Reynolds Annex opens as renovation work begins

As the Spring 2016 semester began, students who ordinarily would have had classes on the third floor of Reynolds Hall found a new home in the Reynolds Annex building, located on the southwest side of campus. The annex will serve as a transitional space during the...

Oplotnik joins Board of Governors

Anita Oplotnik joins the Board of Govenors In January, Anita Y. Oplotnik was appointed to the Board of Governors by Gov. Jay Nixon. Oplotnik is a branch manager in Springfield for the financial advisor firm of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and has been with the...

Show-Me Gold celebrates first commissioned officer

Josh Turner is set to graduate as the first commissioned officer through MSSU’s Show-Me Gold program. Missouri Southern’s Show-Me Gold officer training program has graduated its first commissioned officer. Josh Turner, a general studies major from Carthage,...

Teacher Education program first to meet new standards

Missouri’s Southern’s Teacher Education Department is the first program in the Show-Me state to meet newer, tougher standards for re-accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). A CAEP team started its review of the program at MSSU...

Softball complex dedicated to Pat Lipira

A ribbon cutting and dedication for the Pat Lipira Softball Complex was held on April 3. Lipira was the Missouri Southern softball coach from 1982-2000. She compiled a record of 632-275 during this period, guiding the Lions to six NCAA Regional appearances, four MIAA...

Coach Corn inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Missouri Southern men’s basketball coach and current Director of Development for Athletics Robert Corn was recently inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Corn coached the Missouri Southern men’s basketball program for 25 seasons, compiling a 413305...

Track and field athletes earn All-American honors

The Missouri Southern men’s and women’s track and field teams recently sent 10 individuals to the 2016 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kan. Six of those student athletes came away with All-American performances, while Jayce Thomas...

Missouri Southern partners with KCU for ‘Yours to Lose’

A historic partnership between Missouri Southern State University and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) was formalized during a recent signing ceremony. The “Yours to Lose – Advanced Medical School Acceptance Program” will allow up to 25...

Nurse for a Day

Twenty-eight students from area high schools took part in the Nursing Department’s first “Nurse for a Day” session Friday, March 18, in the León Health Science Building. The event’s goal was to help students contemplating nursing careers get a closer look at the...

Aircraft fly in for Health & Safety Expo

A fly-in by emergency aircraft and a unique obstacle course were among the highlights of the annual Health & Safety Expo, held on campus on April 15 and organized by the EMT/Paramedic Department. The morning began with a session for EMS students that taught them...

Faculty members collaborate on book

Four members of the Missouri Southern faculty have combined forces to produce the book “Respiratory Simulation: 20 Adult Simulations.” The book was written by Glenda Pippin, Sherry Whiteman and Janice Dunaway, Respiratory Therapy, and Caleb Lewis, Simulation Lab. Also...

Industrial robot system donated to Engineering Technology Department

A state-of-the-art industrial robot system was donated to the Department of Engineering Technology during a special presentation on March 16. Ross Turner, a Leggett & Platt branch manager, is a member of the Industrial Engineering Technology advisory board....