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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 17, 2013

Northwest students invited to attend annual legislative trip to capitol

By Taylor Neff, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University students have an opportunity to visit the state capitol in Jefferson City during Student Senate’s annual Legislative Day and observe lawmakers.

The all-day reception will be Wednesday, March 6. Student Senate’s Governmental Affairs Co-Chair and Student Regent Ashton Raffety shares the day’s plans.

“Students will go on official capitol and Supreme Court building tours,” Raffety said. “We will hear from Supreme Court Judge Zel Fischer and Northwest lobbyist Dick Wiles, get our pictures taken with Bobby Bearcat at the capitol and get the opportunity to observe both the Senate and House in-session. This trip will be an insightful view of our state government.”

Student Senate President Riley Ziemer encourages students’ participation. The Legislative Reception is open to all students.

“Students will get the chance to check out the capitol building and see Missouri representatives at work firsthand,” Ziemer said.

Transportation is provided. Busses depart at 4 a.m. from the Administration Building and will return by 8 p.m. Student Senate will provide lunch.

Interested students should attend one of two information sessions at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, or 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom. Students also are encouraged to ask their instructors about extra credit opportunities related to attending the Legislative Reception.

To register, students should click here.

For more information or to sign up, visit the Student Senate Web site, or contact the Student Senate at or 660.562.1218.

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