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Family Newsletter

  • Important Upcoming Dates

    Important Upcoming Dates Nov. 19-26 – Fall break Dec. 8 – Last day of classes Dec. 9-15 – Final exams Dec. 16 – Commencement Dec. 22-Jan. 2 – Campus Offices Closed Jan. 16 – First day of the Spring ’18 semester

  • Final Exam Schedule

    We are about one month away from finals week, Dec. 9-15. Click here for more information on the finals week schedule.

  • Fall Commencement

    Congratulations to our fall graduates! This year’s fall commencement ceremony will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 in the Looney Complex. The ceremony will last approximately one and a half hours. For more information, click here.

  • Convocation on Critical Issues featuring Martin Luther King III

    A crowd of more than 3,000 gathered in the Looney Complex to hear the featured speaker at the 24th annual R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues -- Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. His topic was “Embracing the Ideals...

  • Spring Semester Dual Credit Registration for Homeschool Students

    If you have a homeschool student interested in taking dual credit classes at Missouri Western, we encourage you to attend our registration program from 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Spratt Hall 203. If you are interested, visit the homeschool resources webpage and download the flyer on the right side of the page. Students...

  • Residential Life Moving-out Procedures

    The residence halls will close for the fall semester on Sunday, Dec. 17. Students who are not graduating will need to leave their residence halls 24 hours after their last final, no later than noon on Sunday, Dec. 17. Graduating seniors will need to be checked out of their residence halls by their Resident...

  • Center for Academic Support

    Help your student prepare for finals week by encouraging them to seek help through the Center for Academic Support as early as possible. The earlier they seek help, the better prepared they will be. Math and writing tutors are usually immediately available for walk-ins. Content tutors are available for many other classes on campus, but...

  • Top Five Ways to Support Your Student Before and During Finals Week

    Send a care package In a time where it is so easy to communicate with your student via phone, email, or text messaging, it is easy to forget that students love getting “real” mail. This “real” mail can be an especially helpful pick-me-up as they approach finals week. You can always include the...

  • Help Your Student Manage Their Stress

    Now that we are reaching the final stretch of the semester, stress increases greatly for many students. Here are three tips to help your student manage their stress levels:   If your student calls home because they are anxious and upset about their academics, remain calm and encouraging. Let them know that you believe in...

  • Dr. Corey White Receives Grant

    Dr. Corey White, assistant professor of psychology, received a $566,000 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation. Dr. White’s project, “Validating and Applying a New Class of Drift-diffusion Models for Investigating Individual Differences in Executive Control,” will develop and test new mathematical models of executive function (thoughts, impulses, etc.) to provide new analytical tools for...

  • Upcoming Events

    Oct. 9 – Spring semester registration begins Oct. 22-28 – Homecoming Week Nov. 19-26 – Fall Break (no classes/campus closed)

  • MBA Celebration

    On Aug. 26 the Craig School of Business held a reception to celebrate the first class of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Missouri Western. New this fall, the MBA program has over 50 students admitted from more than 20 regional organizations. The 30-hour graduate degree program offers classes year round and is accredited by...

  • Is Your Student Getting Involved?

    Your student has been on campus for a few weeks now and should be settling into their semester routine. As they settle into that routine, however, often students will get the post-move-in blues. They may get a little homesick, especially if this is their first semester. They may realize how much homework they are...

  • Help your student have a successful first six weeks

    The first six weeks of the school year are a crucial time for student success. Your student is settled into their residence hall or off-campus home, they are fairly used to their class schedule and soon they will be preparing for their first round of exams.   Academics in college differ greatly from academics in high...

  • Homecoming

    Homecoming events will take place the week of Oct. 22, culminating in the Homecoming game on Oct. 28 against the Ichabods of Washburn University. This year’s theme is “The Legend of Griffon Hollow.” Click here for more information about all of our Homecoming events. This year, there is an event each day of Homecoming...

  • Strategic Plan 2017-2022 Input Needed by Sept. 30

    Missouri Western’s Strategic Plan Committee needs your feedback identifying key strengths, challenges and future initiatives. Please visit the Strategic Plan site and complete the online form to share your ideas by Sept. 30. Thank you for your input and helping shape our future!   The Strategic Plan Steering Committee guides the development, creation and implementation of...

  • “Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2” Film and Discussion

    “Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2” will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Spratt Hall Kemper Recital Hall, 101. A discussion with Lindy Lou will follow at 8 p.m. This event is hosted by the Legal Studies Association of Missouri Western, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Working Films. Lindy Lou,...

  • Residential Life

    Living on campus has many benefits and conveniences for the student of today. Close proximity to class, ample parking, modern facilities, cost-controlled utilities, flexible dining hours, social opportunities and the ability to connect quickly to campus resources are just a few of the more popular reasons to live on campus.  However, the one benefit...

  • Family Weekend

    Family Weekend begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 with entertainer Mikki Hommel in Spratt Hall Kemper Recital Hall. On Saturday, Sept. 23, there will be three planetarium shows, tailgating and the Missouri Western football game. Students can begin picking up planetarium tickets on the first day of classes from the Center for Student...

  • Catch the Griffon Spirit at a Showcase Day!

    If someone you know is interested in attending Missouri Western, we have several upcoming Showcase Day opportunities. On these days, visitors will get to tour campus; attend sessions on admission, financial aid, and scholarships; attend a fair featuring our various majors and departments; and learn about student life and resources.   Our 2017-18 Showcase Days are...

  • New Master's Option for Educators Available

    A new master’s degree option will prepare graduates for K-12 cross-categorical special education licensure from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This new Master of Applied Science in Assessment option will be available beginning this fall. The K-12 cross-categorical special education option replaces the option in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which is...

  • International Student Services

    International Student Services (ISS), located in Blum Union, is a resource set up for our international students. Dedicated staff members help guide those students through their educational experience at Missouri Western. They provide a variety of services to our international students, including new student orientation, cultural adjustment seminars, service learning opportunities and assistance in...

  • Academic Calendar Dates

    Aug. 28 – Classes Begin Sept. 4 – Labor Day (no classes/campus closed) Oct. 25 – Midterm Grades Due Nov. 19-26 – Fall Break (no classes/campus closed) Dec. 9-15 – Final Exams Dec. 16 – Commencement   Click here to see a full version of the 2017-18 academic calendar.

  • Griffon Weekly

    Our Family Newsletter will be sent out every other month throughout the school year. For more frequent information on the news and happenings around campus during the school year, you may read Griffon Weekly. Griffon Weekly is a newsletter sent to all students, faculty and staff at Missouri Western. Currently, it is on summer...

  • 2017 Chiefs Training Camp

    We are pleased to welcome the Kansas City Chiefs back to campus for their annual training camp. Visit the Chiefs’ website for everything you need to know about training camp and their upcoming season.   Full-team autograph sessions are scheduled to take place July 28, July 30, Aug. 5 and Aug. 6.   Special Events: Friday, July 28 –...

  • Connecting With Your Student During Their Last Month Home

    Welcome to the family new Griffon parents! And welcome back returning parents! No matter what year of school your student is entering in a few short weeks, they are embarking on an exciting journey! While it is important for you to spend time with your student before they return to Missouri Western in a...

  • Stay Connected with Missouri Western

    In addition to the newsletters we send out regularly, you and your student may also connect with the University through our various social media accounts. You can connect with the overall University on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat. In addition, many of our individual departments and organizations have social media accounts. Click here...

  • Welcome New Griffon Family Members!

    When your student becomes a part of the Griffon family, you do too! Here at Missouri Western, we understand the important role that family plays in student success. We want to keep you informed and your student engaged. A student who gets involved with campus activities is generally more successful, and thus more likely...

  • Modified Campus Hours in June

    In a trial effort to save utility costs, Missouri Western State University will go to a four-day work week for four weeks in June. The campus will be closed on four Fridays: June 9, 16, 23 and 30. The campus will also be closed on Monday, July 3 to extend the Independence Day holiday. Campus departments will be...

  • Livestream Links for Upcoming Graduation Ceremonies

    Can’t join us for our graduation celebrations? Click the links below to view the events live.   Friday, May 5 2 p.m. Sash Ceremony – griff.vn/springsash17 7 p.m. Masters Hooding – griff.vn/spmaster17   Saturday, May 6 8:30 a.m. Nurses Pinning Ceremony – griff.vn/springpin17 11 a.m. Commencement – griff.vn/springgrad17