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Northwest Missouri State University

Annual Career Day, Graduate Information Fair set for March 1

Career Day

Northwest Missouri State University will host its annual Career Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tuesday, March 1, at Bearcat Arena.

Additionally, for the first time, Northwest's Graduate Information Fair will coincide with Career Day. Students have the opportunity to visit with representatives of the graduate school at the north end of Bearcat Arena from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 2, students may interview on campus for full-time employment and internships during Interview Day. Participating employers may attend and fill their schedules during Career Day.

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Mock trial team completes successful season at regional tournament

Mock Trial team

The Northwest mock trial team completed the most successful season in its history at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, Feb 4-5 at the American Mock Trial Association's Great Midwest Regional Tournament. 

Patrick Winkler, a senior political science major from Kansas City, received an attorney award, earning 19 out of a possible 20 marks. Winkler's was the highest attorney score a Northwest student has earned at a regional competition.

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Converged newsroom preparing students for new era in media


 For decades, student-run media at Northwest Missouri State University have ranked among the top of college publications in the country and served as a training ground for students who have gone on to successful careers in journalism, media relations, advertising and education. 

Now the University and its Department of Mass Communication have taken another step to ensure students are prepared for the next phase of an evolving industry.

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Goo Goo Dolls to perform spring concert at Northwest April 15

Goo Goo

The Goo Goo Dolls - the chart-topping rockers known for hits including "Name," "Iris," "Slide" and "Black Balloon" - will perform at Northwest Missouri State University for the Student Activities Council's spring concert.

The show is scheduled for Friday, April 15, in Bearcat Arena. A time has not yet been set.

Tickets for students will be available for purchase beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building. Student tickets are $7 and limited to one ticket per student. Students may purchase tickets with their Bearcat Cards.

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New iPhone app enhances access to Owens Library

For decades the B.D. Owens Library at Northwest Missouri State University has been known for its technological sophistication and advanced services. Now the library is implementing an application to serve its growing base of mobile device users.

A new iPhone application enables users to search the library's catalog and manage personal accounts. With the application, users on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can search the library's catalog by keyword and scroll through entries showing titles, publishers, authors and availability. Users also can pull up their accounts to reserve and renew items.


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Army project gives students experience with multi-touch technology

Army experience

A group of computer science students at Northwest Missouri State University are getting hands-on experience - literally - with cutting-edge multi-touch technology the U.S. Army hopes will enhance its preparation and analysis of war scenarios.  

Eight Northwest students are working with Dr. Dean Sanders, professor of computer science and information systems, on a feasibility study, initiated by the Mission Command Battle Lab (MCBL) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Northwest was awarded a $100,000 grant from the United States Army to carry out the MCBL project

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Northwest to present ‘Our Town’ March 3-6

Theatre Northwest will present "Our Town" at 7:30 p.m. March 3-5 and at 2 p.m. March 6 in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are $8 and may be reserved through or purchased at the door.

"Our Town" is regarded as a classic of American theatre and an outstanding story of life, love and death. Even though the show is set in the early 20th century, audiences can still relate to the characters and situations. 

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March 2011 edition

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