Roughrider ENews February 5, 2024

  • Fall 2023 Dean’s list announced
  • Skills USA District welding competition, Feb. 7 & 8, 8AM at the Joplin Advanced Training & Technology Center. Students from area high schools and college participants will be competing. Those placing 1st and 2nd will advance to the state competition in April.
  • Crowder College will host One Act Reader’s Theatre Thursday & Friday, Feb. 15 & 16 in Elsie Plaster Community Center.
  • Adult Education and Literacy will host their “Love of Literacy” event Thursday, Feb. 15, 5-7pm in Wright Conference Center on the Neosho campus. Book collections are currently being accepted for the event.
  • Phi Theta Kappa new member orientation will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, noon. PTK is the national honor society for community college students.
  • Theatre production of The Diviners, written by Jim Leonard, Jr., directed by Annie Smith, March 7-9, in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Neosho campus.
  • Crowder College Agriculture division will host their annual High School FFA speaking contest March 7, 3-8pm on the Neosho campus. Students from area FFA’s will participate in speaking contests in preparation for their upcoming district and state competition. Aggie day will be hosted March 21.
  • History Symposium, March 7, 6pm in Wright Conference Center inside the Arnold Farber building. Dr. Justin Gage, University of Arkansas, winer of the Outstanding Western Book by the Center for the Study of the American West, and the Beatrice Medicine Award from the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures for his book, “We Do Not Want the Gates Closed Between Us: Native networks and the Spread of the Ghost Dance”.
  • College closed for spring break March 11-15, 2024
  • April 2, 2024 – Crowder College Founder’s day celebration. Watch for details
  • April 3 – Crowder College Business Division will host its annual high school business contest on the Neosho campus.
  • April 4 – History Symposium: Spillwater Drive: Civil War Era Bluegrass Music. Named 2022’s “artist of the Year” by the Arkansas Country Music Association


Athletic Update: ( for complete details and updated schedules)

  • Women’s basketball will play at home Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6pm vs. North Arkansas.
  • Softball opened their season this past week. The 3-0 Roughriders will play in Texas Feb. 9-10.
  • Baseball opened their season this past week. The #9 NJCAA Division I ranked Roughriders are now 2-0. They play at Johnson County Feb. 8, and then return home to play them Feb. 10.