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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 9, 2010

79 students to present at Celebration of Quality conference on March 9

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Seventy-nine students will be presenting projects, papers, performances, or creative works at the celebration of quality Tuesday, March 9, at Northwest.

The Celebration of Quality conference, which is open to the public, is an interdisciplinary symposium that provides students the opportunity to present their best creative work in a public forum. The presentations feature a variety of creative works, including academic papers, projects, displays, posters and skits.

Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski will be giving opening remarks at 3 p.m. in the Tower View Room on the third floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. Keynote speaker Amanda Petefish-Schrag, who recently received the 2010 Governor's Award for Excellence in Education will be the keynote speaker during a dinner at 6 p.m.

Student presentations will be at 3:30, 4:20, and 5:10 p.m. in meeting rooms of the Union's third floor. Participants should arrive at 2:30 p.m. to register.

Petefish-Schrag is the assistant professor of theatre and artistic director. In addition to receiving the 2010 Governor's Award for Excellence in Education, she was named a recipient of the 2009 National Teaching Artist Grants by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Nominees for the National Teaching Artist Grants come from faculty across the nation with a maximum of seven awards given nationally each year.

For more about the program and a list of the presenters, go to

For more information, contact Dr. Jenny Rytting at or Dr. John Fisher at

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