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Northwest awards diplomas to 656 students

CommencementA total of 656 individuals graduated April 30 during Northwest Missouri State's 105th spring commencement exercises.

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Lifelong servant’s will endows ag scholarship

GingrichDean Gingrich lived his life to serve, and, despite his death, his legacy continues to serve others.

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Agriculture student, associate professor develop hydroponic garden

Gesling-PattonWith their ideas for creating a hydroponic garden, Northwest Missouri State University graduate Clinton Gesling and his instructor Jamie Patton are serving the community and expanding opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Northwest faculty, students gain from interaction with advisory boards

Advisory BoardAs Northwest Missouri State University student Rebecca Irwin neared the completion of her undergraduate degree program this spring, she set her sights on building a career in social work.

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Students gain valuable experience designing campaign for Money Musuem

Advanced Advertising ClassStudents in Northwest Missouri State University's advanced advertising strategies course this spring gained valuable experience building and designing a marketing campaign that may pay off for its client as well as educators and students.

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Maryville community, cancer patients to benefit from work of merchandising students

RenovationCancer patients in the Maryville area will soon undergo their treatments at an updated facility thanks to the planning and work of students in Northwest Missouri State University's merchandising of furnishings and accessories course.

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College experiences help alumnus build Major League career

Trevor HayesTrevor Hayes has always been a sports fan, but the multiple skills he learned as a student at Northwest Missouri State University, combined with some key connections, helped propel him to a job in the field of his dreams.

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Christine Chesney set to perform with national flute choir

Christine ChesnevChristine Chesney, a junior music education major, will represent Northwest Missouri State University this summer when she performs in the National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir.

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Students complete pilot course to simulate work in strategic communications agency

KnacktiveThe first task for 24 students selected to participate in an innovative, new integrated media marketing course at Northwest Missouri State University last January was to brainstorm a name and logo for their strategic communications agency.

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Northwest named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Service Honor RollNorthwest has been named to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

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Puppetry course challenges students’ performance, problem-solving skills

PuppetsA unique course at Northwest Missouri State University in June expanded 12 students' knowledge of puppetry, theater performance and problem-solving.

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Missouri Academy takes home second

Three Northwest Missouri State University students took second place in April at the 2011 CCSC Central Plains Student Programming Contest.

The Northwest team, Programmers Anonymous, answered four of seven questions in three hours on a programming test to finish second among 24 teams and earn a $150 cash prize.

The team consisted of Daniel Swan, a graduate student from Florissant seeking his master's in applied computer science; and Alexander Ratcliff, of Lake St. Louis, and Andrew Paulman, of Blue Springs, who are students at Northwest's Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing.

Family Newsletter
July 2011

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