve Smith, professor of geography. After being approved by the state last year,...

Social work program doubles its enrollment

When the social work program launched at Missouri Southern at the start of the 2015-16 school year, it was with fewer than 20 students. In its second full year, the program has more than doubled in size. “We have 33 students who came in this August,” said Dr. Renee...

Smith named regional vice president for PBL

Emmalee Smith, a junior marketing and management major from Carthage, has been elected to serve as the national vice president for the North Central Region of Phi Beta Lambda. The PBL club is the collegiate equivalent of Future Business Leaders of America – an...

Student receives Delta Mu Delta scholarship

Madison McDonnell, a senior management/human resource major from Granby, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society in business. “I applied for the board of governors scholarship, which required me to include...

March for Babies held at MSSU

The Joplin March for Babies was held on Oct. 22 at Fred G. Hughes Stadium. The event – which was held for the first time on the Missouri Southern campus – was presented by the university’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda. Since 1970, the...

Grads see success with Carthage’s Dual Language Academy

Southern alums Megan Wilkes, ’13, and Gretel Schmidt, ’14, received their education expecting to teach young students. What they didn’t expect was their involvement in an innovative dual-language immersion program of the type currently underway at Fairview Elementary...

School to offer ELL graduate degree

A new Master of Science in Education English Language Learner program, designed for educators who would like to pursue certification in ELL, will help to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English. The program will offer teachers courses in...

EMS students trained on Escaping Violent Encounters

Students split up into pairs along the mats set up in the gymnasium, taking turns grabbing one another by the wrist, then putting their training into effect to remove themselves from the grip. There’s smiles and laughter as they practice, but they realize the...