The following are recent headlines from Southern News Service, Missouri Southern State University's public relations operation:
-MSSU to open new bookstore
-Big three projects planned at MSSU
-Impressions prove lasting for new MSSU A.D.
-Hola: 79 enrolled in MSSU's Spanish language village
-MSSU notes summer enrollment hike
-State OK to be sought for medical program at Joplin university
-Partnership could bring osteopathic medical program to MSSU
-New MSSU board chairman says keeping education affordable top priority
-FCA reborn at MSSU
-MSSU president gets contract extension through 2011
-MSSU introduces new athletic director
-Five questions for MSSU Athletic Director Jared Bruggeman
-MSSU selects athletic director
-MSSU summer registration begins today
-MSSU committee chooses two finalists for athletic director post
CORRECTION: These are not headlines from Southern News Service, but from Missouri Southern State University's other public relations office, The Joplin Globe.
While the International Piano Competition has been axed, the university's international program virtually gutted, raises withheld from faculty due to a dubious interpretation of depreciation, and a university official quits a new job only 18 days into it, noting the negative tactics and intimidation used by the university president, everything is lollipops and rainbows as far as the Joplin Globe is concerned.
I hope for Rod Surber's sake that no one realizes the university can save money by eliminating his p. r. job so that it is not duplicated by the Globe's Melissa Dunson.
(And to be fair to Melissa Dunson, I would guess the problem is further up on the Globe's food chain.)
NOTE- Apparently, the Globe will have to assign someone else to write press releases for MSSU. In Editor Carol Stark's blog, she reports Melissa Dunson has taken a job in p. r. at TAMKO. Thankfully, she has already received the training for the position.