Griffon Weekly: Staff and Faculty

January 15 - 22, 2014

This week in Griffon Country

Monday, Jan. 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Campus Closed.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

MLK Drum Major for Justice Awards Banquet - reservations due by Friday, Jan. 17

Around campus

Perception Research
Missouri Western needs your feedback!

We want to know your opinions about Missouri Western and how we can best communicate with you. Feedback from the survey will guide marketing and communications efforts for the University as well as be provided to top administration.

We would appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey. The survey will take approximately ten minutes to complete. There are no correct or incorrect answers. We are interested only in your opinion. Your participation is voluntary and all responses are anonymous.

This survey was sponsored by the office of PR and Marketing.

Please click on the following link to take the survey. Thank you!
password: Griffs14
Centennial Video Project
Share Your Stories!

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 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.

Happy 100!
Printer cartridges 125A
The President's office has several printer toner cartridges 125A up for grabs. Please contact Kim Weddle at or 271-4237 for more information.
Writer's Circle
Are you writing a novel? Got a collection of poems you need feedback on? Want help writing short stories or plays? Writer's Circle is a supportive and energetic group of MWSU writers from all backgrounds. We meet weekly and welcome anyone at any stage of the creative writing process. If you are looking for a writing community, we are a great place to start. For questions please email

Paint it Gold Faculty and Staff Members of the week

Campus News

Missouri Western Offers New Life Science Master’s Degree
The Graduate School at Missouri Western is now accepting applications for a new Master of Applied Science degree program in Industrial Life Science. The first students will enter the program this spring.

Click here for more information about the new Life Science Master’s Degree
Armstrong Named Associate VP for University Advancement
Michael Armstrong has been named associate vice president for University Advancement at Missouri Western. Armstrong was previously major gift officer at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He began his duties at Missouri Western Jan. 7.

Click here for more information about the new Associate VP

Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition

Shana Meyer nominated to co-chair regional student affairs conference

Shana Meyer, vice president for student affairs, accepted the nomination to co-chair the regional Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education-IV West Conference, being held jointly with the East Conference in St. Louis, fall of 2016.