Police Interceptors Donated by Buchanan County

A huge thank you to Buchanan county who donated three retired police interceptors to Missouri Western State University - Law Enforcement Academy. The vehicles will be used during the Academy's drivers training.

Staff Senator Spotlight

Get to know your Staff Senate Executive Board! President: Amber Halstead, 1st Vice President: Jean Foster, 2nd Vice President: Tiffany Crawford, and Secretary: Melissa Stallbaumer What office do you work in and what is your title? Melissa: Admissions – Assistant Director for New Student Success Tiffany: Financial Aid – Financial Aid Coordinator Jean: Career Development – Career Development Coordinator Amber: Center for Academic Support – Math Coordinator How long have you been at Missouri Western? Melissa: 2 years at Missouri Western Tiffany: 6 years at Missouri Western Jean: 6 years at Missouri Western Amber: 3 years at Missouri Western What is your favorite Missouri Western tradition or memory? Melissa: My favorite tradition is the annual movie on the field for Griffon Edge. It is so neat to see all of the incoming freshman together experiencing one of their first college memories. It is also a time of celebration, because [...]

Griffs Give Back Service Day

Over 200 students, faculty and staff volunteered for the first Griffs Give Back Day of Service held on Friday, Sept. 10. Thank you so much for your service!

Griffon Experience for Prospective Students

Missouri Western State University is offering prospective students an immersive look at Griffon life this fall. The Griffon Experience will include interactive demonstrations and learning opportunities from different academic disciplines. Click here for more information and to register.

Biology Students and Faculty Participate in Prairie Days

Biology professors Dr. Csengela Barta and Dr. Cary Chevalier helped staff the Missouri Department of Conservation and The Nature Conservancy's Prairie Days at the TNC Dunn Ranch on Friday, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 11. It was very successful on several levels with over 200 people visiting and enjoying the outdoor activities. Eight wildlife students (members of the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society) set up live trap lines, staffed the herps and mammals of the prairie and assisted Dr. Barta’s students with the dissection of flowers of prairie plants.  Students served as tour guides for the bison tours, rode on the tour trailer as it transported individuals through the prairie to see the bison, and they explained the prairie restoration and management activities of TNC and MDC and Dunn Ranch.  They took families on the mammal transects to see if anything had been caught and explain the natural [...]

Center for Academic Support Tutoring Services

Our free in-person and online tutoring services are available for your academic success. Students can receive assistance in the following areas: Math classes ranging from MAT083 through MAT167 Writing for any course Content for potentially any course Supplemental Instruction (SI) for certain courses All appointments are scheduled via TutorTrac. Walk-ins are welcome for in-person math and writing sessions, based on availability, but appointments are required for content and online tutoring sessions. If we do not have content tutors listed for particular courses, students can contact us or fill out a Content Tutor Request form online. The Center for Academic Support is located in Hearnes 213. Our hours 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. are Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday. Online appointments are available daily from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. based on the tutor’s schedule. For more information and instructions for scheduling appointments, please visit the CAS website.

Flag Football — Register by Sept. 18

11:59 p.m. Sept. 21 Intramural Football Fields Registration for flag football closes on Sept. 18! You can register by making an account on and create or join a team. The season will begin on Sept. 21. Please contact Ryan Shultz at for more information.

Griffon Alum Commands Flyover for Football Home Opener

When a C-130H from the 139th Airlift Wing of the Missouri Air National Guard flew over Craig Field at Spratt Memorial Stadium for Military Appreciation Night on Sept. 9, it was a familiar sight for the Flight Commander, albeit from a different perspective. From 2005 to 2008, Capt. Robert Walling prowled the fields and sidelines as a kicker on the Griffon football team. Click here to read more about Robert.

Max the Vax Winners

Congratulations to our Max the Vax program winners! Ronnia Estes, Baoqiang Yan, David Kratz Mathies and Jacklyn Gentry were the first winners in the Max the Vax program, each winning a reserved parking space for the 2021-22 school year.  David Harris, Jones Mutua, Evan Noynaert, William Russell and Jana Frye were randomly selected from among employees participating in our Max the Vax vaccination incentive program, and they will receive $50 in Flex Dollars from Aramark Dining.  Remember, we will be drawing for more prizes each week, ending with grand prize drawings for $2,500 on Oct. 8 and $5,000 on Oct. 15. To enter, submit your proof of vaccination through the secure form on our Max the Vax webpage. Thank you for helping to make our campus community a safe place to be!

Library Quick Questions

11 a.m. Sept. 10 Hearnes 301 or Zoom    2 p.m. Sept. 10 Hearnes 301 or Zoom  Have a quick question or interested in learning more about MWSU library services? Drop in for this half hour session about the library. The workshop will be held Friday, Sept. 10 from 11-11:30 a.m. and again at 2-2:30 p.m. in Hearnes 301. You can also attend via zoom. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 593 036 5138 Passcode: library

Dr. Carviou Receives CMA Distinguished Adviser Award

Dr. James Carviou, assistant professor of journalism, is a recipient of the 2021 College Media Association Distinguished Adviser Award for four-year college newspapers. He serves as a college media adviser for MWSU's campus annual, The Griffon. Dr. Carviou is published widely in scholarly journals and books. His research interrogates media narratives and audience response in areas surrounding public health and everyday identity development. The voice of collegiate media and its advisers, College Media Association serves student media pros, staff and programs with education, research and resources. CMA communicates and works with professional media organizations and education associations on the local, state and national levels. Founded in 1954 as the National Council of College Publications Advisers, CMA now has more than 700 members — the people who advise the nation’s collegiate media newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, broadcast and electronic media and their staff — from coast to coast. CMA serves thousands [...]

Dr. Taylor and Pi Sigma Alpha win National Award

For the sixth time in ten years, MWSU's Alpha Theta Beta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honors Society, has been awarded a Best Chapter Award for 2020-2021. The award recognizes local chapters that are particularly active in their institutions and communities and embodies the society’s mission to stimulate scholarship and intellectual interest. The award specifically singled out Dr. Ed Taylor, political science professor in the department of social sciences and humanities. Ed serves as the chapter's faculty advisor and was recognized for his extraordinary leadership and dedication to the student members. The national organization also recognized political science majors Max Miller, chapter president, and Isabel Lima, vice president, for their student leadership. Congratulations!

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