Celebration of Korean Culture Planned for Fall 2017

Missouri Southern will celebrate the 20th anniversary of our nationally recognized themed semester program in Fall 2017 with the Korea Semester. A faculty and student committee has been planning the events throughout the spring semester. The committee includes two...

Alumni Gather for Joplin Junior College Reunion

More than 150 former students and guests gathered for the first-ever Joplin Junior College reunion, held March 31. The reunion kicked off with visitors becoming reacquainted with what is now Memorial Education Center at 310 W. Eighth St., before a historical...

Junior Aaron Smith Attends Pure Idea Generator Event

It all started with an idea … and then a Tweet. Junior Aaron Smith was selected last fall as a finalist for St. Louis University’s Pure Idea Generator Challenge, spending an afternoon atop the City Museum with 23 others as they pitched ideas to local entrepreneurs....

Photo Exhibit Captures Sobering Impressions of Auschwitz

Renowned photographer Örjan Henriksson offered a sobering exhibit of photography taken at a concentration camp during an exhibit held Feb. 20-March 17 in Spiva Art Gallery.   The black and white photos featured in “Auschwitz KZ I-II” were a meditative study of...

Vincent Kiprop Breaks Records, Secures National Championship

Sophomore Vincent Kiprop kept up his winning pace during the 2016-17 year, breaking records in the process. The distance runner from Kericho, Kenya, won his third national championship in March by taking the top spot in the 5,000 meters during the 2017 NCAA Division...

New Practicum Gives Education Majors an Early Start in the Classroom

A new practicum at Missouri Southern is moving future elementary school teachers into the classroom earlier. Education 415 takes place the semester before student teaching. Students spend all day in an elementary school classroom on Wednesdays. They attend classes on...

Sophomore Emily Presley Setting a High Bar for Success

A sophomore at Missouri Southern State University is soaring to new heights as a member of the women’s track and field team. Emily Presley, a pole vaulter from St. Clair, Mo., won her event five meets in a row this spring and was named MIAA Co-Field Athlete of the...

Frazier, Santiago Inducted into MIAA Hall of Fame

Former Missouri Southern point guard Eddin Santiago and former MSSU athletic director and football coach Jim Frazier have been inducted into the MIAA Hall of Fame. Frazier led MSSU to the NAIA National Football Title during the 1972 season and is the school’s all-time...

Students Travel to Ukraine, Germany

Eighteen undergrad and graduate students will travel to Ukraine and Germany in May, getting a firsthand glimpse at aspects of international businesses beyond their classroom textbooks. “They’ll be able to look at and compare countries within the European Union,” says...

A Taste of Home Korean Constituents Look Forward to Themed Semester

While he’s been getting a taste of American culture as a visiting professor in the School of Business, Dr. Kyung Joe is excited that the campus will learn about his country during the Korea Semester in the fall. “There is no exposure to Korea in this area, so I would...