Yoga Classes Return to Campus!

Recreation Services is excited to announce the return of Yoga Classes to the Baker Family Fitness Center. Under the instruction of Jeremy Eaton, classes will be offered on a weekly basis with various times of day available. All MWSU students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. No need to be a guru just yet! Jeremy is excited to work with individuals of all skill levels. Come check it out! Beginning Jan. 18 classes will be offered weekly from 9-9:50 a.m. Monday and Tuesday and 4:30-5:20 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Baker Family Fitness Center Studio

Human Resources Trainings

Be sure to mark your calendars for this upcoming training! Time Approver Training 9-10 a.m. January 21, 2022 Hearnes 301

Free COVID-19 Testing  — Jan. 23

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 23 Remington Nature Center Parking Lot 1502 Macarthur Drive St. Joseph, MO 64505 A free COVID-19 testing event will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m Sunday, Jan. 23. Testing remains a very important tool in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is pleased to be able to continue offering free community testing events, found at This is a drive-thru testing event. No identification documents are required but you can speed up the process by having a state issued identification card available. The test used is a PCR test done by an anterior nares swab to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Results will be available as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours from the event. If the weather is bad, call before the event to see if it has been cancelled at [...]

Jan. 20 and Jan. 22 Griffon Men’s Games at Newman, UCO, Postponed

The Missouri Western men's basketball upcoming road games at Newman and Central Oklahoma on Jan. 20 and Jan. 22 have been postponed due to Covid-19 protocols within the Griffon program.  Both contests will be rescheduled for a later date. The women's games at Newman on Jan. 20 and UCO on Jan. 22 will be played as scheduled.

Paint it Red Friday — Jan. 21

The Chiefs have advanced ! Let’s show continue to show our pride by wearing Chiefs gear or red this Friday, Jan. 21!  Employees may also wear jeans. Game time is 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 against the Buffalo Bills.  Go Chiefs!

Student Ambassador Openings

The Student Ambassador program presents an opportunity for student leaders to learn new skills while showcasing their abilities and earning a scholarship. It is the intention of the program to augment ambassador’s coursework and stimulate professional development. It is our mission to foster and maintain an inclusive and diverse environment for all students and demonstrate a quality of care to our prospects that will serve as an example to the university community and its student body. Student Ambassadors serve as members of the Office of Admissions' staff to facilitate the safe and positive transition of prospective students into campus community members. This is done through the execution of programs such as open house events, campus tours, student panels, and other programs. Ambassadors are expected to work with campus departments, and other organizations to facilitate smooth transitions. This role includes side-work duties as assigned which include but are not limited to: [...]

Biology Faculty Receives NSF Grant

Biology faculty Dr. Tilo Roy has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the evolution of an endangered group of plants. Dr. Roy is the Principal Investigator (PI) on this grant, and will be working in collaboration with Dr. Charlotte Lindqvist, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. This RUI (Research at Undergraduate Institution) award is for three years. Twelve undergraduate students from MWSU will be funded to become actively involved in various aspects of this research project, getting hands-on experience in cutting-edge research methods. This project will investigate in great detail the evolution and diversification of a group of mint plants, belonging to one of the largest plant families, Lamiaceae. This group has immense conservation, ecological, economic, and cultural significance all over the world. This research project will be utilizing state-of-the-art, high throughput, next-generation sequencing technologies, with sample collections from field [...]

Archambault Named Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Foundation

Marc Archambault has been hired by Missouri Western State University as vice president for university advancement and executive director of the Missouri Western State University Foundation. He will begin his duties Feb. 1, 2022 pending Board of Governors’ approval. “This is a critical role for Missouri Western at this point as we engage stakeholders and enlist their support for our student-centered mission,” said Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, Missouri Western’s president. “With Marc’s experience and abilities, I’m confident he’ll provide outstanding leadership in this important area. We’re pleased to welcome Marc and his wife Amy to Missouri.” Archambault will oversee advancement activities of Missouri Western, including development and alumni relations. He will serve as a member of President Kennedy’s cabinet and as executive director of the MWSU Foundation, the not-for-profit charitable organization that raises private support for Missouri Western’s mission. “I am excited to return to the Midwest and join Missouri [...]

History Major Wins Honors Student of the Year

The MWSU Honors Committee awarded history major Josiah Schmedding Honors Student of the Year. Along with his impeccable academic accomplishments, Schmedding served as the Chief Justice of the Student Government Association as well as the lead intern with the Missouri Secretary of State's Local Records Project here on campus. Congratulations to Josiah for the deserved recognition!

Spring Library Hours

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18, new library hours will be in effect. The library will be closing at 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. Hours: 2-10 p.m. – Sunday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. – Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 pm – Friday Noon-5 p.m. – Saturday

Multidisciplinary Research Day

Missouri Western State University hosted the fall semester Multidisciplinary Research Day (MRD) on Friday, Dec. 3 in the Blum Student Union. This semester's event featured 58 poster presentations from 149 student authors and 22 faculty sponsors across eight academic departments. MRD is an opportunity for students who have completed research projects (literature reviews or empirical studies) over the course of the academic term to present their work in a poster session. The poster session provides an excellent opportunity for them to publicly share the results of their work with a varied audience. It also provides a chance to explore research in a variety of disciplines, showcasing Missouri Western's applied learning mission. The fall MRD program was organized by Dr. Ashley Elias with assistance and support from the Applied Learning Steering Committee and the Griffon Office of Applied Learning.

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