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Emergency and Disaster Management Visit Day

Saturday, October 12, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration opens soon!

Schedule of Events

* Schedule subject to change *

All activities are held in the J.W. Jones Student Union unless otherwise specified.

Time Activity Location
10:15 a.m. Check-In Top Floor, Valk Center
10:30 a.m. Welcome and Admissions Presentation Room 118, Valk Center
11:00 a.m. Campus Walking Tour ends at Valk Center
12:30 p.m. Depart for Mozingo Lake Recreation Park
(transportation provided)
12:45 p.m. Lunch with Faculty and Staff Mozingo Youth Camp
1:00 p.m. Tour of Disaster Simulation and Exercise Mozingo
2:45 p.m. Visit Day Wrap Up
  • Any final questions about Northwest?
  • Transported back to campus
  • Thank you very much for visiting!
Individual academic appointments are not available during Discover Your Major visit days. If interested in scheduling an appointment, please refer to our Daily Visit.


This Discover Your Major Visit Day is for students who are interested in Northwest and wish to learn more about Emergency and Disaster Management major. The day includes interacting with current Northwest faculty and students. The event will highlight Northwest with a campus tour and information sessions.

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!

Registration opens soon!

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.

During the visit day, you will have the opportunity to:

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!

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