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Upcoming Events

The Alumni Department

Here's what fun and exciting events are coming up!

Thursday, February 23rd - Literary Lions - Spiva Library Room 413A - 6:30 p.m.
Come read and discuss Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus. This group will also meet on Thursday, March 9th and March 30th. Your $25 donation ($15 for Friends of the Library) includes your book. Deadline is February 17th.  Call 417-659-5466 to register.

Wednesday, March 1st - KC Alumni After Hours - Cooper's Hawk on the Plaza - 6:00 p.m. - $10
Join us from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for heavy hors d'oeuvres, a variety of wines and great networking. There will also be a gift for each alum who attends. Please RSVP to 417-659-5466 or

Thursday, March 2nd-Sunday, March 5th - MIAA Tournament - Municipal Auditorium - TBA
Follow postseason play at Team sendoffs and receptions will take place in the lobby of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown 1 and 1/2 hours prior to game time. No reservations necessary.

Monday, March 6th - MoSo Monday - Featuring the School of Business - North End Zone - 5:30 p.m.
Come network with alumni and key community business leaders. Enjoy appetizers and drinks while learning about the great things happening in the MSSU Plaster School of Business. Plus, you won't want to miss the door prize drawing for a Michael Kors watch and bag! This is a free event, but we do ask that you RSVP to 417-659-5466 or

Friday, March 31st - Joplin Junior College Reunion
If you attended JJC, we would love to see you! Join us at the old Joplin Junior College building at 8th and Wall Streets beginning at 4:00 p.m. to walk down memory lane. Historian Brad Belk will give a historic presentation at 4:30 p.m. We will then move to the Scottish Rite Cathedral for a reception with appetizers and cash bar at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to 417-659-5466 or

Tuesday, April 4th - Southern Social - North End Zone - 6:00 p.m.
This is a ladies event that includes themed tables, dinner, drinks, fashion show and silent auction. Each table has a hostess who invites 7 of her gal pals to attend. All proceeds benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. A limited number of tables are available. Please call 417-659-5466 for more information.

Tuesday, April 11th - Tulsa Alumni After Hours - TBD
Join us for hors d'oeuvres and networking after work. There will be gifts for each alum who attends. More details coming soon!

Wednesday, April 26nd - MSSU Baseball - Joe Becker Stadium - 6:00 p.m.
The MSSU Baseball Team will be playing one game this season at their former home, Joe Becker Stadium. The Alumni Association will be there handing out Mutt Burgers or hot dogs to the first 200 people wearing their Green and Gold! Make sure you come out early and swing by our tent.

We are always adding events to our calendar. Please check back for more dates and details. For more information on any events or to make reservations, please call 417-659-LION (5466).