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Oct. 5, 2018

Board of Regents to meet Oct. 12 as part of full Walkout Day

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Northwest Missouri State University's Board of Regents will meet in a regular session at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom.

The tentative meeting agenda is available at  

The tentative agenda also includes a vote to close part of the meeting pursuant to R.S. MO 610.021(1)(2)(3)(13). After any closed session, the Board, at its discretion, may decide to go back into open session to discuss any old business or raise new items as individual members deem appropriate.

The Board of Regents meeting kicks off a busy and exciting Friday at Northwest, which is known as Walkout Day and continues as a centerpiece of the University’s annual Homecoming activities. Walkout Day, which dates back to 1924, is a Northwest tradition of canceling all classes during the Friday of Homecoming week.

At 2 p.m., Northwest hosts its annual International Flag-Raising Ceremony at the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza. The ceremony celebrates Northwest’s international students, who represent 37 different countries this fall, and culminates with students raising the flags of their native countries.

Then at 4 p.m., Northwest will open the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse with a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting. As the single largest public-private partnership in Northwest’s 113‐year history and one of the largest such projects in the region ever, the Hughes Fieldhouse has benefitted from donors committing nearly $14 million to the project. Leading support for the project was provided by the Founding 50 – a group of donors contributing $50,000 or more to the project – with the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Family Foundation, the Mel and Valorie Booth Family, the city of Maryville and Nodaway Valley Bank working as “team captains” of the group. The University and students also are contributing to the project, while hundreds of alumni and friends have made gifts of all sizes.

Northwest’s Homecoming activities continue Friday night with the M-Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and the Variety Show at 7 p.m. For more information about Homecoming activities at Northwest click here or visit

The Board of Regents is responsible for sound resource management of the University and determining general, educational and financial policies.


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215