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Capital improvement committee focuses on beautification

Elyse Quattlebaum, Staff Writer September 23, 2013

Last Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting laid a foundation for future decisions to be made. Cory Garr was unanimously named this year’s chair for the Committee for Capital Improvement. In the same fashion,...

The illustrated design by RDG Planning and Designing for the plaza to be constructed in front of Billingsly Student Center.

Plaza ‘should be completed’ by fall

Taylor Camden , Associate Editor February 1, 2013

Sculpting of the lion statue  has been completed and has been sent off to be cast in bronzed. The process will take three to four months.The statue will be placed in front of Billingsly Student Center...

Board discusses future of University, changes

Lakin Adams, Managing Editor October 27, 2012

The Missouri Southern Board of Governors met Friday, Oct. 18. The board began the meeting by first recognizing Chuck Surface, a long time board member who passed away in September.  “[Chuck] was member...

Senate unanimously approves spending $40,000 on statue

Taylor Camden, Associate Editor October 26, 2012

Student Senate came to a decision Wednesday on the proposal of a bronze lion statue to be placed on the Oval. Unanimously, the senate voted to approve spending $40,000 on the project. The senate’s appropriation...

Senate to decide on statue soon

Taylor Camden, Associate Editor October 13, 2012

This week, Student Senate had a full house and met to discuss the development of the lion statue proposal and approved three appropriations.On Wednesday, Capitol Improvement Committee Chair Ryan Prisock,...

The Tanzanian Lion was donated by Tom Wells, Sr. The lion currently resides on the third floor of the Spiva Library. Wells took the lion while on safari in 2008.

Leaving a legacy

Joshua Boley, Staff Writer October 11, 2012

As students walk about this campus, they pass by moments of history locked in stone, brick and metal. As Missouri Southern has grown, so along with it has the number of donations, monuments and memorials...

Letter to the Editor: Student hopes funds for statue are donated, not from University

Kyle Prisock October 6, 2012

Recently, there has been discussion of plans to have a lion statue fabricated and placed on the Oval of Missouri Southern.The idea is to create something that will become an icon; a symbol of the ideals...

Workers from Ozark Nursery of Joplin plant trees and bushes near an entrance to the University. Campus beautification is an important part of Southern’s master plan for development.


Taylor Camden, Associate Editor September 28, 2012

Missouri Southern is working hard around campus to get students to stop and notice small touches and improvements.  The campus’ master plan was developed and released this past summer.  It highlighted...

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