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Northwest student remembers cancer victim with special car design

Northwest Missouri StatZac Attack Toyota car designe University student Kristina Maddox is showcasing her design talents while raising cancer awareness and remembering a boy from her hometown in the Toyota Racing Sponsafy Your Ride contest.

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Laura Yeager selected 2011 Tower Queen, Quentin Templeton is Tower King

Tower king/queenNorthwest Missouri State University's Blue Key and Cardinal Key honor societies honored students for their academic achievements and community involvement Friday by naming this year's Tower King and Queen.

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Continuing tradition as Electronic Campus, Northwest to provide upgraded notebook computers in fall

Maintaining its reputation as the Electronic Campus and continuing a strong tradition of innovative learning opportunities, Northwest Missouri State University will again provide a fully-loaded laptop computer to all full-time students enrolled at Northwest for the fall 2011 trimester.  

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The Northwest Missourian earns 13 awards at state contest

The Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University's student newspaper, claimed five first-place awards, including the top prize for its website, April 2 during the Missouri College Media Association contest in Springfield.

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Alumnus, advertising professional provides guidance, encouragement to students

Kevin FullertonAdvertising professional Kevin Fullerton attributes much of his success to the education he received at Northwest Missouri State University, and for that reason he now dedicates much of his time and skills to helping a new generation of students reach their full potential. 

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Alternative Spring Break service-learning project takes Northwest students to repair Gulf Coast

Alternative Spring BreakAsk a college student how they spent their spring break. Some may reply that it was a week of relaxation on a warm sandy beach with a drink in hand. For 28 Northwest Missouri State University students, it was a week of volunteering.

The members of Northwest's Alternative Spring Break student organization spent the week of March 19-26 working with Community Collaborations International in Niceville, Fla., where they participated in several community-based projects associated with restoring the coastal ecosystem affected by last summer's Gulf Coast oil spill.

Awards ceremony recognizes school year’s outstanding student organizations, leaders, student employees

Student employment team of the yearNorthwest Missouri State University honored its outstanding student organizations, leaders and student employees as well as its Tower Service and Culture of Quality award winners during the first Northwest Awards and Recognition Ceremony.

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Psychology students' presentations place at annual conference

Psychology conference winnersFour projects presented by Northwest Missouri State University psychology students earned second-place awards at the 31st Annual Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention March 18-19 at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.

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Forensics team finishes season with individual national champion, runner-up

The Northwest Missouri State University forensics team completed one of the most successful seasons in its history at the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament, March 23-26, where two of its members finished first and second, respectively, in the nation.

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Art student showcases sculptures on campus

Student art installationNorthwest Missouri State University student Dustin Koopman's senior show was displayed on the lawn at Northwest.

"Fusion" includes six towering sculptures that will be displayed on the Northwest campus until the end of May. The sculptures are made of fabricated sheet steel that Koopman cut, bent, welded and ground down by hand to create textures on each surface. They stand on concrete sidewalk slabs that have been placed on top of removed grass.

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Northwest students, military officers learn from each other during media exercise

Mass comm students interview army personnelStudents in Northwest Missouri State University's Department of Mass Communications participated recently in a unique experience that was as much a learning opportunity for them as it was for their interview subjects - members of the United States military.

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Computing students finish second at regional programming contest

Three Northwest Missouri State University students took second place over the weekend 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.

Three students honored with Library Research Awards

Library day awardsThree students were recognized at Northwest Missouri State University Tuesday as winners of the 2011 Library Research Awards.

The annual Library Day activities help promote critical thinking among undergraduate students and encourage usage of library resources. The award winners received Walmart gift certificates valued at $200 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place.

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Family Newsletter
April 2011

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