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Welcome to the News Bureau

This section contains information designed to aid reporters and other media professionals with covering Northwest.

The University's primary news and media resource center is the News Bureau, which is operated by University Marketing and Communication.

To contact the bureau, call Dr. Mark Hornickel at 660.562.1704 or e-mail

The fax number for both the News Bureau and Northwest's Office of University Marketing and Communication is 660.582.1900, and the mailing address is:

Northwest Missouri State University
Office of University Marketing and Communication
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO   64468-6001

Access to Campus

Northwest is a public institution, and members of the news media are welcome on campus at all times for any legitimate purpose. However, we always appreciate when reporters let us know they're coming. This often allows the News Bureau to arrange for source access and interviews beforehand, thus saving reporters time and effort when working on deadline.

With the exception of residence halls, which serve as private homes for our students, the great majority of University facilities are open to the media during regular business hours. Exceptions include classrooms, where individual professors may refuse access, and support facilities or construction sites where safety issues may exist.

Reporters are free to speak with any adult member of the University community whether or not they have made arrangements through the News Bureau. However, members of our community are also free not to respond. In addition, some students, such as those enrolled in the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing or pupils attending Horace Mann Laboratory School, are minors. In such cases, parental permission is required before an interview can take place. The News Bureau will be happy to help reporters secure such permission if it is needed to cover the story.


If your coverage of Northwest brings you to campus frequently, you will want to apply for a media parking permit.

Permits are issued at no charge. Just submit the following information to, and your permit will be mailed to you:

Media parking pass application:

Your full name
Business name
Work address and zip code
Work phone number
Emergency or cell number
Vehicle make and model
Vehicle color
Vehicle year
License plate number

Media parking permits are good for one year. If you don't have one and need to park on campus, temporary permits are available from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building.

Permanent and temporary permits are good at any campus lot posted for faculty and staff. They do not apply to reserved spaces or areas where parking is prohibited.

If you need to park on campus without a permit outside of regular business hours, a limited number of visitors' spaces are available just north of the circle drive on the east side of the Administration Building. Call 660.541.1173 if you have questions.

University Directory

Contact information for Northwest faculty and staff is available in our online directory.

Simply type the first few letters of the last name of the person you wish to contact into the dialog box.

Faculty/Staff Expert Source List

News and Events / Homepage Updates

University news releases are available online. If you can't find what you're looking for, e-mail with your request.

Northwest's homepage has a brief list of linked, recent headlines in its lower, left-hand corner along with a link to the news releases page captioned "View all news events."

In the event of a campus emergency or weather-related closing, the homepage is the best place to look for the most recent updates issued by the Office of University Marketing and Communication.