Griffon Weekly: Staff and Faculty

April 9 - 16, 2014

Campus News

This week in Griffon Country

Wednesday, April 9

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

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

English 100 Publication Reception, 3 p.m., Hoff Conference Room, Blum 219

Spanish Club Fiesta, 8 p.m., Enright Community Room, Spratt 214-216

Thursday, April 10

Student Volleyball Association Rec. Tournament, 6 p.m., Looney Gym

The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall

Maya Tuylieva Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., Spratt 101

Friday, April 11

Yearbook Portraits, noon, Blum Lobby

Griffon tennis at Lincoln University, 3 p.m., Jefferson City, Mo.

Calculus Bee, 3 p.m., Agenstein 124

Griffon baseball doubleheader vs Pittsburg State University, 4 p.m., Griffon Spring Sports Complex

Night at the Ritz, 6:30 p.m., Remington first floor atrium

Artist: Gary Panter Panel Discussion, 7 p.m., Spratt 101

The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall

Saturday, April 12

Cheer Tryouts, 8 a.m., Looney Gym

Hot Wheels Derby, 9 a.m., Looney Arena

Griffon softball doubleheader at Lincoln University of Missouri, noon, Jefferson City, Mo.

Griffon baseball doubleheader vs Pittsburg State University, 1 p.m., Griffon Spring Sports Complex

Phi Sigma Kappa Game Night, 6 p.m., Hoff Conference Room, Blum 219

The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall

Sunday, April 13

Zeta Phi Beta Church Service, 10 a.m., Blum 222

The Producers, 3 p.m., Potter Hall

Monday, April 14

Kappa Delta Pi Initiation, 6:30 p.m., Hoff Conference Room, Blum 219

Tuesday, April 15

Child Abuse Investigation Presentation, 6:30 p.m., Fulkerson Center

Yearbook Distribution, 10 a.m., Murphy first floor lobby

Yearbook Portrait Shoot, 1 p.m., Blum Lobby

Wildlife Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Agenstein 330

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

Jazz Concert, 7 p.m., Potter Stage and Potter Theater

Wednesday, April 16

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

Kappa Mu Epsilon Honors initiation, 3 p.m., Hoff Conference Room, Blum 219

Job search boot camp, 3 p.m., Popplewell 111

SAAC Make-A-Wish dodgeball tournament, 7 p.m., Looney Arena

Around campus

Holocaust survivors' son to speak
Author and the son of two Holocaust survivors Michael Korenblit will speak in Hearnes 102 at 5 p.m. on April 16. Mr. Korenblit is the co-author of a book about his parents’ love story and struggles during the Holocaust and is the president of Respect Diversity Foundation. The Respect Diversity Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization set up to foster understanding for people of all races, nationalities, religions and ability levels.
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. Starting with FREE samples from Java City inside Blum Union at 3 p.m., then at 3:30 p.m. the dedication ceremony will begin outside of Blum with a reception following the ceremony! This is a free event all students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
This Week In Griffon Athletics
Baseball found its bats in Jefferson City this past weekend, outscoring Lincoln by a combined 40-7 during a four-game sweep of the Blue Tigers. The Griffons won by scores of 4-3, 6-3, 11-1 and 19-1 respectively.
Senior, catcher Jake Schrader had a monster weekend going a combined 10-15 with 4 home runs and 11 RBI.
The Griffons now stand at 19-14 overall and 15-11 in MIAA conference play. They will host a four game series with Pittsburg State beginning Friday night 6 p.m., followed by a doubleheader Saturday at 1p.m. and 3 p.m. and a single game Sunday scheduled for 1 p.m.

The softball team completed a stretch of 15 straight home games with doubleheader sweeps of Fort Hays State and Nebraska-Kearney last weekend.
They defeated Hays last Friday 3-0 and 5-2. They also swept Kearney Saturday 5-1 and 6-5, with the weekend capped by Sydney Washington with a game-winning walk-off hit. Senior pitcher Jackie Bishop picked up 3 of the 4 Griffon victories on the weekend to improve her record to 17-6. The Griffons are now 26-14 overall and 11-7 in MIAA play.
They return to action Tuesday April 8th with a non-conference doubleheader at Northwest Missouri beginning at 3 p.m. The Griffons will then head east for MIAA doubleheaders at Lincoln on Friday and Lindenwood on Saturday.

"Voice of the Griffons" Dave Riggert will carry select baseball and softball games live on the Griffon Sports Network this spring. Check for the upcoming broadcast schedule.

The Missouri Western tennis team went 0-2 at home last week after dropping a 5-4 heartbreaker to Truman State and falling 7-2 to Lindenwood. The Griffons return to action this Friday with an MIAA match at Lincoln and Saturday at Southwest Baptist.

The Missouri Western men's and women's golf teams are back in action Monday and Tuesday this week.
Both teams find themselves in Mountain Home, Arkansas for the Henderson State University First Federal Bank Invitational. The tournament is held on April 7 and 8.
The Griffon women finished 8th in the Tuburon Invite in Omaha, Nebraska last week. They were led by freshman Madison Romjue, who finished 14th individually after a two-day total of 174.
The Griffon men finished 6th out 12 teams at the Central Oklahoma Broncho Invitational last week. Individually, James O'Brien and Scott Sheldon finished in a tie for 21st after firing a 3-round total of 231.
This week's Henderson State Tournament marks the final event before the MIAA Championships on April 21.

Brice Garnett continues to improve during his rookie season on the PGA Tour. The 2006 MWSU grad finished a career-best 7th place at the Shell Houston Open last weekend in Humble, Texas. Garnett was 8-under par, and finished ahead of the likes of Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood.

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GSI features the weekend that was for Griffon softball, including the sweeps of Fort Hays and Nebraska-Kearney.
Griffon Softball Goes 3-1 Over The Weekend
Softball Gets Offensive in 4-0 Weekend

You can view all GSI videos at

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 home events this weekend!

Library Book Sale
The library will hold its semi-annual book sale during National Library Week, April 14-20. Please stop by and pick up some bargains!
Piano Recital
Pianist Maya Tuylieva will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 in the Kemper Recital Hall inside Spratt Hall on the campus of Missouri Western State University. The recital is free and open to the public. Dr. Tuylieva has been described as “a profound artist, capable of commanding the attention of the audience with her inimitable sincerity and conviction.”
ROTC Military Training
Military Science Army ROTC cadets will be conducting situational training exercises east of the dorms in the open area on Thursday, April 10 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. They will be training with dummy rifles and will be in uniform. Please do not be alarmed if you see the cadets on the grounds.
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 and to fill out the nomination form, click here. or contact Laura Buhman in Spratt Hall 106, call (816) 271-5920 or email
Child Abuse Investigations Subject of Conference, Presentation
The second annual Conference on Child Abuse Investigation will be held April 16-17 in the Fulkerson Center. A free public presentation by the JAYC Foundation will precede the regular conference at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15. The presentation by Dr. Rebecca Bailey and Terry Probyn is titled “Keeping Kids Safe: Terry Probyn’s Story.”
The presentation is free and open to the public, but those wishing to attend need to call 816-271-4100 by April 9 to reserve a seat. After the presentation, Dr. Bailey will sign copies of her book, “Safe Kids, Smart Parents” and “A Stolen Life: A Memoir,” written by Jaycee Dugard.
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Dodgeball Tournament
Got Game? Test your skills on April 16, at the Annual SAAC Make-A-Wish-Foundation Dodge ball Tournament. The event will start at 7pm in the Looney Complex.
The entry fee is $30 for a team of 6 to 8 players. Team signup forms and $30 entry fees can be turned in the night of the tournament. Walk-ins are also welcome.
For more information contact Eric Kramer at (816)271-4258 or contact us at our Facebook page, MWSU Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Free Photo Shoot from Griffon Yearbook
Come and take a picture for the yearbook! This is a free photo shoot with FREE proofs. Dates
April 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Remington Hall
April 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Blum Student Union
April 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Murphy Hall
Encourage students to attend degree plan workshops
The Student Success and Academic Advising Center is hosting degree plan workshops. At the workshops they will help figure out your individual plan! This will help make sure there is a plan showing what courses are needed, when they are offered and when to have prerequisite courses completed in the proper order.
There is no need to RSVP, just show up knowing your major!
The workshops will be held in Eder 208 at the following dates and times:
Thursday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Monday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. to noon
Come Get Sprinkled with Jonathan Sprinkles
The Center for Multicultural Education is bringing speaker Jonathan Sprinkles to campus April 9. Sprinkles delivers straight talk, ‘sprinkled’ with laughs. He is a television commentator, featured columnist, author of 10 books and a leading authority on personal development strategies for leaders and achievers. There will be a free book raffle, and the first 40 people receive a free T-shirt. The event starts at 6 p.m. in Spratt 101. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Missouri Western Presents ‘The Producers’
“A Season of Laughter,” will conclude with Mel Brooks’ “The Producers,” opens for their second weekend April 10-13 in the Potter Hall Theater on the campus. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for faculty/staff/military, and $8 for students and can be purchased in advance here, in person at the Potter Hall Box Office, or by phone at 816-271-4452.
Emmy-Winning Art Director, Creator of ‘Jimbo’ Coming to Missouri Western
Gary Panter, groundbreaking graphic novelist and a three-time Emmy Award winner for his art direction and set design on “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” will be visiting the Department of Art, April 9-11. There will be a free public event, “A Conversation with Gary Panter,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the Kemper Recital Hall, inside Spratt Hall 101.
Governors Approve Tuition and Fees, Room and Board Rates
Tuition and fees for the vast majority of Missouri Western State University students would not increase in 2014-2015 under a plan approved by the Board of Governors.
Because of the state funding uncertainty, the Board of Governors approved two tuition proposals for in-state undergraduate students on the St. Joseph campus. If the governor’s proposal is approved, resident tuition and fees will remain at $216.60 per hour. If a smaller state appropriation is approved, resident tuition and fees will rise 1.55 percent, to $219.95 per hour.

Tuition and fees for out-of-state students on the St. Joseph campus will remain the same as last year, $416.31 per hour.
Driver’s Education Registration is now open
The Western Institute will accept registration for summer driver’s education classes by mail or in person until May 2. The cost is $75 per student for students who meet eligibility requirements. Registration forms are available Here!
Forms may be mailed to Missouri Western State University, Conferences and Special Programs, 4525 Downs Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64507, or delivered in person to the Western Institute office in Spratt Hall, room 105 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There will be two sessions offered, June 2-13 and July 7-18. Students will receive 30 hours of classroom instruction, 12 hours of observation time in the vehicle and six hours behind the wheel. The normal class time is 9 a.m. to noon Monday - Friday.
The student must be 15 to 19 years old, be currently enrolled in school and not have graduated from high school. There are spots available for students who don’t meet these requirements for $225. Students do not need any kind of driving permit for this class.
For more information, contact Alicia Otto, administrative assistant in Conferences and Special Programs, at 816-271-4110 or
Pulling the Trigger on Gun Control
The Missouri Western College Republicans and College Democrats will be cohosting "Pulling the Trigger on Gun Control," a symposium over the issue of gun control in the United States on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Spratt Hall room 205. During the event, a panel of Missouri Western faculty will give their opinion on the constitutionality of certain measures of gun control, how the second amendment should be interpreted, and how to balance gun rights with the safety of United States citizens. The event will also feature a question and answer period in which members of the audience may submit questions for the panel. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. All are welcome.
Spanish Tapas Tasting
Join us for a Spanish Tapas Tasting on Thursday, April 10, at 3 p.m. in Blum 222 & 223. Students of Spanish will prepare authentic Spanish appetizers and everyone is welcome for a tasting. You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of tapas and their place in the Mediterranean diet while listening to popular Spanish music. This event is sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages and International Student Services. For questions, please contact Fulbright Scholar Clara Del Rey Castano at
Available Items
The following items are available in University Advancement. Please contact Kelly Glynn at (816) 271-5670 or if you are interested.

-MWSC Clock
-hp psc 2175 all-in-one printer, scanner and copier
-Monitor stand (holds 100lbs.)
-ZyXEL U-1496
-Q5951A cyan ink cartridge for HP Laserjet 4700
-LH90 cartridge for HP C4195A
-LH61 cartridge for C8061X HP Laserjet 4100
-LH926 cartridge for Q5942X HP Laserjet 4250/4350
-SEB4700YR Yellow cartridge for HP Color Laserjet 4700
Missouri Western Annual Spring Jazz Concert
The swinging sounds of jazz greats Basie and Ellington along with the iconic standards of The American Songbook will be featured at the upcoming annual MWSU Spring Jazz Concert, Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm, Potter Hall Theatre on the MWSU campus. If you love great musicianship, you won’t want to miss this night of Jazz.
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.
MWSU surplus property for sale
The sale of MWSU surplus property will be on the GovDeals website today and tomorrow. There are a total of 80 lots and half of them will go on the website each day. Inspection dates will be April 9 and 10 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The closing dates are April 16 and 17. Please contact the physical plant at 271- 4417 with any questions.
The End of Year Procedures for Fiscal Year 2013-2014
*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 30th *and* invoices received in Purchasing by *July* *11th*, 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.
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 30th. *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 1st.
*Note:* When using your procurement card in late June, the item must be received on campus by June 30th.
*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.
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.
Veterans Yellow Ribbon Program
Missouri Western has announced it is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant for the 2014-2015 school year. (Effective August 1, 2014)
The program agreement permits the school and the VA to provide matching funds to cover all or a portion of the outstanding institutional charges not covered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Basically, Missouri Western would cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state charges.
For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program click here
This Week in Griffon Athletics
Call Trace
A call trace feature is now available on Missouri Western phones to help identify anonymous callers making threats or otherwise engaged in criminal activity. In the event you receive a bomb threat or other criminal call, try to gather as much information as possible. The MWSU Police Department has posted a Bomb Threat Incident Report form on their website to provide some guidance in the kind of information you should try to get from the caller, such as where the bomb is supposed to be located, what it looks like and when it will explode. See the form: here
Once you’ve gotten as much information as possible, initiate a call trace before using the phone again through the following simple steps:

Hang up after receiving the call.
Wait 10 seconds.
Pick up the phone and listen for a dial tone.
Press *57

You will hear a message telling you whether or not the trace was successful. Whether it is successful or not, IMMEDIATELY contact the University Police Department at 4438 and tell them the nature of the call and that you initiated a call trace. They will contact the phone company for the call trace information as part of their criminal investigation.
Please note: the call trace feature is designed for use only when a phone call is involved in a serious criminal issue, such as a bomb threat. It is not to be used for merely annoying or rude calls.
Also, note there is a $2 charge per call traced.
If you have any questions about how the call trace feature works, please contact Carolyn Long in Telephone Services, 383-7171 or
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!
February Budgets Ready
February budgets are ready for you to review and print. If you have any questions, please contact Accounting Services.
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

Griffon GPS

Griffon GPS has launched at MWSU
Griffon GPS has launched at MWSU! Griffon GPS is an easy web-based degree audit system for students and advisors. It will track a student's progress toward graduation and may be accessed through your GoldLink account.

Paint It Gold Friday