January 29 - February 5, 2014
This week in Griffon Country
Thursday, Jan. 30
Nominate Students now for Student Excellence/Blake Scanlon Funding
Applications are also being taken for the Student Excellence Fund. This fund is a source of financial assistance provided for Western students through the MWSU Foundation. This fund reimburses students for expenses incurred while presenting papers, participating in conferences, etc. For detailed information and application go to: MWSU Foundation.
Lecture Series: The Peace and Conflict Studies
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Alliance Française de Saint Joseph
Come be in our Centennial Video!
Attention, all employees and retirees: You are invited to join our centennial video project and share stories and memories of your St. Joseph Junior College/Missouri Western experiences. We have reserved two dates so far in the Hearnes Center IMC studio. Please call Diane Holtz at (816) 271-5651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your appointment to be interviewed and filmed. The interviews will take approximately 15 minutes.
We may use the footage from the interviews on the web, in videos, or for the archives. We plan to set up one day a month through 2014 for interviews as long as we have people to interview.
The first two dates set are as follows:
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
‘Bowl for the Boys’ Tournament
The Riverbend Treatment Center Liaison Committee is a not-for-profit organization that works with the Division of Youth Services Riverbend Treatment Center. We come from all walks of life, sharing no common affiliation except the belief that youth are indeed the key to building a strong community. If you would like more information regarding this organization please contact one of the organizations officers.
Eighth Annual MWSU Jazz Festival
The musicians will perform at 5:45 p.m. in the Fulkerson Center. The program will feature the Missouri Western Jazz Ensemble and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
The public is invited to attend this full day of jazz. For more information please contact the Department of Music at 816-271-4420, or email@example.com.
There is no admission charge for the day.
Looney Pool Closed
Surplus Property Information
Casino Night Volunteers Needed
Free Greenery in CSE
Applied Learning conference
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Multidisciplinary Research Day
Honors News and Notes
ROTC Training Excercises
Auditions for ‘The Producers’ Feb. 1
The Student Excellence Fund
Alumni Awards Nominations
Free Smoking Cessation Class
There are several seats open, so we are offering a late registration period. Please reserve your seat ASAP by Emailing Chris Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 271-4504.
Gift certificate drawings will be available in week two. Don't put your health on hold, you can quit! Over 60 students, staff and faculty have already quit with this program. All workbooks, training materials, patches, gum and lozenges are free to you--over a $200 value. Remember, your friends and family are welcome, but you must reserve your seat immediately.
When: 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., started Jan. 27 for six weeks. Where: Eder Hall, Room 223. To reserve your seat or for more information, please Email: email@example.com. This free program is being offered through a grant in partnership with The Missouri Foundation for Health, Heartland Hospital, the American Lung Association and Missouri Western State University.
Marty Bachman Memorial Donation
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
Another exciting week is on tap as the basketball teams host two MIAA Doubleheaders and yes, it may be cold outside, but the defending MIAA Champion Griffon Baseball team will open their season this Saturday in Arkansas. Read about these stories and more "This Week In Griffon Athletics."
Make plans to join us every Monday from 12 - 1 p.m. 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.
*GRIFFON MEN'S BASKETBALL RETURNS HOME FOR TWO IMPORTANT GAMES THIS WEEK* Griffon Men's Basketball had a tough day on the road Saturday as they were defeated by a good Missouri Southern team in Joplin. Four players scored in double figures led by 14 points from Ryan Devers, Kalvin Balque and Dzenan Mrkaljevic had 12 points apiece while Charlie Marquardt scored 11.
The Griffs will look to get back to the .500 mark on the season this week with a pair of home games in the fieldhouse. Lincoln is in town on Wednesday with tip time set for 7:30 PM while Lindenwood makes the trip over on Saturday for a 3:30 PM tip. If you can't make it to the game, 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 GOES 1-1 A WEEK AGO* Griffon Women's Basketball went 1-1 in games played last week. On Tuesday, the Griffs hosted Missouri Valley in a break from conference play defeating the Vikings 63-38. 13 of the 15 Griffons who played scored led by 8 points from Cassey Sobaski. The Griffs returned to MIAA play on Saturday afternoon and were bit by the injury bug as leading scorers Quenisha Lockett and Sharniece Lewis were unable to play and were defeated by Missouri Southern on the road. Jalisa Lewis paced the team with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Wednesday also begins a pivotal week for the Griffon Women with a pair of home games as Lincoln is in the fieldhouse at 5:30 PM followed by a Saturday tilt with Lindenwood with tip time set for 1:30 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.
*FREE MINI BASKETBALLS WEDNESDAY NIGHT* Make sure to get your free mini basketball compliments of game sponsor Commerce Bank at Wednesday nights games. The balls will be thrown into the crowd following each Griffon three point shot made during the games and at other various times. We thank Commerce Bank for their continued support of Griffon Athletics.
*BASKETBALL GAME TICKET INFORMATION* 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.
*DEFENDING MIAA CHAMPION GRIFFON BASEBALL TEAM SET TO BEGIN TITLE DEFENSE THIS WEEKEND* Hard to believe, but it's time for the boys of spring to get back out on the diamond as the defending MIAA Champion Griffon Baseball team opens the 2014 regular season on the road this weekend in Searcy, Arkansas as they take on Harding in a four game series. Doubleheader action begins on Saturday at 12 PM followed by a 1 PM start on Sunday. The Griffs set a school record for wins a year ago going 40-12 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the second time. Saturday's opponent Harding was picked to finish sixth in the Great American Conference this season and was 29-22 a season ago. The Griffs open the home schedule at the Spring Sports Complex on Friday, February 21 as they host Northeastern State at 2 PM.
*SMITH ENSHRINED INTO THE MISSOURI SPORTS HALL OF FAME* Retired Griffon Men's Basketball Coach Tom Smith joined 14 other legends as part of the 2014 induction class into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during enshrinement ceremonies this past Sunday in Springfield. Smith joined a class that included former St. Louis Cardinal Willie McGee, former Kansas City Chief Ed Podolak and former Kansas City Royal Mike McFarland. Smith is the fourth Griffon to enter the hall joining Men's Basketball Coach Gary Filbert, Athletic Trainer Gary Hazelrigg and Baseball Coach Doug Minnis.
*SPENCER AND GRONER EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS* Two Griffon Football players were named Honorable Mention All-Americans by Don Hansen's Football Gazette as announced last week. Runningback Raphael Spencer was named to the list as he lead the MIAA in rushing last season gaining 1,312 yards on the ground while scoring 12 touchdowns. Punter Scott Groner was also named to the list averaging 42 yards per punt and was named 1st Team All-MIAA.
*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.
*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 women's basketball's Tuesday victory against Missouri Valley and previews the Griffon Tennis team with video from the MIAA's Virtual Media Day.
GRIFFON WBB WINS SECOND STRAIGHT HOME GAME:
GRIFFON TENNIS VIRTUAL MEDIA DAY:
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 in the fieldhouse this week!
*PAINT IT GOLD, GO GRIFFS!*
Nominations sought for Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge
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Paint it Gold Faculty and Staff Members of the week
Dana chose a Missouri Western coffee mug as her prize for wearing black and gold on Friday!
Ben chose the Missouri Western football as his prize for wearing black and gold on Friday!
Dr. Geri Dickey
Employee 2014 Drum Major for Justice Award recipient
Pastor Maurice Martin
Community member 2014 Drum Major for Justice Award recipient
Student 2014 Drum Major for Justice Award recipient