February 26 - March 5, 2014
This week in Griffon Country
Thursday, Feb. 27
WAC Talent Show Auditions, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Spratt 101
Friday, Feb. 28
Griffon tennis vs. Rockhurst University, noon, Geneses Health Club
Griffon baseball at Northwest Missouri State University, 2 p.m., Maryville, Mo.
Twin Cups: National Ceramics Exhibition. Opening Reception, 6 p.m., Potter Hall Gallery
Paint It Gold Spring Sports Blitz - Friday, Feb. 28
8:40 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Baker Fitness Center
11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:40 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Missouri Department of Conservation
To Be Announced
If you are wearing black and gold and we missed you in your building please come to Spratt 106 from 3-4:30 p.m. to claim your prize.
Spring 2014 University Career Fair and Criminal Justice Day
Students are encouraged to dress for success, bring resumes, and be prepared to network with employers. You may visit Career Development staff at the Career Nest each Wednesday in the Blum union, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., or contact the Career Development Center, Eder 202 for more information regarding this event.
College Republicans and College Democrats Meeting
First Thursday Downtown Noon Concert Series
Personal Impact Survey
Each year Missouri Western employees make significant and substantial contributions to regional communities. Western employees set the standard for excellence in service and community leadership.
We wish to recognize your personal service and community contributions through the online MWSU Personal Impact Survey. This survey will only take a few minutes to complete and is similar to previous annual Personal Impact Surveys. Therefore, we are asking you to complete it today, if possible, but no later than Friday, February 28, 2014.
The survey is designed to measure the impact of your contributions from July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014. We do realize that this asks that you provide some information before your service may be fully completed. All responses are estimates of time. The data will only be reported as aggregate data; no individual contributions will be reported.
By completing this survey we will be able to document the important and extensive service provided by Western employees.
The survey should be completed by Friday, February 28. Aggregate results will be reported in the Community Impact Report.
Thank you again for supporting this important community service impact reporting need. Your participation is appreciated.
Dr. Jeanne Daffron
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Undergraduate Catalog Update
This Week In Griffon Athletics
*JOIN US FOR THE GRIFFON LUNCHEON* Make plans to join us today from 12 - 1 PM at 36th Street Food & Drink Company inside the Holiday Inn Downtown for the Griffon Luncheon. Enjoy a great buffet lunch for only $7.00 and get all the latest information from Griffon coaches & staff on the events that have taken place and what lies ahead. If you can't make it, Dave Riggert broadcasts his show live from the luncheon each week on ESPN 1550 AM. No RSVP is necessary.
*FINAL BASKETBALL HOME GAME & SENIOR NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY* Hard to believe but the final home basketball games are this Wednesday night as the Griffs host Central Missouri at 5:30/7:30 PM. Prior to the games, we'll recognize the eight Griffon seniors who'll be playing their final games in the fieldhouse. Women's basketball seniors include; Tiffanie Abrams, Jaquitta Dever, Lanicia Lawrence, Jallisa Lewis, Sharniece Lewis and Cassey Sobaski. Men's seniors include Kalvin Balque and we will also recognize Cedric Clinkscales as he played his final game back in December.
*MIAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW IN OUR OFFICE* March Madness is just around the corner! Make plans to attend the MIAA Basketball Championship March 6-9 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. Women's quarterfinal action begins on Thursday followed by the men's quarters on Friday. The semifinals take place on Saturday with the championship games scheduled for Sunday. Tickets are available in our office between the hours of 8 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday. The best value is the all-tournament pass for $50, with single session tickets available as well ($15 adults/$5 youth). Tickets are cheaper if purchased in advance. Both Griffon teams are vying to clinch a spot in the opening round of the tournament taking place on campus sites March 3-4 (women Monday, men Tuesday). First round opponents will be determined on Sunday, March 2.
*GRIFFON MEN'S BASKETBALL HAS TWO GAME LEAD WITH TWO TO GO FOR FINAL TOURNAMENT SPOT* Griffon Men's Basketball got back in the win column last Wednesday as they swept the season series from Lincoln defeating the Blue Tigers in Jefferson City 82-65. Three players scored in double figures led by 19 points from Cortrez Colbert. Kalvin Balque posted a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds while Ryan Devers added 17. Saturday in the fieldhouse, in front of the largest crowd of the season, the Griffs were defeated by Northwest Missouri State as Balque led the way with 19 points.
With the final week of the regular season upon us, the Griffs have a two game lead with two to go to clinch a spot in the MIAA Basketball Championship. On Wednesday, Central Missouri comes to town in the final home game of the season with tip time set for 7:30 PM. Saturday the Griffs travel to Bolivar for an afternoon tilt against Southwest Baptist with tip set for 3:30 PM. If you can't make it to the games, listen live on the Griffon Sports Network KFEQ 680 AM, on-line at gogriffons.com or on your mobile device via the Griffon Athletics App.
*GRIFFON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE IN THE FIELDHOUSE* It was a range of emotion last week for Griffon Women's Basketball. Last Wednesday in Jefferson City, the Griffs lost a heartbreaker in the closing seconds to Lincoln 56-55. Tiffanie Abrams led the way with 18 points while Quenisha Lockett posted 14. On Saturday, in front of an energy filled biggest crowd of the season, the Griffs used a 25-2 run to the start the game in route to a 68-47 victory over Northwest Missouri State. Abrams led all scorers with a career high 25 points with Sharniece Lewis adding 10 off the bench.
With two games left in the regular season, the Griffs can lock up a spot in next week's MIAA Basketball Championship with a win. Central Missouri comes to the fieldhouse in the final home game of the season on Wednesday with tip time set for 5:30 PM, then on Saturday the Griffs travel to Southwest Baptist for a 1:30 PM tip. If you can't make the games, listen live on the Griffon Sports Network, KFEQ 680 AM, on-line at gogriffons.comor on your mobile device via the Griffon Athletics App.
*NEED ADDITIONAL HOME BASKETBALL GAME TICKETS?* Get your basketball game tickets at gogriffons.com, call 816-271-4481 or come to our office in person between 8 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday which is located in Looney Complex 229. Gold Coat Members and MWSU faculty/staff receive discounted prices if purchased in advance. Faculty & staff may redeem any remaining punches on the punch pass at the ticket window on game day. Game day tickets go on sale 90 minutes prior to tip off of game one.
*GRIFFON BASEBALL OFF TO A 4-0 START IN MIAA PLAY AFTER HOME SWEEP * So far so good for Griffon Baseball as they are once again atop the MIAA league standings after a four game sweep of Northeastern State last weekend at the Spring Sports Complex. On Friday, the Griffs knocked off NSU by scores of 6-4 and 14-6. In the opener, pitcher Tyler Sanders pitched a complete game for the victory while in game two, a 10 run first inning was all the Griffs needed as freshman Tyler Tuepker threw four innings of scoreless relief for his first career victory. In game one on Saturday, local product Will Carter tied the game in the ninth inning with a double and then ended it in the 11th with a walk-off home run in a 6-5 win, while pitching was once again the story in game two as Dylan Roades and Matt Russell combined to give up no earned runs in a 6-2 win in the nightcap. At the plate, Carter along with Trevor LaHonta are hitting over .400 through the first nine games, while center fielder Ryan Degner is hitting .355 with 3 home runs and 13 driven in.
Overall, the Griffs now stand 6-3 and return to action this weekend weather permitting at Northwest Missouri State in a four game series with single games set for Friday & Sunday at 2 & 1 PM respectively with a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday at 1 PM.
Home action continues March 7-9 as Washburn comes to town for a four game series.
As schedules do tend to change at a moments notice, stay tuned to gogriffons.com for the most accurate updates.
*GRIFFON SOFTBALL * *NOW 10-4 AFTER ST. CLOUD STATE DOME TOURNAMENT* After having to travel through a winter storm on the way to Minnesota, the Griffs registered another positive weekend going 3-1 in the St. Cloud State Dome Tournament. In game one, the Griffs used a three run fifth inning in route to a 3-0 victory over Concordia-St. Paul. Jackie Bishop struck out eight and walked none in the victory with Morgan Rathmann recording a RBI. Saturday the Griffs knocked off Wayne State 2-1 with Shelby Elliott scoring the game deciding run on a wild pitch. Sunday saw the Griffs split a doubleheader being defeated by #8 Augustana in the opener before rebounding in a big way defeating host St. Cloud State 11-0 in the nightcap.
The Griffons are now 10-4 overall and travel to Joplin this weekend for more regional action in the Missouri Southern Crossover Tournament. On Saturday the Griffs take on William Jewell and Illinois-Springfield at 12 & 4 PM respectively. Then on Sunday match-ups are set with Wayne State and Northern State at 9 AM & 1 PM.
The home opener at the Spring Sports Complex is Tuesday, March 11 as the Griffs host Northwest Missouri State at 2 PM.
*GRIFFON TENNIS PLAYS HOME OPENER AGAINST MARYVILLE* The weather finally cooperated for Griffon Tennis as they made their home debut last Friday at Noyes Tennis Courts and were defeated by Maryville. Two matches are on the schedule this week as the team travels to Kansas City tomorrow for a 1 PM match-up with Rockhurst then returns home on Friday to host Baker at 12 PM right now scheduled for Noyes Tennis Courts.
*GRIFFON BASKETBALL COACHES RADIO SHOW AT UNCLE D'S* Join us at Uncle D's Sports Bar & Grill tonight from 6 - 7 PM for the final Griffon Basketball Coaches Radio Show of the season. For one hour, Dave Riggert and Bob Orf will break down the week's action with Coaches Weiberg and Edmisson as well as players and assistant coaches. If you can't make it to Uncle D's, listen live on KFEQ 680 AM.
*WATCH GRIFFON SPORTS INSIDER PRESENTED BY SPINE & SPORT PHYSICAL THERAPY* Don't miss this weeks edition of GSI as we wrap up the week that was for Griffon teams and look ahead to this weeks action. We'll sit down with the basketball coaches, take a look at game highlights and other in-depth features, keep up with the crazy antics of Max Griffon and "Train Like The Pros" at Spine & Sport. GSI airs on KQTV on Wednesday's at 11:30 AM, 7 & 7:30 PM on Metro Sports in Kansas City, at various times on MWSU Channel 39 on Suddenlink cable or anytime at gogriffons.com.
*DOWNLOAD THE GRIFFON ATHLETICS MOBILE APP* Griffon Athletics is excited to announce the launch of our new 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 gogriffons.com.
*ATTENTION KIDS 13 AND UNDER, SIGN UP FOR CLUB MAX!* 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 gogriffons.com or call 816-271-5926.
*G.S.I. VIDEO OF THE WEEK* This week Ryan wraps up all of the home action over from the past weekend. To view, either click on the link below or cut and paste into your web browser.
GRIFFON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL KNOCKS OFF NORTHWEST
GRIFFON BASEBALL SWEEPS NORTHEASTERN STATE
GRIFFON WOMEN'S MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO GOOD BEARCAT SQUAD
TOM SMITH DEBUTS AS GRIFFON TENNIS COACH
For more G.S.I. videos log on to gogriffons.com
With questions about any of the above information, call the athletics department at 816-271-4481 or log on to gogriffons.com.
We appreciate your support of our program and hope to see you out at the various events this week!
*PAINT IT GOLD, GO GRIFFS*!
MWSU Ambassadors Luncheon
If you are interested in joining or would just like to check out the group, please join us for our membership luncheon Friday, March 14 in Leah Spratt Hall Enright Room 214. The social begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the lunch and meeting at noon. We try to be finished by 1 p.m. Cost for the lunch is $11.50, and you may pay at the door. Guest speaker is Dr. Chris Godfrey, who will speak about the planetarium on campus.
Please make a reservation by Tuesday, March 11 by calling 271-5646 or email email@example.com. We hope to see you there! Thanks!
Missouri Western Legacy Directory
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please call Kent (4124) or Mallory Murray (5649).
Eggs and Issues
As always the hot breakfast is free! Please make a reservation by March 17 by emailing Diane Holtz at email@example.com or calling 271-5646. See you there!
Secondly, I’d like to ask for your help in updating a list of experts this office could put media in touch with for information or interviews. Reporters often have stories that require background information or an expert opinion. Such a list will help us find those people on campus who can give them the information they need, and help Western gain more coverage.
If you’re willing to respond to media requests, please answer the questions below and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The question asking for your areas of expertise, be as inclusive as possible: you never know what kind of information the media wants.
Thank you again for your help.
Assistant Director, PR and Marketing
Cell Phone (if you're willing to be called off hours on rare occasions)
Areas of expertise
Griffon Yearbooks Available
Spanish Cultural Event
Golden Griffon Color Guard Tryouts
The tryouts will be from 10 a.m. - noon. Please contact Hayleigh Albers, captain of the Golden Griffon Color Guard at email@example.com for tryout information and any questions!
March 7 and 21
April 11 and 25.
Pictures will be taken in the Yearbook Office, Eder Hall room 220.
Paint it Gold Faculty and Staff Members of the week
MWSU Foundation Announcements
Click on the link, Allocation Guidelines-Application, to apply for funding from the MWSU Foundation for special projects to be awarded July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.
The deadline for proposals to be submitted is March 21, 2014 no later than 4:30 p.m. Requests must be submitted to Spratt Hall 111.
If you are requesting funds for a project for which funds have been provided previously, then your “accountability report” for the previous project must be received by the April 1 deadline or with the new proposal. This could affect the committee’s willingness to approve future funding.
If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Sherlock at 271-5647.
The Missouri Western State University Foundation is happy to once again be able to allocate $18,000 to fund several awards for faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 academic year. The deadline to apply for the awards is April 1. Click the following link to view the awards. Awards Process and Guidelines