Griffon Weekly: Students

April 23 - 30, 2014

Campus News

This week in Griffon Country

Wednesday, April 23

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

MWSU International Reading Association Bake Sale, 10 a.m., Murphy first floor

Career Center Outreach, 1 p.m., Blum Lobby

Homecoming Info Night, 6 p.m., Spratt 101

Spring Fling Combo Concert, 6 p.m., Spratt 101

Above the Line Cinema Society: 12 Years a Slave, 6 p.m., Spratt 205

Foreign Language Film Series, 6:30 p.m., Hearnes 102

Laugh-a-palooza, 7 p.m., Spratt 101

Thursday, April 24

MWSU International Reading Association Bake Sale, 10 a.m., Murphy first floor

Multidisciplinary Research Day, noon, Enright 214/216

Kelley Commons Dedication, 3 p.m., Blum Lobby & Patio

Black Student Union Women’s Appreciation Night, 7 p.m., Spratt 110

Phi Mu Alpha American Musicale, 7 p.m., Spratt 101

Friday, April 25

Yearbook Distribution, 9 a.m., Spratt second floor

Master Gardener Tri Beta Plant Sale, 9 a.m., Remington first floor atrium

Chemistry Awards Picnic, 10 a.m., Remington

Literary Magazine Reception, 3 p.m., Blum

Griffon softball doubleheader vs Northeastern State University, 4 p.m., Griffon Spring Sports Complex.

Griffon baseball vs Fort Hays State University, 6 p.m., Griffon Spring Sports Complex.

Sunday, April 27

Symphonic Winds Concert and Jonathon Hobbs Senior Recital, 3 p.m., Potter Hall Theater

Opera Scenes Concert 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall Theater

Monday, April 28

Last day of classes

Rube Goldberg Mini Golf, 8 a.m., Enright 214/216

Yearbook Distribution, 9 a.m., Blum Union Lobby

Tuesday, April 29

Chemathon, all day, various locations around campus

Wednesday, April 30

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

Art Sale, 10 a.m., Potter Hall Gallery

Career Center Outreach, 1 p.m., Blum Lobby

Around Campus

Eighth Semi-Annual Rube Goldberg Mini-Golf
What better way to celebrate the last day of classes than mini-golf? This year the event will from 8 a.m. to noon in the Enright room 216 in Spratt Hall Monday, April 28. The Art Department’s 3D Design class has designed a mini-golf course with themes ranging from Mario Brothers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is open to the public so bring friends and family!
Finals Week Stress Relief with Therapy Dogs
Missouri Western State University will offer a special type of stress relief during finals week: the company of therapy dogs. Seasoned registered therapy dogs, Chandler and Bailey, will be available from 3 to 4 p.m. every day from April 29 through May 6 in Eder Hall 208.
Gallery Art Sale!
Just in time for Mother's Day, Potter Hall will host an Art Sale in the Gallery on:
Wednesday April 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please stop in and see all we have for sale!
A Symphony of Fables, Symphonic Winds Concert
The Department of Music Presents: A Symphony of Fables, Symphonic Winds Concert on April 27 at 3 p.m. in Potter Hall Theater.
The performance will feature new works by composer Julie Giroux. "A Symphony of Fables" sets five timeless fables and their moral lessons to music. Conductors will be Jeffrey Hinton and student conductor Brandon McCoy. The concert will open with percussionist, Jonathan Hobbs’ senior recital, and include the annual Department of Music student awards presentation.
General Admission is $5, and $3 for seniors and those with a Missouri Western ID, children 12 and under are free.
For more information or have questions please contact Martha Greer at 271-5852.
Western Playhouse Tickets Now 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.
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. To register your team today clickhere
Fourth Annual Plant Sale
The Northwest Missouri Master Gardeners and Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society are hosting their annual plant sale this weekend. The sale will be at Missouri Western in Agenstein and Remington Hall Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come early for perennials and annuals for the flower garden! There will be heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables, wildflowers, herbs and hostas. The master gardeners will be available to answer any gardening questions.
First Thursdays
Monthly open mic night sponsored by the English and Modern Languages Department will be Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m., at Norty's Bar and Grill. Bring your poetry or prose to read in front of a supportive audience. The readings will be 5-8 minutes per reading. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend!
ROTC Training
Military Science Department will be holding a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response (SHARP) training event on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:30PM - 6:30 PM in Agenstein Hall room 324. This is a sexual assault preventive training presentation that all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
Papa John’s Discount
Take advantage of this special offer from Griffon Corporate Sponsor Papa John's Pizza.
Large 1 Topping Pizza from Papa John's
ONLY $5.99!!
Valid Wednesday, April 23 through Tuesday April 29 Order Online Must Enter Promo Code: 599MOW
Or Call the St Joseph Store at 816-676-2777
Offer Valid in St Joseph only.
Get Your Laugh On
The 2nd annual Giffapalooza is featuring Spank Horton and Thomas Dale tonight. You may recognize Spank from the Kevin Hart movie, "Ride Along." He also has been opening for Kevin Hart for several years. Thomas Dale has appeared on “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and E! Network’s “Chelsea Lately.” This free event will begin at 8 p.m. in Spratt 101.
Name Change
Center for Student Engagement (CSE) has changed their name of the to the Center for Student Involvement (CSI).
Come work in the Center for Student Involvement
Want to help plan and implement programs on campus? Want to gain valuable work experience? We are officially accepting applications for Student Assistants for the fall. Check the Career Development site for a job description, qualifications, and how to apply.
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.
Homecoming 2014 Meeting
The theme for Homecoming 2014 is Griffons Around the World. This year's events will be based on major cities and landmarks around the entire world! If you wish to participate in next fall's events please come to Info Night Wednesday, April 23 in Spratt 101 at 6 p.m. Your team theme will be determined so come to the meeting with plenty of ideas in case your first choice is not chosen.
Attention Fall 2014 Graduates
The Registrar’s Office would like to remind all students who are planning on graduating this Fall with a certificate, associate, baccalaureate, or master’s degree that the graduation application Priority Deadline is July 1, 2014. Please note an additional $25 late fee will be applied to applications received after the 5th day of the Fall semester. Applications are available in the Registrar’s Office, Eder 102, or on-line here Graduation applications received by the above Priority Deadline are guaranteed to be reviewed prior to the start of the semester and the resulting official graduation check will be emailed to your Missouri Western email account and to your advisor on record. Graduation applications received after the Priority Deadline will be reviewed and a graduation check completed in the order the application is received.
Spring Fling Combo Concert
Please join us in the Blum Union Food Court on Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. for the Spring Fling Combo Concert! Take a break from school work, grab a snack and enjoy some great jazz music!
Knights of Columbus and MWSU Clay Guild Luncheon
The Knights of Columbus Auxiliary members and the MWSU Clay Guild will be hosting a soup luncheon. The luncheon will be held on Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 4520 Mitchell Ave.
For the cost of $15 participants will enjoy soup, fellowship and be able to select a handmade ceramic bowl to take home. Ceramic bowls have been made by MWSU faculty and students. Please come and support the MWSU Clay Guild.
International Reading Association Bake Sale
The International Reading Association is having a Bake sale April 22-24 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Murphy Hall entrance. We will also be celebrating the ending of Autism Awareness month with special cookies. There will be heart healthy items as well so there's something for everyone. All sales are cash only!
This Week in Griffon Athletics
The Gold Coat Victory Fund Drive for the 2014-15 season is well underway. The Victory Fund is the official booster club of Griffon Athletics which supports the endeavors of all Griffon sports and also includes great benefits including football and basketball season tickets, preferred parking opportunities, Stadium Club membership and more. To join or with membership questions, contact Assistant Athletics Director - Development Dave Lau at 816-271-5926 or e-mail at

Griffon Football wrapped up spring practice with their annual scrimmage last Saturday at Spratt Stadium. Fans got a peak at future Griffon quarterbacks T.J. LaFaver and Skyler Windmiller as each through touchdown passes. LaFaver hit Dee Tolliver on the games opening possession on a slant route while Windmiller hit Josh Walker on long go route down the sidelines. Other Griffon touchdowns on the day were turned in by Brock Kimball on an interception return and Raphael Spencer on the ground. The Griffs return to practice in early August in preparation for the season opener on Thursday, September 4 as they host Central Missouri at 7 PM.

With four games to play, Griffon Baseball is clinging to fourth place in the MIAA standings which means they would host an opening round series in the MIAA Baseball Championship May 1-3. This weekend the Griffons will hope to lock up that spot as they host Fort Hays State in a pivotal four games series at the Spring Sports Complex. Action gets underway at 6 PM on Friday, followed by a 1 PM doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday also at 1 PM. Saturday's games will be broadcast live on the Griffon Sports Network, KFEQ 680 AM. Prior to the games on Sunday, we'll recognize the Griffon seniors who will play at the Spring Sports Complex in the regular season for the final time.
The Griffons are now 24-17 overall and 20-14 in MIAA play after falling in three out of four games last weekend to #21 Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
As schedules do tend to change at a moment’s notice, stay tuned to for the most accurate updates.

Griffon Softball is ranked 7th in the first NCAA Central Region poll in which the top eight teams advance to the NCAA Tournament. The Griffs were off last week and hold steady at 31-15 overall and 14-8 in the MIAA and return home for the final games of the regular season this weekend as they host Northeastern State on Friday at 4 PM and defending National Champion Central Oklahoma at 12 PM on Saturday. Admission is FREE! Following the games on Saturday, we'll recognize the six Griffon seniors who will be playing their last home games.
Friday's games vs. Northeastern State will be broadcast live on the Griffon Sports Network, ESPN 1550 AM.
Remember it's always a good idea to check before heading out to the park as schedules do change at a moment’s notice.

*GRIFFON TENNIS CLOSES 2014 SEASON LAST WEDNESDAY AT HOME * Griffon Tennis closed out the regular season last Wednesday falling at home to Washburn in a hard fought match 5-4. The Griffs won two out of three doubles matches as the duo's of Denise Chiao & Lindsay Beger and Alyssa Dougan & Kayla Dysart defeated their opponents. In singles, Beger and Ceara Boldridge were victorious.

*GRIFFON GOLF GEARING UP FOR MIAA CHAMPIONSHIP* Griffon Men's & Women's Golf begin action today at Alvarmar Golf & Country Club in Lawrence, Kansas at the MIAA Golf Championship. The 54 hole event runs through Wednesday. You can follow live scoring at the event by clicking on This link .

The Griffon Student-Athlete Advisory Committee thanks the 21 teams that participated in their annual dodgeball tournament last Wednesday in the MWSU fieldhouse. In all, over $600 was raised with all funds going to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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 on-line. 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 the Griffon Spring Football game held last Saturday at Spratt Stadium and was right in the middle of the SAAC Dodgeball Tournament. To view the videos, simply click on the links below or cut and paste into your web browser.

Griffon Football Spring Game Wrap

SAAC Dodgeball Tournament

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 and hope to see you at the Spring Sports Complex this week.

Annual Chemathon
On Tuesday, April 29 the Department of Chemistry will host its annual Chemathon competition. Running since 1977, this annual competition will bring over 500 high school students from around northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas to campus to compete in a variety of chemistry and physics related events. Activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with an awards ceremony in the Looney Field House at 2 p.m.
If media or campus personnel are interested in covering the event some of the best opportunities for photos and interviews with students would be 12:30-2 p.m. for the vacuum cannon competition. The vacuum cannon this will take place off the first floor patio of Remington Hall and the Lab Olympics event that will take place in the third floor labs of Remington Hall from 10-11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30-2 p.m.
Math 116 College Algebra Review Sessions
For those currently enrolled in MAT 116 all students are encouraged to attend review sessions for the comprehensive final sponsored by the Center for Academic Support. All of the sessions will be held from 3-5 p.m. in Agenstien room 124. The following are the dates and chapters available:

Wednesday, April 23
Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Section 5.1: Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Algebraic Methods
Section 6.1: Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices

Thursday, April 24
Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions & Miscellaneous Equations

Monday, April 28
Chapter 2: Functions & Graphs

Tuesday, April 29
Chapter 1: Equations, Inequalities & Modeling
Phi Mu Alpha Seeks Musicale Participants
Phi Mu Alpha invites students to perform in musicale!
Phi Mu Alpha invites students to participate in The American Musicale! The Musicale is a recital hosted by Phi Mu Alpha in an effort to advance American music. Anyone, not just music students, can sign up to perform, but the piece must be composed or arranged by an American composer. A signup sheet is located in Potter Hall on the band bulletin board adjacent from the music office.
The Musicale is going to take place on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Kemper Recital Hall in Spratt. Come out and support your peers by sharing great American music!
For more information contact Max Hudson at
Chick-fil-A on campus
This Thursday Chick-fil-A will be on-campus for the first ever visiting restaurant day. We will be selling Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches and Spicy Chicken Sandwiches in the Food Court this Thursday starting at 11:30am (while supplies last).
Come and enjoy some Chick-fil-A sandwiches without having to leave campus. Original Chicken Sandwich $3.99
Spicy Chicken Sandwich $4.59
Kelley Commons Dedication
Thursday, April 24 at 3 p.m. there will be a dedication outside of Blum Union for the new outside patio area. From 3p.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be FREE samples from Java City inside Blum Union, at 3:30 p.m. the dedication ceremony will begin outside of Blum with a reception following! This is a free event all students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
MWSU Foundation 2014 Excellence in Philanthropy award
Nominations are currently being accepted for the MWSU Foundation 2014 Excellence in Philanthropy Award. The award is open to all student organizations at Missouri Western. Nominations will be considered for actions during the 2013-14 academic year. Nominations must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., April 25.
The MWSU Foundation Excellence in Philanthropy Award recognizes service by a student organization which has demonstrated outstanding commitment to their community through direct financial contributions, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.
The award will be presented at the MWSU Foundation board meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at 3 p.m.
Complete and return the nomination form to Spratt Hall room 106, by 4:30 p.m., April 25 ***For more detailed information about the award and to fill out the nomination form, contact Laura Buhman in Spratt Hall 106, call (816) 271-5920 or email
Multidisciplinary Research Day
Thursday April 24 noon - 2:00, Hoff 218/219.
Come support our students who have done research in the Spring semester
Driver’s Education Registration Open
The Western Institute will accept registration for summer driver’s education classes by mail or in person until May 2. The cost is $75 per student for students who meet eligibility requirements. Registration forms are available Here!
Forms may be mailed to Missouri Western State University, Conferences and Special Programs, 4525 Downs Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64507, or delivered in person to the Western Institute office in Spratt Hall, room 105 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There will be two sessions offered, June 2-13 and July 7-18. Students will receive 30 hours of classroom instruction, 12 hours of observation time in the vehicle and six hours behind the wheel. The normal class time is 9 a.m. to noon Monday - Friday.
The student must be 15 to 19 years old, be currently enrolled in school and not have graduated from high school. There are spots available for students who don’t meet these requirements for $225. Students do not need any kind of driving permit for this class.
For more information, contact Alicia Otto, administrative assistant in Conferences and Special Programs, at 816-271-4110 or
Online section of GEO 100 offered this summer
There will be an online section of the class offered this summer during the first four week session. This is a great alternative for students who want to self-pace through the lectures and exams. If you have any questions about the course, please email Dr. Dawn Drake at
Entrepreneurship Minor
Do you have an understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel? In the fall of 2014 MWSU will be adding an entrepreneurship minor. See your advisor for more information!
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
Spring Concert Friday!
Spring Concert the tickets are only $5. You can buy your ticket in the Center for Student Engagement (Blum 207) from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You must have your student ID to pick up your ticket and to attend the concert. The April 25 concert will feature B.O.B. and SOMO. Don't miss out on these nationally-known acts.
Golden Griffon Color Guard Tryouts
The Golden Griffon Color Guard is excited to kick off the 2014 season and is seeking new members with a little experience and a lot of enthusiasm! Tryouts will be held on Saturday;
April 26
The tryouts will be from 10 a.m. - noon. Please contact Hayleigh Albers, captain of the Golden Griffon Color Guard at for tryout information and any questions!
Yearbook Photos
The Yearbook will be taking student pictures on the following days from noon to 3 p.m.:
April 25.
Pictures will be taken in the Yearbook Office, Eder Hall room 220.
AKPsi Cupcake 5k
Join Alpha Kappa Psi for our second annual cupcake run/walk on May 4. Enjoy a cupcake from Delish Bakery at each mile marker in this lighthearted race. T-shirts will be included with registration and are not guaranteed for those who register after April 28.
AKPsi will be in Blum April 14,16 and 18 from 9a.m. to 3 a.m. taking registrations and on April 15 and 17 in Popplewell from 9 a.m. 3 a.m.
For more information click here!

Paint It Gold Friday