For the week of Jan. 30 through Feb. 5

Northwest asks employees, students to pitch in for 2012 Recyclemania competition
Northwest Missouri State University will aim to prove its recycling prowess against other colleges and universities again this year when the 2012 RecycleMania competition kicks off Sunday, Feb. 5.

Submissions sought for annual library research contest
Entries are now being accepted for the B.D. Owens Library Research Awards contest, which honors and highlights the outstanding scholarly and research activities of Northwest Missouri State University undergraduate students. 

Northwest to host annual FAFSA Frenzy Feb. 12 for current, prospective college students
The FAFSA is the first step all students must take to obtain financial assistance to attend college. The Northwest event will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in Colden Hall Room 1200. Parking is available in the faculty lot on the northeast corner of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

Theater students bring home honors from regional festival
Twenty-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.

Northwest to host Annual Show and Jazz Choir Festival
With popular shows and movies like “Glee” and “Joyful Noise,” it comes as no surprise that interest in show and jazz choirs is growing, and Northwest Missouri State University will be the center of competition for regional and local show and jazz choirs Saturday, Feb. 4.

Stage combat director, former Northwest student shares experiences with theater students
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 whose taught television, film and Broadway actors for nearly a decade.

Northwest to host 2012 Special Olympics area basketball tournament
Northwest Missouri State University on Saturday, Feb. 4, will host the Special Olympics Missouri Northwest Area Basketball Tournament, which will bring more than 250 athletes from across northwest Missouri to Maryville.

Northwest announces fall 2011 trimester graduates
MARYVILLE, Mo. - 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.

Northwest suspends search for dean of Booth College
Northwest Missouri State University announced today it is suspending its search for a dean of its Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies as part of an evaluation of the University’s vacant positions and budget analysis.

Candy Whirley slated to speak at Northwest March 12 about customer service, gender, generational differences in workplace
Northwest Missouri State University invites the public to its campus Monday, March 12, for a program featuring Candy Whirley, a cutting-edge facilitator whose unique and engaging presentations help business leaders enhance learning processes, improve retention and better understand differences among team members.

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Remember this? Snow blanketed the Northwest campus and the B.D. Owens Library a year ago this week as a historic blizzard swept across the nation's midsection, forcing Northwest to close and cancel classes for three consecutive days -- the longest closure at the University in nearly a century. (Photo by Darren Whitley/Northwest Missouri State University)

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@HaleyLewin: I'm glad @NWMOSTATE provides students with resources to improve organizations and prepare for their futures. BLT this weekend was great!

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This Week in Northwest History

Feb. 2, 1874: Resolutions are passed in Maryville asking for Normal School to be located in Nodaway County.

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