Missouri Western State University Viewbook
Find your inner griffon at Missouri Western State University! This magazine shows you a glimpse into the life of a Griffon. Griffons learn through demanding academics, extraordinary opportunities and transformational experiences.
“Sweet” opportunities Griffon traditions Career experience: Learn by doing Let your voice be heard Apply todAy! FY I FIND YOUR INNER GRIFFON Missouri Western State University lAUREN pRyWItCH Hometown St. Louis, Missouri Major Communications & Public Relations “When my parents and I visited Missouri Western, I knew right away that this was where I would go to college. I fell in love with Missouri Western, and I remember thinking, ‘I can excel at a place like this.’ ” FIND YOUR INNER GRIFFON TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 STUDENT LIFE/GETTING INVOLVED 4 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GRIFFON 6 GRIFFON EDGE 8 GRIFFON TRADITIONS 10 ATHLETICS 12 TRANSITIONING 14 HOME AWAY FROM HOME 16 ACADEMICS 20-25 SCHOLARSHIPS/TUITION 26 VISIT CAMPUS 28 MAJORS 30 MISSOURI WESTERN FACTS 1 THIS IS GRIFFON COUNTRY MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY FACTS EST. 1915 St. Joseph, MO. 171 Student to Faculty Ratio: 19:1 97% CAREER Placement Rate SCHOOL COLORS BLACK AND = 25 CLASS SIZE AVERAGE Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Population: 76,107 2 5,903 GOLD 7 Residence Halls 107 MAJORS 48 MINORS STUDENTS FROM 24 COUNTRIES 3 STUDE 4 ENT LIFE As a college student, the best way to meet friends is to get involved. You may choose to become a student leader or join one of the 80 clubs and organizations that Missouri Western offers. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Academic and Departmental Greek Life Honors Society Intramurals Multicultural Performance Arts Special Interest Service LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Barbara Sprong Leadership Challenge Griffon Edge Leader Registration Leader Resident Assistant ROTC Student Ambassador Student Government Association Western Activities Council 5 A DAY IN THE LIF TARA CALIGUIRI Hometown: 8 AM Kansas City, Missouri 9 AM Elementary Education 10 AM Major: Why Missouri Western: Affordable Close to home Three years of experience with elementary students 11 AM 12 PM BREAKFAST/GET READY FOR THE DAY CLASS- ENGLISH STUDY IN THE LIBRARY LUNCH WITH FRIENDS IN THE FOOD COURT CLASS-HISTORY 1 PM 2 PM 3 PM CLASS- SPANISH WORK ON CAMPUS 4 PM 5 PM DINNER - CAFETERIA 6 PM SORORITY MEETING 7 PM HOMEWORK 8 PM 9 PM RELAX WITH ROOMMATE 10 PM GO TO BED 11 PM 6 FE OF A GRIFFON JOG AROUND CAMPUS CLASS- CHEMISTY CLASS-CHEMISTRY LAB 8 AM 9 AM CLASS-THEATER Hometown: Archie, Missouri Major: 10 AM 11 AM LUNCH WITH FRIENDS IN THE FOOD COURT ALEX ATKINSON 12 PM Cinema Why Missouri Western: Small class sizes Affordable Chiefs Training Camp Elite D2 athletics Growing campus State-of-the-art facilities 1 PM 2 PM STUDENT AMBASSADOR MEETING FREE TIME DINNER - CAFETERIA BASKETBALL WITH FRIENDS IN LOONEY STUDY 3 PM 4 PM 5 PM 6 PM 7 PM 8 PM FRATERNITY MEETING 9 PM MOVIE TIME AND GAMING 10 PM GO TO BED 11 PM 7 GRIFFON WHAT IS IT? Three day orientation program before classes start. One credit hour Service project Evening activities MEET FRIENDS Learn what it means to be a GRIFFON 8 EDGE 9 GRIFFON TRADITIONS PAINT IT GOLD FRIDAYS Every Friday on campus, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear Griffon gear. 10 CLOCK TOWER LEGEND When walking under the Clock Tower, walk around the seal. Legend has it if a student steps on the seal, he or she wonâ€™t graduate. After graduation seniors walk over the seal. FIGHT SONG The fight song is played by the band and sung before the game and after every touchdown. FIRE THE CANNON At the beginning of every football game and on every touchdown a cannon is fired. FIRST DOWN CHANT M.W.S.U. RALLY TOWELS Missouri Western has black and gold rally towels out and swinging in the air on the 3rd and 4th downs. THE VICTORY TREE After every home football victory, teammates, coaches, students and fans gather around the Victory Tree to hear a post-game speech from the coach, followed by the Fight Song. 11 MAX GRIFFON Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri Mascot founded: 1918 “I love Missouri Western because of the excited fans, spacious campus to spread my wings, and all the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory candy I can get my paws on.” GRIFFON 12 ATHLETICS THE MISSOURI WESTERN GRIFFON TEAMS (NCAA Division II) MEN’S WOMEN’S Baseball Basketball Football Golf Basketball Golf Softball Soccer Tennis Volleyball 117 Missouri Western student athletes earned MIAA academic honors in 2013. WWW.GOGRIFFONS.COM 816.271.4481 BRAGGING RIGHTS 2012-2013 - Our most successful year Griffon Football • MIAA Conference Champions • Griffons in the NFL Greg Zuerlein - starting kicker for St. Louis Rams David Bass - drafted by Oakland Raiders Michael Hill - signed by San Diego Chargers Griffon Baseball • MIAA Conference Champions • Griffons in the MLB Michael Schulze - drafted by St. Louis Cardinals Grant Fink - drafted by Cleveland Indians THE MAX EXPERIENCE Show school spirit by taking advantage of the Max Experience. You and four direct family members get into all of the home games for free. As a student, you receive free concessions with student ID and two free road trips to away games. 13 NERISSA LEE High School Park Hill High School Major Theater & Cinema “The best way to help transition from high school to college is to find a way to get involved in any activity that interests you. I got involved with theatre productions at Missouri Western and have had a blast meeting people and love getting the opportunity to act. I have been in seven productions and hopefully four more this year!” Transitioning tips from high school to college • Review each course syllabus and enter due dates for tests, papers and assignments in your calendar. • Go to class! By not attending class, you may miss out on cues to what the professor thinks is important. • Sit as close to the front of the room in each class. You will be more focused and have a better chance of the professor knowing who you are. • Get to know your professors. All professors hold office hours each week and this is a great time to meet your professor and develop relationships that can pay off later when you need help with a recommendation, scholarship or job. 14 TRA • Get to know other students in your classes. You can work together in a study group to discuss material presented in class and prepare for exams. • Manage your time wisely. You have more time to yourself in college, so make sure your academics come first. • Take advantage of services on campus that are here to support your academic success. Missouri Western offers free tutoring and studying tips in the Center for Academic Support. • Get involved in campus life. College is about finding yourself and meeting new people. • Most importantly, have fun! College is a chance to branch out, learn more about the world and yourself, and prepare for your future. ANSITION COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL Top five differences between high school and college 1. Mandatory 2. 35 hours a 3. Time is 4. Your classes 5. You live and free week in class structured by others are arranged for you with your family Voluntary and you pay for each class Average of 14 hours a week in class Manage your own time wisely! You arrange your own schedule You live with people you may or may not know GILBERT IMBIRI High School DeKalb High School Major Convergent Media â€œThe best way to help transition from high school to college is to take advantage of the classes. Missouri Western has provided me with great journalism classes and the opportunity to be a journalist for the yearbook and Griffon News! I have been able to learn about my field of study outside the classroom.â€? 15 HOME AWAY FROM HOME 10 things to do on campus 10 things to do in St. Joseph 1. Work out in the Baker Fitness Center for free 1. Check out plays at the Missouri Theater 2. Take advantage of free yoga, zumba and strength training classes 2. Shop at East Hills mall or the Shoppes at North Village 3. Swim a few laps in the Olympic-size pool 4. Enjoy a show in the Bushman Planetarium 5. Play a basketball game in the Looney Complex or on outdoor basketball courts 6. Catch a game at the Missouri Western Spring Sports Complex 16 3. Grab an ice cream cone at Kris & Kateâ€™s (the pink ice cream cone building) 4. Visit the Pony Express museum and learn about the history of St. Joseph 5. Order Mexican food from Barbosaâ€™s (the castle restaurant) 7. Purchase your Griffon Gear in the bookstore in the Union 6. Catch a movie at Hollywood 10 or at the Cooke Brothers Drive-in 8. Listen for the Clock Tower chimes on your way to class 7. Come watch the Kansas City Chiefs at Training Camp 9. Walk on the football field inside the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex 8. Explore the downtown district and Missouri River walk 10. Visit the Otoe Creek Nature Area (nature trails and a small outdoor amphitheater) 10. Visit the Krug Park castle 9. Ice skate at Bode Ice Arena or roller skate at B&J Skate 17 THIS IS LIVE AND 18 closet single under counter refrigerator shelves desk pantry bedroom single kitchen micro bedroom living room chest closet shower Housing costs subject to change. Housing options include a bathroom in each room bedroom single bath bath single Scanlon Hall Leaverton Hall and Vaselakos Hall Logan Hall, Beshears Hall, and Juda Hall Griffon Hall First-time freshmen only Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors Sophomores, juniors and seniors Sophomores, juniors and seniors $4,682 per year $5,906 per year $4,164 per year $6,262 per year bedroom WHERE YOUâ€™LL EAT Missouri Westernâ€™s Menu C-Store......................................................... Commons Building Einstein Bros. Bagels .........................................Remington Hall Java City ................................................. Hearnes Center library Deli..................................................................... Popplewell Hall Dining Hall ................................................. Blum Student Union Food Court ................................................. Blum Student Union (Featuring Quiznos, Burger Studio and Caliente Mexican Grill) 19 LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD 2013-14 PRODUCTIONS 1 20 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM October 3 -13 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE November 21 - December 8 PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE February 13 - 16 THE PRODUCERS April 3 - 13 1. Missouri Western Theatre produces four mainstage productions each year, so there are plenty of opportunities to gain both on-stage and backstage experience. The Department of Music also produces two musicals each season. The picture above is from “Little Shop of Horrors.” 2. The Department of Music offers: Concert Band Concert Chorale Community Chorus Golden Griffon Marching Band Jazz Ensembles Orchestra Percussion Ensemble Renaissance & Chamber Singers Symphonic Winds 2 21 1 22 2 SWEET OPPORTUNITIES 1. Missouri Western offers a special entrepreneurship class that gives students the opportunity to operate and eventually own a franchise. 3 2. Nursing students not only go into hospitals in the area for clinicals, but they are also able to learn from simulation models on campus. 3. Cinema and theatre majors have access to the equipment cage on campus. The HD film program has a variety of cameras, audio, lighting and grip equipment that is all the latest state-ofthe-industry. 23 GAIN CAREER EXPERIENCE LEARN BY DOING At Missouri Western, you will build your resumĂŠ before you graduate. Students are encouraged to participate in, and even receive grades for internships, research projects, study abroad and leadership opportunities. You will be able to get hands-on experience and get a feel for what your career will look like. 24 25 SCHOLARSHIP AUTOMATIC SCHOLARSHIPS Dean’s • 21 ACT Renewable with 3.00 GPA Max. amount per year $1,000 Max. amount over 4 years $4,000 Governor’s • 23 ACT 3.00 GPA or Top 25% of class Renewable with 3.00 GPA Max. amount per year $1,500 Max. amount over 4 years $6,000 Provost’s • 25 ACT PRESIDENT’S • 27 ACT 3.50 GPA or Top 10% of class Renewable with 3.25 GPA Max. Amount per year $4,000 Max. Amount over 4 years $16,000 Griffon Rate U.S. citizens from selected counties will be eligible to pay in-state tuition. Visit this link and see if your county qualifies: www.missouriwestern.edu/griffonrate Missouri Western Neighboring State Full-time students who 3.25 GPA or Top 15% of class live on campus Max. amount per year $3,000 21 ACT or higher Renewable with 3.25 GPA Max. amount over 4 years $12,000 26 GET IN-STATE TUITION 3.0 cumulative GPA S AND TUITION 2013/2014 SCHOLARSHIPS TUITION and fees per year Golden Griffon Out-of-State - $11,704 COMPETITIVE 27 ACT 3.5 GPA or Top 10% of class Renewable with 3.50 GPA Max. amount per year $7,500 Max. amount over 4 years $30,000 February 1 deadline A+ • 3.0 GPA Renewable with 3.25 GPA Max. amount per year $1,500 Max. amount over 4 years $6,000 March 1 deadline In-State – $6,112 (14 credit hours per semester) Room and board per year $7,128 - $9,956 (pricing varies depending on housing selection and meal plan) Most affordable cost In-State $13,240 per year Out-of-State $18,832 per year Tuition and fees subject to change. Other course-specific fees may apply. 27 VISIT OUR 13-14 S 1 8 15 22 29 September M T W TH F 2 3 4 5 6 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 30 S 1 8 15 22 29 M 2 9 16 23 30 S 7 14 21 28 December T W TH F S 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31 March S M T W TH F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 S 1 8 15 22 29 M 2 9 16 23 30 June T W TH 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 F 6 13 20 27 S 7 14 21 28 S M 6 13 20 27 7 14 21 28 October T W TH 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30 31 January S M T W TH 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30 S M T 1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22 27 28 29 F 4 11 18 25 S 5 12 19 26 November S M T W TH F 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 F 3 10 17 24 31 S 4 11 18 25 February S M T W TH F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 S 5 12 19 26 May S M T W TH 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29 F 2 9 16 23 30 S 3 10 17 24 31 S 5 12 19 26 August S M T W TH F 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 S 2 9 16 23 30 April W TH F 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 July S M T W TH 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 F 4 11 18 25 S 2 9 16 23 30 DAILY GROUP Admissions presentation Campus tour with current student Monday â€“ Friday 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please schedule your visit online at www.missouriwestern.edu/visit or by phone at 800.662.7041 or 816.271.4266 28 R CAMPUS Preview campus with our virtual tour at www.missouriwestern.edu/tour BLACK AND GOLD DAY Admissions presentation Campus tour with current student Experience campus dining September 20, 2013 October 11, 2013 December 6, 2013 January 24, 2014 March 28, 2014 OPEN HOUSE Discuss admissions, financial aid and scholarships Campus tour with current student Experience campus dining Talk with faculty November 8, 2013 February 28, 2014 April 18, 2014 High School Junior Day Campus holidays or no visits available Limited visits Chiefs Training Camp * Schedule subject to change ** May 1 - August 22 - limited tours available 29 GRIFFON MAJORS Physical Education (BS) - General Concentration - Health Exercise Science Concentration Political Science (BA) Political Science (BS) Psychology (BA) - General Concentration Psychology (BS) - General Concentration - Personnel Concentration Recreation Sport Management (BS) - Recreation Management Concentration - Sport Management Concentration FOUR-YEAR DEGREES Finance (BSBA) Social Work (BSW) Accounting (BSBA) Forensic Science (see Natural Science/Chemistry) Sociology (BS) Applied Computer Technologies (BS) French (BA) Spanish (BA) Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (BS) General Studies (BGS) Speech Communication (BA) Biology (BS) Graphic Design (BFA) Speech Communication (BS) - Botany Concentration Health Informatics & Information Management (BS) - Organizational Communication Concentration - Health Science Concentration History (BA) - Public Relations Concentration - Zoology Concentration History (BS) - Research Concentration Biotechnology (BS) Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Studio Art (BFA) Business (see Accounting, Finance, Management or Marketing) International Studies (BA) Technology 2+2 (BST) Management (BSBA) Theatre and Cinema (BA) Chemistry (BS) Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS) Computer Science (BS) - Computer Information Systems Concentration -Bio-manufacturing Concentration -Design and Technical Graphics Concentration Construction Engineering Technology (BS) Marketing (BSBA) Convergent Media (BS) Mathematics (BS) Criminal Justice (BS) Medical Technology (BS) - Administration Concentration Music (BA) - Corrections Concentration Music (BM) - Juvenile Delinquency Concentration - Business Concentration - Law Enforcement Concentration - Jazz Concentration - Legal Studies Concentration - Music Technology Concentration Digital Animation (BFA) - Piano Pedagogy Concentration Economics (BS) Natural Science/Biology (BS) Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology (BS) Natural Science/Chemistry (BS) Electronics Engineering Technology (BS) - Chemical Business Concentration English (BA) - Forensic Science Concentration - Journalism Concentration 30 - Health Professions Concentration - Literature Concentration Nursing (BSN) - Public Relations Concentration Philosophy (BA) - Technical Communication Concentration Philosophy (BS) - Cinema Concentration - Theatre Concentration Wildlife Conservation and Management (BS) FOUR-YEAR TEACHING DEGREES Art (BSE) Early Childhood Education (BSE) Elementary Education (BSE) - Early Childhood Education Cert. (Pre-K - 3) - Early Childhood-Special Education Cert. (0 - K) - Special Education Cert. (K - 12) - Special Reading Cert. (K - 12) - English to Speakers of Other Languages (K - 12) English (BSE) English/Journalism with Teaching Certification (BA) French (BSE) History with Teacher Certification (BA) History with Teacher Certification (BS) Mathematics with Teacher Certification (BS) Music (BME) MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS Dance - Instrumental Concentration Economics - Vocal Concentration English Literature Master of Applied Arts Digital Media Natural Science/Biology with Teacher Certification (BS) English Technical Communication Natural Science/Chemistry/Education Concentration (BS) Finance Physical Education/Health Education Certification (BS) French Spanish (BSE) Gender and Power Studies Speech/Theatre (BSE) General Business PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Geography - Writing Studies German - Technical Communication Pre- Architecture Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy - Applied Integrated Media - Convergent Media Written Communication Health Informatics and Information Management History Master of Applied Science - Chemistry Humanities - Engineering Technology Management International Studies - Human Factors and Usability Testing Journalism - Information Technology Management Legal Studies - Sport and Fitness Management Manufacturing Technology Assessment Mathematics Military Science - Autism Spectrum Disorders Music - Learning Improvement TWO-YEAR DEGREES Music Technology Criminal Justice (AS) Musical Theatre - Teachers of English to Speak of Other Languages (TESOL) Legal Assistant (AS) Peace and Conflict Studies - Writing Manufacturing Engineering Technology (AAS) Philosophy Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS) Physics ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Political Science Pre-Veterinary Medicine Health Information Technology Legal Assistant Psychology Speech and Theatre Art History Speech Communication Athletic Coaching Theatre Biology Wellness Computer Information Systems Computer Science Computer Technology Construction Management Creative Writing Criminal Justice - Forensic Investigations Sociology Applied Computer Technologies Cinema - Autism Spectrum Disorders Religion Spanish Childhood Studies Graduate Certificates Recreation Sport Management MINORS Chemistry Master of Science in Nursing Health Care Leadership - Professional Skills - Teaching of Writing - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) ABBREVIATIONS AS AAS BA BS BSBA – – – – – Associate of Science Associate of Applied Science Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science in Business Administration BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts BGS – Bachelor of General Studies BSE – Bachelor of Science in Education BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing BST – Bachelor of Science in Technology BIS – Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies BSW – Bachelor of Social Work BM – Bachelor of Music BME – Bachelor of Music Education 31 DATES AND DEADLINES NOVEMBER 15th - Priority deadline for Admission MARCH 1st - Regular deadline for Admission Competitive scholarship deadline (A+, Alumni, Departmental) Priority deadline for FAFSA APRIL 1st - Priority housing application deadline 15th - Students begin accepting their Financial Aid awards online MAY 1st - Late deadline for Admission JUNE 1st - Student registration programs begin AUGUST 20th - Move-in day for all Griffon Edge students 21st - Griffon Edge begins 25th - Classes begin 32 “This is the beginning. The moment you step foot on campus you’re rooted. You’ll plant your seeds and build your foundation and watch your life grow. Your roots will link and blend and weave together. You’ll create connections. Reach out to as many people as you can. You may be surprised by how many will reach back. Nurture relationships that help you grow. Chase what makes you truly happy and dream big because this is your chance. As you’re walking the concrete path from one brick building to another, passing through the trees, don’t be afraid to leave your mark. Leave a trail, a path, a memory, and plant your roots in a community that wants you to succeed. These buildings, this place, these people, will be your core, your family and your roots.” Sarah Hatten, Griffon Alum ’12 816.271.4266 • 800.662.7041 • FAX: 816.271.5833 www. missouriwestern.edu/admissions Follow us @MissouriWestern like Missouri Western State University Missouri Western is an equal opportunity institution. Fall 2013