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Fall Classic

Only a few more days until the Bearcats come to Kansas City!  Please join us at the Kansas City Power & Light District for Happy Hour starting at 5 pm and the Pep Rally to begin at 7 pm!  Saturday,  the Bearcats take on the Pitt State Gorillas at Arrowhead Stadium.  Join the fun!


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Fall Classic at Arrowhead XI

The 11th edition of the Fall Classic at Arrowhead will take place Saturday, Oct. 13 at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium. Please note that kickoff is set for 4 p.m. This year, Northwest will be the home team and occupy the southwest sideline.

We need Bearcat fans in the stands to make Arrowhead a distinct home field advantage for the Green and White. If you have not purchased your tickets yet, there is still time. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Student Services Center on campus, online here until the end of the day on Oct. 11 or on the day of the game at Arrowhead Stadium.

The parking lots will open at 1 p.m. and Northwest fans can park in lots A, B, C, D and L. Please enter through gates 2, 3 or 4 on the east side of the Truman Sports Complex. The gates to enter the stadium will open at 2:30 p.m.

Will Call tickets can be picked up near the main ticket office at Founder’s Plaza, located on the northwest side of the stadium.

Northwest Night at Power and Light

The night before the big game, Northwest Missouri State University fans are invited to a Bearcat Pep Rally beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

The free event, sponsored by the Northwest Alumni Association, will be at the KC Live outdoor, covered courtyard of Kansas City’s Power and Light District. For a map of the area, click here.

The family-friendly event will have plenty of Northwest giveaways and is open to fans of all ages.

It is KC Live’s policy that after 9 p.m. anyone under 21 must leave the venue.

Bobby Bearcat, the Northwest Steppers and cheerleaders as well as members of the Bearcat Marching Band will be in attendance. The program on the KC Live stage, which begins at 7 p.m., will include performances by these groups and remarks from Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski and Athletic Director Wren Baker. Northwest alum and the vice president of University Advancement Mike Johnson will serve as the pep rally’s emcee.

Northwest Tailgate Party

Fans are invited to the Northwest Alumni Association’s tailgate festivities, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Arrowhead Pavilion, located on the southwest corner of the stadium. Food and beverages can be purchased at the tailgate, and there will be performances by the Northwest cheerleaders and Steppers, the Bearcat Marching Band and Bobby Bearcat. The Northwest Alumni Association also will be providing giveaways throughout the family-friendly event.

For more information about the events, contact the Northwest Alumni Association at 660.562.1248. To purchase tickets to the Fall Classic at Arrowhead, call the Northwest Student Services Center at 660.562.1212.

Don’t miss a single play!

If you can’t make the game, catch the play-by-play action through the Bearcat Radio Network or the online internet webcasts or purchase live video streaming through B2 Networks and the MIAA.

Family Weekend 2012

Many Family Weekend activities are planned for Northwest students, families, alumni and friends of the University. Below is a complete listing of activities. We hope to see you this weekend.
Saturday’s big event is the Bearcat football game against Northeastern State University. Kickoff for Saturday’s game is at 2:30 p.m. This year’s game will include recognition of the 2012 Alumni Award recipients as well as halftime introduction of the Northwest Family of the Year.
The Hy-Vee Bearcat Zone, Northwest’s tailgate area prior to all home football games, gets under way at 12:30 p.m. in the Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion. Meals will be available for $6.50.

Don’t miss a single play!

If you can’t make the game or a watch party, catch the play-by-play action through the Bearcat Radio Network or the online internet webcasts or purchase live video streaming through B2 Networks and the MIAA.


The game will also be televised on the MIAA Broadcasting Network. It will be carried live on Suddenlink Channel 19 in the Maryville and St. Joseph areas, KSMO Channel 62 in the Kansas City area as well as several cable systems throughout the MIAA’s geographical footprint, including Cox Kansas Cable system, Cablevision in St. Joseph, Eagle Communications in Kansas, and Mediacom cable systems in Springfield, Columbia and Jefferson City.


Family Weekend 2012 Schedule


Friday, Sept. 28

Northwest Soccer vs. Northeastern State University, 4 p.m., Bearcat Pitch
Northwest Alumni Association Awards Banquet, 6 p.m., J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom, reservations required.

Northwest Volleyball vs. Southwest Baptist University, 7 p.m., Bearcat Arena


Magician Peter Boie, sponsored by Student Activities Council, 7 p.m., Charles Johnson Theater, free (Reservations required)

Saturday, Sept. 29

5K Run/Walk/Roll, sponsored by Northwest Athletic Trainers, 6:30 a.m. registration/7 a.m. race, starts at Lamkin Activity Center circle drive, $20 entry fee, includes a T-shirt
Pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes, sponsored by Student Senate, 9-10:30 a.m., Alumni House front lawn, $4

Sorority Open Houses, 9-11 a.m., Roberta Hall (refreshments provided)

Alumni Open House, 9-11 a.m., Alumni House

Bearcat Bookstore open, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., J.W. Jones Student Union

Campus Scavenger Hunt, Centennial Garden, 10:30 a.m.

Family Weekend archives display, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m., B.D. Owens Library

Family Fun Fest with free games and activities, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion *Alternate location in case of inclement weather

Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families Open House, 12-2 p.m., Brown Hall, dedication and ribbon cutting at 1 p.m.


St. Jude’s Up Til Dawn Fundraiser, 12-2 p.m., Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion

Hy-Vee Bearcat Zone Tailgate, 12:30 p.m., Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion, meal is $6.50
Football, Northwest vs. Northeastern State University Tigers, 2:30 p.m., Bearcat Stadium (Northwest Family of the Year will be recognized at halftime)
Movie Night, “The Amazing Spider-Man”, sponsored by Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., Charles Johnson Theater, free (Reservations Required)

Fraternity Open Houses, all day (excluding Phi Sigma Kappa)
Sunday, Sept. 30

Faith services throughout the community

All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., J.W. Jones Student Union, $9.18 per meal
Northwest Soccer vs. University of Central Oklahoma, 1 p.m., Bearcat Pitch
Family Weekend archives display, 1-11:45 p.m., B.D. Owens Library

All events are open the public, unless otherwise noted, and subject to change.


Busy week for the Bearcats!

Don’t forget the Alumni Awards Banquet is this Friday.  The Bearcats take on Northeastern State in Bearcat Stadium this Saturday.  It is family weekend on campus.  If you can’t make it to the ‘ville, the KC Chapter is hosting a watch party @MinskysPizza in the River Market.  Come cheer on the Bearcats for a victory over the Riverhawks!

Northwest Networks

Lockton hosts the next Northwest Networks – Kansas City

Come learn about Lockton, the world’s largest, privately owned, independent insurance broker, risk manager and employee benefits specialistswhile networking with other Bearcats! 

Hosted by Lockton’s Bob Croy ’76 & Sam Henson ’01

Thursday, October 18

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


444 W 47th St., Suite 900

Kansas City, MO

(Lockton is located on the Country Club Plaza. Outdoor parking is available by turning from 47th Street onto Pennsylvania Ave. and then right onto 46th Terrace, you will see the open lot. Covered parking is available by turning into the garage on 47th Street located between Barnes & Noble and H&M. Enter into the main lobby and use the elevator to arrive on the 9th floor.)


5:30 p.m. – Social

6 p.m. to 6:45p.m. – Networking meeting

  • Learn about Lockton
  • “Infomercials” about attendees and their businesses

7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Social/Wrap-up

Food and drinks will be provided

 Courtesy RSVP to teresa@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1248 by Monday, October 15.

Please include your name and business when you RSVP. More details and another option to RSVP are available at www.nwmissouri.edu/alumni/nwnetworks/.

Don’t forget to spread the word to other Bearcats and bring your business cards!

Teaching Grants Available

Hey KC area Bearcats!  The Northwest Missouri State University Kansas City Center is now accepting applications for Teaching Grants to help KC area K-12 schools.  For more information, check out http://www.nwmissouri.edu/kc/grant/index.htm.  Spread the word.  Teachers and administrators are able to apply for these grants.

Upcoming event

Our next chapter event is around the corner.  We will be hosting a Bearcat Football watch party on September 29 @MinskysPizza in the River Market.  Come join the fun!  Check out our events page for more details!

Thanks to @WaldoWell

Thank you to The Well for letting us host our TKE Alumni/NWMSU Kansas City Alumni & Friends Chapter Happy Hour on Friday!  We had a great time!  The staff was wonderful!