gavel law booksOct. 20, 2021–Missouri Western State University’s third and final Griffon Experience of the fall semester will provide prospective students with an interactive true-crime adventure. “A True Crime Halloween” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. 

“Prospective students will get to do more than hear about the quality of our majors and programs centered around the justice system, they’ll get to experience the quality first-hand as they work together to solve the Mystery of the Missing Mace,” said Evan Banks, campus visits program coordinator. 

Students will experience real-world forensic investigation techniques, draw connections between themes, motives, and research who stole our coveted ceremonial mace while collecting clues and working together to find the culprit. Showcased majors are: Forensic Investigation, Chemistry, Psychology, Law, Legal Assistant and Criminal Justice.

Interested students and their families can reserve their spot for the Griffon Experience by visiting

Three Griffon Experiences are scheduled for the spring semester. They are:

  • Feb. 5, Tech Careers (showcased majors: Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Construction Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Mathematics)
  • March 5, Open House
  • April 2, Learning Laboratory (showcased majors: Biology, Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Wildlife Conservation & Management, Geography and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. 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