Griffon Weekly: Staff and Faculty

February 6 - 12, 2014

Campus News

This week in Griffon Country

Friday, Feb. 7

Griffon softball at Southeastern Regional Invitational Tournament in Durant Okla.
Griffon softball vs. Harding University, noon
Griffon softball vs. Arkansas Tech University, 4 p.m.



Saturday Feb. 8

Griffon women's basketball at Lindenwood
University, 1 p.m.


Griffon men's basketball at Lindenwood
University, 3 p.m.


Griffon baseball doubleheader at Arkansas Tech University, beginning at 1 p.m.

Griffon softball at Southeastern Regional Invitational Tournament in Durant, Okla.
Griffon softball vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 10 a.m.
Griffon softball vs. Henderson State University, 2 p.m.

Griffon tennis match in Springfield, Mo.
Griffon tennis vs. Stephens College, 10 a.m.
Griffon tennis vs. Evangel University, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Perception Research
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Looney Pool Closed
After parts are received and installed, we anticipate the swimming pool in Looney Complex should be reopened on Tuesday, Feb. 18
Casino Night Volunteers Needed
Residential Life is hosting The Third Annual "Casino Night" on Wednesday, February 12th 8:00pm to 10:30pm . If you are a great poker or Blackjack dealer and would like to volunteer your skills or are interested in assisting with Casino Night in another form please contact Kathy Kelly or any other member of the Residential Life team. We look forward to seeing you there!
Free Greenery in CSE
Want to add some greenery to your office? The Center for Student Engagement has some large plants that are available to a good home. They are already in pots. They just need to be moved and loved. Call Dana at x4150 if interested.
Multidisciplinary Research Day
Come support our students who have completed research projects during the spring semester. Tuesday, April 22, noon - 2 p.m. in Blum 218, 219.
Honors News and Notes
Want to know more about the honors program and what the students have been accomplishing this semester? Please click here for more information
Alumni Awards Nominations
Each year during the Alumni Awards Banquet at Homecoming, the Alumni Association presents the Distinguished Alumni Award, the GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award, the Distinguished Faculty Award and the Herb '35 and Peggy Iffert Award for Outstanding Service to the University. If you would like to nominate someone for an award or if you have questions regarding the award process, Please click here or contact Colleen Kowich, director of alumni relations at ckowich@missouriwestern.edu or 816-271-5650.
Marty Bachman Memorial Donation
As you know, Marty Bachman, our colleague and friend, passed away January 11, 2014. Marty joined the staff at Missouri Western in August of 1980, where he served as a groundskeeper for Physical Plant for the past 32 years. He was such a kind person and hard worker and he did so much to keep our campus looking beautiful! We can all remember seeing Marty planting, watering, and trimming the flowers, plants and trees on campus. He did an amazing job! The Staff Association Advantage Committee is sponsoring a memorial donation drive so that Physical Plant can do a special planting or landscaping in Marty's memory.
If you would like to make a donation, please send cash or a check to the Foundation Office, Spratt 211. Please make checks payable to MWSU Foundation and put Marty Bachman Memorial in the subject line. All donations must be turned in by Friday, February 21. If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Schindler at #4364.
Thank you so much in advance for your contributions.
The Advantage Committee
This Week in Griffon Athletics
Good Morning Faculty & Staff, We hope you had a great weekend and thanks to all who attended the home basketball games last week! This week, it's back to the road for Griffon Basketball, baseball will attempt to head south again and the seasons are scheduled to begin for softball and tennis. We also welcomed new Griffons to the program on Wednesday on National Signing Day. Read about these stories and more "This Week In Griffon Athletics."

*GRIFFON MEN'S BASKETBALL SPLITS HOME ACTION LAST WEEK* Griffon Men's Basketball returned to the friendly confines of the MWSU Fieldhouse last week and began the week on an excellent note as they ran past Lincoln 99-71. The Griffs shot a sizzling 66% from the field in the victory with five players scoring in double figures. Ryan Devers led the way with 24 points while Cortrez Colbert added 16. Wednesday night's good feeling turned sour on Saturday as the Griffs fell to Lindenwood 66-64. Devers scored 17 points while Charlie Marquardt added 15.
It's rivalry week this week as the Griffs head to Maryville to take on Northwest Missouri State on Wednesday with tip time set for 7:30 PM. Saturday brings a trip to St. Charles and a rematch at Lindenwood with tip time set for 3:00 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 RUNS HOME WIN STREAK TO FOUR* Knowing the final nine games of the season would be a crucial stretch, Griffon Women's Basketball has passed the first two tests after two wins in the fieldhouse last week. On Wednesday night the Griffs won a defensive battle with Lincoln 42-28. JaQuitta Dever and Sharniece Lewis led the way with 10 points apiece. Defensively it was the third fewest points given up in a game in Griffon Women's Basketball history. Saturday the Griffs built an 18 point second half lead and held on to beat Lindenwood 65-62. Lewis along with Quenisha Lockett had 17 points with Tiffanie Abrams adding 14.
The Griffs will look to get back to the .500 mark on Wednesday as they travel to Northwest Missouri State with tip time set for 5:30 PM. Then Saturday, the Griffs will look to sweep the season series from Lindenwood with tip time set for 1:00 PM. If you can't make 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.

*TICKET INFORMATION FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S GAMES AT NORTHWEST * Tickets remain for Wednesday night's basketball games at Northwest Missouri State in Maryville. Ticket prices are $15 for reserved chairback seating, $10 for adult general admission and $5 for youth and senior citizens. Advance tickets may purchased at northwestbearcats.com or call 660-562-1212. Tickets will go on sale on game night one hour prior to tip off of the first game.

*LOTS GOING ON AT HOME GAMES IN FEBRUARY* Just three regular season home basketball dates remain with a lot going on in addition to the games. On Saturday, February 15, Missouri Southern will be here with tip times set for 1:30/3:30 PM. It's our WBCA Pink Zone game as fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of Women's Basketball Coaches Association Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All Boy Scouts and area youth basketball players will be admitted free in uniform at the game. On February 22nd, the Griffs host Northwest Missouri State at 1:30/3:30 PM on Military Appreciation Day with a host of activities planned to honor our troops. The final regular season home games are Wednesday, February 26 against Central Missouri at 5:30/7:30 PM as we honor the 10 basketball seniors who will be playing their final game in the fieldhouse.

*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.

*OPENING SERIES CANCELED FOR MIAA CHAMPION GRIFFON BASEBALL TEAM * Mother Nature postponed Griffon Baseball's opening series at Harding. No make-up dates have been announced as of yet. They'll try it again this weekend weather permitting as they travel to Russellville, Arkansas to take on Arkansas Tech in a four game series with doubleheaders scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM. The Wonder Boys were 32-21 a season ago.
The Griffs were picked to finish second in the MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll released early last week including receiving one first place vote.
The home opener at the Spring Sports Complex is scheduled for Friday, February 21 against Northeastern State at 2 PM.

*GRIFFON SOFTBALL PICKED SECOND IN MIAA PRESEASON POLL*, *SET TO OPEN THIS WEEKEND* The 2014 edition of Griffon Softball is set to open the season this weekend in Durant, Oklahoma in the Southeastern Oklahoma State Classic weather permitting. Six games are on the schedule including match-ups with Harding and Arkansas Tech on Friday, Southeastern Oklahoma and Henderson State on Saturday and Drury and Cameron on Sunday. The Griffs have been picked to finish second in the preseason MIAA Coaches Poll and return nine players from a team that went 38-16 a season ago and 20-8 in the MIAA including first team All-MIAA pitcher Jackie Bishop. The team will make their home debut on Tuesday, March 11 as they host Northwest Missouri State at 2 PM.

*TENNIS HEADS SOUTH TO OPEN 2014* Tom Smith's spring coaching debut for the Griffon Tennis team is set for this Saturday with a pair of matches in Springfield, Missouri. At 10 AM the Griffs take on Stephens College and then Evangel at 2 PM. The team will look to build upon a solid fall campaign as 8 players return from a season ago.

*GRIFFON BASKETBALL COACHES RADIO SHOW AT UNCLE D'S*Join us at Uncle D's Sports Bar & Grill every Monday from 6 - 7 PM for the weekly Griffon Basketball Coaches Radio Show. For one hour each week, 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 the basketball teams 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.

*GOGRIFFONS.COM IS YOUR SOURCE FOR SHOPPING ALL THINGS GRIFFONS!* Shopping for all things Griffons is easy, log on to gogriffons.com. 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 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 previews the Griffon Baseball & Softball seasons and view Tom Smith's Missouri Sports Hall of Fame speech from last Sunday in Springfield.
Click here for the GRIFFON BASEBALL PREVIEW

Click here for the GRIFFON SOFTBALL PREVIEW

Click here for the TOM SMITH HALL OF FAME SPEECH

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! We also remind you that should the expected winter weather alter any of the above events, stay tuned to gogriffons.com for all the latest up to the minute information.

*PAINT IT GOLD, GO GRIFFS!*

Paint it Gold Faculty and Staff Members of the week