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British Invasion, counterculture movement focus of presentations

Dr. Gregory JonesDr. Gregory Jones, chair of the Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Music, will present two programs on Friday, Sept. 2, as part of the Great Britain Semester. “Rockers, Mods and the Birth of the British Invasion” will be offered at 10 a.m. in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. It will examine the economic difficulties […]

Board receives Great Game of Education update

Creating a culture of financial transparency and employee involvement is at the center of the Great Game of Education, the Board of Governors learned during a presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Missouri Southern. The rollout for the program was launched during the recent faculty/staff welcome meeting, with employees learning how to begin the introductory […]

Film fest to present ‘Sense & Sensibility’

Sense & Sensibility“Sense & Sensibility” will be featured as part of the International Film Festival at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium. The 1995 film was directed by Ang Lee and features Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman in the adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel. Will the Dashwood […]

My Body Sings Electric to perform Sept. 1

My Body Sings ElectricThe Campus Activities Board will present indie-pop band My Body Sings Electric at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. The Denver, Colo, band released their self-produced debut EP, “They Don’t Want Music,” in 2008. The next summer found them featured on the Warped Tour. Their 2011 album “Changing Color” made CMJ’s […]

MSSU Athletics Hosts Fall Kickoff

end zone nightJoplin, Mo. — The Missouri Southern Athletic Department will play host to its 2016 Fall Kickoff this Saturday, August 27 at Fred G. Hughes Stadium on the campus of MSSU.  Fans will be entertained by the MSSU Spirit Squads, as well as get a chance to get autographed schedule posters for many of the fall sports […]

‘A Hard Day’s Night’ to open film fest

a-hard-days-night-poster1  The British Film Festival will kick off with a screening of “A Hard Day’s Night” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium. Released in 1964, the film starred the Beatles in a story that finds John, Paul, George and Ringo pursued by fans as they prepare for a show in […]

Spiva Gallery presents ‘Pure Dead Brilliant’

The gallery show was inspired by students' recent trip to England.The first show of the season – “Pure Dead Brilliant” – has opened in Spiva Art Gallery. The show features works created by Missouri Southern design students as well as faculty member Devon Estes. Inspired by the Great Britain Semester, the group recently traveled to England to experience the country first hand and view art, […]

Jazz orchestra to stage ‘British Invasion’

aieoM8LxTFrom the Fab Four to the Stones, the British are coming to take over the music scene again for one night only at Missouri Southern. The 18-piece Kansas City Jazz Orchestra will present a “British Invasion” concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, in Taylor Performing Arts Center.   Under the direction of Clint Ashlock, […]

Freshmen Convocation set for Saturday, Aug. 20

Freshmen attending the convocation will receive a medal which can be worn at graduation.Incoming students will have a chance to learn about Missouri Southern and its traditions and hear from members of the faculty and administration during the annual Freshman Convocation, slated for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. “It’s a ceremony to welcome students and their families to Missouri Southern,” said Teresa Thompson, director […]

Area women invited to Football 101 event at Missouri Southern

football_backgroundThe inaugural Denver’s Dolls and Divas Football 101 event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in the North End Zone Facility at Missouri Southern State University.  The clinic – led by head football coach Denver Johnson, his coaching staff and players – is designed to provide women with the opportunity […]