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  • 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

  • International Farewell and Sash Ceremony

    International Recruitment and Student Services would like to invite graduating international students, exchange students, family, friends, coworkers and professors to celebrate the great accomplishment of our graduating international students. The Sash Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 5 in the Fulkerson Center.   Graduating students will receive a sash from their country of...

  • Summer Housing Update

    The residence halls will close for the spring semester on Saturday, May 6. Students who are not graduating will need to be checked out of their residence halls by their resident assistant 24 hours after their last final, no later than 10 a.m., Saturday, May 6. Graduating seniors have until 5 p.m., Saturday, May...

  • Alumni Association

    When your student graduates, they become a member of the Alumni Association. This association allows Missouri Western graduates to stay in touch with the University and connect with other alumni across the country and world. There are many benefits for your graduate as a part of the association, from networking events and campus publications...

  • Children's Lifetime Sports Academy and Adventure Sports Academy

    Children’s Lifetime Sports Academy will be offered to 8-12 year olds from 1:30-5 p.m. June 5-9. Children ages 8-10 will receive introductory instruction to several lifetime sports including canoeing, fishing, archery and much more! Ages 11-12 will receive intermediate instruction in a number of lifetime sports.   The Lifetime Sports Academy is limited to the first...

  • Help Your Student Manage Finals Week Stress

    Finals week can be a very stressful time for many college students. Often, the results of these exams determine a large percentage of their class grade. While you may feel unable to do anything to help, there are several things you can do, and encourage them to do, to help them manage their stress. Encourage...

  • Important Commencement Information

    The Commencement ceremony for spring and summer graduates will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 6 in Spratt Memorial Stadium. The ceremony should last approximately one and one half hours. Everyone is invited to attend a reception for graduates and their families in the concourse area of the stadium following the ceremony.   Please check...

  • Burmese Student Honored to Play Piano in D.C.

    Burmese student Kevin Yang (Aung Moe Kyaw) was invited to perform a special concert in Washington D.C. on April 21 in support of the fourth annual Myanmar Music Festival to be held in Myanmar this June. There were two special guests for the evening, Myanmar Ambassador to the United States Aung Lynn and his...

  • Chess Tournament

    The Chess Club will host its Summer Celebration Chess Tournament on May 6 in Blum Union 218-219. Your student may bring their $10 entry fee at 10:30 a.m. to register. The tournament will begin at 11 a.m.

  • Nursing Reaches into Our Community

    As part of Missouri Western’s career day, senior capstone nursing students offered a super-hero experience in the lab for the sixth-graders from Humboldt Elementary School. Each sixth-grader was able to experience six different stations with a super hero, where they learned about making healthy choices. Additionally, our nursing students invited approximately 20 high school students...

  • Summer/Fall Advisement and Class Registration

    It’s that time of the semester already! Your student should have made an appointment with their advisor to discuss their upcoming class registration. They must meet with their advisor to get their Alternate PIN to register for classes. Priority registration began on Feb. 27 for seniors and graduates, March 2 for juniors, March 6...

  • Dr. Kostis Hassiotis to Speak in April

    Dr. Kostis Hassiotis, an international oboist and professor, will be on campus April 19 to perform in a guest artist recital and guest lecture for music education students. The guest lecture will be at 10 a.m. in Potter 108 with the recital and master class at 3 p.m. in Potter 112. Both events are...

  • Professor Interviewed about his Music Festival in Italy

    Dr. Nathanael May, associate professor in the Department of Music, recently talked to “I Care If You Listen” about SoundSCAPE, the annual music festival he directs in Italy. The 13th annual SoundSCAPE Festival convenes on June 25 in Maccagno, Italy. Click here for the full interview.

  • Chamber Singers Spring Tour

    The Missouri Western Chamber Singers will tour Saint Louis and surrounding areas March 28-30. Seven high schools and community colleges will enjoy the concert during the recruitment tour. Schools include Cameron High School, Fort Osage High School (Independence), Hazelwood High School (Saint Louis), Kearney High School, Saint Charles Community College, and Staley High School...

  • Choral Program Spring Fling Concert

    Come celebrate the arrival of spring with the Missouri Western choral program! Choirs will present their annual Spring Fling at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in the Fulkerson Center. The Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers will give a concert of varied repertoire, from spirituals and gospels to Renaissance choral arrangements. The concert is free...

  • Saint Joseph Symphony Orchestra – Mozart's Requiem

    The Missouri Western Concert Chorale will collaborate with the Saint Joseph Community Chorus and the Saint Joseph Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at the Missouri Theater in downtown Saint Joseph. The chorus will sing Mozart’s most famous, and final masterwork, his Requiem Mass. The Concert Chorale was invited by Rico McNeela...

  • Stress Relief at the Fitness Center

    As we approach the second half of the semester, your student may search for ways to relieve their stress. One great way to eliminate stress is exercise. All students have free access to many fitness locations across campus. Offering a wide variety of fitness equipment, the Baker Family Fitness Center provides students with the...

  • Your Student Can Study Spanish in Panama

    From May 7-25, 2017, students and professors will travel to study Spanish in Panama. This class (SPA250/SPA350) is worth three credit hours. Cost is to be determined, but your student can check with the Financial Aid Office to see if their aid will apply. Two orientation dates will be held in April (dates to...

  • Center for Academic Support is Available

    Midterm grades will be turned in on March 22. If your student has a grade that they are not happy with, the Center for Academic Support has free tutoring available for all students. There are math and writing tutors on call, but the CAS can find a tutor for any class in which your...

  • Career Development Center

    The Career Development Center, located in Eder 202, is dedicated to serving the entire campus community. The CDC works with employers to connect them with career-ready students searching for jobs. Most importantly, the CDC staff work with students to help them become capable, knowledgeable, career-ready individuals. Being career-ready will enable students to pursue jobs...

  • Winter Weather Safety

    Northwest Missouri is known for its frequently difficult winter weather. As your student returns to campus, please encourage them to pay attention to the weather and follow some common safety tips:   Always buckle up Drive with your headlights on Slow down! Give yourself extra time to drive to your destination, or consider postponing Wear...