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Harding becomes principal of North Middle School >> Education kprice
Matt Harding, pictured, has been named principal of North Middle School, according to an announcement by Joplin Schools. He will begin the position August 1, 2016, replacing Dr. Brandon Eggleston ...more

Joplin High School principal is named >> Education kprice
Dr. Brandon Eggleston, pictured, has been named Joplin High School’s new principal. He will begin the position August 1. Eggleston has served as principal for North Middle School in Joplin since ...more

...Who would have thought otherwise? >> Education s-smith
During a job-performance review held in closed session earlier this month, the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin voted to extend the contract for MSSU President Dr. ...more

Webb City school receives Gold Star designation >> Education staff
Harry S. Truman Elementary, Webb City R-VII School District was one of eight public schools, the only one in Southwest Missouri receiving Gold Star recognition. The program recognizes schools that ...more

Strait to return to classroom and research >> Education s-smith
Dr. Tia Strait has announced her resignation as dean of the School of Health Sciences at Missouri Southern State University-Joplin, expressing her desire to return to the classroom and to spend more ...more

2016 Master Gardeners are announced >> Education vbryan
Fifteen area residents participated in the 2016 Jasper County University of Missouri Extension Council Master Gardener core training in Carthage. They completed approximately 30 hours of training ...more

Crowder and Central Methodist sign agreement >> Education c-brown
Dr. Jennifer Methvin, president of Crowder College, and Dr. Rita Gulstad, provost of Central Methodist University, ink an agreement that will provide opportunities for Crowder students seeking to ...more

Know the truth about the Benghazi attack >> Education mariwinn
Fred Burton, a foremost auhority on security and terrorism, answers questions about the Benghazi attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He had completed ...more

MSSU board approves faculty promotions >> Education s-smith
Joplin - The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University voted to approve promotion and tenure recommendations for nine faculty members during a meeting on March 18, 2016. The promotion ...more

CLEE training is approved for Crowder >> Education c-brown
Crowder College in Neosho has been approved by the Missouri Department of Public Safety as a provider of Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) training. Crowder had representatives of the ...more

Poultry education gets grant boost at Crowder >> Education c-brown
Neosho – The Crowder College Agriculture Division received a $6,500 grant for Industry Education and Recruitment from the U.S. Poultry Foundation. The gift was made possible by the Hollis P. Osborne ...more

Master's in Management is offered at Southern >> Education staff
A new graduate business program has been approved by the Missouri Higher Learning Commission to be offered to undergraduates of any major in the fall 2016 at Missouri Southern State ...more

Henningsen gets new DESE position >> Education staff
Dr. Bruce Henningsen, pictured, who stepped down after the 2014-15 school year as Carthage Superintendent of Schools, has been selected as acting assistant commissioner in the Office of College ...more

Crowder social science course to have local appeal >> Education c-brown
In recognition of Southwest Missouri’s rural heritage, the Crowder College Social Science Division has announced that HIST 113, a comprehensive and in-depth study of agricultural, technological, and ...more

Survey concludes school testing is overwhelming >> Education tfuller
More than 64 percent of responders reported that Missouri's use of standardized testing is too much, according to a survey of more than 5,700 Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) members. One ...more

Crowder board discusses funding >> Education c-brown
The Crowder College Board of Trustees met in a general work session recently in part to discuss actions taken during the 2015 legislative session that would impact the college. The meeting that took ...more

MSSU students became a little richer for ingenuity >> Education staff
Winners of the inaugural Dev-Con 1 competition were announced Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Missouri Southern State University, Joplin. The competition – sponsored by the Robert W. Plaster School ...more

Learning for all is the focus >> Education staff
Two Southwest Missouri schools were recognized recently for their commitment to professional learning. Central Elementary School in the Neosho R-V School District and the Monett Intermediate School ...more

Webb City's Lankford is lauded >> Education s-potter
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Deputy Commissioner Ron Lankford has been named one of Southwest Missouri’s PathFinders, 10 men and women who are recognized as leaders in ...more

Crowder College sets sights on new fieldhouse >> Education c-brown
Neosho, MO – The Crowder College Board of Trustees gave the go ahead for fundraising to begin on an indoor athletic fieldhouse, illustrated above. John Sisemore, interim athletic director, ...more

Center for law and politics is dedicated >> Education staff
A dedication ceremony, made possible by a grant from the Helen S. Boylan Foundation, was held yesterday (December 19, 2014) for the James R. Spradling Center for Law & Politics – a valuable resource ...more

Governor seeks funding for area schools >> Education cmathes
During a tour on December 5, 2014, of Reynolds Hall on the campus of Missouri Southern State University, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that he will request more than $5.2 million in funding from the state ...more

Recent Crowder event enhances scholarship fund >> Education mariwinn
NEOSHO, MO – The Crowder College Foundation raised over $101,000 at the 12th Annual Festival of Wreaths held Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Neosho campus, ...more

Where on the Niche list is your school? >> Education staff
The Niche Best K-12 Schools 2015 rankings have been announced with Joplin High School receiving a ranking of 362nd in Missouri with an overall Niche grade of C-. However, the score was based on ...more

MSSU to establish DNA testing lab on campus >> Education staff
Joplin – DNA: They’re the small, molecular sequences that contain instructions for the development of organisms and their study could soon become an essential building block for both Missouri ...more

Crowder VP becomes Seneca school superintendent >> Education c-brown
Neosho – Dr. Jim Cummins, vice president of finance at Crowder College, pictured, has accepted the position of Superintendent of the Seneca, R-7 School District. Dr. Steve Wilmoth, former R-7 ...more

Crowder Sentry garners awards >> Education c-brown
Crowder College’s student newspaper, the Crowder Sentry, recently won best in state for the community college newspaper division in a contest co-sponsored by the Missouri Press Association and the ...more

Crowder students receive MCCA awards >> Education c-brown
Missouri Community College Association's Phi Theta Kappa All-Missouri Academic Team members recently were introduced at a meeting of the Crowder College Board of Trustees by Dr. Peter Broglio, ...more

Gateway School students win award >> Education rbecker
The George and Helen Hatzog Award of the Midwest Region of the National Park Service has been awarded locally to an individual volunteer and a volunteer group, according to an announcement by the ...more

MSSU floats bonds for new residence hall >> Education s-smith
Joplin – A bond-issue signing, authorizing the sale of nearly $30 million in bonds for the construction of a new residence hall complex, was held April 18, 2014, during the Board of Governors ...more

Top photo contest winners are MSSU students >> Education s-smith
MSSU students win top prizes in Study Abroad Photo Contest. For the second year in a row, a student from Missouri Southern State University has won the grand prize in the Study Missouri Photo ...more

Crowder College names new president >> Education c-brown
Jennifer Methvin, Ph.d., pictured, has been offered the position of president of Crowder College, according to an announcement today by the community college's board of trustees. The decision was ...more

Crowder and Drury join forces for solar decathlon >> Education c-brown
Neosho, MO – Crowder College partnered with Drury University have been selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. The Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program ...more

Missouri changes state testing requirement >> Education staff
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and a coalition of education partners have developed a revised assessment plan for the 2014-15 school year designed to reduce the ...more

Knowing Jim Tatum >> Education mariwinn
Jim Tatum, at left, looks over a plaque uncovered by Dr. Kent Farnsworth, Crowder College interim acting president, that details Tatum's pioneering efforts in community education and his long ...more

MSSU creates environmental health & safety program >> Education smeeker
Changes are in the works for the Environmental Health program at Missouri Southern, not the least of which is its name. When the 2014-15 catalog is issued, Environmental Health will become ...more

Crowder College narrows president search to three >> Education c-brown
The Presidential Search Committee for Crowder College met at the Neosho campus on December 20th and reviewed reference information on seven semi-finalists selected earlier. After careful review and ...more

Claussen receives professor emeritus distinction >> Education s-smith
Retired faculty member Sam Claussen, pictured, was awarded the title of professor emeritus, according to an announcement by the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors. The honorary ...more

R-8's Tobin Schultz receives Milken award >> Education s-smith
Tobin Schultz, pictured, a 2002 MSSU School of Education graduate who teaches and coaches football for the Joplin School District, was recognized on October 17, 2013, at a special ceremony at ...more

Arkansas school bars students over HIV concerns >> Education mwes44
To the editor: Your readers might be interested in an article here in which the Pea Ridge School district in Arkansas is banning the attendance of three siblings, two of whom have disabilities, ...more

Crowder Board seeks person to fill vacated seat >> Education c-brown
NEOSHO - With the pending retirement of James B. Tatum from the Crowder College Board of Trustees after more than 50 years of dedicated service, the Board of Trustees will be accepting letters of ...more

BILD is new business initiative at MSSU >> Education s-smith
The Robert W. Plaster School of Business at Missouri Southern State University has established a new institute to be known as The Institute for Business Innovation, Leadership and Development (BILD). ...more

Bright Futures expands board >> Education kim-vann
Bright Futures USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Caruthers of Harrisonville, pictured, as the 15th member of the Bright Futures USA Board of Directors. Caruthers is ...more

No fees for adult high school diploma program >> Education horner
Cornerstone Learning Center, 720 E 7th St, Galena, KS, is currently accepting enrollment in their free Adult High School Diploma Program. This program, accepting adults from all over the four-state ...more

Crowder expands full degree program with MSU >> Education c-brown
Beginning this fall, students at the Neosho, Nevada, and Cassville locations of Crowder College will be able to complete a Bachelor of Science in general business entirely by taking online and ...more

Ex-Crowder president assumes interim role at MSSU >> Education s-smith
Joplin - The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University in an executive session on June 20, 2013, has announced that Dr. Alan D. Marble, pictured, will serve as interim president of ...more

New MSSU Staff Senate members are chosen >> Education jdoak
Recent balloting resulted in the election of seven new members of the Staff Senate at Missouri Southern State University. The group, acting as a legislative body and consisting of MSSU employees who ...more

Crowder administrators switch roles >> Education staff
Holly and Kent Farnsworth are seen at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Crowder College. The event took place on April 2, 2013, on campus in Neosho. NEOSHO - The Board of Trustees of ...more

Branson student is 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar >> Education staff
Tiffany Lee, a student at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, and Corey M. Matzat, a student at Branson High School, were named 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars for their academic achievement. They ...more

Crowder College celebrates the big 50 >> Education mariwinn
At the podium Dr. Alan Marble, president of Crowder College, welcomes guests attending ceremonies in honor of the 50th anniversary of the community college. To Marble's left are James B. Tatum who ...more

K-State's 150th anniversary is recognized >> Education s-little
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of Kansas State University, U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran (R-KS) today (Feb. 13, 2013) introduced a resolution that honored the school, the first ...more

12 MSSU students receive special training >> Education s-smith
Twelve students have been accepted into a program to motivate them as future community leaders. In its second season the Super Leader Program, a joint effort between Missouri Southern University and ...more

MSSU homecoming royalty are chosen for 2012 >> Education s-smith
Missouri State University students, Ruth Stamper of Carl Junction, at left, and Trenten Henderson of Mt. Vernon, at right, are the school's 2012 homecoming royalty. Coronation of homecoming ...more

Gotta have it will cost more if new tax is passed >> Education staff
The Missouri State Board of Education voiced its approval Tuesday, June 19, 2012, for the Healthy Missouri Initiative Petition measure aimed at raising new funds for education in the state, according ...more

OCC nears 70th anniversary >> Education meredith
Ozark Christian College in Joplin will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The school was founded on June 12, 1942 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Two years later it moved to Joplin ...more

Course on Sunshine Law is scheduled >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Journalists, instructors, students and others wanting to learn about accessing public records (or needing a refresher course) are invited to attend the Access Across America II Project, ...more

DVDs of commencements are ready to order >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - DVDs of the spring commencement ceremonies for Missouri Southern State University, Joplin High School and Carl Junction High School are available for purchase from KGCS-TV. It should be ...more

MSSU tuition is relaxed for out-of-area students >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Students living outside the state of Missouri can now qualify for Missouri Southern State University’s in-state tuition rate, after the MSSU Board of Governors gave their approval today ...more

Students are named to MSSU Honors Program >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Almost three dozen high school students participated in the annual Honors Program Signing Ceremony that took place on April 27, 2012, at Missouri Southern State University. The program is ...more

Davidson Hall is LEED Gold and F5 tornado-proof >> Education c-brown
NEOSHO, MO – Crowder College’s Davidson Hall has been awarded LEED® Gold established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The ...more

Crowder College board raises tuition 5% >> Education c-brown
Even though the level of future state budget cuts for higher education still are unsure the Crowder College Board of Governors unanimously voted to raise tuition. Dr. Alan Marble, Crowder president ...more

2012 Governor's Award goes to Dr. Scott >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Dr. Trina J. Scott, pictured, professor of criminal justice at Missouri Southern State University, is the recipient of the 2012 Governor's Award for Excellence in Education. The award ...more

Hearnes at MSSU gets new look >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Members of the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors were told at their regular meeting on March 16, 2012, that the renovation of Hearnes Hall on campus is nearing ...more

Research mimics movements of butterflies >> Education jhu-ps
To improve the next generation of insect-size flying machines, Johns Hopkins engineers have been aiming high-speed video cameras at some of the prettiest bugs on the planet. By figuring out how ...more

Crowder expansion in Mac County is jump-started >> Education c-brown
In support of Crowder College's plans for expansion in McDonald County, Missouri, First Community Bank has made a $50,000 pledge, according to Vance Keaton, the bank's Missouri Community ...more

Neosho R5 sets enrollment screenings >> Education bcook
The Neosho R5 School District would like to inform the public that Kindergarten and Preschool screenings will be offered in March and April. 2012. To ensure proper enrollment of children who are ...more

New edition of OCSA newsletter is available >> Education staff
SPRINGFIELD- Every three months, members of the Ozarks Country School Association (OCSA) receive a high quality 20-page newsletter full of information related to one-room schools in southwest ...more

Festival of Wreaths raises $55,018.50! >> Education c-brown
The Crowder College Foundation's 9th Annual Festival of Wreaths and dinner was a huge success, according to foundation officials, raising $55,018.50 for scholarships. The Elsie Plaster Community ...more

Gilion honored by MCCA >> Education c-brown
Millie Gilion, pictured, Crowder College PE/wellness instructor and athletic director, received the Missouri Community College Association's (MCCA) Senior Faculty Award at the annual convention ...more

Candidates face community at MSSU >> Education s-smith
The search committee at Missouri Southern State University- Joplin has announced that two finalists have been chosen for the position of vice president for university development and executive ...more

Law enforcement academy registration is announced >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Registration for the 600-hour state certified basic law enforcement academy at Missouri Southern State University is now underway. Beginning January 16, 2012, the day academy will meet 8 ...more

Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School expands >> Education mariwinn
Friends of Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School on Newman Road in Joplin mingle outside after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Humphreys Arts and Student Life Complex. The Thomas ...more

MSSU center is awarded $100,000 >> Education staff
JOPLIN – Missouri Southern State University's Resource Development Center is the recipient of a $100,000 Community Service grant after being one of two organizations to win the September 11th ...more

Franklin Tech receives donation from UTI >> Education l-nicita
Joplin - The Franklin Technology Center is still recovering from the area’s devastating tornado in late May. But, a donation from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and the UTI Foundation will ...more

Crowder's HEP program ranks 6th in nation >> Education c-brown
Neosho - The Crowder College High School Equivalency Program (HEP) was named one of the top 10 HEP projects in the nation. Crowder's HEP project ranked 6th overall in efficiency and tied for 6th ...more

Head of KC School District resigns >> Education mclark
Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro expressed concern today that John Covington has resigned as superintendent of the Kansas City School District. He tendered his resignation to the ...more

Boy Scouts to join recovery effort >> Education staff
Over 900 Boy Scouts will gather in Joplin on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, to support recovery efforts from the May 22 tornado. Scouts are traveling here from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Wisconsin and ...more

Construction continues on temporary R-8 classrooms >> Education c_owens
Sixty-two percent of Joplin Schools’ students have been displaced due to the May 22 EF-5 tornado. Through partnerships with area architecture firms and construction companies, Joplin Schools will be ...more

School pre-enrollment information is announced >> Education c_owens
Families displaced by the Joplin tornado planning to send children to a different school in the fall 2011 should attend one of two pre-enrollment sessions set for several school districts. The ...more

Tina Smith joins Joplin Schools staff >> Education c_owens
Joplin Schools has announced that Tina Smith, pictured, is the new director of human resources. Prior to accepting the position with Joplin Schools, Smith worked as the human resource director ...more

Springfield newspaper organizes school fundraising >> Education staff
The Springfield News-Leader announced today its “School Supplies for Joplin Kids” fundraising campaign that will run until July 22, 2011. The campaign goal is to provide students with a complete, ...more

Options are available for displaced students >> Education c_owens
The May 22 tornado displaced 62 percent of Joplin Schoolsʼ students, and many of those students are being forced to find housing in surrounding communities. Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff announced ...more

Humphreys challenge is met >> Education c_owens
The Satterlee family of Joplin met the challenge of David and Debra Humphreys and donated $250,000 to the Joplin Schools. This means that the Humphreys who previously donated $250,000 will donate ...more

Monetary aid sought for R-8 students >> Education staff
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is seeking monetary contributions to aid students in the Joplin public schools who continue to be severely affected by the tornado ...more

JHS seniors are awarded record scholarship aid >> Education c_owens
Joplin High School seniors have been awarded $3,084,600.00 in scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year. It is $255,208 more that what the 2009-2010 senior class earned. “Every year our students ...more

Censorship: Reading between the Lions (sic) >> Education mariwinn
by Mari Winn Taylor Supporters of Thom Hanrahan, instructor in communications at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, gather around the flagpole on the campus oval on May 6, ...more

Gala Moss is R-8 Teacher of the Year >> Education c_owens
Gala Moss has been named Joplin Schools’ Teacher of the Year for 2011. Moss was selected for this honor based on her passion for kids and her ability to connect with students to promote learning. She ...more

Fullerton is new MSSU vice president >> Education staff
Darren Fullerton, pictured, the year-long MSSU interim vice president, has been appoint vice president for student affairs at Missouri Southern State University-Joplin, according to an announcement ...more

JHS Constitution team becomes reigning state champ >> Education staff
The Joplin Constitution Team under the direction of Joplin High School coach William Keczkemethy was honored by proclamation on February 23, 2011, by Mayor Mike Woolston. The ceremony that took ...more

Money is pledged for MSSU sports facilities >> Education s-smith
AERIAL VIEW OF FUTURE ROBERT W. PLASTER SPORTS COMPLEX JOPLIN - The Robert W. Plaster Foundation has pledged two substantial seven-figure gifts to the Missouri Southern Foundation, it was ...more

All we need is love...and money >> Education r-surber
Missouri Southern State University-Joplin is maintaining its vision to develop many of its aging athletics facilities, University officials reported today. Plans for improving MSSU’s athletic ...more

Truancy court pilot program to be tested locally >> Education staff
Joplin R-8 schools and The Jasper County Truancy Court will begin a pilot program for a weekly truancy court by the end of January 2011. “The partnership began in an effort to improve our overall ...more

RMSP to offer photography courses in Springfield >> Education staff
The Rocky Mountain School of Photography of Missoula, MT has scheduled a two-day course in instruction for the first time in Springfield with courses tailored for the needs of beginner and ...more

Committee submits long range plan to R-8 board >> Education mariwinn
Responding to community suggestions made during the city of Joplin's long range planning process and based upon the results of a phone survey of patrons regarding elementary school concerns, for the ...more

Parents are encouraged to recognize great teachers >> Education katelyn
JOPLIN - Nominations for the 2010-2011 Golden Apple Awards are being accepted now through February 4, 2011. This is the 26th year for this popular program, which recognizes teaching excellence in our ...more

Poll shows Americans' ignorance of basic rights >> Education rachel-g
What would your answer be to where the quote "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" can be found? No googling allowed. A recent online Harris Interactive national ...more

Crowder's enrollment figures jump staggeringly >> Education c-brown
Neosho, MO - Crowder College led the state in enrollment growth from fall 2007 to fall 2010 with a 52.4% increase in headcount, according to recently released figures from the Missouri Coordinating ...more

Crowder names interim dean of instruction >> Education c-brown
Neosho - Dr. Herb Schade has been named interim dean of instruction at Crowder College starting January 1, 2011. Assisting him until January 21 will be the current dean, Dr. Brad Tyndall who has ...more

Three MSSU seniors to present honors theses >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Three senior honors program students at Missouri Southern State University, Aryn Crawford of Joplin, Kevin Zimmerman from Olathe, KS and Joseph Hobbs from Raymore, MO are scheduled to give ...more

Local teacher is honored >> Education staff
Doug Logan, a social studies teacher at Carl Junction Junior High School, was one of five teachers honored this evening (November 15) as state finalists in the teacher of the year program conducted ...more

FIRST Lego League forms in Springfield >> Education d-burton
Thanks to a motivated volunteer leader in the Greene County 4-H Robotics project named Matt Krueger and his consulting company, Reliance Systems, there is now a FIRST Lego League (FLL) team in ...more

Learn how to use the MOST 529 plan >> Education staff
Clint Zweifel, treasurer of the state of Missouri, will be visiting parents and students in the first floor library at Cecil Floyd Elementary School, 2201 W. 24th St., Joplin. His aim is to promote ...more

Kumbier receives 2010 Governor's Award >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Dr. William Kumbier, pictured, professor of English at Missouri Southern State University, was named a recipient of the 2010 Governor's Award for Excellence in Education at MSSU. The ...more

2010 Melanie Cox Award goes to business major >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Ciara Lipsey, graduating senior marketing and management major from Wichita has received the Melanie Cox Award as 2010 Outstanding Honors Graduate at Missouri Southern State University. She ...more

MSSU announces new choral director >> Education staff
JOPLIN - The Music Department of Missouri Southern State University has announced that David L. Sharlow, Ph.D. will join the faculty in the fall as the director of choral activities. "Dr. Sharlow ...more

MSSU Fire Academy announces next training session >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - The Missouri Southern Fire Academy will hold training sessions from August 23 to Dec. 17, 2010, in Room 141 of the Criminal Justice Center on the Missouri Southern State University campus. ...more

Local agency awards scholarships >> Education staff
The Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks has awarded four area students scholarships, according to an announcement by Michelle ...more

Who will be the new VP at Missouri Southern? >> Education mariwinn
Missouri Southern State University President Bruce W. Speck has announced the selection of Dr. A.J. Anglin as the new vice president for academic affairs at Missouri Southern State University. He ...more

Carr of Neosho is named MSSU outstanding grad >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN -John Robertson Carr of Neosho, pictured, has been named "outstanding graduate" by the Missouri Southern State University Alumni Association. The award will be formally announced at the ...more

Motorcycle instruction is offered at Crowder >> Education c-brown
A motorcycle rider program is being offered on the campus of Crowder College in Neosho. Certified instructors with the National Motorcycle Foundation will provide instruction in safe riding ...more

The Chart rocks >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Missouri Southern State University student journalists and their student newspaper adviser have brought home some major honors. Missouri Southern's student newspaper The Chart captured first ...more

Pathway is created for advancing nursing education >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - In a response to a growing need for more nurses, Missouri Southern State University, Crowder College, the Joplin R-VII School District and Franklin Technology Center are combining forces to ...more

SIDNE shows the perils of impaired driving >> Education mariwinn
Victor Sly, a Joplin Police Department school resource officer at Joplin High School, tries his hand at negotiating a MoDOT test course with SIDNE, a vehicle that simulates an impaired driving ...more

MOCAP unites business and education >> Education mariwinn
Dr. Bruce Speck, president of Missouri Southern State University, describes the university's role in the newly formed Missouri Center for Advance Power Systems Research (MOCAP) while standing in ...more

Crowder paramedic program challenges students >> Education c-brown
Twelve of the 13 Crowder College paramedic students qualified to take the 2009 National Registry Examination scored a pass rate of 91% overwhelmingly topping the national pass rate average of 72%. ...more

Webb City's super accepts state job >> Education jmorris
Ron Lankford, pictured at left, superintendent of the Webb City School District, has been appointed deputy commissioner for fiscal and administrative services, according to an announcement by ...more

Crowder excited over largest grant awarded ever >> Education c-brown
Crowder College recently was the recipient of the single largest appropriation ever received. The Department of Labor on February 12, 2010 awarded the college a grant of $3,576,759.69 for three years ...more

Foreign study is helped by new endowment >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - The Institute of International Studies at Missouri Southern State University has announced its first endowed award for study abroad. According to Dr. Chad Stebbins, director of the ...more

KidsFirst offers free tutoring >> Education staff
Free team tutoring is available for all Webb City area children in kindergarten through third grade, according to an announcement by Sara Bennett, executive director of the local chapter of ...more

Funding is cut but tuition/fees stay the same >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - The Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors today unanimously voted to join with other universities and colleges in the state to hold the line on increases in tuition and ...more

FSCC implements IPv6 protocol >> Education kathleen
Fort Scott Community College has rolled out a new network service across their six major campuses. All student and public lab machines have full Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) connectivity to ...more

Recognition of Code Talking is revived >> Education allison8
Reviving the subject of Native American Code Talkers and the role they played in World Wars I and II in a lecture recently was Dr. William C. Meadows, a professor of anthropology at Missouri State ...more

MSSU's newspaper gains national recognition >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - The Chart, student newspaper of Missouri Southern State University, captured third place in the Best of Show competition at the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers national ...more

College Girls learn self defense tactics >> Education mesmith
Vulnerability, strength and force can turn women into fighters. Female Missouri State students learned self defense tactics recently after Erin Weed, 30, of Chicago, founder of the organization Girls ...more

Missouri professionals encouraged to teach >> Education staff
The Missouri National Educational Association unsuccessfully stopped a bill that provides experienced professionals an alternate route to second careers as secondary school teachers, and, according ...more

Breaking the stereotype of business education >> Education s-smith
Members of Missouri Southern State University's Robert W. Plaster School of Business are learning that it's not all about making money. A Threads of Hope social responsibility project co-ordinated by ...more

WTI Joplin receives award >> Education cskaff
WTI Joplin has been recognized as a 2006-2007 School of Distinction by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). In a certificate awarded recently to WTI ...more

What opting out should mean >> Education admin2
So-called “student directory information,” which includes things such as name, age and extracurricular activities, may be made publicly available under the Family Educational Rights and ...more

McCaleb Initiative for Peace expands donations >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Three student-faculty projects have been approved for grants from the McCaleb Initiative for Peace project at Missouri Southern State University. In 1998, Kenneth and Margaret McCaleb of ...more

Cindy Sheehan joins Drury panel discussion >> Education mariwinn
All of the panelists participating in Drury University's convocation series on the topic of "Democracy and Dissent" on April 26, 2007 would have invited the dozen or so war supporters, waving their ...more

Campus safety: the new reality >> Education mariwinn
Stress, change and unpredictability are a apart of college life. Usually, that is a good thing. It is a time when students mature spiritually, intellectually and socially. But sometimes the ...more

Alternative school turns trash into treasure >> Education admin2
Making paper at the Greenhouse School in Salem, MA is a hands-on job. Amid the swarm of new ideas meant to capture the public's imagination in combatting global warming, kids, staff and parents ...more

Creating a nation of sheep >> Education admin2
"Putting Higher Ed Out of Reach," a provocative article by Howard Karger about Margaret Spellings, President Bush's secretary of education, has appeared in the February 20th issue of Harper's Weekly. ...more

Old newspapers: holding history in your hands >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN - Several students at Missouri Southern State University have held history in their hands over the last semester, thanks to a large collection of historic newspapers owned by Joplin history ...more

Scholarship memorializes Barry County deputy >> Education s-smith
DEPUTY CHRISTOPHER LEE CASTETTER JOPLIN - The scope of the Christopher Lee Castetter Memorial Scholarship benefiting a criminal justice student at Missouri Southern State University has changed. ...more

Information for dealing with major storms >> Education ma-earth
Websites devoted to providing links to information dealing with problems faced after a major storm have been set up by branches of the University of Missouri Extension. Topics run the gamut from ...more

Pro Musica performance inspires JHS students >> Education mariwinn
Several hundred students were present. Their complete attention was focused on the Joplin High School auditorium stage. Besides the music playing and the brief remarks about it from cellist Daniel ...more

Will virtual school encroach upon homeschool? >> Education e-emery
Virtual learningWhat spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?--James Madison by ...more

Researcher defines river rehabilitation >> Education clr313
Dr. Robert Jacobson watches over the Missouri River Big rivers like the Missouri River cannot be restored but simply rehabilitated. That's the opinion of Dr. Robert Jacobson, a research ...more

Hemenway's views on the evolution controversy >> Education sltimme
Bob Hemenway, Chancellor at the University of Kansas, composed this message that he passed along to ...more

MSSU gets crime-fighting tool >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN (SNS) - The Criminal Justice Department at Missouri Southern State University recently purchased a LogiCube MD5 to enhance its Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) program.The MD5 is used by the ...more

College--not always the next step for some >> Education tallen
"I think everybody finds a different way around the barn to the pasture," said Mark Biggs, associate professor of media, journalism and film at Southwest Missouri State University. He was referring ...more

Crowder College to add paramedic program >> Education l-marble
The Board of Trustees of Crowder College unanimously have approved the addition of a paramedic science program to their curricula. An intensive 27-week certificate program (three 9-week courses) ...more

Learning begins at birth >> Education mariwinn
With two Dr. Seuss children's books in tow, Missouri Senator Kit Bond came to the Parents as Teachers (PAT) center in Neosho today to entertain a group of toddlers and as part of a statewide ...more

Acquaintance rape becomes serious issue on campus >> Education mariwinn
A group of young students, timidly hunkered down in the back of Taylor Auditorium on the campus of Missouri Southern State University- Joplin, were encouraged to move forward. Mostly freshmen, they ...more

Begin 4-yr. teaching program at Crowder >> Education l-marble
Crowder College recently signed an exciting teacher-education program articulation agreement with Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU), Ozarks Technical College, and SMSU at West Plains, ...more

Russian theatre and philosophy of life >> Education mariwinn
Constantin Stanislavsky might not be a household name in Joplin but to all those interested in theatre it represents a man who earned international acclaim as an actor, director and coach. Stanley ...more

Crowder opens literacy center >> Education l-marble
Crowder College Even Start/AEL was awarded a special literacy grant to covert a former Even Start facility to a community literacy center. Although the grant also funds salaries for adult literacy ...more

Burton reminisces about one-room schools >> Education mariwinn
Today's air-conditioned schools are palaces compared to the one-room schools that once beckoned area students in the fall Generations of Missourians, as those of many other states, who were ...more

Grant money is excuse for latest scam >> Education mariwinn
The best advice is not to give out any unsolicited information over the phone or internet, especially numbers relating to credit cards, bank accounts or social security. The latest scam involves a ...more

ALEC analyzes No Child Left Behind >> Education e-emery
To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our ...more

Are kids taught to think? >> Education ggruber
Kids and Teachers and Schools by Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D. When schools began to be compulsory, the model following the Industrial Revolution was to make little workers of the students. They were to ...more

Intelligent Design vs. science >> Education mariwinn
MSSU's Black speaks out No point of view should be stifled, according to Dr. Bill Black, assistant professor in the biology department of Missouri Southern State University and an instructor ...more

Crowder's skidpad will prove invaluable >> Education mariwinn
Speed can kill. Consider the driver gunning the engine to get up a steep wet hill but instead hydroplaning into a tree. Or, visualize another with pedal to the metal tearing along in the outside lane ...more

Electronic age kids can't read >> Education mariwinn
A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that young children, under the age of 6 spend as much or more time before a television or computer screen than they do playing outside and more ...more

Bioinformatics degree now offered by MSSU >> Education s-smith
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - Missouri Southern State University now offers an undergraduate degree in Bioinformatics, a newly emerging interdisciplinary research area defined as the interface between ...more

What's your tornado IQ? >> Education mariwinn
Here's a little twister test supplied by the Southwest Region News Service of the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension: True or false: Areas near rivers, lakes and mountains are safe ...more

Aint me writin gud enuf? >> Education anna
Is another bureaucracy poised to answer the question? Too many American students struggle to put together a coherent sentence, much less prose. The 1998 National Assessment of Educational ...more






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