New Facility for Mathematics at Missouri Southern State University
A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon Hall will be held on January 31, inside the newest addition to Missouri Southern State University’s campus in Joplin, MO.
A little more than two years after breaking ground, the $8.1-million, 21,000-square-foot facility was up and running for the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester just as planned.
Named for a former Missouri governor, Nixon Hall is the new home for the university’s mathematics program and features classrooms, lecture halls, faculty offices, a computer lab, and mathematically themed interior design elements. Nixon Hall is designed to facilitate collaboration between students and faculty through the use of different types of collaboration spaces of various sizes. Each lecture hall is flexible in that two lecture halls can open up to be one large lecture hall space for large educational groups.
It also includes a three-story atrium and a skywalk that connects the facility to the second floor of the recently renovated Reynolds Hall—something that makes the trip back and forth more expedient for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students.