“Artists Behind the Iron Curtain”

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

In 1964, American college student Lee Freeman visited Prague and, by chance, met artist Jiří Mrázek. Mrázek was part of a group of artists who refused to adopt the state-sanctioned Socialist Realism style, thus, their work was not allowed to be exhibited or sold. So, Freeman and Mrázek began collecting and exhibiting contemporary art from […]

Intermediate Swing Dance Group Lessons

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Go beyond the basics of the fun and lively swing dance during this six-week course with Judy's Ballroom Dance! This class is intended for dancers who are familiar with the basic steps and turns of swing dance. This group will meet Tuesdays beginning September 27th and ending November 8th. No partner necessary. Registration required; register […]

$75

Marketing PETROF Pianos All Over the World

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

PETROF is a significant producer of acoustic grand and upright pianos in Europe. Since 1864, the company has produced roughly 635,000 instruments, trading in five continents and exporting to more than 65 countries the world over. Hear from Ing. Anna Prousková, the sixth generation of the Petrof family participating in the company’s management, as she […]

“This Place of Promise: A Historian’s Perspective on 200 Years of Missouri History”

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Dr. Gary Kremer, executive director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, presents a lecture tied to his latest book This Place of Promise: A Historian’s Perspective on 200 Years of Missouri History. Written to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial, this unique work presents personal perspectives from Kremer as he discusses why Missouri's history played out as it […]

Czech Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Dr. Zdeněk Beran, associate professor of history and director of the Institute of History at the University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, invites MSSU students and faculty to experience Czechia, either in-person or virtually! In this presentation, Dr. Zdeněk Beran provides information for those planning to visit Czech, including basic orientation in the geography and cultural […]

“Visions” by Tammy Harrington

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

A solo exhibition from Tammy Harrington, an artist and printmaker whose work is influenced by the Chinese folk art of paper cut. Harrington seamlessly blends her interpretations of traditional Chinese designs into personalized figurative compositions, creating dynamic prints that explore the duality of her existence as a Chinese-American through delicate lines, bold shapes, and vivid […]

Why Czech Glass and Czech Crystal are the “Family Silver”

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Czech glass and crystal are considered the national “family silver.” The glassmaking tradition in Bohemia dates back to the early Middle Ages and is related to both the favorable natural conditions and the location of Bohemia in the center of Europe. Over time, Czech glass products became the dominant commodity exported to countries of the […]

Bachata Group Lessons

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Learn Bachata dance, a popular social dance from the Dominican Republic! Join Judy's Ballroom Dance as instructor Judy Schneider demonstrates how fun this smooth, rhythmic dance can be. This group will meet Mondays beginning September 19th and ending October 24th. No partner necessary. Registration required; register by messaging Judy's Ballroom Dance on Facebook at facebook.com/dancingjudy. Cost: […]

Graphic Art in the Czech Lands

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

From the very beginning of their existence, graphic lists have been excellent at exchanging and sharing various elements and motifs of visual culture across space and time. Relatively low production costs, minimal transport requirements, and the principle of multiplication have made graphic techniques one of the most culturally influential phenomena of European art. In this […]

Intermediate Swing Dance Group Lessons

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Go beyond the basics of the fun and lively swing dance during this six-week course with Judy's Ballroom Dance! This class is intended for dancers who are familiar with the basic steps and turns of swing dance. This group will meet Tuesdays beginning September 27th and ending November 8th. No partner necessary. Registration required; register […]

$75

“The Elementary School”

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

The Missouri Southern State University Institute of International Studies and the Harrison and June Kash International Film Festival invite you to experience films from Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic! In this 1991 film, a war hero is hired as a teacher just after World War II in Czechoslovakia and asked to discipline an unruly class […]

Contrasting U.S. and Czech Culture and History

Missouri Southern State University, 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, USA

Czechia (or Czech Republic) is situated in the center of the old continent and could serve U.S. citizens as a bridge for the often-neglected culture and society of eastern European countries. In this lecture, Dr. Zdeněk Beran, an associate professor of history at the University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, poses thought-provoking questions to shake […]