Griffon Weekly: Staff and Faculty

April 23 - 30, 2014

Campus News

Celebrating 100 Years

Centennial Capital Campaign
Dear Colleagues,

As Dr. Vartabedian often says, Missouri Western doesn't just impact lives - it transforms lives. As we prepare to celebrate our Centennial year in 2015, we have a chance to celebrate the lives that have been touched by the faculty and staff at Missouri Western.

The theme of the year 2015 is 'transforming lives.’ We asked you, our faculty and staff, to share what transforming lives means to you. Over the coming months, we will be sharing short videos featuring some of your colleagues' inspiring testimonials.

Dr. Brian Cronk discusses what it means to transform lives.

I want to thank each one of you for the work you do every day. Your dedication to Missouri Western has made the University what it is today.

As we plan for the next 100 years, it's imperative that Missouri Western has the resources it needs to continue evolving and thriving. We are preparing for a Centennial Capital Campaign, to be launched publicly during our Centennial year in 2015.

Your participation in the Centennial Capital Campaign is critical to our success. As we approach major benefactors for their support, they'll want to know that our faculty and staff are willing to partner with them in making a personal investment in the University's future.

Giving is a very personal decision. The dollar amount of your personal investment isn't what matters the most. What does matter the most is that you're willing to demonstrate your belief in Missouri Western in a tangible way - whether that's with a gift of one dollar or one hundred thousand dollars.

The University's incredible evolution is a testament to your commitment to our students. With your support, we will be able to secure the resources needed to continue transforming lives for the next 100 years.

Details about the Centennial Capital Campaign

Pledge your commitment today.

Frequently asked questions


Jerry Pickman '85, CFRE
Vice President for University Advancement
and Executive Director, MWSU Foundation

This week in Griffon Country

Wednesday, April 23

Couch Potato to 5k Fitness Program, 6 a.m., Spratt Stadium

MWSU International Reading Association Bake Sale, 10 a.m., Murphy first floor

Career Center Outreach, 1 p.m., Blum Lobby

Homecoming Info Night, 6 p.m., Spratt 101

Spring Fling Combo Concert, 6 p.m., Spratt 101

Above the Line Cinema Society: 12 Years a Slave, 6 p.m., Spratt 205

Foreign Language Film Series, 6:30 p.m., Hearnes 102

Laugh-a-palooza, 7 p.m., Spratt 101

Thursday, April 24

MWSU International Reading Association Bake Sale, 10 a.m., Murphy first floor

Multidisciplinary Research Day, noon, Enright 214/216

Kelley Commons Dedication, 3 p.m., Blum Lobby & Patio

Black Student Union Women’s Appreciation Night, 7 p.m., Spratt 110

Phi Mu Alpha American Musicale, 7 p.m., Spratt 101

Friday, April 25

Yearbook Distribution, 9 a.m., Spratt second floor

Master Gardener Tri Beta Plant Sale, 9 a.m., Remington first floor atrium

Chemistry Awards Picnic, 10 a.m., Remington

Literary Magazine Reception, 3 p.m., Blum

Griffon softball doubleheader vs Northeastern State University, 4 p.m., Griffon Spring Sports Complex.

Griffon baseball vs Fort Hays State University, 6 p.m., Griffon Spring Sports Complex.

Sunday, April 27

Symphonic Winds Concert and Jonathon Hobbs Senior Recital, 3 p.m., Potter Hall Theater

Opera Scenes Concert 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall Theater

Monday, April 28

Last day of classes

Rube Goldberg Mini Golf, 8 a.m., Enright 214/216

Yearbook Distribution, 9 a.m., Blum Union Lobby

Tuesday, April 29

Chemathon, all day, various locations around campus

Wednesday, Aprl 30

Couch Potato to 5k Fitness Program, 6 a.m., Spratt Stadium

Art Sale, 8 a.m., Potter Hall Gallery

Career Center Outreach, 1 p.m., Blum Lobby

Around campus

Eighth Semi-Annual Rube Goldberg Mini-Golf
What better way to celebrate the last day of classes than mini-golf? This year the event will from 8 a.m. to noon in the Enright room 216 in Spratt Hall Monday, April 28. The Art Department’s 3D Design class has designed a mini-golf course with themes ranging from Mario Brothers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is open to the public so bring friends and family!
Finals Week Stress Relief with Therapy Dogs
Missouri Western State University will offer a special type of stress relief during finals week: the company of therapy dogs. Seasoned registered therapy dogs, Chandler and Bailey, will be available from 3 to 4 p.m. every day from April 29 through May 6 in Eder Hall 208.
Gallery Art Sale!
Just in time for Mother's Day, Potter Hall will host an Art Sale in the Gallery on:
Wednesday April 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please stop in and see all we have for sale!
2014 American Heart Association Heart Walk
On Saturday, May 17 the American Heart Association will have health screenings and other activities beginning at 8 a.m. with a heart walk at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at the St. Joseph Rec Center, 2701 Southwest Parkway. This is a wonderful opportunity to walk and raise money in support of heart health and research. To register your team today clickhere
Western Playhouse Tickets Now Available
Tickets are now on sale for the two musicals being staged in the third season of Western Playhouse. Meredith Willson’s perennial favorite “The Music Man” will be produced June 20-28, and the award-winning new show “Mother Divine” will be produced July 11-19.
Tickets cost $22.50 for adults. Youth under 17 are $9.50 for the first two, then $1 for each additional child. All seats are reserved seating.
Tickets may be purchased online at Click Here!There is a $2.50 fee per ticket for online ordering, and the discount pricing for more than two children is not available. You can also order in person or by phone at the Potter Hall Box Office between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 816-271-4452.
“Music Man” won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, when it debuted on Broadway in 1957. With familiar tunes like “Seventy-six Trombones,” “(Ya Got) Trouble” and “Till There Was You,” “The Music Man” is one of the most beloved musicals ever produced. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. June 22.
“Mother Divine” is a comic musical twist on the real-life events of Depression-era Harlem evangelist Father Divine. It was one of ten shows selected for the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2013 Next Link Project out of more than 200 shows submitted. The New York Musical Festival is considered the preeminent festival for launching new musicals. “Mother Divine”. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. July 13.
A Symphony of Fables, Symphonic Winds Concert
The Department of Music Presents: A Symphony of Fables, Symphonic Winds Concert on April 27 at 3 p.m. in Potter Hall Theater.
The performance will feature new works by composer Julie Giroux. "A Symphony of Fables" sets five timeless fables and their moral lessons to music. Conductors will be Jeffrey Hinton and student conductor Brandon McCoy. The concert will open with percussionist, Jonathan Hobbs’ senior recital, and include the annual Department of Music student awards presentation.
General Admission is $5, and $3 for seniors and those with a Missouri Western ID, children 12 and under are free.
For more information or have questions please contact Martha Greer at 271-5852.
Fourth Annual Plant Sale
The Northwest Missouri Master Gardeners and Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society are hosting their annual plant sale this weekend. The sale will be at Missouri Western in Agenstein and Remington Hall Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come early for perennials and annuals for the flower garden! There will be heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables, wildflowers, herbs and hostas. The master gardeners will be available to answer any gardening questions.
First Thursdays
Monthly open mic night sponsored by the English and Modern Languages Department will be Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m., at Norty's Bar and Grill. Bring your poetry or prose to read in front of a supportive audience. The readings will be 5-8 minutes per reading. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend!
ROTC Training
Military Science Department will be holding a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response (SHARP) training event on Thursday, April 24 at 5:30- 6:30 p.m. in Agenstein Hall room 324. This is a sexual assault preventive training presentation that all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
Papa John’s Discount
Take advantage of this special offer from Griffon Corporate Sponsor Papa John's Pizza.
Large 1 Topping Pizza from Papa John's
ONLY $5.99!!
Valid Wednesday, April 23 through Tuesday April 29 Order Online Must Enter Promo Code: 599MOW
Or Call the St Joseph Store at 816-676-2777
Offer Valid in St Joseph only.
This Week in Griffon Athletics
The Gold Coat Victory Fund Drive for the 2014-15 season is well underway. The Victory Fund is the official booster club of Griffon Athletics which supports the endeavors of all Griffon sports and also includes great benefits including football and basketball season tickets, preferred parking opportunities, Stadium Club membership and more. To join or with membership questions, contact Assistant Athletics Director - Development Dave Lau at 816-271-5926 or e-mail at

Griffon Football wrapped up spring practice with their annual scrimmage last Saturday at Spratt Stadium. Fans got a peak at future Griffon quarterbacks T.J. LaFaver and Skyler Windmiller as each through touchdown passes. LaFaver hit Dee Tolliver on the games opening possession on a slant route while Windmiller hit Josh Walker on long go route down the sidelines. Other Griffon touchdowns on the day were turned in by Brock Kimball on an interception return and Raphael Spencer on the ground. The Griffs return to practice in early August in preparation for the season opener on Thursday, September 4 as they host Central Missouri at 7 PM.

With four games to play, Griffon Baseball is clinging to fourth place in the MIAA standings which means they would host an opening round series in the MIAA Baseball Championship May 1-3. This weekend the Griffons will hope to lock up that spot as they host Fort Hays State in a pivotal four games series at the Spring Sports Complex. Action gets underway at 6 PM on Friday, followed by a 1 PM doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday also at 1 PM. Saturday's games will be broadcast live on the Griffon Sports Network, KFEQ 680 AM. Prior to the games on Sunday, we'll recognize the Griffon seniors who will play at the Spring Sports Complex in the regular season for the final time.
The Griffons are now 24-17 overall and 20-14 in MIAA play after falling in three out of four games last weekend to #21 Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
As schedules do tend to change at a moment’s notice, stay tuned to for the most accurate updates.

Griffon Softball is ranked 7th in the first NCAA Central Region poll in which the top eight teams advance to the NCAA Tournament. The Griffs were off last week and hold steady at 31-15 overall and 14-8 in the MIAA and return home for the final games of the regular season this weekend as they host Northeastern State on Friday at 4 PM and defending National Champion Central Oklahoma at 12 PM on Saturday. Admission is FREE! Following the games on Saturday, we'll recognize the six Griffon seniors who will be playing their last home games.
Friday's games vs. Northeastern State will be broadcast live on the Griffon Sports Network, ESPN 1550 AM.
Remember it's always a good idea to check before heading out to the park as schedules do change at a moment’s notice.

*GRIFFON TENNIS CLOSES 2014 SEASON LAST WEDNESDAY AT HOME * Griffon Tennis closed out the regular season last Wednesday falling at home to Washburn in a hard fought match 5-4. The Griffs won two out of three doubles matches as the duo's of Denise Chiao & Lindsay Beger and Alyssa Dougan & Kayla Dysart defeated their opponents. In singles, Beger and Ceara Boldridge were victorious.

*GRIFFON GOLF GEARING UP FOR MIAA CHAMPIONSHIP* Griffon Men's & Women's Golf begin action today at Alvarmar Golf & Country Club in Lawrence, Kansas at the MIAA Golf Championship. The 54 hole event runs through Wednesday. You can follow live scoring at the event by clicking on This link .

The Griffon Student-Athlete Advisory Committee thanks the 21 teams that participated in their annual dodgeball tournament last Wednesday in the MWSU fieldhouse. In all, over $600 was raised with all funds going to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Download the Griffon Athletics mobile application for IPhones and Android devices. The Go Griffons free mobile app is available for download in the ITunes store, Google Play, the Amazon Marketplace or users may also text 'Griffons' to 46988 for a link to download as well. The app features easy navigation to team pages, live stats, live audio and video, Griffon tickets, merchandise and more. For further information, visit .

Shopping for all things Griffons is easy, log on to . Need tickets, no problem, Griffon ticketing is on-line. Need Griffon apparel, we've got that covered as well as you can check out the latest styles direct from Campus Team Shop including the ability to customize your own gear. Need some wall decor, check out over 1,000 images from all Griffon sports in our photo store. Tis the season for Griffon apparel and novelty items, log on to .

Attention kids 13 and under, sign up for the Official Kids Club of Griffon Athletics "Club MAX". For just $10 per year, Club Max members receive a membership good for free admission to all home events, an official club t-shirt, newsletter and more. Sign up at or call 816-271-5926.

This week Ryan wraps up the Griffon Spring Football game held last Saturday at Spratt Stadium and was right in the middle of the SAAC Dodgeball Tournament. To view the videos, simply click on the links below or cut and paste into your web browser.

Griffon Football Spring Game Wrap

SAAC Dodgeball Tournament

For more G.S.I. videos log on to

With questions about any of the above information, call the athletics department at 816-271-4481 or log on to .

We appreciate your support of our program and hope to see you at the Spring Sports Complex this week.

Multidisciplinary Research Day
Thursday April 24 noon - 2:00, Hoff 218/219 in SU Come support our students who have done research in the Spring semester
Get Your Laugh On
The 2nd annual Giffapalooza is featuring Spank Horton and Thomas Dale tonight. You may recognize Spank from the Kevin Hart movie, "Ride Along." He also has been opening for Kevin Hart for several years. Thomas Dale has appeared on “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and E! Network’s “Chelsea Lately.” This free event will begin at 8 p.m. in Spratt 101.
Name Change
Center for Student Engagement (CSE) has changed their name of the to the Center for Student Involvement (CSI).
Call for applications for the John Sublett Logan Business Fellowship Scholarship
The deadline to apply for the John Sublett Logan Business Fellowship scholarship is May 23, 2014. This program is designated to support MWSU students pursuing a GRADUATE degree in BUSINESS, LAW, ACCOUNTING or ECONOMICS. For scholarship criteria and application requirements go to the Foundation website under Scholarships and Grants or click this link.
Please inform any student who might be interested in this funding opportunity.
Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Department Retirement Reception
The Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Department invites faculty and staff to a retirement reception for R. E. Moore on Thursday, May 1 in Popplewell 111. Please stop by between 1:30-3:30 to offer R. E. congratulations and to thank him for his service to the students and the University.
Department of Economics, Political Science and Sociology Retirement Reception
The Department of Economics, Political Science and Sociology cordially invites you to a retirement reception for Nader Vargha on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:30 in the common area on the second floor of Popplewell Hall.
Professor Vargha has served Missouri Western State University for 34 years in the discipline of Economics. He has been the advisor for the Economics club and Omicron Delta Epsilon since 2004 and was an Inter-Greek Council advisor from its inception until 2012.
Please join us as we wish Professor Vargha well in his retirement.
College Completion Team
For more about the College Completion Team and to keep up to date on their meetings visit this. website
Spring Fling Combo Concert
Please join us in the Blum Union Food Court on Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. for the Spring Fling Combo Concert! Take a break from school work, grab a snack and enjoy some great jazz music!
All Student Employment Supervisors
All Student Employment Supervisors Human Resources has Employment Authorization Forms ready for any student that has been hired to work over the summer 2014 (June & July) and starting for academic year 2014-2015 (August 2014-May 2015).

*Summer employment is available for students who are pre-registered for at least six credit hours of classes for the Fall term. Supervisors: please verify proof of Fall registration.*

*First-semester freshman and transfer students will not *be eligible to begin student employment until the first day of regular classes in the term in which they begin as a student enrolled in *at least six credit hours* at Missouri Western.

The spring paperwork that is in effect now is effective thru May 31, 2014. The summer paperwork is applicable for the period of June 1- July 31, 2014, and the fall paperwork is applicable for the period of August 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015.

When you send your student employees to Human Resources to complete their paperwork, please ask them to let us know exactly when they will be working, as they will need to do two (2) forms if they are planning to work all Summer and into the Fall semester. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources.
Annual Chemathon
On Tuesday, April 29 the Department of Chemistry will host its annual Chemathon competition. Running since 1977, this annual competition will bring over 500 high school students from around northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas to campus to compete in a variety of chemistry and physics related events. Activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with an awards ceremony in the Looney Field House at 2 p.m.
If media or campus personnel are interested in covering the event some of the best opportunities for photos and interviews with students would be 12:30-2 p.m. for the vacuum cannon competition. The vacuum cannon this will take place off the first floor patio of Remington Hall and the Lab Olympics event that will take place in the third floor labs of Remington Hall from 10-11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30-2 p.m.
Knights of Columbus and MWSU Clay Guild Luncheon
The Knights of Columbus Auxiliary members and the MWSU Clay Guild will be hosting a soup luncheon. The luncheon will be held on Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 4520 Mitchell Ave.
For the cost of $15 participants will enjoy soup, fellowship and be able to select a handmade ceramic bowl to take home. Ceramic bowls have been made by MWSU faculty and students. Please come and support the MWSU Clay Guild.
International Reading Association Bake Sale
The International Reading Association is having a Bake sale April 22-24 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Murphy Hall entrance. We will also be celebrating the ending of Autism Awareness month with special cookies. There will be heart healthy items as well so there's something for everyone. All sales are cash only!
Memorial Drive for Rick Dyson
Rick Dyson, our colleague and friend, passed away March 25, 2014. Rick joined the Library staff at Missouri Western in January of 2005. He served as the Information Services Librarian: Instruction. He was very engaged with students and went out of his way to help them with library details as well as in their personal lives. He will be remembered as a quiet doer of random acts of kindness and for his unique sense of humor.
The Staff Association Advantage Committee is sponsoring a memorial donation drive. The library staff will be deciding upon the memorial.
If you would like to make a donation, please send cash or a check to the Foundation Office in Spratt 111. Please make checks payable to Missouri Western State University Foundation and put Rick Dyson Memorial in the subject line.
We would like to have your donations by Friday, May 16.
If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Schindler at 4364.
Thank you so much in advance for your contributions!
The commencement ceremony for spring and summer graduates will take place on Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. in Spratt Memorial Stadium. All administrators, faculty, and staff members are invited to participate as well in this celebration for our students (you will need full academic regalia). All administrators and staff who plan to participate in the processional should email Jennie McDonald directly ( by Tuesday, April 22. Assembly and marching information will be sent out closer to the commencement date. We look forward to you joining us with the graduates and their families on this important day.
Nominate a student group for the MWSU Foundation 2014 Excellence in Philanthropy award
Nominations are currently being accepted for the MWSU Foundation 2014 Excellence in Philanthropy Award. The award is open to all student organizations at Missouri Western. Nominations will be considered for actions during the 2013-14 academic year. Nominations must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., April 25. The MWSU Foundation Excellence in Philanthropy Award recognizes service by a student organization which has demonstrated outstanding commitment to their community through direct financial contributions, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. The award will be presented at the MWSU Foundation board meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at 3 p.m. Complete and return the nomination form to Spratt Hall room 106, by 4:30 p.m., April 25 ***For more detailed information about the award contact Laura Buhman in Spratt Hall 106, call (816) 271-5920 or email
Chick-fil-A on campus
This Thursday Chick-fil-A will be on-campus for the first ever visiting restaurant day. We will be selling Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches and Spicy Chicken Sandwiches in the Food Court this Thursday starting at 11:30am (while supplies last).
Come and enjoy some Chick-fil-A sandwiches without having to leave campus. Original Chicken Sandwich $3.99
Spicy Chicken Sandwich $4.59
March Budgets Ready
March budgets are ready for you to print and review. If you have any questions, please contact Accounting Services. Please also take the time to review the 2014 End of Year Procedures. These are posted on Griffon Weekly. There are many dates you will need to make yourself familiar with.
*End of Year Procedures for Fiscal Year 2013-2014*
The following closing procedures are for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. Please read carefully as it is your responsibility to meet the appropriate deadlines.


*April 25, 2014* --- *Board Approved Bids (Over $100,000)*. This is the cut-off date for submission of bid specifications with *approved* paper purchase requisitions for bids needing Board approval for processing in FY14. Bids must be back and selection of winning vendor by 5/09/14 to be sent for board approval.

*May 16, 2014* - *Formal Bids ($5,000 to $99,999)*. This is the cut-off date for submission of bid specifications with approved paper purchase requisition for bids *not* requiring Board approval. Items *must* be received on campus by June 30.

*June 13, 2014* - *Informal Bids ( $3000 - $4999*). This is the cut-off date for submission of independently presented informal bid specifications and selection with a paper purchase requisition for bids *not* requiring Board approval or the formal bid process. Items *must* be received on campus by June 30.

*June 30, 2014* --- Cut-off date for on campus and off campus purchases. ** Note - See below for Procurement Card purchases.

*July 11, 2014* --- Deadline for all employee reimbursement requests for items to be charged to the FY14 budget. This includes all FY2014 travel reimbursements.

All items *must* be received on campus by June 30 *and* invoices received in Purchasing by *July* *11*, otherwise the item will be charged against FY15.


*Fund accounts* carry forward from one year to the next. Therefore the balance in your fund account at the end of June 2014 will be brought forth in September of 2015 (once annual audit is complete).

*Organizational (Budgeted) accounts* will carry forward this year (travel and operating funds only). Please see worksheet to calculate and verify carry forward amounts.

**Note** Auxiliary Funds do not carry forward.

Student Payroll for June hours is paid in July and posted back to June 30.

*Procurement Card* statements for June will come in two separate files. The first electronic statement will cover expenses through the end of that cycle (usually cut off around the 20th). The second electronic file will be for charges covering the end of cycle date to June 30. *Be aware*that if a purchase is made on June 30, but does not show up on the statement until July 1st, it will be charged to July 1. *Note:* When using your procurement card in late June, the item must be received on campus by June 30.

*Year End Budgets*. An email notice will be sent out to review your year-end budgets in mid July. A few days will be allotted to submit transfers and corrections to Accounting Services. A second email notice will be sent in late July to print out your final budgets for the year. No changes will be allowed after this time.
Math 116 College Algebra Review Sessions
For those currently enrolled in MAT 116 all students are encouraged to attend review sessions for the comprehensive final sponsored by the Center for Academic Support. All of the sessions will be held from 3-5 p.m. in Agenstien room 124. The following are the dates and chapters available:

Wednesday, April 23
Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Section 5.1: Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Algebraic Methods
Section 6.1: Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices

Thursday, April 24
Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions & Miscellaneous Equations

Monday, April 28
Chapter 2: Functions & Graphs

Tuesday, April 29
Chapter 1: Equations, Inequalities & Modeling
Kelley Commons Dedication
Thursday, April 24 at 3 p.m. there will be a dedication outside of Blum Union for the new outside patio area. With FREE samples from Java City from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. inside Blum Union, at 3:30 p.m. the dedication ceremony will begin outside of Blum with a reception following! This is a free event all students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Award Recipient & Employee Retirement Reception
Please mark your calendar and plan to join us to recognize this year’s award recipients and employees who have retired or will retire during this academic year.
Tuesday, April 29 at 3 p.m. in Enright 214-216 in Spratt Hall.
A reception will follow the ceremony.
Two sequential Spanish courses this summer
The Department of English and Modern Languages is offering two sequential Spanish courses this summer: SPA 100-14 30588 (the first four weeks) and SPA 101-01 30691 (the second four weeks). If you have students in your department who want to register for both of these courses this summer, send their names and G-number's to so that an override for SPA 101 can be processed. Dr. Castilla-Ortiz will monitor the students in SPA 100 to be sure they have completed the course with a C or better before they begin SPA 101.
Entrepreneurship Minor
In the fall of 2014 MWSU will be adding an entrepreneurship minor. Students who are interested are encouraged to talk to their advisor for more information!
Missouri Western Legacy Directory
You may remember Jerry Pickman and President Vartabedian talking about the Legacy Directory during the Spring General Session last month. The directory will enable former students or other constituents to contribute to projects that are of special interest to someone who made a difference during their time here. We're in the process of building the directory, and need your help. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate, and we especially encourage those who have been at Missouri Western for five years or longer to give participation serious consideration. If you would like to participate, please provide the requested information and take a few moments to answer the following questions:

Years at Missouri Western:

1. The theme of Missouri Western's Centennial celebration in 2015 will be "Transforming Lives." What does that mean to you? How does Missouri Western transform lives?
2. What has inspired you to continue transforming lives?
3. What tools do you think the University needs to continue its mission of transforming lives? What particular projects would you like people to support?

Please email your answers to Kent Heier, If you have any questions, please call Kent (4124) or Mallory Murray (5649).
Online section of GEO 100 offered this summer
For advisors needing to schedule students for GEO 100 (World Geography) as a general studies class, there will be an online section of the class offered this summer during the first four week session. This is a great alternative for students who want to self-pace through the lectures and exams. If you have any questions about the course, please email Dr. Dawn Drake at
Items up for grabs!
The following items are available in University Advancement if you are interested. Please contact Jenny Scherlock at 271-5647

-Monitor stand (holds 100lbs.)
-Q5951A cyan ink cartridge for HP Laserjet 4700
-LH90 cartridge for HP C4195A
-LH61 cartridge for C8061X HP Laserjet 4100
-SEB4700YR Yellow cartridge for HP Color Laserjet 4700

Paint It Gold Friday