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Upcoming Events

The Alumni Department

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

Thursday, September 22nd - Literary Lions - Spiva Library - 6:30 p.m.
Come read and discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. The group will also meet on Thursday, October 6th and October 13th. Your $25 donation ($15 for Friends of the Library) includes your book. Deadline is Sept. 16th.

Monday, October 3rd - MoSo Monday - Featuring the School of Education - Taylor Hall - 5:30 p.m.
Come network with colleagues and key education leaders from the community. Also, learn what is new in the MSSU School of Education: Kinesiology, Psychology & Teacher Education. This is a free event but we ask that you register. If you have trouble registering, please call the Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations. (Parking will be available to the west of Taylor Hall, in the circle drive in front of Leggett & Platt and at the Health Science Building.)

Saturday, October 8th - Homecoming - MSSU Campus - All day
Make plans to travel back to Joplin for this day of celebration! Visit our Homecoming page for the day's full schedule and to make your reservations.

Tuesday, October 11th - Maple Leaf Quilt Show - Forest Park Carthage - 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Come tour the display of local quilts and design your own piece to be included in the 50th Anniversary Maple Leaf Quilt. To enter a quilt, visit the Maple Leaf Quilt Show webpage for more information.

Tuesday, October 11th - Maple Leaf Family Movie - Forest Park Carthage - 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy "Shrek" on the big screen as part of the annual Maple Leaf Festival. Roary will be there to welcome everyone and  snap some photos.

Friday, October 21st - Dedication of Lucius P. Buchanan Home - Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center - 3:00 p.m.
Please join us as we acknowledge this iconic campus building's honor of being placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Reception to follow.

Monday, November 28th - MoSo Monday featuring the School of Health Sciences - León Health Science Building - 5:30 p.m.
Come network with colleagues and local healthcare leaders while enjoying light appetizers. Also, learn what is new in the MSSU School of Health Sciences. This is a free event but we ask that you RSVP by calling our office at 417-659-5466. Parking will be available around the building as well as in front of Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

Tuesday, November 29th - Boutique Bonanza - Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center - 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Join us for a one-stop holiday shopping experience! Many local merchants and artisans will be set-up offering a wide variety of gift ideas for your loved ones. Open to staff, alumni, students and the entire community.

Saturday, December 17th - Commencement - Leggett & Platt Gymnasium - 8:00 a.m.
Join us as we welcome a new class of alumni to the MSSU family!

Lions Tailgate Challenge
Alumni and community members will have the chance to put their grilling and tailgating skills to the test. Select home games will feature a different tailgate specialty. For more details or to register, visit the LTC webpage.

Regional Events
Watch for additions to our calendar such as Lunch & Learns, mixers and more that will be coming to your area!

November 2017 - Puerto Rico Basketball Classic
The MSSU Basketball Teams will be in tournament play and they'll need supporters!

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).