NW News

  • 25 February 2021: University Police receives Department of Justice certification -

    The Northwest Missouri State University Police Department is now certified in compliance with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Standards for Certification on Use of Force and Safe Policing Communities.
  • 24 February 2021: Northwest participating in statewide tornado drill Tuesday -

    Northwest Missouri State University, along with the National Weather Service, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and local emergency management offices, will participate in the annual statewide tornado drill at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, as part of Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 1-5.
  • 24 February 2021: Students gaining leadership skills, benefits through Northwest GOLD program, which is now largest in state -

    Northwest’s GOLD program hit the mark this spring, growing from just seven students in 2018 when Officer in Charge Joshua Wilmes began his leadership of it.
  • 23 February 2021: Women’s History Month activities to include exhibit, presentations, film screening -

    Northwest Missouri State University is commemorating Women’s History Month with a series of activities that include lectures and exhibits featuring women, a movie screening and its annual recognition of “Influential Women of Northwest.”
  • 22 February 2021: Northwest actress wins regional acting competition as students, faculty participate in annual theatre festival -

    Christina Short, a sophomore theater performance major from Omaha, Nebraska, made Northwest history by finishing first in the regional Irene Ryan competition, the most visible and respected KCACTF event. The regional competition begins with more than 300 students and is narrowed to 16 regional finalists.
  • 21 February 2021: Hoffmann recognized as outstanding first-year student advocate -

    Dr. Allison Hoffmann, the director of academic success and retention at Northwest Missouri State University, was honored Feb. 15 as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate at the 40th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience.
  • 19 February 2021: Northwest accepting nominations for ‘influential women’ -

    Northwest Missouri State University is again seeking nominations to honor and recognize the achievements of some of its own influential women on campus.
  • 18 February 2021: Northwest alumnus named on National Recreation and Park Association’s 30 under 30 -

    Matthew Denton, a 2017 Northwest Missouri State University graduate, recently was named to the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NPRA) inaugural 30 under 30 list for exceptional work in the parks and recreation field.
  • 18 February 2021: Nursing commission invites public comments for accreditation -

    The Northwest Missouri State University Master of Science in Nursing program is pursuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20037; phone 202.909.2500.
  • 15 February 2021: Nodaway County commissioners provide funding support to Northwest’s Agricultural Learning Center -

    The Nodaway County commissioners on Thursday presented a check for $12,500 to Northwest Missouri State University in support of the University’s Agricultural Learning Center and pledged a second gift for a total of $25,000 toward the project.
  • 29 May 2014: Men’s tennis finishes 18th in final ITA rankings -

    SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Northwest Missouri State University men's tennis team finished the season ranked No. 18 in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings which were released on Thursday. The Bearcat men were also ranked No. 1 in the Central Region rankings. The women's team was ranked No. 8 in the Central Region to end the year. In addition to the national team ranking, the doubles team of Sergio De Vilchez and Lluis Altimires were ranked No. 12 nationally. The duo went 20-5 overall, were ranked No. 3 in the Central Region and were the MIAA No. 1 doubles champions. De Vilchez was also ranked individually, finishing the season as the nation's No. 37 ranked player and region's No. 4 ranked player. The sophomore went 15-6 on the year, all at the No. 1 singles position. Also earning regional rankings were Romain Boissinot (No. 9 singles), Alvaro Riveros (No. 12 singles) and Altimires (No. 15 singles). The doubles team of Riveros and Julien Couronne finished the year ranked No. 8 in the region. On the women's side, Lorena Jarolim finished the year ranked No. 12 in the central region and Alexis Bartek was ranked 18th regionally. The duo also finished the year ranked fifth in the Central Region.
  • 24 May 2014: McKnight earns All-America status in shot put -

  • 23 May 2014: Pair of competitions for Northwest on day two -

  • 23 May 2014: Adams named finalist for Ken B. Jones Award -

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State’s Trevor Adams was named a finalist for the MIAA’s Ken B. Jones Award on Friday morning. Adams, who was the quarterback last season for the National Champion Bearcat football team, is one of three finalists for the male award. The conference also announced the three finalists for the women’s award.
  • 22 May 2014: Northwest opens day one of NCAA Championships -

  • 22 May 2014: Bearcats begin Track and Field Championships -

  • 21 May 2014: Bearcats have three named to USA Football U-19 squad -

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northwest Missouri State University football players Jordan Harold (St. Louis, Mo.), Nicholas Turner (St. Louis, Mo.) and Myles McIntyre (St. Louis, Mo.) have been named to the U.S. Under-19 National Team. All three players were redshirt-freshmen on the Bearcats’ 2013 NCAA Division II National Championship team.
  • 21 May 2014: Northwest to begin construction on track -

  • 15 May 2014: Tennis ends season in NCAA quarterfinals -

  • 15 May 2014: McLaughlin announces retirement -

    MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State golf coach Pat McLaughlin announced his retirement on Thursday morning. McLaughlin has been with the Bearcat golf program since its inception in 2006. “As I retire from the coaching ranks, I want to give a sincere ‘thanks’ for the honor and privilege of being the inaugural head coach of the Bearcat women's golf team,” said McLaughlin. “I want to thank the athletic department, our Northwest family and the community as a whole for their support, not only of our golf team, but also for me individually. Best wishes to the team and their continued future success!” During his nine seasons with the Bearcats, McLaughlin has coached Northwest to 57 total top-five finishes, including 16 tournament victories and 16 runner-up finishes. Northwest finished in the top-five in 81.4 percent of the 70 tournaments he coached in. In addition, the Bearcats finished in the Central Region top 12 the past two seasons and were in the top five of the MIAA standings every year under McLaughlin. He was named the 2012 MIAA Coach of the Year and has led the Bearcats to three consecutive top-three finishes at the MIAA Championships. Cassie Lowell and Steph Charteris were each named the MIAA Freshman of the Year and both advanced to NCAA Championship play during their careers at Northwest. In 2012, Lowell was named the MIAA Player of the Year. In addition to strong play on the course, the Bearcats have also earned 13 NGCA academics awards since 2010. “We appreciate coach McLaughlin’s commitment to Northwest women’s golf,” said Northwest Director of Athletics Mel Tjeerdsma. “He started our program nine years ago, culminating this season with a third place finish in the MIAA. He has consistently recruited young women who were outstanding golfers as well as first-class student-athletes. Thanks to coach McLaughlin’s efforts, we are pleased with where our women’s golf program is today and we look forward to watching their progress as they remain a consistent contender for the MIAA title.”