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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 1, 2010

Training sessions set to prepare for legislative reception

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest students, faculty and staff who are interested in traveling to the University's Annual Legislative Reception later this month must attend one of three informational training sessions.

The Legislative Reception, which is set for Tuesday, Feb. 16, is open to any student, staff or faculty member. The reception is an all-day event at the state capitol in Jefferson City; busses will load at 3:45 a.m. and return at about 8:30 p.m.

After arriving in Jefferson City, students will split into groups, which will be led by a group leader, to meet legislators. The day also will include lunch on the third floor of the rotunda and a tour of the capitol. The group's objective is to lobby for Northwest and gain legislative support for the University.

The upcoming training sessions will include information about the reception's agenda, expectations of the event, issues that will be discussed and what to wear. The training sessions will be offered at these times:

Chelsea Morris, a junior from Crete, Neb., who is pursuing a double major in elementary education and Spanish, attended the reception as a freshman. Morris helped plan last year's trip and is helping with the planning again this year as Student Senate's co-chair for governmental affairs.

"I think it's a great experience," Morris said. "You learn a lot about the government and how the system works. You build connections."

For more information or to sign up, visit the Student Senate Web site or contact Chelsea Morris at or call 402.525.9409.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468