Griffon Weekly: Students

April 30 - May 7, 2014

Campus News

This week in Griffon Country

Wednesday, April 30

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

Final Exams all day

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

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

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

Let's Talk Golf Seminar, 6 p.m., library by East Hills Shopping Center

Thursday, May 1

Final Exams all day

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

Retirement Reception for R.E. Moore, 1 p.m., Popplewell 111

Griffon baseball MIAA Tournament vs. Southwest Baptist University, 6 p.m., Spring Sports Complex

Night of Films, 7 p.m., Griffon Indoor Sports Complex in the KCP&L room

Multicultural Graduation Reception, 6 p.m. Enright Room 214 & 216

Acting II/ Shakespeare in Performance, 7 p.m., Spratt 101

Friday, May 2

Final Exams all day

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

Griffon baseball MIAA Tournament vs. Southwest Baptist University, 6 p.m., Spring Sports Complex

Saturday, May 3

Phi Sigma Kappa car, bike and truck show, 8 a.m., Parking Lot K

Griffon baseball MIAA Tournament vs. Southwest Baptist University, 1 p.m., Spring Sports Complex – this game will only be played if necessary

Directing II Production Performance, 7 p.m., Spratt 101

Sunday, May 4

Mystics Camp Auditions, 2 p.m. Potter 106

Monday, May 5

Final Exams all day

Student film student showcase

Tuesday, May 6

Final Exams all day

Wednesday, May 7

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

Around Campus

Big Griffon Move Out
Keep your unwanted items out of the landfill by donating them to Big Brothers Big Sister and St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Please take your unwanted clothing, media and household items to the designated boxes in the lobby of each residence hall. If you have furniture you would like to donate please take it to the lobby of Scanlon Hall, Leaverton Hall, Vaselakos Hall, Griffon Hall or to the picnic shelter by the volleyball court to be picked up by St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity ReStore Truck.
For further information contact the Commons at (816) 383-7100
Spring Final Grades
Beginning May 9, you can view your final grades through GoldLink. Use the Student Academics tab, View Final Grades or View Unofficial Transcript or run a Griffon GPS to view the information. If you took classes which do not appear with a grade, or appear as “In Progress” on your transcript, please contact the instructor of the class or the appropriate academic department.
Key Return and Renewal
Time to return or renew your key/chip! All are due back to the key distribution office in Popplewell 103 by May 6. Please avoid a grade/transcript and registration hold and get them in! If you would like to renew and keep your keys/chip for summer session please remind those in charge that you need new paperwork sent in. Forms are available on the wall in Popplewell 103 waiting room or you may click this link.
Renewals for summer session begin now. If returning keys, please place in an envelope with your name and put it through the key office door slot. There are envelopes located on the window sill in the key office. To avoid any inconvenience, please return your keys/chip to Popplewell 103 no later than May 6.
Night of Films
Come see short films written and directed by Missouri Western students! Several classes are presenting their films Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex in the KCP&L room.
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 Athletics' "Brightest & Best" will be on display this evening in the Fulkerson Center on campus as the 15th Annual St. Joseph News-Press/MWSU Student-Athlete Honors Banquet will take place at 6 PM in the Fulkerson Center. Each sport will recognize their student-athlete of the year along with other recognitions throughout the evening. Student-Athlete's of the Year include; Tiffanie Abrams - Women's Basketball, Alexa Adams - Women's Soccer, Kalvin Balque - Men's Basketball, Jackie Bishop - Softball, David Chew - Baseball, Alyssa Dougan - Women's Tennis, Derek Hawkins - Men's Golf, Travis Partridge - Football, Erica Rottinghaus - Volleyball, Shelby Stone - Women's Golf, Emily Thomson - Cheer Squad. In addition, the MWSU Alumni Association will present the Distinguished Alunni Association Award to Kansas State University Head Football Coach Bill Snyder.

It was a great end to the regular season for the Griffon Baseball team as they swept Fort Hays State in a four game series over the weekend at the Spring Sports Complex winning by scores of 12-3, 9-1, 1-0 and 7-4. With the wins, the Griffs finish 28-17 overall and 24-14 in the MIAA and have secured the #4 seed in the upcoming MIAA Baseball Championship. The Griffs will host Southwest Baptist in a best of three game series at the Spring Sports Complex at the following times:

Thursday, May 1 - 6 p.m.
Friday, May 2 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 - 1 p.m. if necessary

The winner of the series will advance to the MIAA Baseball Final four May 8-10 at John Q. Hammons Field in Springfield, Missouri.
As per MIAA regulation, there will be a $5.00 admission fee per day with children 6 and under being admitted free. As schedules do tend to change at a moments notice, stay tuned to for the most accurate updates.

Griffon Softball closed out the regular season by winning three out of four games over the weekend at the Spring Sports Complex. On Friday the Griffs swept a doubleheader from Northeastern State winning by scores of 6-3 and 4-1. On Saturday, a great crowd saw the Griffons split with defending National Champion Central Oklahoma falling in game one 2-0 in extra innings before winning in come from behind in game two 5-4. Overall, the team closes out the regular season 34-16 and 17-9 in MIAA play and get set to open the MIAA Softball Championship this Thursday, May 1 at Blue Valley Recreation Complex in Overland Park, Kansas. The Griffons are the #3 seed and will take on #6 Northwest Missouri State at 6 p.m. and then win or lose, will also play at 8 PM. The complete bracket is listed here.

If you can't follow the Griffons in person in the postseason, tune in live to the Griffon Sports Network to the following postseason baseball and softball games.
Thursday, May 1 - Both Griffon games in the MIAA Softball Championship – 6 and 8 p.m. - ESPN 1550 AM.
Friday, May 2 - MIAA Softball Championship day games on ESPN 1550 AM and Griffon baseball vs. Southwest Baptist University - 6 p.m. also on ESPN 1550 AM.
Future weekend broadcasts will be determined by results of games.

Griffon Men's Golf gained momentum heading into the off season with a seventh place in the MIAA Golf Championship held last week at Alvamar Golf & Country Club. While the finish may seem low, it was only three shots behind third place Central Oklahoma who qualified for the NCAA Central Region Tournament. Individually, Scott Sheldon finished in a tie for 12th overall with rounds of 73, 76 & 74.

Griffon Women's Golf also closed out the season last week in Lawrence as they played the tough Members Course at Alvamar Golf & Country Club. As a team, the Griffs finished seventh with Callie Wilson finishing in a tie for 10th individually with rounds of 81, 86 & 85.

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.

*G.S.I. VIDEO OF THE WEEK* This week Ryan wraps up Griffon Men's & Women's Golf at the MIAA Championship in Lawrence. To view the video, click on this link

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 for postseason action this weekend.

MIAA Baseball Tournament
Missouri Western is hosting the opening round of the MIAA Baseball Championship against Southwest Baptist University at the Spring Sports Complex at the following times:

Thursday, May 1 - 6 p.m.
Friday, May 2 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 - 1 p.m. if necessary

There is a $5.00 admission fee per day per MIAA policy. Come out and cheer for the Griffons!
FREE Let's Talk Golf Seminar
"Let's Talk Golf" – is an interactive golf seminar and is free and open to the public. The event is hosted by Ladies Professional Golf Association life member and Missouri Western Golf Instructor Kathy Welsch. The seminar will be at 6 p.m. April 30 at the East Hills Library. The various topics include Your Golf Strategy in 2014 and Where to Find Distance & Direction in the Golf Movement. We welcome all skill levels, hope to see you there! For more questions or information please contact Kathy Welsch (
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!
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.
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 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
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!
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.
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 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
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.
For more information click here!
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.
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.

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