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  • 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

  • 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...