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Northwest Missouri State University

Dates in Northwest History

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Feb. 1 2011: A blizzard strikes the Midwest and the Northwest campus is closed for three days.
2013: Gov. Jay Nixon visits the campus to discuss the state’s performance-based funding model and praises Northwest for achieving all five benchmarks within the model.
Feb. 2 1874: Resolutions are passed in Maryville asking for Normal School to be located in Nodaway County.
1910: The first issue of Normal Index, the school newspaper, is published.
1998 The Alliance of Black Collegians sponsors a Hall of Fame exhibit featuring notable African Americans and their contributions to the United States' culture.
2011: A blizzard strikes the Midwest and the Northwest campus is closed for three days.
Feb. 3 2009: Bearcat Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Tappmeyer is recognized for achieving 400 career wins.
Feb. 4
Feb. 5 1987: Jeff Fairman, a senior at Northwest, wins fourth place in a national contest for future chemists and biologists.
Feb. 6
Feb. 7 2004: The Board of Regents approves the notebook computer program, giving each student living on campus a new notebook computer beginning in fall 2005. Tuition for the 2004-2005 academic year is $165.50 per credit hour for in-state students.
Feb. 8 2013: Northwest student Aakash Patel enters into a lease agreement with the University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to build his start-up company BlurPort LLC, a producer of secure USB data storage devices.
Feb. 9
Feb. 10
Feb. 11 1952: Miss Mattie Dykes is asked by President J.W. Jones to write a history of the College for its golden anniversary.
2004: Students are able to transfer money from their U.S. Bank accounts to the "Bobby Bucks" stripe on their ID cards.
Feb. 12
Feb. 13 1940: A more ferocious-looking Bearcat is adopted by Student Senate.
1978: Heavy snowfall cancels classes.
1959: Eleanor Roosevelt visits the Northwest campus.
2004: The Northwest Board of Regents and the University of Missouri Board of Curators sign a memorandum of understanding outlining provisions for a possible merger of the two institutions.
Feb. 14 1946: The Veterans Club publishes a faculty-student directory.
Feb. 15 1915: Miss Hettie Anthony proclaims at a school assembly that "efficiency is the science of self-management."
2010: Northwest students and employees as well as area residents participate in a free Weekly Meditation Time offered by the University Wellness Center.
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Feb. 18
Feb. 19 1987: The Northwest Bearcats men's basketball team wins the MIAA Championship.
2004: Franken Hall sponsors "Boardgame Bonanza" in the J.W. Jones Student Union. Games include Pictionary, Monopoly and Yatzee as well as newer games like Battle of the Sexes.
Feb. 20 1955: Former President Harry S. Truman dedicates the Martin-Pederson Armory on campus.
Feb. 21 1930: The campus sponsors its Second annual Junior Prom.
Feb. 22 1920: The Annual Colonial Costume Party is given by Seniors for Juniors and faculty.
Feb. 23
Feb. 24 1920: The sophomores stole the freshmen's pennant.
Feb. 25 2011: Four students participate in the annual Colden Pond Plunge and raise a record $3,860 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Sophomore participant Kyla Kirksey also wins a pair of tickets to the upcoming Goo Goo Dolls concert by staying in the water the longest.
Feb. 26 1987: The Electronic Campus is announced for Fall 1987.
1998: Students meet to share opinions and concerns about study environments on campus for the drafting of a student covenant to be included in the student handbook.
Feb. 27 1911: The first "athletic feed" is served at noon by Harry Mutz while Mr. V.I. Moore, coach, awards "N"s to players.
2004: The Safe Ride Home program begins, offering free after-hours transportation for Northwest students.
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