As Missouri’s official applied learning university, Missouri Western wants you to have the flexibility for hands-on learning experiences while positioning you for success. We offer a four-day course schedule Monday through Thursday while Fridays are primarily reserved for concentrated and purposeful experiential learning opportunities.

After the completion of the first semester of Gold Friday availability, we surveyed students and employees for their feedback on the initiative. The survey results show that Gold Friday is a highly popular initiative that gives students and employees many opportunities to engage in research, projects and campus activities.

What will you do with your Gold Fridays?

Not having to go to classes on Friday frees up an entire day for flexible learning opportunities. Meet and engage with faculty. Conduct research. Work with peers and mentors. Gain real-world experience at an internship. Focus on lab work or clinical practices. Take advantage of student services. Get involved in a club or organization. Earn money at your job. On Gold Fridays, you’ll have an opportunity you won’t find at any other Missouri university to apply what you are learning in meaningful ways.

Chemistry Department Research Open House

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

Description:Learn about research opportunities in the Department of Chemistry.  Faculty members will provide short descriptions of their current projects and discuss how to get involved in research activities.Organizer Information:Dr. Mike Ducey, Department Chairman816-271-4391ducey@missouriwestern.eduAdmission:Current MWSU students, especially those interested in chemistry or closely related disciplines.Cost:  FREE

Chemistry Department Fall Welcome Picnic

September 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT

Description:Join the Chemistry Department faculty, staff, and students as we celebrate the start of the fall semester.  Picnic style food will be provided.  Organizer Information:Dr. Mike Ducey, Department Chairman816-271-4391ducey@missouriwestern.eduAdmission:Open to current students, faculty, staff, and alumni.Cost:  FREE (but if you'd like to bring a dish to share please feel free to do so).

Griffs Give Back Day of Service

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Description:As one of the values of Missouri Western, "service" is at the heart of what Griffons stand for. Join us as we give back to our community.Organizer Information:Center for Servicecenterforservice@missouriwestern.edu(816) 271-4100- Students- Faculty- Staff- Alumni 

Summer PORTAL Symposium

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

Description:Students participating in Summer PORTAL projects will present the results on their work in this annual poster session.Organizer Information:Dr. Mike Ducey, GOAL Director816-271-4391ducey@missouriwestern.eduAdmission:This event is open to the public.Cost:FREE

Food Bank Friday

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Description: Join us at Second Harvest Community Food Bank as we help them fight to end hunger in Northwest Missouri & Northeast Kansas! Volunteers will be assisting in the warehouse helping to sort and package food items that will be distributed to families in need throughout the region.  **Closed toe shoes required**  Sign up hereOrganizer Information:Center [...]

Food Bank Friday

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Description:Join us at Second Harvest Community Food Bank as we help them fight to end hunger in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas! Volunteers will assist in the warehouse with sorting and packaging food that will be distributed to families in need throughout the region. **Closed toe shoes required** Sign up hereOrganizer Information:Center for Servicecenterforservice@missouriwestern.edu816-271-4100Admission:Students, Faculty, Staff, [...]

Chemistry Halloween Demonstration Show

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Description:Join the Alchemist Club and the Department of Chemistry as they present a scary Chemistry Demonstration Show.Organizer Information:Dr. Mike Ducey, Department Chairman816-271-4391ducey@missouriwestern.eduAdmission:This event is open to the public.Cost:FREE

Food Bank Friday

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Description:Join us at Second Harvest Community Food Bank as we help them fight to end hunger in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas! Volunteers will assist in the warehouse with sorting and packaging food that will be distributed to families in need throughout the region. **Closed toe shoes required** Sign up hereOrganizer Information:Center for Servicecenterforservice@missouriwestern.edu816-271-4100Admission:Students, Faculty, Staff, AlumniCost?: [...]

Multi-Disciplinary Research Day (MRD)

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

Description:Missouri Western State University invites all students who have completed research projects (Literature Reviews or Empirical Studies) over the course of the academic term to present their work in a poster session. This poster session provides an excellent opportunity to share the results of your research with a varied audience. It also provides a chance [...]

Chemistry Department Fall Term Celebration

December 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CST

Description:Come celebrate the end of the term and holiday season with the Department of Chemistry.  Food will be provided.Organizer Information:Dr. Mike Ducey, Department Chairmanducey@missouriwestern.eduAdmission:MWSU students, faculty, and staff.Cost:FREE (though if you'd like to contribute a dish to share you are welcome to do so).

Food Bank Friday

January 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Description:Join us at Second Harvest Community Food Bank as we help them fight to end hunger in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas! Volunteers will assist in the warehouse with sorting and packaging food that will be distributed to families in need throughout the region. **Closed toe shoes required**  Sign up hereOrganizer Information:Center for Servicecenterforservice@missouriwestern.eduAdmission:Students, Faculty, Staff, [...]

Food Bank Friday

February 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Description:Join us at Second Harvest Community Food Bank as we help them fight to end hunger in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas! Volunteers will assist in the warehouse with sorting and packaging food that will be distributed to families in need throughout the region. **Closed toe shoes required** Sign up hereOrganizer Information:Center for Servicecenterforservice@missouriwestern.edu816-271-4100Admission:Students, Faculty, Staff, [...]

Food Bank Friday

March 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Description:Join us at Second Harvest Community Food Bank as we help them fight to end hunger in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas! Volunteers will assist in the warehouse with sorting and packaging food that will be distributed to families in need throughout the region. **Closed toe shoes required** Sign up hereOrganizer Information:Center for Servicecenterforservice@missouriwestern.edu816-271-4100Admission:Students, Faculty, Staff, [...]

Food Bank Friday

April 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Description:Join us at Second Harvest Community Food Bank as we help them fight to end hunger in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas! Volunteers will assist in the warehouse with sorting and packaging food that will be distributed to families in need throughout the region. **Closed toe shoes required** Sign up hereOrganizer Information:Center for Servicecenterforservice@missouriwestern.edu816-271-4100Admission:Students, Faculty, Staff, [...]

ET Green Energy

April 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Hands-on activities: Solar to Thermal energy; Solar to electrical energy; Wind to electrical energy; other potential and kinetic energy to electrical energy.

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