Extended Hours for Library

Spiva Library will extend its hours the week before and during final exams. The library will be open until midnight Sunday through Thursday on Nov. 26- Dec. 13. University Java will also be extending its hours until 10 p.m. during the week of finals, Dec. 9-13.

AAUW Hosts Holiday Auction

The Joplin Branch of American Association of University Women is hosting a Holiday Auction at the First Community Church on Sat. Nov. 17. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with complimentary hors d’ouevres and refreshments. The auction will begin at 2 p.m. that afternoon. Delbert Johnson, from Nevada, Mo., will the auctioneer for the event. Items scheduled to be auctioned off include food items, reading material, Christmas items, themed baskets, and speciality items. Proceeds from the auction will go towards the AAUW scholarship fund for Missouri Southern.

Spaghetti Dinner and Auction

Alpha Sigma Alpha will host a spaghetti dinner and auction Monday, Dec. 3. All proceeds will go towards benefiting the S. June Smith Center which provides early intervention resources for children with disabilities and their families. The dinner and auction will be held at 7 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. For ticket information and reservations, persons may contact Joy Lefferts at 417-664-3355.

Debate Tournament Results

Nov. 9-11 Missouri Southern Speech and Debate squad competed in the Washington University Ichabod Fall Classic against 78 tournament debaters from 20 different colleges and universities. In parliamentary debate, Whitney Hart, junior political science major, and Cody Snyder, senior business economics major, qualified for octo-final elimination rounds. In Saturday’s Lincoln-Douglas debate, Dylan Slagel, senior political science major, qualified for elimination rounds where he was named individual top speaker after winning in the tournament final against a debater from the University of Alabama. On Sunday’s Lincoln-Douglas debate, Synder and Slagel also won individual speaker awards. Missouri Southern also won the team debate sweepstakes trophy.