First-year Missouri Western head women's basketball coach Candi Whitaker announced the signings of three junior college transfers for the 2019-20 season. The signing class will give the Griffons added size, with all four standing at least 5-10. Corbyn Cunningham Corbyn Cunningham, 6'0", was named to the Western Junior College Athletic Conference All-Conference team last year. [...]
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Matt Mandich was named the director of sports performance/head strength and conditioning coach last week. Mandich was most recently an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Southern Mississippi where he was the primary director for baseball programming and an assistant for the football team. He was an assistant strength and conditioning coach [...]
Just a reminder, if you plan to visit campus this summer, campus will be closed on seven Fridays, May 31-July 12. Additionally, offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Offices will be open an extra hour Monday-Thursday – 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Thursday, July 11.
At the 20th annual Golden Griffon Awards presented by News-Press NOW, Griffon men's golfer Patrick McCarthy was named Male Student Athlete of the Year and Griffon women's golfer Shi Qing Ong was named Female Student Athlete of the Year. The pair of Griffon golfers claimed top honors among 13 total nominees for male and female [...]
Join the St. Joseph Alumni Chapter on Tuesday, June 11 at one of the newest hot spots in town – Room 108 – for this year’s Griffons Uncorked! Located in downtown St. Joseph at 722 Felix Street, Room 108 is next to Felix Street Gourmet and offers a full-service bar, two gathering spaces and a [...]
Missouri Western will host two music camps this summer: National Youth Brass Band of America (NYBBA) Camp June 16-22 and Drumline Camp July 14-17. The NYBBA is a newly founded group, and its inaugural camp will be held at Missouri Western. The camp is open to brass and percussion musicians ages 23 and under. The [...]
Young athletes have several opportunities for sports camps this summer that are offered by Missouri Western Athletics. So far, camps for girls basketball, football, softball and volleyball have been scheduled. Camp dates and information are below. June 5 Griffon Softball Kids Camp 6-8 years old or novice players up to 10 years old 8-11 a.m. [...]
There's lots of postseason action in Athletics! Baseball The baseball team, standing at 20-22 overall and 17-16 in the conference, begins MIAA postseason play beginning Thursday, May 9. The Griffons play University of Central Missouri at 4 p.m. in Pittsburg, Kansas. The team beat the Mules 11-8 on Sunday, May 5 to clinch the #8 [...]
May 24 Center for Franchise Development Competition Two finalists from the Applied Business Ownership class are competing to be awarded an Auntie Anne's franchise. They will present their business plans to a panel of judges and the judges will select a winner. Please join us as Steve Craig announces the winner at approximately 12:30 p.m. [...]
This past weekend, the Geography Club painted a U.S. map on the playground at Pickett Elementary School in St. Joseph. The Playground Map Project is possible through the generous support of the Lowe's Hometown Heroes Program, the Student Government Association, Dunkin Donuts of St. Joseph, and donations from Missouri Western students, staff, and faculty to [...]