Griffon Weekly: Students

March 5 - 12, 2014

Campus News

This week in Griffon Country

Wednesday, March 5

Planetarium show, "Fractals," 7 p.m., Bushman Planetarium, inside Agenstein Hall

Thursday, March 6

First Thursday Downtown Noon Concert Series, 12:10 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 7th and Jules

Women's History Month Event
Movie night, "Must Love Dogs," 7 p.m., Blum 218-219

Sunday, March 9

Daylight savings time begins, set clocks forward one hour.

Griffon baseball vs. Washburn University, 1 p.m., Spring Sports Complex.

Monday, March 10

Spring break, no classes.





Around Campus

Ducks Unlimited Annual Membership Banquet
On Saturday April 5 at Moila Country Club is the 2014 Annual Ducks Unlimited Membership Banquet. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. The ticket prices are as follows $15 Youth, $35 Single, $50 Couple, $200 Legacy Greenwing and $250 Sponsorship.
To pre-purchase tickets contact a local committee member.
Please join us for an evening full of games, raffles, delicious food and a live auction. We would like to thank our past and current sponsors and encourage you to bring the kids! Please purchase tickets before March 21 and you will be entered in a drawing for a .17 HMR riffle!
For more information please contact: Chris Thompson 816-383-2410 or Joshua Garner 816-261-5465
First Thursday Downtown Noon Concert Series
Lee Harrelson, euphonium, with Ellen Bottorff, piano, will be featured in the next program of the First Thursday Downtown Noon Concert Series on Thursday, March 6, at 12:10–12:50 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, 7th & Jules. The church sponsors the series in cooperation with the Missouri Western State University Department of Music. The audience is invited to bring lunch to eat during the performance. Beverages will be provided. There will be an opportunity to meet the musicians after the concert.
Come prove yourself this year at Alpha Gamma Delta’s Mr. MWSU!
It will be held March 26 at 7 p.m. in Kemper Arena inside Spratt Hall. There will be an opening dance, a swimwear, an outfit of choice, talent and a formal question competitions.
Applicants must be nominated by a student organization and provide a $50 entrance fee with the application.
Application and fee are due by March 3 to any member of Alpha Gamma Delta, or placed in our mailbox in the Center for Student Engagement.
Tickets will be for sale for $3 per ticket before the show and $5 at the door.
All proceeds go to the awareness and education of diabetes.
First Thursday Noontime Concert Series
Lee Harrelson, euphonium, with Ellen Bottorff, piano, will be featured in the next program of the First Thursday Downtown Noon Concert Series on Thursday, March 6, at 12:10–12:50 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, 7th & Jules. The church sponsors the series in cooperation with the Missouri Western State University Department of Music. The audience is invited to bring lunch to eat during the performance. Beverages will be provided. There will be an opportunity to meet the musicians after the concert.
One World Soccer Tournament
We welcome students, faculty and staff to participate in the exciting One World Soccer Tournament this year! This event is sponsored by International Student Services, International Student Club and Recreation Services. This year’s registration deadline will be March 24, and the registration fee for each person is $5.00, with a maximum of 11 people per team. The tournament dates are March 31st, April 7th, 9th and 16th at 8 p.m. in the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex. You may sign up as a team of up to 11 people, or you may sign up individually and we can place you on a team. Hope to see you on the soccer field!
For more information contact: jpaz@missouriwestern.edu or the International Student Services office at 816-271-4150. Team forms may also be picked up and returned to the International Student Services office in Blum 210. The $5.00 per person fee is due when you submit your registration form.
Hygiene Product Drive
The Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Nu, a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International will be sponsoring a drive to collect hygiene products. Hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant etc., will be delivered to the Social Welfare Board. Even travel sized hygiene products can be useful. The organization is located in St. Joseph. It provides a variety of services to vulnerable populations in our region.
There is a box on the 3rd floor of Murphy in the Department of Nursing. We would appreciate your support in this cause. We will be collecting these items until March 21.
Thank you!
BOOKSTORE FLASH SALE!
One day only sale-Thursday, March 6. Take an additional 50% off all clothing items on clearance!
Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month! The following events will take place on campus.

Thursday, March 6: 7 p.m.. Blum 218-219 - Film: "Must Love Dogs"
Monday, March 17: 2 p.m., meet in Blum 210 - Community Service at Carriage Square Health Center
Tuesday, March 18: 1 p.m., Blum 207 - Book Club: "Daughters who walk this path"
Tuesday, March 18: 6 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Film: "The Kids Are All Right"
Wednesday, March 19: 5 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Film: "Dallas Buyers Club"
Friday, March 21: 5 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Community Roundtable: How do you DO gender
Monday, March 24: 4 p.m., Junior College Room - "The Truth about Women: Sex and media in women's lives"
Tuesday, March 25: 5 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Community Roundtable: How do you DO gender
Wednesday, March 26: 6 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Girls Rock
Thursday, March 27: 6 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Film: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
Friday, March 28: 5 p.m., Blum 218-219 - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Celia Winkler
SJCC and MWSU Chamber Choir Concert
The SJCC Chamber Choir Concert with the Missouri Western State University Chamber Singers has been rescheduled for Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fulkerson Center.
Sign up for Leadership Week, Win a Kindle HDX
During the week of March 17-21, the Center for Student Engagement is holding a leadership event called the “Titleless Leadership Week.” There are events planned for every day of the week and each day will have a different theme. Points will be accumulated from each event, and the team of 3 with the most points at the end of the week will each win a Kindle HDX. The deadline to sign up is March 7.
Education Career Fair (Education Expo)
A MWSU Career Development Center Event in partnership with the Department of Education Education Career Fair (Education Expo)
Date: Monday, March 17
Location: Fulkerson Center
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Featuring: Education recruiters from school districts in the local area and surrounding states (approx. 40 different school districts.) The event is the Monday after Spring Break. Participants, bring your resumes, dress professionally and be prepared to network and mingle in a career fair setting with prospective employers. This event is open to currently enrolled students and Fall, 2013 graduates - especially Education majors. Education majors currently student teaching are required to attend. Contact the MWSU Department of Education if you have questions. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be canceled and NOT rescheduled. Sponsored by the Career Development Center, the Office of Student Employment and the Department of Education.
Be a Registration Leader or Griffon Edge Leader for 2014
Griffon Edge Leaders are current students who lead groups of new freshmen through a three-day orientation program prior to the first week of fall semester.
Registration Leaders are current students who assist new students during the one-day summer registration programs in June and July They also get to be leaders for Griffon Edge 2014.
Get paid, have fun, meet new people and build your resume!
Join the admissions staff at one of the following informational sessions:
Thursday, March 6 at 4 p.m. in Spratt 205
Students must attend one of the above informational sessions to apply!
Contact Kristen Neely, associate director of new student programing, at (816) 271-4266 or email kneeley@missouriwestern.edu for more information.
Eggs and Issues
Our next Eggs and Issues will be held at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 20 in the Fulkerson Center. The featured speaker is Andrea Gardner, "I Am Living Independently." As always the hot breakfast is free! Please make a reservation by March 17 by emailing Diane Holtz at holtz@missouriwestern.edu or calling 271-5670. See you there!
Student Volleyball Association
Like playing volleyball? Then you'll like the Student Volleyball Association! We play volleyball every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Looney and we also have informational meetings every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Blum Lobby. We host tournaments and fundraisers every month. If you are interested in joining SVA please contact our President Taylor Dowell at tdowell3@missouriwestern.edu. She will be able to give you more information about SVA and answer any questions you may have.
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 mwsugriffon@gmail.com
March Madness Tournament
Join the Non Traditional Students Association and the Student Veterans Association for the March Madness Tournament. With a $5 donation, fill out your bracket for a chance to win various gift cards & prizes. Pick up the rules & register in Eder 200

1st place - $50 gift card to RangerUp.com
2nd place - $25 WalMart gift card
3rd place and on will be determined by the participants of the event.
Cheerleader Open Gym
Cheerleading open gyms will be held
March 22
March 29
April 5
The open gym practices will be in the old gym in Looney from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tryouts will be April 12 at 8 a.m. For more information please email Taylor McEachern at tmceachern@missouriwestern.edu
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;
March 22
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 halbers@missouriwestern.edu 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.:
March 7 and 21
April 11 and 25.
Pictures will be taken in the Yearbook Office, Eder Hall room 220.

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