March 12 - 19, 2014
This week in Griffon Country
Sunday, March. 16
Monday, March 17
Tuesday, March 18
Book Club: "Daughters who walk this path,” 2 p.m., Blum 207
Movie Night: "The Kids Are All Right,” 6 p.m., Blum 218-219
Community Service at Carriage Square Health Center, 2 p.m., meet in Spratt Hall
Foreign Language Film Series, 6:30 p.m., Hearnes 102
Wednesday, March 19
Women’s History Month Event
Movie Night: "Dallas Buyers Club," 5 p.m., Blum 218-219
WAC Talent Show, 8 p.m., Kemper Recital Hall inside Leah Spratt Hall
GPS Coming Soon
Share Your Stories!
This Week in Griffon Athletics!
Last Monday was the final Griffon Luncheon of the year. We thank everyone who attended at 36th Street Food & Drink Company this season! Luncheons will resume early next fall.
*HOME STAND CONTINUES FOR GRIFFON BASEBALL*
Griffon baseball opened a four game series at home with Washburn yesterday and fell to the Ichabods in the first two games by scores of 2-1 and 8-2. In game one, Jake Jones and Tyler Sanders combined for a solid pitching effort but the Griffs couldn't get the bats going. In game two, freshman Tyler Tuepker took the loss with RBI coming from Trevor LaHonta and David Chew.
The series with Washburn concludes with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Monday and Rockhurst comes to town for a single game on Tuesday, first pitch set for 4 p.m. Admission is free to all home games at the Spring Sports Complex. As schedules do tend to change at a moment’s notice, stay tuned to gogriffons.com for the most accurate updates.
*GRIFFON SOFTBALL* It was a tough start to MIAA play for the Griffon Softball team as they dropped a pair on the road at Washburn last Friday. In game one, a twoout walk-off home run in extra innings doomed the Griffons 7-4. At the plate, shortstop Taylor Anding went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. In game two, pitcher Janie Smith helped her own cause with a game tying home run in the fifth inning, but it wasn't enough as the Griffs fell 2-1.
The Griffons are now 10-6 overall and have a busy week ahead as MIAA play continues. The team travels to take on No. 21 Emporia State with first pitch at 2 p.m. We hope you have plans to attend the home opener tomorrow Tuesday, March 11 as Northwest Missouri State with be here, first pitch set for 2 p.m. Then this weekend, it's back to the road with games at Central Missouri on Friday at 4 p.m. and Southwest Baptist on Saturday at 12 p.m.
Admissions is FREE to all home games at the Spring Sports Complex and remember it's always a good idea to check gogriffons.com before heading out to the park as schedules do change at a moment’s notice.
*BUSY WEEK FOR GRIFFON TENNIS WITH LOTS OF HOME ACTION*
Griffon tennis will be busy during spring break this week with four matches on the schedule. On Wednesday, the rivalry with Northwest Missouri State University renews in Maryville with match time set for 3 p.m. Then, the first of three straight home matches begins Thursday against McPherson at 1 p.m. Nebraska-Kearney is in town on Friday at 1 p.m., with the week concluding against Fort Hays State on Saturday at 10 a.m. The home matches this week take place at Noyes Tennis Center.
*GRIFFON GOLF TEAMS KICK OFF SPRING ACTION THIS WEEK*
After a long winter, the Griffon golf teams return to action this week for the first time since October. The Griffon men are in Russellville, Ark. as they compete in the Dave Faulconer Arkansas Tech Classic. The Griffon women are taking part in a MIAA Points Event in Edmond, Okla. In the Central Oklahoma Women's Classic. Both events begin Monday and conclude Tuesday.
*BASKETBALL ALL CONFERENCE AWARDS ANNOUNCED*
Postseason awards were announced last week for MIAA Basketball, voted on the by the league coaches. On the women's side, forward Quenisha Lockett was named Honorable Mention while guard Tiffanie Abrams was named to the All-Defensive Team. For the Griffon men, guard Ryan Devers was named Honorable Mention.
*WATCH THE SEASON FINALE OF GRIFFON SPORTS INSIDER PRESENTED BY SPINE & SPORT PHYSICAL THERAPY*
Don't miss the season finale of GSI as we wrap up the week that was for Griffon teams and look ahead to this week’s action. We'll sit down with the 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 a.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Metro Sports in Kansas City, at various times on MWSU Channel 39 on Suddenlink 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. The app features easy navigation to team pages, live stats, live audio and video, Griffon tickets, merchandise and more. For more information, visit gogriffons.com.
*ATTENTION KIDS 13 AND UNDER, SIGN UP FOR CLUB MAX!* Sign up for the official kids club of Griffon Athletics "Club MAX". For just $10 per year, Club Max members receive 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 the season ending game for Griffon men's basketball as they were defeated last Tuesday night by Central Oklahoma in the opening round of the MIAA Basketball Championship. To view the video, simply click on the link below or cut and paste into your web browser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYMAE5gKuik
For more GSI videos log on to gogriffons.com.
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*!
SHO Us Your Smarts! Trivia Night
IT Equipment for Sale!
The tablet can be purchased with department funds at a cost of $465. If your department is interested in purchasing the Dell tablet, please respond via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the department charge code! Please note this can’t be purchased with personal funds!
Governance Advisory Council Minutes
Literacy Luncheon with Sen. Roy Blunt
Ducks Unlimited Annual Membership Banquet
To pre-purchase tickets contact a local committee member, one of the individuals listed below.
Please join us for an evening full of games, raffles, delicious food and a live auction. We would like to thank our past and current sponsors and encourage you to bring the kids! Please purchase tickets before March 21 and you will be entered in a drawing for a .17 HMR riffle!
For more information please contact: Chris Thompson 816-383-2410 or Joshua Garner 816-261-5465
Student Commencement Speaker Nominations
Nominee’s Name Major Contact information (phone and email)
The Nominee’s Qualifications (if known), including: Campus Involvement- Speaking Experience- Honors- Research- GPA- Any other pertinent or interesting information-
The Nominator’s Name Relationship to the student
Need File Folders?
The Center for Multicultural Education has about 60 legal-size hanging file folders available to a good home!
Please call 4150 or 4152.
We will even deliver them!!
February Budgets Ready
Calling all Competitors!
Couch Potato to 5k Program
NEW THIS YEAR!
• Two training sessions to choose from at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. to accommodate your schedule and training preference
• Program extended to 16 weeks to help you prepare at a better pace and for potentially longer distances (if you want to, of course)
• Each participant receives a booklet with 5k and 10k training plans and to track your progress (longer distance training plans will be provided upon request)
• Weekly emails including tips, training reminders, encouragement and ongoing updates
• Attend at least 12 out of 16 weekly training sessions and turn in your bib number from an official run/walk to be entered to win a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card. Prizes will be awarded for the 5k and 10k categories.
For more information or to register for this year’s program, please email Tracy Canchola at email@example.com or call 816.271.5174.
• Wednesdays beginning April 2
• Two times to choose from – 6 a.m. or 6 p.m.
• Spratt Stadium, Missouri Western State University
One World Soccer Tournament
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or the International Student Services office at 816-271-4150. Team forms may also be picked up and returned to the International Student Services office in Blum 210. The $5.00 per person fee is due when you submit your registration form.
Hygiene Product Drive
There is a box on the 3rd floor of Murphy in the Department of Nursing. We would appreciate your support in this cause. We will be collecting these items until March 21.
March Madness Tournament
Welcome to Missouri Western
Carla Dragoo-Custodian- Physical Plant
Crystal Polsgrove- Assistant Payroll Coordinator- Business Office
Kathy Prososki-Large- HVAC/R Technician- Physical Plant
Education Career Fair (Education Expo)
Date: Monday, March 17
Location: Fulkerson Center
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Featuring: Education recruiters from school districts in the local area and surrounding states (approx. 40 different school districts.) The event is the Monday after Spring Break. Participants, bring your resumes, dress professionally and be prepared to network and mingle in a career fair setting with prospective employers. This event is open to currently enrolled students and Fall, 2013 graduates - especially Education majors. Education majors currently student teaching are required to attend. Contact the MWSU Department of Education if you have questions. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be canceled and NOT rescheduled. Sponsored by the Career Development Center, the Office of Student Employment and the Department of Education.
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
Women's History Month
Monday, March 17: 2 p.m., meet in Blum 210 - Community Service at Carriage Square Health Center
Tuesday, March 18: 1 p.m., Blum 207 - Book Club: "Daughters who walk this path"
Tuesday, March 18: 6 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Film: "The Kids Are All Right"
Wednesday, March 19: 5 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Film: "Dallas Buyers Club"
Friday, March 21: 5 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Community Roundtable: How do you DO gender
Monday, March 24: 4 p.m., Junior College Room - "The Truth about Women: Sex and media in women's lives"
Tuesday, March 25: 5 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Community Roundtable: How do you DO gender
Wednesday, March 26: 6 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Girls Rock
Thursday, March 27: 6 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Film: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
Friday, March 28: 5 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Celia Winkler
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, email@example.com. If you have any questions, please call Kent (4124) or Mallory Murray (5649).
Griffon Yearbooks Available
April 11 and 25.
Pictures will be taken in the Yearbook Office, Eder Hall room 220.
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