Sept. 23, 2021–Missouri Western State University will host the second of three Griffon Experience events for prospective students and their families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. 

The Griffon Experience will provide a look at the majors and resources that Missouri Western has to offer students. Breakout sessions and presentations will help familiarize students with Missouri Western’s faculty, staff, students, and applied learning mission.

student anatomic modelsEarlier this fall, prospective students interested in healthcare careers took part in the first Griffon Experience, with hands-on learning opportunities like inserting an IV, medical laboratory science and more. 

“Our first Griffon Experience was amazing,” said Evan Banks, campus visits program coordinator. “We received fantastic feedback. Everyone left with smiles, and they all learned something through the interactive experiences we provided.”

The third Griffon Experience of the fall, Oct. 30, will be a True Crime Halloween. Students will help solve the mystery of the missing mace and get a deep dive into Missouri Western’s programs centered around the criminal justice system (forensic investigation, criminal justice, chemistry, psychology, law, and legal assistant). Spring semester Griffon Experiences are scheduled Feb. 5, March 5 and April 2, 2022. 

To register for a Griffon Experience, visit For other campus visit opportunities, go to

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