Giving Spirits

We take pride in those members of the Lion family who believe in lending a helping hand – on campus and off. In the following pages, you’ll meet a cross section of faculty, students and alumni who have found purpose in service to others. Can-Do Attitude Faculty...

Why I Give: AAUW, Joplin Branch

For more than three decades, the Dorothea B. Hoover AAUW Scholarship has gone to a Missouri Southern student pursuing a professional degree. “It’s given to a junior or a senior, and they need to have at least a 2.75 grade point average and be in financial need,” says...

Radiology Students Receive Annual Scholarship

Senior Lindsey Plazak Wood and freshman Jazzman Walker were recently announced as recipients of the Dr. Thomas L. Ward Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to two radiology students each year. It was established by Dr. Carolyn Prater in memory of...

Ambulance Simulators Offer ‘Profound’ Learning Opportunity

For paramedics and emergency medical technicians, patient assessments are the key to everything. “We take a systematic approach to determine what the patient is dealing with,” said Ted Lee, associate professor of emergency medical services. “We’re constantly looking...

Kinesiology Students to Explore Nordic Lifestyle

Kinesiology students will have a chance to explore the Nordic lifestyle during a trip planned for May 21-31. The participating students are taking a class this spring before taking a trip to learn more about the lifestyle choices that affect the wellness and health of...

Professor’s Research Projects Look at Pop Culture Influences

When people think of research projects, images of professors in white coats toiling away in labs may come to mind. “People think of potions changing colors and things that are very tangible,” says Dr. Stephanie Schartel Dunn, assistant professor of marketing. “We...

MSSU to Host 2019 TSA Conference

More than 800 middle- and high-school students will have a chance to show off some high-tech skills when they gather at Missouri Southern in April. It’s the result of an agreement between the university and Missouri’s Technology Student Association (TSA) that will...

Trip to Highlight German Engineering Solutions

The Engineering Technology Department will offer its first study abroad trip May 20-29. During the “Made in Germany” trip, students will learn about German engineering and cultural, historical and technological aspects of manufacturing. They’ll visit Munich,...

High-School Students Gather for Annual Media Showcase

Held Dec. 6, the 22nd annual Southern Media Showcase drew nearly 400 regional high-school students, who submitted close to 500 print and video contest entries. “It’s always a great opportunity to highlight the creative work done by area students, and for them to hear...

Mock Trial Members Recognized at Tournament

Two members of Missouri Southern’s Mock Trial Team were recognized with awards during the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational at the University of Missouri in January. Marina Rojas, a senior criminal justice administration major, received an Outstanding Attorney...