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! GRIFFON Missouri Western State University INNER FIND YOUR FY I lAUREN pRyWItCH Hometown Major St. Louis, Missouri Communications & Public Relations “When my parents and I visited I fell in love with Missouri Western, ‘I can excel at a place like this.’ ” and I remember thinking, that this was where I would go to college. Missouri Western, I knew right away GRIFFON TABLE OF CONTENTS MISSOURI WESTERN FACTS INNER 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 FIND YOUR 1 THIS IS GRIFFON COUNTRY 5,903 Undergraduate Students MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY FACTS EST. 1915 St. Joseph, MO. Population: 76,107 25 CLASS SIZE AVERAGE Placement Rate 171 Graduate Students 97% CAREER = SCHOOL COLORS AND Student to Faculty Ratio: 19:1 2 BLACK 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: Major: Kansas City, Missouri Elementary Education 8 AM 9 AM 10 AM 11 AM 12 PM 1 PM 2 PM 3 PM 4 PM 5 PM 6 PM 7 PM 8 PM 9 PM 10 PM 11 PM BREAKFAST/GET READY FOR THE DAY CLASS- ENGLISH STUDY IN THE LIBRARY Why Missouri Western: Affordable Close to home Three years of experience with elementary students LUNCH WITH FRIENDS IN THE FOOD COURT CLASS-HISTORY CLASS- SPANISH WORK ON CAMPUS DINNER - CAFETERIA SORORITY MEETING HOMEWORK RELAX WITH ROOMMATE GO TO BED 6 FE OF A GRIFFON JOG AROUND CAMPUS 8 AM 9 AM 10 AM 11 AM ALEX ATKINSON Hometown: Major: Cinema Archie, Missouri CLASS- CHEMISTY CLASS-CHEMISTRY LAB Why Missouri Western: Small class sizes Affordable Chiefs Training Camp Elite D2 athletics Growing campus State-of-the-art facilities LUNCH WITH FRIENDS IN THE FOOD COURT CLASS-THEATER 12 PM 1 PM 2 PM STUDENT AMBASSADOR MEETING FREE TIME 3 PM 4 PM 5 PM 6 PM 7 PM 8 PM DINNER - CAFETERIA BASKETBALL WITH FRIENDS IN LOONEY STUDY FRATERNITY MEETING 9 PM 10 PM 11 PM 7 MOVIE TIME AND GAMING GO TO BED GRIFFON WHAT IS IT? Three day orientation program before One credit hour classes start. 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. 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. 10 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: 1918 Mascot founded: St. Joseph, Missouri “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 Baseball Basketball Football Golf WOMEN’S Basketball Golf Softball Soccer Tennis Volleyball 117 Missouri Western student athletes earned MIAA academic honors in 2013. 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 WWW.GOGRIFFONS.COM 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 Major Park Hill High School 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!” TRA 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 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. • 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 ANSITION Top five differences between high school and college 2. 35 hours a week in class Average of 14 hours a week in class HIGH SCHOOL 1. Mandatory and free Voluntary and you pay for each class 3. Time is structured by others Manage your own time wisely! 4. Your classes are arranged for you You arrange your own schedule 5. You live with your family You live with people you may or may not know GILBERT IMBIRI High School Major DeKalb High School 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€? COLLEGE 15 HOME AWAY FROM HOME 10 things to do on campus 1. Work out in the Baker Fitness Center for free 2. Take advantage of free yoga, zumba and strength training classes 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 7. Purchase your Griffon Gear in the bookstore in the Union 8. Listen for the Clock Tower chimes on your way to class 9. Walk on the football field inside the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex 10. Visit the Otoe Creek Nature Area (nature trails and a small outdoor amphitheater) 10 things to do in St. Joseph 1. Check out plays at the Missouri Theater 2. Shop at East Hills mall or the Shoppes at North Village 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) 6. Catch a movie at Hollywood 10 or at the Cooke Brothers Drive-in 7. Come watch the Kansas City Chiefs at Training Camp 8. Explore the downtown district and Missouri River walk 9. Ice skate at Bode Ice Arena or roller skate at B&J Skate 10. Visit the Krug Park castle 16 17 THIS IS Housing options include a bathroom in each room Housing costs subject to change. closet single under counter refrigerator shelves desk chest closet pantry micro single LIVE AND bedroom kitchen living room bedroom bedroom bath bath bedroom shower single single Scanlon Hall First-time freshmen only Leaverton Hall and Vaselakos Hall Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors Logan Hall, Beshears Hall, and Juda Hall Sophomores, juniors and seniors Griffon Hall Sophomores, juniors and seniors 18 $4,164 per year $4,682 per year $5,906 per year $6,262 per year 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 1 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM October 3 -13 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE November 21 - December 8 February 13 - 16 April 3 - 13 PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE THE PRODUCERS 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 2013-14 PRODUCTIONS 20 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. 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 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 LEARN BY DOING At Missouri Western, you will build your resumĂŠ before you graduate. 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. Students are encouraged to participate in, and even receive grades for EXPERIENCE 24 25 SCHOLARSHIP AUTOMATIC SCHOLARSHIPS Dean’s • 21 ACT Max. amount per year $1,000 Max. amount over 4 years $4,000 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 Renewable with 3.00 GPA Griffon Rate will be eligible to pay in-state tuition. U.S. citizens from selected counties Governor’s • 23 ACT Visit this link and see if www.missouriwestern.edu/griffonrate 3.00 GPA or Top 25% of class your county qualifies: Renewable with 3.00 GPA Max. amount over 4 years $6,000 Max. amount per year $1,500 Missouri Western Neighboring State Provost’s • 25 ACT 3.25 GPA or Top 15% of class Full-time students who live on campus 21 ACT or higher Renewable with 3.25 GPA Max. amount per year $3,000 26 GET IN-STATE TUITION Max. amount over 4 years $12,000 3.0 cumulative GPA S AND TUITION 2013/2014 COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS TUITION and fees per year (14 credit hours per semester) Golden Griffon In-State – $6,112 Room and board per year 27 ACT Max. amount over 4 years $30,000 Out-of-State - $11,704 3.5 GPA or Top 10% of class Renewable with 3.50 GPA Max. amount per year $7,500 $7,128 - $9,956 Most affordable cost (pricing varies depending on housing selection and meal plan) 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 In-State $13,240 per year $18,832 per year Tuition and fees subject to change. Other course-specific fees may apply. Out-of-State 27 March 1 deadline VISIT OUR 13-14 S 1 8 15 22 29 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 M 2 9 16 23 30 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 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 S 2 9 16 23 30 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 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 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 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 2 9 16 23 30 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 April W TH F 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 F 4 11 18 25 S 5 12 19 26 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 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 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 FOUR-YEAR DEGREES Accounting (BSBA) Applied Computer Technologies (BS) Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (BS) Biology (BS) - Botany Concentration - Health Science Concentration - Zoology Concentration Biotechnology (BS) Business (see Accounting, Finance, Management or Marketing) Chemistry (BS) Computer Science (BS) - Computer Information Systems Concentration Construction Engineering Technology (BS) Convergent Media (BS) Criminal Justice (BS) - Administration Concentration - Corrections Concentration - Juvenile Delinquency Concentration - Law Enforcement Concentration - Legal Studies Concentration Digital Animation (BFA) Economics (BS) Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology (BS) Electronics Engineering Technology (BS) English (BA) - Journalism Concentration - Literature Concentration - Public Relations Concentration - Technical Communication Concentration Finance (BSBA) Forensic Science (see Natural Science/Chemistry) French (BA) General Studies (BGS) Graphic Design (BFA) Health Informatics & Information Management (BS) History (BA) History (BS) Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) International Studies (BA) Management (BSBA) Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS) -Bio-manufacturing Concentration -Design and Technical Graphics Concentration Marketing (BSBA) Mathematics (BS) Medical Technology (BS) Music (BA) Music (BM) - Business Concentration - Jazz Concentration - Music Technology Concentration - Piano Pedagogy Concentration Natural Science/Biology (BS) Natural Science/Chemistry (BS) - Chemical Business Concentration - Forensic Science Concentration - Health Professions Concentration Nursing (BSN) Philosophy (BA) Philosophy (BS) 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 Social Work (BSW) Sociology (BS) Spanish (BA) Speech Communication (BA) Speech Communication (BS) - Organizational Communication Concentration - Public Relations Concentration - Research Concentration Studio Art (BFA) Technology 2+2 (BST) Theatre and Cinema (BA) - 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) 30 Music (BME) - Instrumental Concentration - Vocal Concentration Natural Science/Biology with Teacher Certification (BS) Natural Science/Chemistry/Education Concentration (BS) Physical Education/Health Education Certification (BS) Spanish (BSE) Speech/Theatre (BSE) Dance Economics English Literature English Technical Communication Finance French Gender and Power Studies General Business Geography German Health Informatics and Information Management History Humanities International Studies Journalism Legal Studies Manufacturing Technology Mathematics Military Science Music Music Technology Musical Theatre Peace and Conflict Studies Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Recreation Sport Management Religion Sociology Spanish Speech and Theatre Speech Communication Theatre Wellness MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS Master of Applied Arts Digital Media - Applied Integrated Media - Convergent Media Written Communication - Writing Studies - Technical Communication PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre- Architecture Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Master of Applied Science - Chemistry - Engineering Technology Management - Human Factors and Usability Testing - Information Technology Management - Sport and Fitness Management Assessment - Autism Spectrum Disorders - Learning Improvement - Teachers of English to Speak of Other Languages (TESOL) - Writing TWO-YEAR DEGREES Criminal Justice (AS) Legal Assistant (AS) Manufacturing Engineering Technology (AAS) Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS) ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Health Information Technology Legal Assistant Master of Science in Nursing Health Care Leadership Graduate Certificates - Autism Spectrum Disorders - Forensic Investigations - Professional Skills - Teaching of Writing - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MINORS Applied Computer Technologies Art History Athletic Coaching Biology Chemistry Childhood Studies Cinema Computer Information Systems Computer Science Computer Technology Construction Management Creative Writing Criminal Justice 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