BreakingKZRG NewsLatest NewsLocal InterestsNews Joplin MONewstalk KZRGTrending

Suicide prevention display coming to Missouri Southern

Joplin, MO – Missouri Southern is partnering with Active Minds to “Send Silence Packing” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the Oval.

Active Minds is a suicide prevention nonprofit working to change the culture around mental health. The “Send Silence Packing” display features stories of those who were affected by suicide. Those stories are attached to backpacks that are then laid out across the lawn for students to read.

“We want to eliminate the stigma around mental health and bring awareness and resources to suicide,” said Dr. Tamika Harrel, dean of students. “We want students to know that they are not alone, that we have resources on campus and in the community.”

Active Mind also has an interactive virtual experience called Behind the Backpacks that shares powerful audio stories and how to help those who need it with engaging, action-oriented ideas.

Other campus events planned include the following:

Monday, Oct. 10
“Visions”: Spiva Gallery. The solo exhibition features works by printmaker and traditional Chinese folk-art papercut artist Tammy Harrington and will run through Nov. 3. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

“Why Czech Glass and Czech Crystal are the ‘Family Silver’: 1 p.m., Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Dr. Kateřina Štěpánková will discuss the history of glassmaking and how the craft changed over the years due to wars, political events, and cultural change.

Tuesday, Oct. 11
“Graphic Art in the Czech Lands”: 1 p.m., Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium. Dr. Klára Zářecká will share the work of prominent Czech artists and traditional and experimental graphic techniques.

Volleyball vs. Newman: 6 p.m., Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

“The Elementary School”: 7 p.m., Cornell Auditorium. Released in 1991, the film is set in post WWII Prague and follows a war hero turned teacher who is accused of having inappropriate relationships with students. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Wednesday, Oct. 12
“Send Silence Packing”: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Oval.

Thursday, Oct. 13
Czech Book Club: “The Metamorphosis”:  6 p.m., Bookhouse Cinema, 715 E. Broadway. The group will discuss the 1915 novella by Franz Kafka.

“An Evening of Words and Pictures with Bill Sienkiewicz”: 6 p.m. Cornell Auditorium. Sienkiewicz’s work has been featured in such Marvel titles as “New Mutants,” “Moon Knight,” and “Elektra: Assassin.” The presentation is offered as part of the Honors Lecture Series.

“Top Gun: Maverick”: 4 and 7:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre in Billingsly Student Center. The blockbuster sequel is presented by the Campus Activities Board.

“Happy Days: The Musical”: 7:30 p.m., Bud Walton Black Box Theatre. Based on the classic television series, Richie Cunningham and the gang try to raise money to save Arnold’s Drive-In from being closed. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, campus employees and members of the military. They can be purchased online here.

Friday, Oct. 14
“Happy Days: The Musical”: 7:30 p.m., Bud Walton Black Box Theatre.
“Top Gun: Maverick”: 7 p.m., Phelps Theatre.

Saturday, Oct. 15
“Happy Days: The Musical”: 2 and 7 p.m., Bud Walton Black Box Theatre.

Show More
Back to top button