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, reserving Fridays for applied learning and academic enrichment experiences as well as social and co-curricular events.

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.

Theory Breakfast

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

Description:A homework/tutoring club for music students in theory classes.Organizer Information:Dana Marktdmarkt1@missouriwestern.eduAdmission:Music StudentsCost:  FREE

Voice Lab

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Description:This is an opportunity for students to perform the pieces for memory they are working on for their juries for a supportive audience of their peers in a nurturing classroom environment.Organizer Information:Dana Marktdmarkt1@missouriwestern.eduAdmission:StudentsCost:  FREE

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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