MSSU students build their own mini Zen gardens

JOPLIN, Mo. — Missouri Southern’s “Japan Semester” is in full swing.

On Wednesday, students built their own take-home mini Zen gardens.

The school gave them away in the student center.

Other events the University is hosting later this week:

Thursday, Sept. 30
“Company”: 7:30 p.m., Bud Walton Black Box Theatre. The Musical Theatre Department will present the classic Stephen Sondheim musical comedy. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens, military and students; free for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit

Friday, Oct. 1
FAFSA Fiesta: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Billingsly Student Center. Returning and incoming students are invited to renew their 2022-23 FAFSA and apply for MSSU Foundation scholarships.
“Company”: 7:30 p.m., Bud Walton Black Box Theatre.

Sunday, Oct. 3
“Company”: 2:30 p.m., Bud Walton Black Box Theatre.