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When classes resumed for the fall trimester at Northwest Missouri State University, one faculty member returned to the classroom with a world of new experiences to share with his students.
Dr. Mark Corson, associate professor of geosciences, is back at Northwest this fall after a 15-month deployment that took him to Iraq for nine months as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command. As part of "Operation Responsible Drawdown," Corson was charged with overseeing the effort to reduce the number of American troops in Iraq from 130,000 to 50,000 by Sept. 1, 2010.
As some 1,500 freshmen settle into college life at Northwest Missouri State University, a new tree on the campus will grow and mature with them.
During its Third Annual Freshman Tree-Planting Ceremony, the University dedicated a crimson king Norway maple in honor of the 2011 freshman class. The tree is planted northeast of the Robert P. Foster Aquatic Center.
Dr. Arley Larson, associate professor of agriculture at Northwest Missouri State University, recently was selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree, an award given to individuals who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.
The board and membership of the Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) recently honored Phil Laber, professor of art at Northwest Missouri State University, with the inaugural Award for Outstanding Service to the Mid-America College Art Association at the organization's St. Louis MACAA conference.
Yellow carts filled with clothes, bedding and an array of personal belongings moved steadily into residence halls - with flat screen televisions, mini refrigerators and futons often following close behind - as about 1,500 freshmen and their families descended on the Northwest Missouri State University campus for move-in day.
On the football field, as a wide receiver for Northwest Missouri State University's Bearcat football team, Jake Soy has proven himself as a team player and a leader, but his passion for giving back to others in the Maryville community and beyond is making an impact, too.
Soy, of Durant, Iowa, was recognized for his selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service as a nominee for the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. In June, he also became the fifth Bearcat in the last 10 years to receive the Ken B. Jones Award.
Northwest Missouri State University Wellness Services has added a second round of free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for University students and employees after all seats for an October training session were filled.
The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announced the names of students named to the Academic or President's Honor Roll at the end of the 2011 summer trimester.
Individuals interested in pursuing a career in radiologic technology may soon complete coursework at Northwest Missouri State University and Saint Luke's School of Radiologic Technology in Kansas City that culminates in a bachelor of science degree in radiologic sciences under an articulation agreement forged by the two schools.
Northwest Missouri State University students who have an interest in computing and are in need of financial assistance may benefit from a grant awarded to the University's Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.
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