Thursday, June 21, 2012

MSSU students invited to see where their money goes

(From Missouri Southern State University)


The Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the newly-remodeled first floor of Hearnes Hall  will be held from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. next Tuesday, June 26.

MSSU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

A new “front door” has been created in Hearnes Hall for new students entering the campus and new space for one-stop-shop admissions and enrollment services.  The completely new and contemporary office spaces features a three-story lobby with a glass walled entrance. 

Enter the building from the east side, students and visitors will be greeted by a terrazzo floor, a composite material poured in place or precast, with a green and gold Lion head set in the floor in the center of the spacious, multi-story atrium. 

The main corridor features a cloud ceiling with frosted glass walls lining both sides with glass doors that open into each suite.  Next to each entrance are flat-screen TV monitor that will stream continuous live information and announcements. In addition, the 40-year-old heating, air conditioning and lighting is being replaced with energy efficient systems. 

Construction on the renovation was done by the Bales Construction Company.

Cake and punch will be served.

Let's see if I remember right.

Didn't MSSU students recently receive an increase in enrollment fees.

And how about all of those raises MSSU employees did not receive over the past few years?

Now it all comes back to me. This stewardship of finances during tough times, including this project, was cited as reasons why the board rehired President Bruce Speck through 2015.


Anonymous said...

If you read Randy, you would think that Missouri Southern is the only college around raising tutition. You're losing any credibility you ever had. I hope the whining employee at Southern are paying you for keeping the pot boiling.

Anonymous said...

Students at Pittsburg State University will see an increase in their tuition this fall.

The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a proposal submitted by university administrators to increase tuition for the 2012-13 academic year by 6.15 percent.

An undergraduate paying in-state rates will spend $2,193, or about $127 more, in tuition this fall.

Anonymous said...

The community certainly knows that something is amiss at MSSU. Typical statement you hear over and over: What in the heck is going on out there? MSSU is facing another enrollment decline this Fall, and this time they can't blame the tornado.