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COVID-19 Campus Announcements

General Communications for all Lion Community Members


Update from the MSSU COVID-19 Task Force

The spring semester was a challenging time and we are proud of how everyone worked hard to make the best of a difficult situation. There are continued questions about what is happening this fall and our plans going forward with the opening of campus. We are working to...

Missouri Southern offers update on Fall 2020 semester

While backup plans are in place should the COVID-19 pandemic situation change, Missouri Southern State University is moving forward toward fully opening campus this fall. “The Fall 2020 semester will be an exciting time – one of renewed energy and focus as Missouri...

Missouri Southern to re-open on Monday, May 11, 2020

Following the guidelines set by the City of Joplin and Missouri Governor Mike Parson, campus will open for business to staff, students, and visitors on Monday, May 11, 2020. This includes Admissions, Financial Aid, Campus Recreation, Spiva Library and the Lion Cub...

Remarkable!

Dear Colleagues, As week three of the “big shift” comes to a close, I want to again express my admiration for the job each of you are doing under very difficult circumstances. But, despite the obstacles, you are continuing to find innovative ways to “educate and...

A video message from Dr. Marble

I’d like to take this opportunity to speak to our students here at Missouri Southern State University during this unprecedented moment in the history of our campus. First and foremost, I want to thank you for your patience, your understanding and your willingness to...

IT identifies WiFi spots available outside campus buildings

In order to provide additional WiFi access for Missouri Southern students, faculty and staff, Information Technology has identified areas where it is available from campus parking lots. This will allow you access to the Internet from the comfort and safety of your...

Recreational Services offers tips to stay healthy and active

The department of Recreational Services understands that all of us have recently made significant changes to our daily lives and routines. It is our hope that all students, faculty and staff have developed a new routine that leads to success during these trying times....

Spiva Library announces new due date

Due to the closure of campus, Spiva Library has issued a new due date for all borrowed materials. The library has announced that items checked out will not be due until May 12, when the campus is currently scheduled to reopen.

COVID-19

Dear Colleagues, The challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak have been unique, fast-paced, and rapidly changing, but our campus response has been nothing short of remarkable. Shifting all classes to distance learning in the middle of the semester was a...

2020 Spencer Bartlett Nominations

Faculty/Staff Even though we will not be able to have a ceremony, Student Affairs would like to award the Spencer Bartlett Respect Awards to some of our deserving students.  This is a rather prestigious monetary award that, especially in these challenging times, might...

Special Instructions & Groups

Messages Specifically for Students


IDEA Course Evaluations Opening Soon

Dear Missouri Southern Students, Good day to you all. I am sorry to add to what I know is an already overburdened inbox, but I just wanted to share a few thoughts with you. Most importantly, we thank you for your understanding and flexibility in adapting to the...

New Grade Option Policy for Spring 2020

Please read the entire policy before submitting the form. Pass/Low Pass/Unsatisfactory grading option for Spring 2020 Students may request a letter grade be changed to P/LP/U no later than May 4, 2020. Due to changes made to course delivery as a result of the current...

Student Check-in

Dear Missouri Southern Students: We hope that each of you are doing well and staying safe during these times of remote education.  We are reaching out to you today in an effort to keep you informed on the latest University information.   University Operating...

Spiva Library Website Changes

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty, Recently, the library instituted several changes to its website that will benefit you! First, no PINs or passwords will be needed to make a book request through the library catalog or to access “My Library Account.”  Please see the...

Calling All Students – Literally!

Dear Lions, We hope this email finds you staying safe, doing well, and adjusting nicely to your new distance learning environment.  Over the course of the next few weeks it is our goal to call each and every one of our currently enrolled students to check in to see...

Spiva Library announces new due date

Due to the closure of campus, Spiva Library has issued a new due date for all borrowed materials. The library has announced that items checked out will not be due until May 12, when the campus is currently scheduled to reopen.

How to Set up an Electronic Refund (eRefund) Account

Below is information from the Bursar's Office to show you how to set up an electronic refund account with Missouri Southern if you are due a refund.  If you have questions, you can email the Bursar's Office (bursar@mssu.edu) for answers. Using the MSSU Payment Portal...

Chalk Talk Blackboard Prep for Students: Blackboard Help Sessions

The Department of Distance Learning is offering live virtual help sessions this week. These sessions are to help any student with Blackboard who needs it.  The sessions are being held in Blackboard Collaborate and are offered Monday - Friday from 7 pm to 9 pm Central...

Enrolling for Fall 2020

The university is allowing most CURRENT students to self-enroll for the fall 2020 term (and summer 2020).  The alternate registration PIN will NOT be required. There are three exceptions: New incoming (Fall 2020)  freshmen, transfer, etc. will be required to go...

Campus Announcements & Modifications to Student Support Areas

Dear Lions, The MSSU COVID-19 website is constantly being updated with information relative to the institution’s most recent announcements and decisions.  For announcements, click the “Campus Announcements” box at the top of the website (see the following screenshots...

Messages Specifically for Faculty


Spiva Library Website Changes

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty, Recently, the library instituted several changes to its website that will benefit you! First, no PINs or passwords will be needed to make a book request through the library catalog or to access “My Library Account.”  Please see the...

PLPU Grading Scale Policy

Good afternoon. I hope you are all doing well and had a great weekend. This will soon be going out to students and posted in various places on the web. I wanted you all to have it as soon as possible. The policies are attached and refer to the form linked below....

All-faculty message Wednesday Afternoon

Good Wednesday afternoon, everyone. Well, we have officially made it through half of this first week of our new (temporary) normal. Most everyone has taught at least some students by now, and I am elated to report that it seems to be going much better than perhaps...

How to access Chronicle.com content anywhere

Good Tuesday morning, everyone. Thank you so much for everything everyone is doing. It is most appreciated, more than you could ever know. I thought you might find the below a good opportunity. So I am sharing in case you are interested. Dear Paula, At this time of...

Student Employment and COVID-19

All – After consultation with Darren and Dr. Marble, we want to clarify how we are handling student employment from now thru the month of April. Any office/building that is not closed due to the virus or classes on campus can still have students work for them, if...