Missouri Western’s Graduate School will hold its annual 3-Minute Thesis Competition at 12:30 p.m. on March 24 in the Kemper Recital Hall in Spratt Hall. Graduate students will have three minutes to describe their capstone project to a panel a of judges. Judges will select first prize and runner-up winners, and the audience will chose a people’s choice winner. The event is free and open to the public.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.