Trailblazer: Gary Vernon, ’92, working to make NW Arkansas a biking destination

Even as a kid, Gary Vernon was obsessed with bikes – specifically, in those days, those of the BMX variety. Sure, lots of kids in the early ‘80s loved to hop on their bike and push it to its limits. But helping design and build a professional-quality track?  That’s a...

On Campus


Locher Recognized as Outstanding Adviser

Locher Recognized as Outstanding Adviser

Dr. Melissa Locher, associate professor of teacher education, was recently recognized as 2020’s Outstanding Adviser. Students are invited to nominate faculty members for the annual award in recognition of exceptional academic advising. Locher, who has been with...

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Alumni


Making Connections

Making Connections

ALUMNI HONORED DURING SPIRIT WEEK 2020 While traditional Homecoming activities were not observed this year, the Missouri Southern Alumni Association celebrated with Spirit Week 2020 – an opportunity to recognize several outstanding members of the Lion family. “This is...

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Why I Give  |  JULIA MACK FAHRIG, ’86

Why I Give | JULIA MACK FAHRIG, ’86

When Julia Mack Fahrig began her studies at Missouri Southern in 1981, it was as a non-traditional student with three children … the youngest just three weeks old. She received a financial boost when she learned she was a recipient of the Edna C. Drummond Science...

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Athletics


Track and Field Qualifies 21 for NCAA Championships

Track and Field Qualifies 21 for NCAA Championships

The nationally ranked men’s and women’s track and field teams qualified 21 student athletes for the 2020 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships. The No. 3-ranked women qualified 12 students in seven events, while the No. 8 men’s team qualified nine in...

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Golf Program Creating New Indoor Practice Facility

Golf Program Creating New Indoor Practice Facility

The men’s and women’s golf programs at Missouri Southern are receiving a major upgrade, in the form of an indoor training facility. The former football locker room in Young Gymnasium is being transformed into a new practice space for the teams through the $90,000...

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Cross Country Teams Successful at MIAA, NCAA Championships

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...

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