NW News

  • 16 February 2018: Jazz festival to feature 32 school groups, guest artists -

    Northwest Missouri State University will host jazz performers from 32 middle schools and high schools during its annual Northwest Jazz Festival Friday, Feb. 23, in addition to performances by the Northwest Jazz Ensemble and guest artists John Fedchock and Tito Carrillo.
  • 16 February 2018: Ag school to host Agriculture and Food Literacy Summit March 14 -

    In an effort aimed at helping middle-school-aged students better understand and appreciate the food system, Northwest Missouri State University invites the public to its 2018 Agriculture and Food Literacy Summit at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Conference Center at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park.
  • 14 February 2018: Northwest TRIO programs to host National TRIO Day celebration - Students and alumni of Northwest Missouri State University TRIOprogramswill celebrate 30-plus years of success and express appreciation to the University and community during the 2018 National TRIO Day.
  • 13 February 2018: ‘Taste of Africa’ to feature art, music, food, fashion March 3 - Northwest Missouri State University’s African Student Organization will present “A Taste of Africa,” a cultural and educational celebration, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. 
  • 13 February 2018: Northwest-Kansas City hosting forum for business leaders - Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City is inviting business owners and managers in the North Kansas City area to share their ideas about the skills that are lacking in their workforces and how the University can partner to assist businesses with their needs.
  • 12 February 2018: Alumni Association accepting nominations for annual awards -

    The Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for individuals to be honored at its annual awards program next fall. The awards are annually presented to alumni, faculty and friends of the University who have demonstrated professional achievement or extraordinary dedication to Northwest.
  • 9 February 2018: New Student Regent Janay Orange motivated by memory of mother -

    Northwest Missouri State University’s newest student regent, Janay Orange, attributes her drive, passion and success to her mother who passed away when she was young.
  • 9 February 2018: Wind Symphony performing at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts - The Northwest Missouri State University Wind Symphony will perform for a metropolitan audience next month at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City.
  • 9 February 2018: Choi wins first prize in international piano contest, invited to perform at Carnegie Hall - Dr. Jiwon Choi, a staff accompanist at Northwest Missouri State University, recently was selected as a first prize winner in the 2018 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition.
  • 9 February 2018: Students encouraged to submit work for Celebration of Quality -

    Northwest Missouri State University students are invited to submit their best work for presentation at the annual Celebration of Quality, an interdisciplinary symposium spotlighting exceptional student work throughout campus.
  • 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.”