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Summer courses offer opportunities for students to speed up graduation progress

Northwest Missouri State University students who want to speed up their time to graduation, increase their total credit hours earned to fulfill financial aid benefits or enhance scholarship eligibility, take a course for personal enrichment or earn certification in a specific area may want to consider registering for the Summer 2012 trimester.

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Wrestling club is Division II runner-up at NCWA national tournament

The Northwest Missouri State University wrestling club held its place among the top teams in the country with a second-place finish at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Division II National Championship March 10-12 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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FAFSA reminder

Don't forget to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can apply online at When filling out the FAFSA, don't forget to enter Northwest's code, 002496, so that the University can process your information.

Students, alumni benefit from Career Services, networking opportunities

Career ServicesWhen Adam Watson’s supervisors at Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre ask him each year whether it’s worthwhile to attend Northwest Missouri State University’s Career Day, Watson always advocates for it. After all, he knows firsthand the benefits of networking with students and employers at Career Day.

“We’ve had some great interns, and we keep coming back every year for that,” said Watson, who is the interactive marketing coordinator for Starlight, a job he acquired after a pair of successful internships there – which he acquired after a conversation with Starlight reps at Career Day. In his current role, Watson manages the company’s website, manages social media accounts and assists with online media buying.

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Entries sought for internship photo contest

Career Services encourages all students to share their internship, practicum, field or directed teaching experience by participating in Northwest's annual Internship Photo Contest. Not only is this an opportunity to showcase their major, experience and employer – the winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card. Entries can be submitted until August 15.

To see last year's entries, visit

To learn about how to submit a photo for consideration, visit

Students share art, culture, ideas during international exchange

Kashmir CrossoverArt students at Northwest Missouri State University are exchanging ideas, thoughts, artwork and personal experiences with a group of peers halfway around the world through a unique international cultural exchange that also is raising social awareness.

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Nodaway County couple establishes scholarship for music majors

Gray scholarshipLiving in the Nodaway County area, Forrest and Lucile Gray always considered Northwest Missouri State University a significant part of their community. Additionally, it was the couple’s desire to enable deserving students the opportunity to pursue higher education.

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Mock trial team earns honorable mention at regional contest

Northwest Missouri State University’s mock trial team recently received an honorable mention at the American Mock Trial Association’s 2012 Kansas City Regional Tournament, hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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College Media Association recognizes Tower yearbook with awards

Tower YearbookTower, the yearbook of Northwest Missouri State University, is featured in the College Media Association’s “2011 Best of Collegiate Design,” which is published nationally each year and features outstanding student achievements in media design.

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Agriculture students place high at Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge

Dairy ChallengeFour Northwest Missouri State University agriculture students recently got an inside look at one farm’s operations and brought home honors for the findings and recommendations they presented to a panel of dairy experts.

The Northwest students were among about 80 students from 20 schools who competed Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at the Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge. This year’s challenge played out at a farm in Seneca, Kan., and was hosted by Kansas State University.

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Cody Bradley places first, ties for second at singing competition

Cody BradleyCody Bradley, a junior music major from Maryville, was a top competitor at the Kansas City Chapter's National Association of Teachers of Singing contest Feb. 5 at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. 

Competing against junior and senior men from Kansas University, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, William Jewell College and other institutions throughout the Kansas City region, Bradley was awarded first place in the Upper College Men’s Division. He also tied for second place in the College Musical Theater Division. 

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Northwest receives AAPG grant for seventh consecutive year

The Northwest Missouri State University chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) has received the prestigious L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant from the AAPG Foundation for the seventh year in a row.

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Sororities, fraternities hand out Greek Week, achievement awards

Greek WeekNorthwest Missouri State University fraternities and sororities capped their 2012 Greek Week by announcing the winners of the week’s competitions, in addition to recognizing organizations and individuals for their outstanding achievements during the last year.

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Missouri Academy student among Missouri Scholars 100

Missouri AcademyJee Min Lee, a second-year student at Northwest Missouri State University’s Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing, has been selected for the 2012 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that annually honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class.

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April 2012

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