Griffon Weekly: Students

January 22 - 29, 2014

This week in Griffon Country

Thursday, Jan. 23

CME Movie Night: Lee Daniels' "The Butler"
Kemper Recital Hall inside Spratt Hall 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 24

Candlelight Vigil with Alpha Phil Alpha Fraternity Blum Student Union/University Plaza at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Around campus

Eighth Annual MWSU Jazz Festival
Musicians from area middle schools and high schools will have the opportunity to perform for nationally recognized jazz educators at Missouri Western’s eighth annual Jazz Festival on Saturday Feb. 1.
The musicians will perform at 5:45 p.m. in the Fulkerson Center. The program will feature the Missouri Western Jazz Ensemble and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
The public is invited to attend this full day of jazz. For more information please contact the Department of Music at 816-271-4420, or
There is no admission charge for the day.
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
‘Bowl for the Boys’ Tournament
The second annual ‘Bowl for the Boys’ Tournament will be held on Feb. 1 at Olympia Lanes in St. Joseph. The proceeds from this event go to the Riverbend Treatment Center’s Liaison Committee to assist in meeting the educational, physical and spiritual needs of youth at this facility. Cost for three lines of bowling will be $20 per individual. Individuals and teams will be eligible to win prizes from local businesses as well as gifts made by the boys at Riverbend. For more information or to register your team, please contact the Riverbend Treatment Center (816-387-2917) or Greg Lindsteadt ( A flyer can also be sent to you if requested.
The Riverbend Treatment Center Liaison Committee is a not-for-profit organization that works with the Division of Youth Services Riverbend Treatment Center. We come from all walks of life, sharing no common affiliation except the belief that youth are indeed the key to building a strong community. If you would like more information regarding this organization please contact one of the organization's officers.
Intramural Sign-ups
Intramural Dodgeball entry is due Wednesday Jan. 22 and play will be on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. Play will continue until there is a winner. Enter at Recreation Services in Looney Complex 147 or email with your team. There are six people on a team.

Intramural Basketball entry is due Jan. 27 and play will start on Feb. 3. Enter at Recreation Services in Looney Complex 147.

Intramural Racquetball entry is due Jan. 27 and play will start on Feb. 3. Enter at Recreation Services in Looney Complex 147.
A capella Group Auditions
Western Appeal will be hosting spring semester auditions Tuesday, Jan. 28th at 7:30 p.m. in Potter 112. Please come prepared with one 60-second unaccompanied selection of any genre. All students are invited to audition! Please contact Mary Beth Rosenauer at by January 24th to reserve an audition slot
Supplemental Education Fund
Nontraditional students may now apply for the MWSU Ambassadors Supplemental Education Fund. Here are the details:

• Limit: $200 per person per year and $400 per person per college career.
• Deadline is 2 weeks after the semester starts -
Jan. 27.
• Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
• Must be an education-related expense that will assist the student in continuing toward their degree. This fund WILL NOT reimburse for BOOKS or TUITION.
• Applicant must be degree-seeking.
• For nontraditional students only.

Students may pick up an application in Spratt 108, Blum 228 or the Nontraditional Student Center in Eder. Or print it off by clicking here. Drop off the completed application in Spratt Hall 108 at the front desk. Students may also fax it to 816-271-4414 or email it to Diane Holtz at
Alliance Française de Saint Joseph
Don't miss this program about the growing French-speaking population in Saint Joseph. Spanning the globe from Europe to Africa to Haiti, presenters will speak about the use of French in their country and the ties between their country and France. The program is Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in Eder Hall 210.
Walter Cronkite Commercial
The Office of Public Relations and Marketing is shooting a commercial for the Walter Cronkite Memorial at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24. We need 20 people to be in the commercial.
Please spread the word! If you can come to help, please email Mallory Murray, director of public relations and marketing, at
The shoot is scheduled to go until 2:30 but will likely be done by 2 p.m. at the absolute latest.
The commercial will be aired throughout Northwest Missouri, so now is your chance to be regionally famous!
Yearbook Photos
The Yearbook will be taking student pictures on the following days from noon to 3 p.m.:
January 24
February 7 and 21
March 7 and 21
April 11 and 25.
Pictures will be taken in the Yearbook Office, Eder Hall room 220.
President's Leadership Council
Hello student leaders! Welcome to a brand new semester! We are making some changes to President's Leadership Council this semester to make it more beneficial to you and your student organizations.
Our first meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Spratt 205.
The meetings for the rest of the semester will be held on March 5 and April 2, at the same time and same place. Please mark your calendars!
If you or any of the members of your organization are unable to attend, or have any questions, please contact the SGA Director of Student Relations, Derek Thompson, at least one week in advance at
SGA committees looking for members
Student Homecoming Steering Committee - We are looking for outgoing, creative, hardworking and dedicated students to help plan Homecoming 2014. If this is you and you want to get involved in the planning of this major event, apply to join the Student Homecoming Steering Committee. Deadline for applications for this committee is Jan. 31 by
4:30 p.m.

Elections Commission Committee - Would you like to be involved in the elections process for your SGA representatives? You can be by applying to be apart of the Elections Commission Committee. Deadline for applications for this committee is Jan. 24 by
4:30 p.m.

Applications & job descriptions can be found here by clicking href="">here.

Please turn in all applications to Blum 217 by the posted deadlines. If you have any questions, you can contact the SGA office at 271-4408.
On-Campus Employment
Phonathon callers needed.
Two-week time commitment. The Phonathon runs daily starting with training on Saturday, February 22 through Wednesday, March 5. Students may be able to work a maximum of 20 hours a week. It is primarily evening hours, but callers do not have to work every evening. There are daytime shifts on Saturday and Sunday. Callers will be paid Student Worker wages. Go to and use entry code MWSU14S to apply.
Questions? Contact Laura Buhman at 816-271-5920 or .

Instructional Media Center Positions.
The IMC is looking to hire quality student workers to provide support to all presentation technology on campus. Must have good customer-service skills and technical abilities. Bring completed application, resume and a copy of your current class schedule to Mary Miller - Hearnes 149. For more information visit Jobs for Griffons and see job ID: 1771
Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge
Now is the time to apply for the Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge. Students can be nominated by faculty/staff or self-nominate. The purpose of the Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge is to provide Missouri Western students with an opportunity to acquire and enhance leadership skills so that they may assume leadership roles not only at Missouri Western but also following graduation. The program is named in honor of Barbara Sprong, a former member and president of the MWSU Board of Regents and a past leader in the St. Joseph community. All full-time Missouri Western students who have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average are eligible to apply for the Leadership Challenge. Students who complete the program without absences will receive one hour of credit through the Western Institute (Motivation and Leadership: CED 121). The program is designed to accommodate 24 students.

Visit the link for more information:
Faces of "Francophonie"
Don't miss this program about the growing French-speaking population in Saint Joseph. Spanning the globe from Europe to Africa to Haiti, presenters will speak about the use of French in their country and the ties between their country and France. Wednesday, Jan. 29. at 7:00 pm in Eder Hall 210. Sponsored by the Alliance Française de Saint Joseph. Refreshments will be served.

Paint it Gold Students of the week

Campus News

Missouri Western Hosts Candidate Forums Jan. 28 and 30
The Department of Economics, Political Science and Sociology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Missouri Western State University will host candidate forums for candidates in the St. Joseph city primary elections at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Kemper Recital Hall inside Spratt Hall. The forums are free and open to the public. The primary election will be on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Click here for more information on Missouri Western Hosting Candidate Forums