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March 28, 2018

Northwest Week to feature giveaways, fun for students April 2-6

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A long-standing spring tradition continues on the Northwest Missouri State University campus April 2-6 when students participate in Northwest Week.

The week, organized by the Student Activities Council (SAC), celebrates Northwest through social activities geared toward Northwest students.

The week includes a donut giveaway and a barbecue lunch, as well as a T-shirt giveaway and scavenger hunt. The week also coincides with the Northwest Awards and Recognition ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom, and Thank a Donor Day activities on Tuesday, April 3.

“Northwest exudes energy and pride constantly, and Northwest Week is one of those times where we get to flex our Bearcat pride,” Drake Summers, SAC’s director of university traditions, said. “Through Northwest Week we celebrate our students and their achievements with fun, engaging activities to highlight our ‘every student, every day’ culture.”

A complete schedule of Northwest Wee activities is provided below. For more information about Northwest Week, contact SAC at 660.562.1226 or


2018 Northwest Week events

All week

  • Twitter Scavenger Hunt: Students are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt by connecting with the Student Activities Council (@NW_SAC) on Twitter. Gift cards to Maryville locations will be awarded to students who find the location or object related to a hint provided via Twitter.

Monday, April 2

  • T-Shirt giveaway: Pick up a T-shirt between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the Memorial Bell Tower. While supplies last.
    • Grill Sergeant BBQ Food Truck: Students are invited to pick up a free barbecue lunch, starting at 11 a.m. at Centennial Garden, where 250 lunches will be provided. Choose from pulled pork or chicken quarters with sides of cheesy potatoes and beans and a drink.

Wednesday, April 4

  • Zip Line: Glide through the air on a zip line at from between noon and 4 p.m. at the Memorial Bell Tower.

Friday, April 6

  • Donut giveaway: Students are invited to grab a free donut, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the J.W. Jones Student Union, Colden Hall, Valk Center, Wells Hall, B.D. Owens Library or the Garrett-Strong Science Building. While supplies last.

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