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March 24, 2023

Northwest Week tradition, festivities returning April 3-7

By Edidiong Idong-Bassey, communication assistant

Northwest Week, a spring tradition at Northwest Missouri State University, is returning for the first time since 2019.

The week-long celebration of the University and academic year begins April 3. The week is organized by the Student Activities Council (SAC) and provides social activities geared toward Northwest students.

This year’s schedule includes outdoor activities, a day to show gratitude for Northwest donors and a yoga session at Colden Pond as well as T-shirt and donut giveaways.

“It’s been so rewarding getting events planned and collaborating with other organizations,” Natasha Metzger, Student Activities Council’s Northwest traditions director and a sophomore animal science major from Papillion, Nebraska, said. “I hope students can go to a few of these events during the week to find a connection with the campus rec staff, Foster Fitness staff and even the Alumni Association. My goal by the end of the week is that students and staff find new connections with our Bearcat family and have fun.”

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

Monday, April 3

Spring Fling (3 to 7 p.m., Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion)

Students are invited to join Campus Recreation and SAC to celebrate spring with outdoor activities and food.

Tuesday, April 4

T-shirt Giveaway (8 to 11 a.m., J.W. Jones Student Union, second floor)

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 paper chain will demonstrate student connections and appreciation for Northwest.

Thank a Donor Day (10 a.m. to 2 p.m., J.W. Jones Student Union, second floor)

Students have the opportunity to share their gratitude for Northwest donors by submitting a virtual thank-you note, signing a thank-you banner or recording a video message.

Wednesday, April 5

Casual Foodie (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial Bell Tower)

The local food truck offers meal options, including tacos and nachos.

Thursday, April 6

Yoga (noon to 1 p.m., Colden Pond)

All students are invited to join a yoga session to de-stress and practice mindfulness techniques.

Friday, April 7

Donut Giveaway (8 to 10 a.m., J.W. Jones Student Union)

Students are invited to grab a free donut on the second floor of the Student Union, while supplies last.


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215