Griffon Weekly: Students

July 2 - July 16, 2014

Campus News

This week in Griffon Country

Wednesday, July 2

Couch Potato to 5K Fitness Program, 6:00 a.m. Spratt Stadium

Friday, July 4

Campus closed, Independence Day

Wednesday, July 9

Couch Potato to 5k Fitness Program, 6:00 a.m., Spratt Stadium

Friday, July 11

Mother Divine, 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall Theater

Saturday, July 12

Mother Divine, 7:30 p.m., Potter Hall Theater

Sunday, July 13

Mother Divine, 2:00 p.m., Potter Hall Theater

Tuesday, July 15

Big R program, all day, various locations

Wednesday, July 16

Couch Potato to 5K Fitness Program, 6:00 a.m., Spratt Stadium
Big R program, all day, various locations

Around Campus

Griffon Greeters Wanted
Calling all campus organizations! Residence Hall Association would like you to help the new Griffons move into their new home on Wednesday, August 20! This is a great way to get your organization’s name out there and do a little community service as well!

Greeters will work in 3 hour shifts beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.

Freshmen will be moving into Scanlon, Vaselakos and Leaverton Halls. We will need greeters at each location. Time and hall preferences are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Reserve a spot for your organization by contacting Erin Sprenger at no later than July 18.
New Griffon Weekly Announcement Email
In an effort to better serve Missouri Western students, faculty and staff, a new email has been set up for Griffon Weekly requests.

If you have an announcement you would like placed in the next edition of Griffon Weekly, please email your request to
Master Gardeners Welcome Playhouse Cast with Fresh Produce
Members of the Northwest Missouri Master Gardeners will deliver fresh produce weekly to cast and crew members of Western Playhouse’s production of “Mother Divine” at Missouri Western.

The produce deliveries were organized by Dr. Laurel Vartabedian and Bea Dobyan as a warm Midwestern welcome for the cast and crew, who come from all across the country.
“Mother Divine” Production Runs July 11 through July 19
“Mother Divine,” a new musical that was one of 10 official selections of the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2013 Next Link project, is the second and final show in Western Playhouse’s third season.

The show runs July 11, 12 and 13, as well as the following week, July 17, 18 and 19. Each showing begins at 7:30 p.m. with a single 2:00 p.m. showing on Sunday, July 13.

Tickets range from $6.00 to $22.50 and can be purchased on the Western Playhouse website or from the Box Office located in Spratt Hall 105.
Faculty Promotions Announced
We are proud to announce the following faculty promotions.

From Associate Professor to Professor:
Dr. Michael Ducey, Deparment of Chemistry
Dr. Allison Sauls, Department of Art

From Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, also awarded tenure:
Dr. Chris Bond, Department of Communication and Journalism
Dr. Michael Charlton, Department of English and Modern Languages
Dr. Lee Harrelson, Department of Music
David Harris, Department of Art
Heather Kendall, Department of Nursing and Allied Health
Dr. Karen Koy, Department of Biology
Dr. Vivek Madupu, Craig School of Business
Dr. Mark Mills, Department of Biology
Dr. Prashant Tarun, Craig School of Business
Dr. Pi-Ming Yeh, Department of Nursing and Allied Health

Governors Approve Budget and Master Planning, Energy Conservation Contracts
The Board of Governors at Missouri Western State University adopted operating and auxiliary budgets for the fiscal year that begins July 1, but it also looked further into the future by approving proposals to prepare a campus master plan and a comprehensive energy savings plan.

Click here for more information.
Volunteers needed for Trails West
Volunteers are needed to assist throughout the Trails West festival, Aug. 15 – 17. Volunteer groups such as student organizations are greatly appreciated. However, individual volunteers are also welcome. Volunteers need to register through this link.
Dance Class
There are still spots available in the dance class being offered fall 2014! If you are interested talk to your advisor about enrolling today!
Commemorate Griffon Softball’s MIAA Tournament Championship with Poster and DVD Set
Griffon Softball won the MIAA Softball Tournament Championship for the first time in school history in 2014. To commemorate this outstanding feat, own a part of history by purchasing the poster and DVD set. The 24 x 36 poster and highlight DVD may be purchased for $40, plus $5 for shipping. To secure your package simply click on the order form here. Packages will be mailed after July 1. Please contact the athletics department at 816-271-5904 with any additional questions.
St. Joseph Symphony Announces 2014-2015 Season
The Saint Joseph Symphony unveils its program for the 2014-15 Concert Season under the baton of Music Director Rico McNeela.

Four major concerts at the Missouri Theater feature the entire orchestra as well as outstanding soloists. Opening the season on September 27 is “Meet Me at the Movies,” and will feature favorite music from movies like The Magnificent Seven, Vertigo, Last of the Mohicans, The Natural, Gladiator, and Star Wars.
The New Generation Singers join the Symphony to celebrate the Christmas season with its annual “Holiday Pops” concert.
In the spring, on March 28, 2015, violinist and concert master for the New York City Ballet Arturo Delmoni shares the stage for “Sounds of Spring,” a concert including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto Op. 64.
Closing the season on April 25, 2015 “American Inspiration” brings together several area choirs to perform Welcome Table: A Mass of Spirituals and will showcase vocalists Kim and Reggie Harris. This concert will also include Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Suite.

The three concerts in the Symphony’s Chamber Series are held at various venues around St. Joseph. Small ensembles of some of the finest musicians from the Symphony play a wide range of repertoire in Classical and Contemporary styles. These events are scheduled for November 9, January 18, and a Valentine’s concert on February 14.

Several season ticket options are available for adults and students from $24 to $180. Single ticket prices range from $10 - $43, and children and students are half price.

Order tickets online, by phone at 816-233-7701, or at the Symphony office at 120 South 8th Street in St. Joseph. Symphony office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5p.m.

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