Why I Give: Dr. Elke Howe

For nearly 10 consecutive years, Dr. Elke Howe has made it a priority to donate to the Engineering Technology Department at Missouri Southern. The department head, who has been with the university since 2001, knows the impact donors have on her program and students....

New Cohort Created in McDonald County

A newly created cohort is allowing some students to complete their degree without having to make the drive to campus. The Higher Learning Commission recently approved the creation of an off-site cohort in the McDonald County R-1 School District. “When students enter...

Cross Country Teams Successful at MIAA, NCAA Championships

After repeating as team and individual champions at the MIAA Cross Country Championships at the Tom Rutledge Cross Country Course on Oct. 26, the Missouri Southern men, and sophomore Gidieon Kimutai, followed suit on Nov. 9 during the NCAA Division II Central Region...

Two New Certificate Programs Available

The School of Business has created two new certificate programs that are designed to have broad appeal. The Entrepreneurial Operations Certificate and the Entrepreneurial Planning and Management Certificate launched with the start of the fall semester. “We’ve always...

New Downtown Mural Taking Shape

Downtown Joplin is getting another splash of color thanks to a new four-panel mural being painted under the Sixth Street viaduct. Spearheaded by associate professor Burt Bucher, in conjunction with the Downtown Joplin Alliance, the murals showcase three different...

Social Work Students Engaged in Record Number of Internships

A record number of students from the Social Work Department have been placed in internships for the fall semester. A total of 36 students are working at locations in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, says Tara Garrity, a master instructor of social work. While some are...

Campus Mourns Loss of Benefactor Bob Corley

Bob Corley, a longtime Joplin businessman and generous benefactor of Missouri Southern State University, died Friday, Sept. 6. Corley, who grew up in Columbus, Kan., graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in business administration. He...

Four Individuals/Two Teams Inducted into MSSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Jon Lantz (football), Matt Cambpell (men’s track and field), Kyle Rutledge (men’s track and field) and Chris Turner (men’s track and field/ football), as well as the 1981-82 women’s basketball team and 1999- 00 men’s basketball team were all inducted into Missouri...

Art Professor Speaks at Dominican Republic Conference

Taylor Moon, an assistant professor of graphic design at Missouri Southern, was recently featured as a speaker during the 2019 Caribbean Developers Conference in the Dominican Republic. “I heard about next year’s themed semester focusing on the Caribbean, and was...