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Feb 02, 2024

Pop Culture Club talks in March

2024-02-23T10:21:36-06:00

Feb. 23, 2024--Missouri Western’s Pop Culture Club is hosting two talks on campus in March. Both events are free and open to the public. Professor of Philosophy Dr. Jim Okapal will present “Enhancement and Alienation in 'Flowers for Algernon’” on March 1 at noon in Popplewell 207.  Associate Professor of Cinema Toby Lawrence will present [...]

Pop Culture Club talks in March2024-02-23T10:21:36-06:00
Feb 02, 2024

Benjamin Parks exhibit opens in Potter Art Gallery Feb. 8 

2024-02-05T16:00:37-06:00

Feb. 5, 2024--The Potter Art Gallery at Missouri Western State University will host Gaze - Paintings by Benjamin Parks, a solo exhibition of his large-scale portrait paintings intended to represent unmasked emotion and connection.  The opening reception will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 inside the gallery. It is open to the public [...]

Benjamin Parks exhibit opens in Potter Art Gallery Feb. 8 2024-02-05T16:00:37-06:00
Feb 02, 2024

School of Fine Arts hosts Jazz Festival 

2024-02-05T15:04:27-06:00

Guest clinician and artist Trent Austin Feb. 5, 2024--The Missouri Western School of Fine Arts will host the 17th annual Jazz Festival, featuring Trent Austin on trumpet, on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The festival is open to the public and admission is free. Nineteen school groups will perform [...]

School of Fine Arts hosts Jazz Festival 2024-02-05T15:04:27-06:00
Dec 12, 2023

Students Collaborate on New University Gallery Exhibit 

2023-12-06T16:48:05-06:00

Students in Dr. Holly Rubalcava's art history class hang prints in the University Gallery ahead of the Dec. 8 opening of “The Art of Humanity.” Dec. 6, 2023--Missouri Western State University’s University Gallery will open a new exhibit on Friday, Dec. 8. A reception will be held on Friday from 4 to 6 [...]

Students Collaborate on New University Gallery Exhibit 2023-12-06T16:48:05-06:00
Nov 11, 2023

Potter Gallery exhibition closing reception Thursday

2023-11-07T11:27:55-06:00

Nov. 7, 2023--The Potter Hall Art Gallery at Missouri Western State University will host a closing reception for its Benedictine College Art Faculty Exhibition from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in the gallery. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition features paintings, prints, drawings and ceramics by Jay Wallace, [...]

Potter Gallery exhibition closing reception Thursday2023-11-07T11:27:55-06:00
Nov 11, 2023

Jazz Ensemble performs annual fall concert Thursday

2023-11-07T10:56:29-06:00

Nov. 7, 2023--The Jazz Program in the Missouri Western State University School of Fine Arts will present its annual Fall Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9 in the Potter Hall Theater. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature a performance by the MWSU Jazz Ensemble under the [...]

Jazz Ensemble performs annual fall concert Thursday2023-11-07T10:56:29-06:00
Oct 10, 2023

Guest trumpet artist presents free class

2023-10-27T09:44:29-05:00

Oct. 10, 2023--Trumpet artist and educator Dr. David “Buddy” Deshler will present a guest class to trumpet students at Missouri Western State University and speak about his experiences at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Potter Hall Art Gallery. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Deshler is assistant professor of [...]

Guest trumpet artist presents free class2023-10-27T09:44:29-05:00
Oct 10, 2023

Missouri Western hosts Tournament of Champions marching band competition

2023-10-09T15:36:20-05:00

Oct. 9, 2023--Missouri Western State University will host 17 high school marching bands for the 37th annual Tournament of Champions on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for those 12 and under. The competition begins at 2 p.m. on Craig Field at Spratt Memorial Stadium and will conclude [...]

Missouri Western hosts Tournament of Champions marching band competition2023-10-09T15:36:20-05:00
Sep 09, 2023

Long, Holeman honored by Allied Arts Council

2023-09-12T09:48:33-05:00

Bob Long (center) receives the 2023 Arts Educator of the Year Award from St. Joseph Mayor John Josendale and Arts Council President Terri Modlin. Two members of the faculty in the Department of Music at Missouri Western State University were honored at the 2023 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts from the Allied Arts [...]

Long, Holeman honored by Allied Arts Council2023-09-12T09:48:33-05:00
Aug 08, 2023

Golden Griffon Marching Band hosts Band Day for local high schools

2023-08-30T12:33:50-05:00

Members of the Golden Griffon Marching Band perform at the Gold Rush Pep Rally on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Bands from Central, Lafayette and Benton will join the GGMB for Band Day on Aug. 31. Aug. 30, 2023--The Missouri Western State University Golden Griffon Marching Band will host a Band Day for more than [...]

Golden Griffon Marching Band hosts Band Day for local high schools2023-08-30T12:33:50-05:00