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Message from Dr. Jasinski

President JasinskiIt is my pleasure to welcome you and your student to the Bearcat family! At Northwest Missouri State University, we have an incredibly special culture and much for which to be proud as we approach the 2018-19 academic year. Our mission is focusing on student success – every student, every day, and our faculty and staff are committed to helping your student build the skills they need to ensure they are "career ready, day one" upon completing their degree.

Profession-based learning is our priority at Northwest. We offer real-world, hands-on learning experiences that boost the relevance of subject areas, assignments and co-curricular activities, starting with the first trimester of your student's freshman year.

Bearcats are champions in and out of the classroom, too. Since 2009, Northwest academic and athletic teams have won 43 national championships. I challenge you to encourage your student to be involved in one of the more than 150 student organizations and take advantage of University engagement and development opportunities.

Furthermore, I invite you to attend Northwest's Family Weekend Sept. 14-16 and Homecoming activities during the week of Oct. 8-13. These are great opportunities to experience the Bearcat culture and spirit firsthand.

At Northwest, Bearcats are resilient, Bearcats are champions and Bearcats are successful. We talk often about Being a Bearcat – we learn, connect, care, practice civility and show pride. I am excited to meet the class of 2022 and pleased to have your student joining our Bearcat family.

Focused on student success,

Dr. John Jasinski

Family Weekend

Visit your student Sept. 14-16 for a fun-filled weekend at Northwest. Witness firsthand to see what being a Bearcat is all about.

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