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Geology student finds her niche in research

Molly RamseyAs Molly Ramsey begins to reflect on her college career at Northwest Missouri State University, her eyes grow wide and a smile spreads across her face. The pride in her accomplishments and the appreciation she has for the people who have helped her reach her goals is evident.

The new electronic Family Newsletter

This is the debut edition of the electronic Family Newsletter. The new electronic format allows Northwest to provide you with timely updates and more frequent communication.

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Northwest forensics team speaking its way to success

ForensicsThe Northwest Missouri State University forensics team is giving people something to talk about. The team has brought home five sweepstakes trophies this fall, including three first place finishes.

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Advertising course gives students real-world experience with professional client

Advertising classGiving a full-scale pitch to a group of non-profit professionals looking to reach a new target audience and boost fundraising might be a daunting task to college students.

That wasn't the case for the nine students in Northwest Missouri State University's advanced advertising strategies course, who recently presented a range of advertising, social media and promotional strategies to Hope House, a Kansas City-based non-profit that provides residential and outreach services to abuse victims.

Study abroad experience leads to career for alumna

Kayla WarnerA 2010 Northwest alumna, Kayla Warner, joined the throng of thousands of Bearcat graduates last spring, but the path to her first career at Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia, makes her story unique.

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Four Northwest students selected as legislative interns for spring 2011

Advertising class

Four Northwest Missouri State University students will work alongside state representatives and learn about Missouri government as part of the University’s legislative internship program.

Students experience Chicago culture on merchandising study tour

Chicago tourEighteen students from Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences extended their learning during a merchandising study tour, called “Fashion Careers 2010,” Nov. 9 through Nov. 12 in Chicago.

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Northwest legend Mel Tjeerdsma to retire

One of the most successful and well-respected coaches in the history of collegiate football, Mel Tjeerdsma, announced that he will retire following a brilliant coaching career that spanned the last four decades.

New head football coach takes reins at Northwest

Spend a little time with Northwest Missouri State new head football coach Scott Bostwick and you will likely hear one word: awesome.
Bostwick simply enjoys coaching football and is upbeat around anyone who shares his passion.
For the last 17 years he's been the defensive coordinator at Northwest Missouri and perfectly content serving under Mel Tjeerdsma.
His world changed slightly when Tjeerdsma retired last week and a few days later Bostwick was elevated to head coach.

Family Newsletter
January 2011 edition

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