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Southern Match creates 25 new, endowed scholarships

Foundation Logo Update_THELANTERNA total of 25 new, endowed scholarships for Missouri Southern students have been established through the Southern Match scholarship initiative.  The limited-time program was launched in April by the Missouri Southern Foundation in order to increase the value of new scholarships. The Foundation set aside $200,000 for the program, which placed an additional $10,000 into […]

Record number of freshmen enrolled at Missouri Southern

Students at the picnicSurpassing numbers not seen in more than 15 years, a record number of new freshmen have enrolled at Missouri Southern. During the Board of Governor’s meeting on Friday, Aug. 21, board members received an update on enrollment for the Fall 2015 semester. Enrollment (as of Thursday, Aug. 20) is up in several important categories. Dr. […]

Kisa Clark to discuss ‘Living Like a Spaniard’

Kisa ClarkThe first lecture of the Spain Semester will be presented next week. “Living Like a Spaniard: The Life of an English-Teaching ‘Guiri’” is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Have you ever dreamed of living in Spain or wonder how the lifestyle in Spain might be different than the […]

Retirement reception held for Brenda Spurlin

Brenda SpurlinA reception was held Wednesday, Aug. 19, to honor Brenda Spurlin, who retired after 35 years at Missouri Southern. Spurlin worked for three years for Richard Massa in the Department of Communications before becoming an administrative assistant to James Maupin, the dean of the former School of Technology. She would serve in the same capacity […]

Judah & the Lion to perform on Aug. 27

Judah & the LionFolk-pop band Judah & the Lion will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in Taylor Performing Arts Center. The Nashville, Tenn., band features singer/guitarist Judah Akers, banjo player Nate Zuercher and mandolin player Brian Macdonald. Following up two well-received EPs, the band released their debut studio album, “Kids These Days,” in 2014. It entered […]

Missouri Southern Foundation announces gift to KCU medical school

The medical school will be located in Mercy Hospital's former component building.The Missouri Southern Foundation has approved a $250,000 gift toward the creation of a Joplin campus for the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. The medical school, which is scheduled to open in August 2017, will be located in Mercy Hospital Joplin’s former component hospital at 2817 St. John’s Blvd. It will enroll 150 […]

Spiva Gallery exhibit showcases Spanish influences

Jade Henning is one of five current and former art students with works on display.Looking back, Jade Henning says the two weeks she spent in Spain was the best experience of her life. “The artists I knew about before, from art history class … I saw the places they lived and walked on the streets where they walked,” Henning says. “I saw the most beautiful and influential works I’ve […]

Service Champ award winners announced at Staff Senate meeting

The second quarter Service Champ Award winners were announced during the August Staff Senate meeting.  The winners are: Marion Oxford, Physical Plant Lucy Hinojoza, custodian in the Rec Center Randy Hopper, Academic Service Coordinator for Upward Bound The newly-formed Community Service Committee would like any staff or faculty member who has volunteered in any capacity […]

Missouri Southern honors Outstanding Teachers, Advisor

Charles Curtis receives the Outstanding Teacher award during the fall faculty meeting.Dr. Charles Curtis, a mathematics professor, and Terry Marion, professor of business administration and management, were presented the Outstanding Teacher awards during the Fall 2015 faculty meeting on Aug. 14 at Missouri Southern State University. Students, faculty and alumni submit nominations for the awards, which recognize teachers who have made a positive impact at Missouri […]

Ribbon cutting planned for new residence hall complex

Students will begin moving into the new residence hall complex on Thursday, Aug. 13.A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held for the new residence hall complex at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Missouri Southern. Located north of Newman Road and east of International Boulevard, the $14-million, three-story complex features 51 student apartments throughout six buildings. “The design and amenities reflect a response to what today’s students have come […]