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  • 13 December 2019: Northwest celebrates perseverance, connections as 657 receive degrees -

    Northwest Missouri State University awarded 657 bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and education specialist certificates Friday during winter commencement ceremonies as graduates were challenged to show leadership.
  • 13 December 2019: Board hears clean audit report, approves Greek Life policy changes -

    Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents during its regular meeting Thursday approved the institution’s FY19 financial audit and a revised Greek Life Risk Management Policy.
  • 12 December 2019: Local trust awards $10,000 grant to Pay It Forward Fund -

    The Gladys M. Rickard Charitable Trust has awarded the Northwest Foundation a $10,000 grant to bolster Northwest Missouri State University’s Pay It Forward Fund.
  • 12 December 2019: Ogle is first student to graduate from online nursing program -

    Karie Ogle has worked in the nursing field for five years and wanted an avenue to advance her knowledge. This week, she becomes the first student to graduate from Northwest Missouri State University’s relaunched RN-BSN program.
  • 12 December 2019: Pine’s coursework, profession-based experiences shaping his future -

    Jace Pine began his time at Northwest Missouri State University believing he would be a full-time firefighter in Kansas City after graduation. But after taking a few emergency and disaster management (EDM) classes, he wasn’t so sure. 
  • 12 December 2019: Love for words leads alumna to teaching at Stanford -

    A love for words led Northwest Missouri State University alumna Robyn Brinks Lockwood to pursue her passion for writing and publishing and eventually to teaching at Stanford University in Stanford, California.
  • 12 December 2019: Campus involvement helps Freelon gain confidence, become career ready -

    Many students join clubs and organizations at Northwest Missouri State University to stay involved and connected, but N’ninah Freelon took the term “busy” to a different level.
  • 11 December 2019: Moore travels to D.C. for National Student Leadership Forum -

    A Northwest Missouri State University student traveled to Washington, D.C., this fall for the National Student Leadership Forum hosted by members of the United States Congress and government leaders.
  • 11 December 2019: Theatre group presenting annual children’s play Dec. 15 -

    The students of Alpha Psi Omega (APO), Northwest Missouri State University’s honorary theatre fraternity, are hitting the road again this winter with an original children’s play – and this time, the story is out of this world.
  • 10 December 2019: Alumni applying therapeutic recreation skills at KC medical center -

    Three Northwest Missouri State University alumni are applying the experiences they gained as undergraduate students to their careers at a Truman Medical Center outpatient program in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • 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.”