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Emergency and Disaster Management Discover Your Major Visit Day

Overview | Schedule | Register

Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration is required.
To reserve a spot, register online or call 800.633.1175.

Northwest Missouri State University would like to invite all those interested to participate in the Emergency and Disaster Management Major Visit Day. The day will consist of a campus tour led by the Northwest Student Ambassadors, an admissions overview with a Northwest Admissions Representative, a presentation from Northwest Faculty about the Emergency and Disaster Management Program, and finally, a chance to observe the Missouri Hope Full Scale Exercise in action!


The Emergency and Disaster Management Major uses a multi-disciplinary approach to study crisis, drawing from courses and faculty in Geography, Psychology, Social Sciences and Communications. While half the class work involves a crisis management core, electives provide flexibility so that students can tailor the major to their individual and specific academic and professional needs. This approach provides the student with both theoretical and practical knowledge that is valued in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Also, students are encouraged to participate in our field exercises in Florida and Macedonia and employ best-practices through involvement with Northwest's C-CERT program.

Missouri Hope is a full scale exercise that focuses on educating students about the challenges and conditions local first-responders encounter in the real world. Students find themselves responding to the aftermath of a tornado and the subsequent flooding associated with the storm. Students carry out roles including disaster medical triage and treatment, over-water rescue, high ropes course rescue, water treatment, radio communications, coordination of first responder groups, and the various leadership roles included in the Incident Command System (ICS).

Space is limited; be sure to register as soon as possible!

Career Ready. Day One.

Northwest ensures students are career ready, day one through internships, field experiences and networking opportunities. Read Jace's story »

Jace is Career ready. Day One.

Jace Pine
Emergency Disaster Management and Geographic Information Science

Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m. Check-In J.W. Jones Student Union, 3rd Floor 
10:30 a.m. Welcome and Admissions Information J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom
11:00 a.m. Campus Walking Tour
12:30 p.m. Depart for Mozingo Youth Camp *Transportation will be provided 
12:45 p.m. Arrive at Mozingo/Lunch with Faculty and Staff Mozingo Youth Camp
1:15 p.m. Tour of Disaster Simulation and Exercise Mozingo Youth Camp
2:30 p.m. Final Questions and Depart for Main Campus  Mozingo Youth Camp
2:45 p.m. Arrive Back to Campus *Visitors will be transported back to campus

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