Scheduling Services is responsible for oversight of all campus facility usage and reservation and coordination of event support services. Campus facilities may be reserved and used by campus departments and student organizations free of charge (charges may apply for event support services, extensive set-up/tear-down or use of the Fulkerson Center, Griffon Indoor Sports Complex or Spring Sports Complex). Event support services include facility set-up and tear-down, campus dining, audio/visual equipment and support, sound and light production (in facilities where available), recreational and athletic equipment, and Police Department. Information about Scheduling Services may be obtained on-line at www.missouriwestern.edu/scheduling.
Priority for facility usage and governing policies are outlined in the Missouri Western Policy Guide that can be found on-line at www.missouriwestern.edu/hr.
The Testing Center is responsible for standardized tests offered to University students, prospective students and to community residents; and monitors testing for students and community residents whose exams need to be proctored. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu/testing for more information.
Information Technology Services
The Information Technology Services (ITS) department, located in Hearnes Center Room 110, is a technology services group that provides centralized computer services, microcomputer support, network services, and an optical character recognition scanning service. Central Computer Systems Administration provides support for centralized computer operations, registration of PCs, programming services, and production control services for running centralized computer based applications. Microcomputer Support Services provides the faculty and staff with support for hardware installation and repair service, software installation and problem resolution, hardware and software acquisition support, printer installation and repair services, and a help desk. Network Support provides services for network administration, printer and file sharing, wireless networking, Local Area Network (LAN), Internet, centralized servers, campus-wide data cable plant including fiber optics cable between buildings and Category-5 cable to each desktop. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Scanning Services provides a scanning service for academic tests and campus elections. ITS may be contacted at (816) 271-4354; the Help Desk is available at (816) 271-4555; further information may be found at www.missouriwestern.edu/its.
The Missouri Western Police Department is located on the second floor of Blum Union, Room 201. The Police Department Office is open 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. during the week. The office is closed on weekends and University observed holidays. Police assistance is provided 24 hours a day, every day of the year by calling (816) 271-4438.
The Missouri Western Police Department has commissioned police officers that assist students by responding to calls concerning thefts, vandalism, uninvited guests, fires, vehicle assists, medical assists and any emergency situation.
Missouri Western Police Department information is also available at www.missouriwestern.edu/policedepartment.
Parking & Security Services
The Parking and Security Services Office is located in Blum Union, Room 100 (next to Barnes and Noble Bookstore). The Parking and Security Services Office is open 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students and staff may register their vehicles, receive their Identification Cards and obtain information about parking and other services during office hours. Parking and Security Services may be reached at (816) 271-5666. Vehicle operation and parking regulations are also available at www.missouriwestern.edu/policedepartment/aboutparking.
The Griffon News
The Griffon News is the award-winning official student newspaper and designated campus forum for Missouri Western State University. The paper has won numerous national and state awards and has had Missouri College Journalist of the Year and Photojournalist of the Year recipients. It is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters and its weekly content and back issues are available on its website, www.thegriffonnews.com. For more information, contact The Griffon News in Eder Hall 221 or at (816) 271-4446.
The Griffon Yearbook is a yearly campus publication that consistently wins both national and state awards. It covers all aspects of university life through full color photography, in-depth interviews, feature stories, and enlightening articles. Working for the Griffon Yearbook is a learning experience. Students apply what they have learned in their classrooms to the actual production. Students who want to become journalists learn first hand what journalism is all about. For more information, visit Murphy Hall 208 or (816) 271-4312.
Griffon Update is an award-winning student-produced digital media program highlighting the people, places and events at Missouri Western State University and the surrounding region. Students apply the theory and practical knowledge learned in class to produce feature news packages. These packages are combined to create a broadcast feature magazine-format program shown on local cable and the web. Students who want to gain experience in broadcast journalism can find more information, by visiting Murphy Hall 208 or calling (816) 271-5605.
Griffon Athletics consists of 16 intercollegiate athletic teams, seven for men (football, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, baseball, golf, outdoor track and field) and nine for women (volleyball, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, softball, tennis, soccer, golf, outdoor track and field). Missouri Western is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level and competes within the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The MIAA is composed of 14 institutions in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma and is widely considered the top conference at the Division II level. A varied amount of scholarship aid is available to student-athletes in each sport at Missouri Western. For more information on Griffon Athletics, visit www.GoGriffons.com.