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Theater students bring home honors from regional festival

Theater honorsTwenty-five Northwest Missouri State University theater students spent the week of Jan. 15-21 attending the Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and returned with a batch of honors in the areas of directing, design, acting and stage work.

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Stage combat director shares experiences with theater students

Theater students training

Northwest Missouri State University theater students this week learned the performance arts of pulling hair, strangling, throwing punches, dragging someone across a floor and even dying from a man who has taught television, film and Broadway actors for nearly a decade.

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Northwest announces fall 2011 trimester graduates

The Office of the Registrar and the Graduate School at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville have released the names of students who completed requirements for degrees at the conclusion of the 2011 fall trimester.

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Northwest cheerleaders claim second national championship

For the second time in three years, Northwest Missouri State University’s cheerleading squad has been named Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) National Champions.

The team claimed the 2012 national championship at the Walt Disney World Resort Saturday, Jan. 14.

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State recognizes Northwest with Annual Recycling Award

Northwest Missouri State University, which established itself long ago as an innovator in alternative fuels, is now reaping recognition for its recycling and sustainability efforts.

The University recently received a 2011 Annual Recycling Award from the Missouri State Recycling Program for the community recycling project it helped establish with the city of Maryville. Additionally, Northwest was recognized for its participation in the national Recyclemania! competition to promote recycling.

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Hudson-Perrin Hall Council recognized by national association

Northwest Missouri State University’s Hudson-Perrin Hall Council has been recognized nationally by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) for the “Hudson-Perrin's Got Talent” program the council sponsored last November.

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Madraliers invited to perform at conventions in Missouri, Texas

MadraliersThe Madraliers choral ensemble is one of three college choirs in Missouri selected to perform for the 74th annual Missouri Music Educators Association Conference Jan. 26 in Osage Beach.

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IDM majors gain insights to advertising at professional agency

Plattform visitThirteen Northwest Missouri State University students have a little better idea of what to expect when they leave the college campus and transition into their careers after spending a work day at PlattForm Advertising in Lenexa, Kan.

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More than 400 receive degrees, certification from Northwest

GraduationNorthwest Missouri State University, during its winter commencement ceremony today, awarded 345 bachelor's degrees, 79 master's degrees and 12 specialist degrees.

While a total of 436 candidates received degrees in the winter class, the top three majors were elementary education, business management and accounting. The top graduate degree was applied computer science.

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Graduate credits Northwest for academic, intellectual growth

Jones As Elise Jones graduates from Northwest Missouri State University with her degree in interactive digital media and a computer science emphasis, she is looking back on her college experience as one that was eye-opening, rewarding and a reminder that one’s goals can be achieved with some hard work.

 Jones, of Omaha, Neb., came to Northwest with the intention of pursuing a degree in vocal music performance but soon realized her passion for computers and technology.

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Humanitarian aid course challenges students in comprehensive crisis response program

Humanitarian aid course

When a 6.5-magnitude earthquake devastated the country of Atlantica, which also was on the brink of civil war, it was up to 23 students at Northwest Missouri State University who formed a consortium of non-governmental humanitarian aid organizations to make sure Atlantica citizens got the assistance they needed.

The scenario was fictitious, but the skills the students developed throughout their principles of humanitarian aid course were real. Principles of humanitarian aid is a core course within Northwest’s growing comprehensive crisis response program.

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Graduate hopes to share passion for chemistry with future students

Collin PettigrewColin Pettegrew enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University as a freshman because his parents were alumni of the University. Four years later, as he graduates with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, the education he received at Northwest has motivated him to further his knowledge.

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Missouri Academy teams place high at academic contests

Students attending the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing at Northwest Missouri State University placed high at multiple academic competitions during the month of November, including a first-place finish at a regional environmental competition.

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Graduate credits Northwest for preparing him for finance career

Kamron WinchesterGrowing up in the small farming community of Bendena, Kan., Kamron Winchester’s transition to Northwest Missouri State University was harder than most students. However, Northwest offered him a home and the instruction he needed to succeed.

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Northwest graduate uses GIS lessons to assist with disaster relief

Jeff EismanHaving earned his master’s degree in geographic information science at Northwest Missouri State University, Jeff Eisman hopes to incorporate the GIS technologies he learned to benefit organizations assisting with humanitarian aid.

Eisman, of Boone, N.C., graduates this winter from Northwest with his master’s degree and is applying his education to disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Eisman related the lessons he learned about GIS at Northwest to his work at Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Organization to more effectively develop disaster relief efforts.

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February 2012

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