Griffon Weekly: Staff and Faculty

March 5 - 12, 2014

Campus News

This week in Griffon Country

Wednesday, March 5

Planetarium show, "Fractals," 7 p.m., Bushman Planetarium, inside Agenstein Hall

Thursday, March 6

First Thursday Downtown Noon Concert Series, 12:10 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 7th and Jules

Women's History Month Event
Movie night, "Must Love Dogs," 7 p.m., Blum 218-219

Friday, March 7

Griffon softball doubleheader at Washburn University, 2 p.m., Topeka Kan.

Griffon baseball vs. Washburn University, 2 p.m., Spring Sports Complex

48-Hour Film Challenge Premiere and Awards Show, 7 p.m., Paradox Theatre, 107 S. 6th Street

St. Joseph Community Chorus Chamber Choir and Missouri Western Chamber Singers Concert, 7:30 p.m., Fulkerson Center inside Leah Spratt Hall

Sunday, March. 9

Daylight savings time begins, set clocks forward one hour.

Griffon baseball vs. Washburn University, 1 p.m., Spring Sports Complex.

Monday, March 10

Spring break, no classes.





Around campus

One World Soccer Tournament
We welcome faculty, staff and students to participate in the exciting One World Soccer Tournament this year! This event is sponsored by International Student Services, International Student Club and Recreation Services. This year’s registration deadline will be March 24, and the registration fee for each person is $5.00, with a maximum of 11 people per team. The tournament dates are March 31, April 7, April 9 and April 16 at 8 p.m. in the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex. You may sign up as a team of up to 11 people, or you may sign up individually and we can place you on a team. Hope to see you on the soccer field!
For more information contact: jpaz@missouriwestern.edu 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.
MWSU Ambassadors Luncheon
All employees are invited to join the Missouri Western Ambassadors, a group of campus and community members who provide a bridge between Missouri Western and the community. The Ambassadors raise money to support nontraditional student scholarships. They meet for a luncheon three times during the academic year and hold an annual fund raiser, Night at the Ritz, each spring (April 11, 2014). Membership dues are $20. Historically, the group has been for women, but men are invited to join the Ambassadors, as well.
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 holtz@missouriwestern.edu. We hope to see you there!
Ducks Unlimited Annual Membership Banquet
On Saturday April 5 at Moila Country Club is the 2014 Annual Ducks Unlimited Membership Banquet. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. The ticket prices are as follows $15 Youth, $35 Single, $50 Couple, $200 Legacy Greenwing and $250 Sponsorship.
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
First Thursday Downtown Noon Concert Series
Lee Harrelson, euphonium, with Ellen Bottorff, piano, will be featured in the next program of the First Thursday Downtown Noon Concert Series on Thursday, March 6, at 12:10–12:50 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, 7th & Jules. The church sponsors the series in cooperation with the Missouri Western State University Department of Music. The audience is invited to bring lunch to eat during the performance. Beverages will be provided. There will be an opportunity to meet the musicians after the concert.
Hygiene Product Drive
The Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Nu, a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International will be sponsoring a drive to collect hygiene products. Hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant etc., will be delivered to the Social Welfare Board. Even travel sized hygiene products can be useful. The organization is located in St. Joseph. It provides a variety of services to vulnerable populations in our region.
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.
Thank you!
Excused Absence Friday
Please excuse the following MWSU students participating in the KU Jazz Festival Friday, March 7.
The participating students are aware that they are responsible for acquiring notes and making up work for any missed class time.

Jazz Ensemble
Alex Hagenbuch, Ashley Wilson, Avery Doran, Sky Lux, George Pepe, Natalie Moses, Mike Brown, Garrett Jones, Chris Peterson, Sydney Given, Nick Reder, Matt Ulmer Mark Stone, Ryan Lombard, Marvin Cooper, Caleb Fankhouser

Jazz Lab
Sam Spotts, Austin Catron, Levirt Moore, Jack Malo, BJ Meyers, Garrett Leavell, Mary Beth Rosenauer, Sean Sherlock, Hanna Long, Max Hudson, Tyler Law, Tanner Torre, Tom Keller, Tarquin Kellough

Vocal Jazz
Avery Doran, Ian Fast, Anna Guilkey, Pashantz Howell, Garrett Leavell Sara Mathews, Courtney McVicker, Deir Montiel, Byron Myers, Hayley Osborn Matt Ulmer, Breauna Watkins
March Madness Tournament
Join the Non Traditional Students Association & the Student Veterans Association for the March Madness tournament. With a $5 donation, fill out your bracket for a chance to win various gift cards & prizes. Pick up the rules & register in Eder 200 first place - $50 gift card to RangerUp.com second place - $25 WalMart gift card 3rd place & on will be determined by the participants of the event.
BOOKSTORE FLASH SALE!
One day only sale-Thursday, March 6. Take an additional 50% off all clothing items on clearance!
Eggs and Issues
Our next Eggs and Issues will be held at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 20 in the Fulkerson Center. The featured speaker is Andrea Gardner, "I Am Living Independently."
As always the hot breakfast is free! Please make a reservation by March 17 by emailing Diane Holtz at holtz@missouriwestern.edu or calling 271-5670. See you there!
Welcome to Missouri Western
It is with great pleasure that we welcome the following employees as new staff members of Missouri Western State University for the month of February:


Carla Dragoo-Custodian- Physical Plant
Crystal Polsgrove- Assistant Payroll Coordinator- Business Office
Kathy Prososki-Large- HVAC/R Technician- Physical Plant
SJCC Chamber Choir Concert
The SJCC Chamber Choir Concert with the Missouri Western State University Chamber Singers has been rescheduled for Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fulkerson Center.
Education Career Fair (Education Expo)
A MWSU Career Development Center Event in partnership with the Department of Education 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
Dear Western Employee,
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
March is Women's History Month! The following events will take place on campus.

Thursday, March 6: 7 p.m.. Blum 218-219 - Film: "Must Love Dogs"
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
This Week In Griffon Athletics
Happy March Madness to everyone! Griffon Men's Basketball will look to join in the madness as the MIAA Tournament begins this week while spring sports will look for spring weather as their seasons continue. Read about these stories and more "This Week In Griffon Athletics."

*MIAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW IN OUR OFFICE* 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).

*SEASON CONCLUDES FOR GRIFFON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL * It was a tough close to the 2013-14 season for Griffon Women's Basketball. On senior night in the fieldhouse on Wednesday, the Griffs had an eight point lead on MIAA Champion Central Missouri before falling 59-53 with Sharniece Lewis leading the offensive effort with 18 points. Needing a win to clinch a spot in this weeks MIAA Championship, the Griffs came up short on Saturday in Bolivar falling to Southwest Baptist 62-57. Playing in her final game, JaQuitta Dever posted a career high 22 points.

*GRIFFON BASEBALL HOME THIS WEEKEND WEATHER PERMITTING* Weather allowed the Griffon Baseball team an additional opportunity to play at home last Friday but the Griffs couldn't take advantage falling in a doubleheader to Northwest Missouri State by scores of 7-4 and 7-6. Catcher Jake Schrader drove in two runs in game one and completed the comeback effort with a RBI double in the top of the ninth in game two. Designated Hitter Will Carter also kept up his hot hitting at the plate going 3 for 4 in game two with three RBI. The final two games of the series were postponed due to cold temperatures.
Overall, the Griffs now stand 6-5 and 4-2 in the MIAA and are scheduled to return to action this weekend weather permitting as they host Washburn in a four game series at the Spring Sports Complex with single games set for Friday and Sunday at 2 and 1 p.m. respectively with a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday at 1p.m.
As schedules do tend to change at a moments notice, stay tuned to gogriffons.com for the most accurate updates.

*GRIFFON SOFTBALL SCHEDULED TO OPEN MIAA PLAY THIS WEEK* Mother Nature gave the 10-4 Griffon Softball team an unexpected weekend off as the tournament at Missouri Southern was canceled over the weekend. The Griffs will now turn their sites toward the start of MIAA play this weekend with a pair of road doubleheaders. Action begins on Friday at 2 p.m. against Washburn and concludes on Saturday at Emporia State with first pitch set for noon.
The home opener at the Spring Sports Complex is Tuesday, March 11 as the Griffs host Northwest Missouri State at 2 p.m.

*GRIFFON TENNIS BATTLES PERENNIAL POWER ROCKHURST TOUGH* Griffon Tennis almost pulled off an upset against a good Rockhurst team falling 5-4 at the Genesis Health Club. Ceara Boldridge and Alyssa Dougan recorded singles match wins for the Griffs while the doubles teams of Denise Chiao/Lindsay Beger and Kayla Dysart/Alyssa Dougan recorded doubles victories.
The team returns to action with a pair of home matches this week. The home match against Ottawa was canceled due to travel conditions, Johnson County Community College will be here tomorrow at 2 p.m. with MIAA play opening on Friday against Nebraska-Kearney. Both matches will be played indoors at the Genesis Health Club.

*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 and 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 online. 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 wraps up the final regular season games for Griffon Basketball and catches up with Max Griffon on Paint It Gold Friday. To view, either click on the link below or cut and paste into your web browser.

GRIFFON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CLOSES SEASON AT SBU

DEVER'S SCORES 40 FOR GRIFFON MEN'S BASKETBALL

MAX WILL FIND YOU ON PAINT IT GOLD FRIDAY 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
All employees are invited to join the Missouri Western Ambassadors, a group of campus and community members who provide a bridge between Missouri Western and the community. The Ambassadors raise money to support nontraditional student scholarships. They meet for a luncheon three times during the academic year and hold an annual fund raiser, Night at the Ritz, each spring (April 11, 2014). Membership dues are $20. Historically, the group has been for women, but men are invited to join the Ambassadors, as well.
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 holtz@missouriwestern.edu. We hope to see you there! Thanks!
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:


Name:
Title:
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, kheier@missouriwestern.edu. If you have any questions, please call Kent (4124) or Mallory Murray (5649).
Experts Wanted
I want to first thank the many of you who have graciously cooperated when I’ve called asking for help in responding to an interview request from a member of the media. Each time one of our faculty or staff members appears in the media, Missouri Western’s reputation in the community as a source of knowledge and expertise is enhanced.
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 kheier@missouriwestern.edu. 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.
Kent Heier
Assistant Director, PR and Marketing

Questions:
Name
Title
Email Address
Office Phone
Cell Phone (if you're willing to be called off hours on rare occasions)
Areas of expertise
Speakers Bureau
The Public Relations and Marketing Office is updating its Speakers Bureau. Please go to https://www.missouriwestern.edu/speakersbureau/ and review your current listing, and let me know if you want to make and changes. New faculty and staff, please feel free to submit topics and descriptions of presentations if you want to be included. You can check out the online version to see the format. For more information contact Diane Holtz at holtz@missouriwestern.edu
Griffon Yearbooks Available
Looking to take a walk down memory lane? Want to see featured events that happen on campus? The Griffon Yearbook has yearbooks from 1988-2013. If you are wanting to obtain a yearbook please contact The Griffon Yearbook at 816-271-4540 or by email at mwsugriffon@gmail.com
Yearbook Photos
The Yearbook will be taking student pictures on the following days from noon to 3 p.m.:
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

 

Allocation Funding

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.

Award Funding

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