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March 22, 2019

Northwest Week to feature giveaways, fun for students April 1-5

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A long-standing spring tradition continues on the Northwest Missouri State University campus April 1-5 when students participate in Northwest Week.

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

The week includes a Twitter scavenger hunt, petting zoo, a food truck and live music as well as T-shirt and donut giveaways and a wax hand activity. The week also coincides with Northwest’s annual Thank a Donor Day activities on April 2.

“The goal is to have at least one activity or event every day for students to participate in,” Brady Netzel, Student Activities Council’s Northwest traditions director, said. “We wanted to keep a few events from last year that went well while also having new, unique activities on campus. Students are encouraged to participate in all of the activities because they were chosen by students, for the students. The activities and events chosen this year are great ways for them to connect more to Northwest than ever before.”

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


2019 Northwest Week activities

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 1

  • Petting zoo (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial Bell Tower): Animals will include a miniature horse, small silkie chickens and more.


Tuesday, April 2

  • Free food from Casual Foodie (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Centennial Garden): Casual Foodie is a local food truck that offers a variety of meal options, including tacos and nachos. Limited meals are available.


Wednesday, April 3

  • Free T-shirts (11 a.m. to 3 p.m., J.W. Jones Student Union, Living Room): Students may pick up free T-shirts and buttons while writing things they love about Northwest on colored pieces of paper to create a chain. The finished chain will show student connections and appreciation for Northwest.


Thursday, April 4

  • Wax Hands (11 a.m. to 2 p.m., J.W. Jones Student Union, Second Floor): Students are invited to dip their hands in wax to create a unique and fun mold. Dip a mold into varied colors to personalize it and create a keepsake from Northwest Week.
  • Sam Burchfield (6:30 to 8 p.m., Student Union, Living Room): Enjoy live music with southern folk and soul artist Sam Burchfield.


Friday, April 5

  • Donut giveaway: Students are invited to grab a free donut, beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Colden Hall, the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation, the Garrett-Strong Science Building, the Student Union, the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building, Valk Center or Wells Hall, or 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