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Northwest, North Central partner to employ nursing director

Nursing SigningNorthwest Missouri State University and North Central Missouri College celebrated a new cooperative agreement between the two schools today with a signing ceremony on the Northwest campus.

The new agreement to share the costs of a nursing director was approved by Northwest’s Board of Regents Sept. 13. The cooperative agreement allows the two colleges to share the costs of an employee who will serve as the director of Northwest’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program and a facilitator of North Central’s nursing program.

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Northwest student employment program highlighted by U.S. Department of Education

Northwest Missouri State University’s student employment and Career Pathing programs, which have been internationally benchmarked, are now highlighted by the U.S. Department of Education among “Promising and Practical Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success.”

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently invited submissions from institutions of higher education, researchers and other entities with education-based missions about strategies, practices and programs that have improved rates of postsecondary success, transfer and graduation.

The index features strategies and programs used at more than 70 colleges, universities and organizations. Northwest is the only Missouri representative on the listing.

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Northwest crowns 2012 Homecoming king, queen

2012 hc king queenNorthwest Missouri State University crowned Riley Ziemer and Candace Boeh as its 2012 Homecoming king and queen Thursday, Nov. 1, during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show.

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Out-of-state students eligible to earn in-state rates at Northwest

Northwest Missouri State University is making a college education more affordable for first-year students with the addition of a new scholarship aimed at students coming to the University from outside Missouri.

The Bearcat Advantage scholarship is being implemented for the fall of 2013 and could reduce tuition rates for qualifying students, when combined with other out-of-state awards, by more than $6,000, equating to in-state Missouri rates for the scholarship recipients.

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Students gain hands-on experience, make personal connections during soil judging contests

soils competition 2012A few Northwest Missouri State University students are getting down and dirty again this year as members of the soil judging team. But while they wash the dirt from their hands with little effort, the experiences and skills they are gaining will stay with them for years to come.

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Students launch exhibit about folk music at history museum

Folk Music DisplayHistory students at Northwest Missouri State University gained firsthand experience this fall with planning and installing an exhibit that is now open to the public and an opening event that coincided with a folk concert.

The exhibit, “The People and Places of Folk Music,” is the creation of students in History of American Folklife, a course taught at Northwest by Dr. Elyssa Ford, assistant professor of history.

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KZLX named finalist for national broadcasting awards

KZLA staffKZLX, Northwest Missouri State University’s student-operated radio station, was a finalist for three national broadcasting awards handed out annually by two separate college media and radio associations.

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Northwest Sigma Alpha ag sorority wins awards at convention

Nineteen members of Northwest Missouri State University’s Sigma Alpha agriculture sorority traveled to the organization’s national convention Oct. 11-13 in Omaha, Neb., where the chapter and several individual members were recognized for their achievements.

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Fraternity rejuvenates house, celebrates bonds with alumni

Delta Chi House MakeoverLooking at the numbers, the men of the Delta Chi fraternity at Northwest Missouri State University had a daunting task in front of them the weekend of Oct. 20: To rejuvenate one of the oldest houses in Maryville, their 122-year-old Victorian mansion that has housed 1,200 college males in the past 40 years.

The endeavor took 80 alumni, 32 undergraduate members, at least 20 trips to a local lumberyard and financial contributions from Delta Chi alumni that nearly doubled expectations. When the dust settled at the property on 219 W. Second St., everyone involved looked proudly at their freshly designed house, ready to welcome more members.

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Northwest unveils virtual tour to offer added views of campus

Prospective Northwest Missouri State University students – as well as alumni and friends interested in revisiting the campus from afar – now have a way of doing so virtually.

Northwest recently partnered with YouVisit, a producer of virtual campus tours for colleges and universities throughout the country, to offer a virtual tour that is now available on the Northwest website.

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Northwest emergency management coordinator appointed to state subcommittee for homeland security

Mike CeperleyLt. Mike Ceperley, a member of Northwest Missouri State University’s Police Department and the University’s emergency management coordinator, has been appointed by the State Department of Public Safety to the Higher Education Subcommittee of the Missouri Homeland Security Advisory Council (HES-HSAC).

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