NW News

  • 24 September 2021: Washam accepted to Northland Regional Chamber leadership program -

    Amy Washam, the director of Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City, has been selected to participate in the 2021 cohort of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Northland program.
  • 23 September 2021: Northwest reports death of student -

    Northwest Missouri State University is mourning one of its students who was found deceased in his on-campus residence this evening.
  • 21 September 2021: Students gain professional experience, enhance learning through summer internships -

    Approximately 250 Northwest Missouri State University students completed summer internships at various businesses and nonprofit organizations – from medical research institutes and environmental agencies to community theatres and radio broadcast companies. 
  • 20 September 2021: Northwest Alumni Association to honor 14 for success, service -

  • 18 September 2021: Northwest breaks enrollment record with 8% increase in total headcount, marking fourth consecutive year of growth -

    Northwest Missouri State University’s total headcount this fall is 7,870 students, making it the highest enrollment in the institution’s 116-year history, according to the University’s fall census count this week.
  • 17 September 2021: First-year, transfer students to present annual theatre showcase -

    First-year students at Northwest Missouri State University will present the premieres of four short plays written by Northwest playwriting students when the University stages its 31st annual Freshman/Transfer Showcase Sept. 23-26.
  • 16 September 2021: Student Veterans Association hosting event to raise awareness of student veterans -

    Northwest Missouri State University’s Student Veterans Association will host “Home of the Brave” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in front of the J.W. Jones Student Union and Memorial Bell Tower.
  • 15 September 2021: Northwest announces Duane Havard as director of alumni relations -

    “Duane will be a strong addition to Northwest’s alumni program and the Office of University Advancement, bringing with him an impressive background in working with volunteers and creating enthusiasm while being responsible for important elements such as public relations, communication, budget oversight and fundraising,” Mitzi Marchant, vice president of university advancement and executive director of the Northwest Foundation, said. “As a student at Northwest, Duane was very involved in academics and co-curricular activities, and even after graduation he was a recruiter for our admissions office – all of which will enhance his success in his new role.”
  • 15 September 2021: Northwest announces winners of third vaccine incentive drawing; $10,000 scholarship to be awarded from Oct. 1 drawing -

    Northwest Missouri State University has drawn the names of 70 fully vaccinated students who are receiving an array of prizes as part of the University’s efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccine rates and maintain a more traditional campus environment this fall.
  • 14 September 2021: Stiles receives scholarship in memory of Savannah native -

    Northwest Missouri State University student Gage Stiles is the recipient of the Matthew White Memorial Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • 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.”