Griffon Weekly: Students

April 9 - 16, 2014

Campus News

This week in Griffon Country

Wednesday, April 9

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

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

English 100 Publication Reception, 3 p.m., Hoff Conference Room, Blum 219

Spanish Club Fiesta, 8 p.m., Enright Community Room, Spratt 214-216

Thursday, April 10

Student Volleyball Association Rec. Tournament, 6 p.m., Looney Gym

The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall

Maya Tuylieva Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., Spratt 101

Saturday, April 12

Cheer Tryouts, 8 a.m., Looney Gym

Hot Wheels Derby, 9 a.m., Looney Arena

Griffon softball doubleheader at Lincoln University of Missouri, noon, Jefferson City, Mo.

Griffon baseball doubleheader vs Pittsburg State University, 1 p.m., Griffon Spring Sports Complex

Phi Sigma Kappa Game Night, 6 p.m., Hoff Conference Center room 218 and 219

The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall

Sunday, April 13

Zeta Phi Beta Church Service, 10 a.m., Blum 222

The Producers, 3 p.m., Potter Hall

Tuesday, April 15

Child Abuse Investigation Conference, 6:30 p.m., Fulkerson Center

Yearbook Distribution, 10 a.m., Murphy first floor lobby

MWSU Int’l Reading Assn. Bake Sale, 10 a.m., Murphy first floor

Yearbook Portrait Shoot, 1 p.m., Blum Lobby

Wildlife Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Agenstein 330

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

Jazz Concert, 7 p.m., Potter Stage and Potter Theater

Wednesday, April 16

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

Kappa Mu Epsilon Honors initiation, 3 p.m., Hoff Conference Room, Blum 219

Job search boot camp, 3 p.m., Popplewell 111

SAAC Make-A-Wish dodgeball tournament, 7 p.m., Looney Arena

Monday, April 14

Kappa Delta Pi Initiation, 6:30 p.m., Hoff Conference room

Friday, April 11

Yearbook Portraits, noon, Blum Lobby

Griffon tennis at Lincoln University, 3 p.m., Jefferson City, Mo.

Calculus Bee, 3 p.m., Agenstein 124

Griffon baseball doubleheader vs Pittsburg State University, 4 p.m., Griffon Spring Sports Complex

Night at the Ritz, 6:00 p.m., Remington first floor atrium

Artist: Gary Panter Panel Discussion, 7 p.m., Spratt 101

The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall

Around Campus

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Dodgeball Tournament
Got Game? Test your skills on April 16, at the Annual SAAC Make-A-Wish-Foundation Dodge ball Tournament. The event will start at 7pm in the Looney Complex.
The entry fee is $30 for a team of 6 to 8 players. Team signup forms and $30 entry fees can be turned in the night of the tournament. Walk-ins are also welcome.
For more information contact Eric Kramer at (816) 271-4258 or contact us at our Facebook page, MWSU Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Free Photo Shoot from Griffon Yearbook
Come and take a picture for the yearbook! This is a free photo shoot with FREE proofs. Dates:
April 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Remington Hall
April 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Blum Student Union
April 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Murphy Hall
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. Starting with FREE samples from Java City inside Blum Union at 3 p.m., then at 3:30 p.m. the dedication ceremony will begin outside of Blum with a reception following the ceremony! This is a free event all students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
ROTC Military Training
Military Science Army ROTC cadets will be conducting situational training exercises east of the dorms in the open area on Thursday, April 10 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. They will be training with dummy rifles and will be in uniform. Please do not be alarmed if you see the cadets on the grounds.
Child Abuse Investigations Subject of Conference, Presentation
The second annual Conference on Child Abuse Investigation will be held April 16-17 in the Fulkerson Center. A free public presentation by the JAYC Foundation will precede the regular conference at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15. The presentation by Dr. Rebecca Bailey and Terry Probyn is titled “Keeping Kids Safe: Terry Probyn’s Story.”
The presentation is free and open to the public, but those wishing to attend need to call 816-271-4100 by April 9 to reserve a seat. After the presentation, Dr. Bailey will sign copies of her book, “Safe Kids, Smart Parents” and “A Stolen Life: A Memoir,” written by Jaycee Dugard.
Would you like to know when you’ll be graduating?
The Student Success and Academic Advising Center is hosting degree pPlan workshops. At the workshops they will help figure out your individual plan! This will help make sure there is a plan showing what courses are needed, when they are offered and when to have prerequisite courses completed in the proper order.
There is no need to RSVP, just show up knowing your major!
The workshops will be held in Eder 208 at the following dates and times:
Thursday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Monday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. to noon
This Week in Griffon Athletics
*JOIN THE GOLD COAT VICTORY FUND * 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 - Dave Lau at (816) 271-5926 or email

Baseball found its bats in Jefferson City this past weekend, outscoring Lincoln by a combined 40-7 during a four-game sweep of the Blue Tigers. The Griffons won by scores of 4-3, 6-3, 11-1 and 19-1 respectively.
Senior, catcher Jake Schrader had a monster weekend going a combined 10-15 with 4 home runs and 11 RBI.
The Griffons now stand at 19-14 overall and 15-11 in MIAA conference play. They will host a four game series with Pittsburg State beginning Friday night 6 p.m., followed by a doubleheader Saturday at 1p.m. and 3 p.m. and a single game Sunday scheduled for 1 p.m.

The softball team completed a stretch of 15 straight home games with doubleheader sweeps of Fort Hays State and Nebraska-Kearney last weekend.
They defeated Hays last Friday 3-0 and 5-2. They also swept Kearney Saturday 5-1 and 6-5, with the weekend capped by Sydney Washington with a game-winning walk-off hit. Senior pitcher Jackie Bishop picked up 3 of the 4 Griffon victories on the weekend to improve her record to 17-6. The Griffons are now 26-14 overall and 11-7 in MIAA play.
They return to action Tuesday April 8th with a non-conference doubleheader at Northwest Missouri beginning at 3 p.m. The Griffons will then head east for MIAA doubleheaders at Lincoln on Friday and Lindenwood on Saturday.

"Voice of the Griffons" Dave Riggert will carry select baseball and softball games live on the Griffon Sports Network this spring. Check for the upcoming broadcast schedule.

The Missouri Western tennis team went 0-2 at home last week after dropping a 5-4 heartbreaker to Truman State and falling 7-2 to Lindenwood. The Griffons return to action this Friday with an MIAA match at Lincoln and Saturday at Southwest Baptist.

The Missouri Western men's and women's golf teams are back in action Monday and Tuesday this week.
Both teams find themselves in Mountain Home, Arkansas for the Henderson State University First Federal Bank Invitational. The tournament is held on April 7 and 8.
The Griffon women finished 8th in the Tuburon Invite in Omaha, Nebraska last week. They were led by freshman Madison Romjue, who finished 14th individually after a two-day total of 174.
The Griffon men finished 6th out 12 teams at the Central Oklahoma Broncho Invitational last week. Individually, James O'Brien and Scott Sheldon finished in a tie for 21st after firing a 3-round total of 231.
This week's Henderson State Tournament marks the final event before the MIAA Championships on April 21.

Brice Garnett continues to improve during his rookie season on the PGA Tour. The 2006 MWSU grad finished a career-best 7th place at the Shell Houston Open last weekend in Humble, Texas. Garnett was 8-under par, and finished ahead of the likes of Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood.

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*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 or call 816-271-5926.

GSI features the weekend that was for Griffon softball, including the sweeps of Fort Hays and Nebraska-Kearney.
Griffon Softball Goes 3-1 Over The Weekend
Softball Gets Offensive in 4-0 Weekend

You can view all GSI videos at

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 home events this weekend!

Piano Recital
Pianist Maya Tuylieva will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 in the Kemper Recital Hall inside Spratt Hall on the campus of Missouri Western State University. The recital is free and open to the public. Dr. Tuylieva has been described as “a profound artist, capable of commanding the attention of the audience with her inimitable sincerity and conviction.”
Holocaust survivors' son to speak
Author and the son of two Holocaust survivors Michael Korenblit will speak in Hearnes 102 at 5 p.m. on April 16. Mr. Korenblit is the co-author of a book about his parents’ love story and struggles during the Holocaust and is the president of Respect Diversity Foundation. The Respect Diversity Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization set up to foster understanding for people of all races, nationalities, religions and ability levels.
Library Book Sale
The library will hold its semi-annual book sale during National Library Week, April 14-20. Please stop by and pick up some bargains!
Sign up to be an Ally
The Center for Multicultural Education will provide Safe Zone Training from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 15 in Murphy 201. Safe Zone training is a training that is used to educate people who want to be allies for the LGBTQ community. Free food will be provided. RSVPs can be sent to and must be made by April 11.
Hanging flyers around campus
If you are hanging flyers for your organization or department, please only post the flyers on bulletin boards designated for general use. Do not hang flyers on bulletin boards that are specified for particular departments. All flyers must be approved and stamped by the Center for Student Engagement. Any flyer that does not have the CSE stamp will be removed. Thank you!
Items for Sale!
-MWSC Clock
-Hp psc 2175 all-in-one printer, scanner and copier
-Monitor stand (holds 100lbs.)
-ZyXEL U-1496
-Q5951A cyan ink cartridge for HP Laserjet 4700
-LH90 cartridge for HP C4195A
-LH61 cartridge for C8061X HP Laserjet 4100
-LH926 cartridge for Q5942X HP Laserjet 4250/4350
-SEB4700YR Yellow cartridge for HP Color Laserjet 4700
These items are available in University Advancement. Please contact Kelly Glynn (816) 271-5670 or email at if you are interested.
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, click here. or contact Laura Buhman in Spratt Hall 106, call (816) 271-5920 or email
Missouri Western Presents ‘The Producers’
“A Season of Laughter,” will conclude with Mel Brooks’ “The Producers,” for their second weekend April 10-13 in the Potter Hall Theater on the campus. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for faculty/staff/military, and $8 for students and can be purchased in advance here, in person at the Potter Hall Box Office, or by phone at 816-271-4452.
Come Get Sprinkled with Jonathan Sprinkles
The Center for Multicultural Education is bringing speaker Jonathan Sprinkles to campus April 9. Sprinkles delivers straight talk, ‘sprinkled’ with laughs. He is a television commentator, featured columnist, author of 10 books and a leading authority on personal development strategies for leaders and achievers. There will be a free book raffle, and the first 40 people receive a free T-shirt. The event starts at 6 p.m. in Spratt 101. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Emmy-Winning Art Director, Creator of ‘Jimbo’ Coming to Missouri Western
Gary Panter, groundbreaking graphic novelist and a three-time Emmy Award winner for his art direction and set design on “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” will be visiting the Department of Art, April 9-11. There will be a free public event, “A Conversation with Gary Panter,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the Kemper Recital Hall, inside Spratt Hall 101.
Governors Approve Tuition and Fees, Room and Board Rates
Tuition and fees for the vast majority of Missouri Western State University students would not increase in 2014-2015 under a plan approved by the Board of Governors.
Because of the state funding uncertainty, the Board of Governors approved two tuition proposals for in-state undergraduate students on the St. Joseph campus. If the governor’s proposal is approved, resident tuition and fees will remain at $216.60 per hour. If a smaller state appropriation is approved, resident tuition and fees will rise 1.55 percent, to $219.95 per hour.

Tuition and fees for out-of-state students on the St. Joseph campus will remain the same as last year, $416.31 per hour.
Pulling the Trigger on Gun Control
The Missouri Western College Republicans and College Democrats will be cohosting "Pulling the Trigger on Gun Control," a symposium over the issue of gun control in the United States on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Spratt Hall room 205. During the event, a panel of Missouri Western faculty will give their opinion on the constitutionality of certain measures of gun control, how the second amendment should be interpreted, and how to balance gun rights with the safety of United States citizens. The event will also feature a question and answer period in which members of the audience may submit questions for the panel. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. All are welcome.
Calling All Country Fans!
Northwest Missouri State University has offered Missouri Western students discounted tickets to their spring concert on April 12. Up-and-coming country artists Jana Kramer and Gloriana are the featured acts with Sarah Darling and Canaan Smith opening the show. Jana Kramer is best known for her role on The CW's "One Tree Hill" and her hits "Why Ya Wanna" and "Whisky." Gloriana has won American Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards and are known for hits like "Wild at Heart" and "(Kissed You) Good Night." You may purchase the cash only discounted tickets for $15 each in Blum 210. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Bearcat Arena on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo.
Driver’s Education Registration Opens April 1
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
Fiesta Night!!
Fiesta Night is held in Fulkerson Center Enright rooms 214 & 216
Free Food & Live Music!
Hosted by Spanish Club and SGA. The event is FREE to all. We hope to see you there!
Missouri Western Annual Spring Jazz Concert
The swinging sounds of jazz greats Basie and Ellington along with the iconic standards of The American Songbook will be featured at the upcoming annual MWSU Spring Jazz Concert, Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm, Potter Hall Theatre on the MWSU campus. If you love great musicianship, you won’t want to miss this night of Jazz.
Spanish Tapas Tasting
Join us for a Spanish Tapas Tasting on Thursday, April 10, at 3:00 p.m. in Blum 222 & 223. Students of Spanish Club will prepare authentic Spanish appetizers and everyone is welcome for a tasting. You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of tapas and their place in the Mediterranean diet while listening to popular Spanish music. This event is sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages and International Student Services. For questions, please contact Fulbright Scholar Clara Del Rey Castano at
Veterans Yellow Ribbon Program
Missouri Western has announced it is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant for the 2014-2015 school year. (Effective August 1, 2014)
The program agreement permits the school and the VA to provide matching funds to cover all or a portion of the outstanding institutional charges not covered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Basically, Missouri Western would cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state charges.
For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program click here
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
Get your ticket to the Spring Concert
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 the following Saturdays;
April 19
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!
Night at the Ritz
All nontraditional students are invited to join us for the MWSU Ambassadors' annual Night at the Ritz, a fund-raiser for scholarships for nontraditional students. This year's event, Ritz Under the Stars, will be a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the Remington Hall Atrium (first floor). There will be a raffle, silent auction, heavy hors d' oeuvres and free planetarium shows. Nontraditional students get a discount price of $30 (regular price is $35). You may also bring one guest for $30, too.
Reservations and advance payment required by Monday, April 7: Call (816) 271-5670 for more information. You may pay in Spratt 106.
Yearbook Extending Organization Photo Deadline
Griffon Yearbook will be extending organization photos until April 16. For more information contact Jon Bergren, managing editor, at to schedule a time.
Yearbook Photos
The Yearbook will be taking student pictures on the following days from noon to 3 p.m.:
April 11 and 25.
Pictures will be taken in the Yearbook Office, Eder Hall room 220.

Griffon GPS

Griffon GPS has launched at MWSU
Griffon GPS has launched at MWSU! Griffon GPS is an easy web-based degree audit system for students and advisors. It will track a student's progress toward graduation and may be accessed through your GoldLink account.

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