Griffon Weekly: Staff and Faculty

May 7 - May 21, 2014

Campus News

Celebrating 100 Years

Centennial Capital Campaign

This week in Griffon Country

Wednesday, May 7

Couch Potato to 5k Fitness Program, 6 a.m., Spratt Stadium

Art Society Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Enright Room 214 and 216

Thursday, May 8

Pool Forum, 1 p.m., Blum 222

Friday, May 9

Saturday, May 10

Griffon softball at NCAA Regionals, TBA

Nursing pinning ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Fulkerson Center

Physical therapist assistant pinning ceremony and reception, 8:30 a.m., Spratt 101

Spring Commencement, 11 a.m., Spratt Stadium

Commencement - New Alumni Reception 12:30 p.m., East of Parking Lot I

Tuesday, May 13

Weight Watchers Open House, 12:30 p.m., Popplewell 202

Wednesday, May 14

Couch Potato to 5k Fitness Program, 6 a.m., Spratt Stadium

Tuesday, May 20

Weight Watchers Open House, 12:30 p.m., Popplewell 202

Wednesday, May 21

Couch Potato to 5k Fitness Program, 6 a.m., Spratt Stadium

Griffon baseball at NCAA DII World Series, TBA

Around campus

Pool Forum
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a pool forum to discuss the future of the pool in the Looney Complex on Thursday, May 8 at 1 p.m. in Blum 222.
Furniture up for grabs
University Advancement has a standard desk, a desk with a hutch and a hp Laser jet pro 400 color up for grabs.

For more information contact Jennifer Riley a or stop by Spratt 106 to look at the furniture.
Spring Commencement
Missouri Western will establish a new tradition by holding it’s Spring Commencement ceremony outdoors at Spratt Memorial Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10. Approximately 530 undergraduates and 32 graduate students will receive their degrees. The Missouri Western State University Alumni Association will hold a reception for the new graduates and their families following the ceremony just outside Spratt Stadium near Lot I. Congrats to all of our graduates!
40% off Papa Johns!
To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week we would like to inform everyone Papa John’s Pizza is having a 40% regular menu priced online orders CLICK Here To Order! The coupon is available from May 5-9.
Welcome to Missouri Western!
It is with great pleasure we welcome the following employee as a new staff member at Missouri Western for the month of April, Jarrod Dowell, Registrar’s Office transfer coordinator.
Summer Walk-In Registration
Walk-in registration for summer classes will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 29. Students will start in the Admissions Office and then go to their academic department for advisement and registration. For more information please contact the Registrar's Office or click here .
Weight Watchers Open House
All are welcome to come to an open house and see for yourself how Weight Watchers can help you be healthier! Please come and learn about the Weight Watchers program and how it helps you set personal goals and achievements. For more information about Weight Watchers at Work program offered at Missouri Western, feel free to attend the next two meetings for FREE! The meetings are May 13 and May 20 at 12:30 p.m. in Popplewell 202.
A+ Scholarship Helps More Students
The Missouri Western A+ Scholarship Program grew substantially in its second year of existence and is currently helping more than 250 graduates of A+ designated high schools attend Missouri Western. Congratulations!
Standard Email Signature
In an effort to improve communication at the University staff and faculty are encouraged to create a standardized signature line. This should include the following
Phone Number:
Building and office location:
This Week in Griffon Athletics
It was a magical weekend for the Griffon softball team as they won their first ever MIAA Tournament Championship at Blue Valley Recreation Complex in Overland Park, Kan. The Griffs went a perfect 4-0 along the way including outscoring their opponents in the four games 41-9. Day one victories included a 16-7 triumph over Northwest Missouri State and a 10-1 victory against Central Oklahoma. Then two victories against Northeastern State secured the title in defeating the RiverHawks 3-1 and 12-0. Pitcher Jackie Bishop picked up wins in all four games including a 17 strikeout performance on Friday. It was a team effort at the plate with multiple Griffons turning in stellar performances.
Winning the tournament title, the Griffs secured the leagues automatic bid to this weekend’s NCAA Tournament and will be the fifth seed in the Central Regional in Winona, Minn. facing fourth seeded Augustana at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The Griffons and Vikings are 1-1 against each other this season.
Click here! to view the full NCAA Tournament bracket

Nine Griffons were named to the All-MIAA softball team as selected by league coaches. Pitcher Jackie Bishop and first baseman Tiffany Gillaspy were named to the first team. In addition, Bishop was named Pitcher of the Year. Honorable Mention recognition went to; catcher, Kat Steponovich; pitcher, Janie Smith; shortstop, Taylor Anding; third baseman, Katie Klosterman; and outfielders, Bre Fleschner, Sydney Washington and Morgan Rathmann.

Griffon baseball with a record of 30-18 overall, also had a successful start to the post-season as they defeated Southwest Baptist in the opening round series of the MIAA Baseball Championship. After being defeated in the series opener 6-4, the Griffs came back to win the final two games of the series. In Friday's 10-5 victory, Ryan Degner and Jake Schrader drove in three runs apiece and Jake Jones picked up the victory on the mound to improve to 6-3 on the year. In the series clincher, the Griffs won by way of walk-off as David Chew's tenth inning single scored Cody Childs to punch their ticket to the final four winning by a score of 5-4.
Action continues this Thursday at John Q. Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo at 11 a.m. as the Griffs take on eighth seeded Northeastern State who upset no. 1 Central Missouri in their opening round series. The Griffons swept four games from NSU in the opening MIAA series of the season back in February.
Click here to view the tournament bracket.

If you can't follow the Griffons in person in the postseason, tune in live to the Griffon Sports Network as they will broadcast all of the games this weekend on either ESPN 1550 AM or KFEQ 680 AM. Games may also be heard online at or via the Griffon Athletics Mobile App.

Griffon Athletics honored the "Brightest and Best" student-athletes in the Fulkerson Center on campus as part of the15th Annual St. Joseph News-Press/MWSU Student-Athlete Honors Banquet. Jackie Bishop, softball; and Travis Partridge, football; were named the Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year respectively. Bishop and Partridge were also recipients of the Tom Smith Career Achievement Award which honors excellence over longevity in a career. Griffon Football student-athlete Andrew Molloy won the James J. McMillen Award for having the highest cumulative GPA for a graduating senior student-athlete and Bre Fleschner from Griffon Softball won the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's Volunteer of the Year Award.

Download the Griffon Athletics 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

Shopping for all things Griffons is easy, log on to 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

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 or call (816) 271-5926.

This week Ryan wraps up championship Saturday for the Griffon Softball team and looks back at Griffon Baseball's series win against Southwest Baptist University in the MIAA Baseball Championship. Griffons win MIAA Softball Tournament

Griffon Baseball moves on to MIAA Final Four

For more G.S.I. videos log on to

With questions about any of the above information, call the athletics department at (816) 271-4481 or log on to

We appreciate your support of our program!
Western Playhouse Tickets Available
Tickets are now on sale for the two musicals being staged in the third season of Western Playhouse. Meredith Willson’s perennial favorite “The Music Man” will be produced June 20-28, and the award-winning new show “Mother Divine” will be produced July 11-19.
Tickets cost $22.50 for adults. Youth under 17 are $9.50 for the first two, then $1 for each additional child. All seats are reserved seating.
Tickets may be purchased online at Click Here!There is a $2.50 fee per ticket for online ordering, and the discount pricing for more than two children is not available. You can also order in person or by phone at the Potter Hall Box Office between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 816-271-4452.
“Music Man” won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, when it debuted on Broadway in 1957. With familiar tunes like “Seventy-six Trombones,” “(Ya Got) Trouble” and “Till There Was You,” “The Music Man” is one of the most beloved musicals ever produced. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. June 22.
“Mother Divine” is a comic musical twist on the real-life events of Depression-era Harlem evangelist Father Divine. It was one of ten shows selected for the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2013 Next Link Project out of more than 200 shows submitted. The New York Musical Festival is considered the preeminent festival for launching new musicals. “Mother Divine”. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. July 13.
College Completion Team
For more about the College Completion Team and to keep up to date on their meetings visit this. website
All Student Employment Supervisors
All Student Employment Supervisors Human Resources has Employment Authorization Forms ready for any student that has been hired to work over the summer 2014 (June & July) and starting for academic year 2014-2015 (August 2014-May 2015).

*Summer employment is available for students who are pre-registered for at least six credit hours of classes for the Fall term. Supervisors: please verify proof of Fall registration.*

*First-semester freshman and transfer students will not *be eligible to begin student employment until the first day of regular classes in the term in which they begin as a student enrolled in *at least six credit hours* at Missouri Western.

The spring paperwork that is in effect now is effective thru May 31, 2014. The summer paperwork is applicable for the period of June 1- July 31, 2014, and the fall paperwork is applicable for the period of August 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015.

When you send your student employees to Human Resources to complete their paperwork, please ask them to let us know exactly when they will be working, as they will need to do two (2) forms if they are planning to work all Summer and into the Fall semester. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources.
March Budgets Ready
March budgets are ready for you to print and review. If you have any questions, please contact Accounting Services. Please also take the time to review the 2014 End of Year Procedures. These are posted on Griffon Weekly. There are many dates you will need to make yourself familiar with.
Governance Advisory Council Minutes
The minutes of the April 15 Governance Advisory Council meeting are now posted on the following web page:
Click Here!
These minutes are posted so employees are aware of policy or procedural changes that have been submitted through the Governance Advisory Council. Please take a few minutes to review them. Thank you!
*End of Year Procedures for Fiscal Year 2013-2014*
The following closing procedures are for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. Please read carefully as it is your responsibility to meet the appropriate deadlines.


*April 25, 2014* --- *Board Approved Bids (Over $100,000)*. This is the cut-off date for submission of bid specifications with *approved* paper purchase requisitions for bids needing Board approval for processing in FY14. Bids must be back and selection of winning vendor by 5/09/14 to be sent for board approval.

*May 16, 2014* - *Formal Bids ($5,000 to $99,999)*. This is the cut-off date for submission of bid specifications with approved paper purchase requisition for bids *not* requiring Board approval. Items *must* be received on campus by June 30.

*June 13, 2014* - *Informal Bids ( $3000 - $4999*). This is the cut-off date for submission of independently presented informal bid specifications and selection with a paper purchase requisition for bids *not* requiring Board approval or the formal bid process. Items *must* be received on campus by June 30.

*June 30, 2014* --- Cut-off date for on campus and off campus purchases. ** Note - See below for Procurement Card purchases.

*July 11, 2014* --- Deadline for all employee reimbursement requests for items to be charged to the FY14 budget. This includes all FY2014 travel reimbursements.

All items *must* be received on campus by June 30 *and* invoices received in Purchasing by *July* *11*, otherwise the item will be charged against FY15.


*Fund accounts* carry forward from one year to the next. Therefore the balance in your fund account at the end of June 2014 will be brought forth in September of 2015 (once annual audit is complete).

*Organizational (Budgeted) accounts* will carry forward this year (travel and operating funds only). Please see worksheet to calculate and verify carry forward amounts.

**Note** Auxiliary Funds do not carry forward.

Student Payroll for June hours is paid in July and posted back to June 30.

*Procurement Card* statements for June will come in two separate files. The first electronic statement will cover expenses through the end of that cycle (usually cut off around the 20th). The second electronic file will be for charges covering the end of cycle date to June 30. *Be aware*that if a purchase is made on June 30, but does not show up on the statement until July 1st, it will be charged to July 1. *Note:* When using your procurement card in late June, the item must be received on campus by June 30.

*Year End Budgets*. An email notice will be sent out to review your year-end budgets in mid July. A few days will be allotted to submit transfers and corrections to Accounting Services. A second email notice will be sent in late July to print out your final budgets for the year. No changes will be allowed after this time.
Items up for grabs!
The following items are available in University Advancement if you are interested. Please contact Jenny Scherlock at 271-5647

-Monitor stand (holds 100lbs.)
-Q5951A cyan ink cartridge for HP Laserjet 4700
-LH90 cartridge for HP C4195A
-LH61 cartridge for C8061X HP Laserjet 4100
-SEB4700YR Yellow cartridge for HP Color Laserjet 4700
2014 American Heart Association Heart Walk
On Saturday, May 17 the American Heart Association will have health screenings and other activities beginning at 8 a.m. with a heart walk at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at the St. Joseph Rec Center, 2701 Southwest Parkway. This is a wonderful opportunity to walk and raise money in support of heart health and research. For more information or to register your team today contact Jesse Irwin at (816) 271-5973
Call for applications for the John Sublett Logan Business Fellowship Scholarship
The deadline to apply for the John Sublett Logan Business Fellowship scholarship is May 23, 2014. This program is designated to support MWSU students pursuing a GRADUATE degree in BUSINESS, LAW, ACCOUNTING or ECONOMICS. For scholarship criteria and application requirements go to the Foundation website under Scholarships and Grants or click this link.
Please inform any student who might be interested in this funding opportunity.

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