In an effort to save printing and postage costs, the spring 2020 issue of the MWSU Magazine is online only. For all the latest Missouri Western news, alumni profiles and news, and more, go to missouriwestern.edu/magazine.
It is also online as a pdf, if you prefer to read it that way.
Student Loan Debt Information
Our Financial Aid Office has been asked, "Is it true that I don't have to make payments on student loans right now? " Here is the answer to that question:
This is true for Federal Student loans. Any federal loan payments, and interest accrual on the loans, is suspended until Sept. 30, retroactively going into effect on March 13, 2020. Your billing should update automatically -- if it hasn't, make inquiries.
Loans that don't qualify are Federal Family Education Loans, Perkins Loans, and Private Loans.
Private loans can include loans that were refinanced through a private company (ex. SoFi). You should still check to see what services private lenders may be offering.
Keep in mind that any payments you make during this time will go entirely toward the principal amount, not split with interest.
Additionally, if you are working toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness - these suspended months will still count toward your required monthly payments.
DISCLAIMER: Information is changing daily, so make sure you are checking studentaid.gov regularly for any updates or amendments. If you have any questions, reach out to the Financial Aid Office: missouriwestern.edu/finaid/contact.
Nursing Students Receive Fellowship Scholarships
Eight Missouri Western students received 2020 Nursing Fellowship scholarships from the Mosaic Life Care Foundation.
In honor of Nurses Week (May 6-12), the Foundation announced their commitment to the annual fellowship that will award $10,000 each up to 10 qualifying applicants. This year’s recipients were chosen from applicants currently enrolled in nursing programs throughout the Mosaic service region, and eight of the nine selected are in Missouri Western's nursing program.
The Nursing Fellowship lays the foundation for a successful nursing career. Following graduation and obtaining a Missouri State Nursing License, each Mosaic Life Care Foundation Nursing Fellowship recipient will be partnered with a professional mentor throughout their first three years of employment with Mosaic, participate in community engagement opportunities and develop clinical and leadership skills in a supportive, hands-on environment.
They scholarships recipients include the following:
Jennifer Buch, of St. Joseph
Kourtney Chaney, of St. Joseph
Shelbie Gaines, of Watson, Missouri
Jaileigh Hamlin, of St. Joseph
Lauren Hill, of Troy, Kansas
Alyssa Hough, of Gower, Missouri
Ashley Moeck, of St. Joseph
Holly Poppa, of Bethany, Missouri
Charity Golf Classic Rescheduled
One of the favorite local events of the year and the single biggest fundraiser for Griffon Athletics has been rescheduled due to the pandemic: the date for the 18th Annual MWSU/YWCA Charity Golf Classic has been changed to Aug. 15 and 24.
Proceeds from the event benefit the YWCA Shelter for abused women and children, and MWSU student athletes.
CHARITY DINNER PARTY/AUCTION HOSTED BY ST. JO FRONTIER - SATURDAY, AUG. 15
The charity dinner party and auction will be held from 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 in the newly renovated banquet room and sports bar area of the St. Jo Frontier Casino. Several activities highlight the evening including dinner, beverages, games, a raffle drawing and live entertainment. The evening also includes a one-of-a-kind list of silent and live auction items of sports memorabilia, game day experiences and pub décor.
New this year, mobile bidding will be available on most items, so place bids wherever you are! Each participant/sponsor in the tournament receives two tickets to the party. For persons not playing in the tournament, tickets are available for $25 at the door the night of the event.
CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC AT ST. JOSEPH COUNTRY CLUB - AUG. 24
Golf action gets underway on Monday, Aug. 24 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at St. Joseph Country Club. Each player receives a great tee gift, a VanZinos BBQ lunch, beverages and a Griffon Nike Dry Fit Polo Shirt. Over $3,000 in prizes will be up for grabs including a contest on every hole and six hole-in-one contests presented by Hy-Vee.
HOLE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
For those unable to play but would like to contribute the event, hole and other on course sponsorships are available and include signage at the hole, an opportunity to promote a business or conduct a promotion on the tee and two tickets to the Charity Dinner Party and Auction.
A limited number of spots remain to play in the golf tournament. To secure your spot, purchase tickets for the Charity Dinner Party or learn more about sponsorships, contact Brett Esely at (816) 271-5904 or email@example.com.