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  • Looney Hall houses the University's allied health programs.
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Watch the highlights and happenings from 2013-2014 at Missouri State-West Plains, including the culmination of the 50th anniversary celebration, the early completion of a year-long community service initiative, and a top 10 ranking by a national publication. Video editing, composition, and motion graphics by student worker Will Mahan.

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2014 Convocation Ceremony
2014 Convocation Ceremony
The Second Annual Convocation for new students and their families was held August 17, 2014. The program featured a short address by nationally-recognized student success expert, Dr. Sondra Cave of Olathe, Kansas, and the signing of The Book of Grizzlies by new students.
Shelby Harris ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Shelby Harris ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Student Body President Shelby Harris takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS
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  • Grizzlies pick up key Region 16 win over MAC
    17 hours agoWest Plains News
        WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team picked up a key Region 16 win Tuesday, Sept. 16, when it defeated the Mineral Area College (MAC) Cardinals from Park Hills, Missouri, 25-20, 25-19, 17-25, 13-25, 18-16 in the Joe Paul Evans Arena at the West Plains Civic Center. “Last night […]
  • College of Business adviser will visit campus Oct. 7
    17 hours agoWest Plains News
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Kim Stagner, an adviser with the College of Business at Missouri State University in Springfield, will be on the Missouri State-West Plains campus Tuesday, Oct. 7, to meet with prospective students interested in business degree programs offered locally through the Missouri State Outreach office. Stagner will be in room 102 of […]
  • Congratulations to the Grizzly Volleyball team on their 3-2 victory over MAC last night! @WPGrizzlyWomen #GrizzlyStrong #MSUWP
    17 hours agoWest Plains Twitter
  • Learn more about this region at the Ozarks Studies Symposium Friday and Saturday. All presentations are free! goo.gl/uPe7Q0
    18 hours agoWest Plains Twitter
  • Next Thursday there will be a Career/Job Fair in the rec center from 9AM until 2PM. Check it out! goo.gl/wpSlOj
    19 hours agoWest Plains Twitter
  • Looking for variety? Don't miss BRIAN MILLER ...
    Looking for variety? Don't miss BRIAN MILLER - Magician, Comedian, Musician. Tickets on sale now at the Civic Center box office or by calling 256-8087.
  • Enrollment increases 3 percent
    22 hours agoWest Plains News
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Enrollment at Missouri State University-West Plains increased 3.3 percent this fall, according to official enrollment statistics for the 2014 fall semester. The figures show 2,193 students are taking classes at the university this fall compared to last year’s overall tally of 2,123 students, university officials said. “We are very pleased our […]
  • 8th annual Ozarks Studies Symposium set for Sept. 18-20 – University Communications - Missouri...
    September 16 at 4:03 p.m. • 2 people like this • West Plains Facebook
    Want to know more about the Ozarks? Make plans to attend the 18th annual Ozarks Studies Symposium this week! For details, visit [ visit link ] All presentations are FREE and open to all!
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  • At 6PM, the Grizzly Volleyball team faces MAC at the civic center! Come cheer on our volleyball girls! #grizzlystrong #msuwp
    September 16 at 2:10 p.m. • 1 retweet • West Plains Twitter
  • Timeline Photos
    September 16 at 1:37 p.m. • 4 people like this • West Plains Facebook
    Come out and support the Grizzlies!
    HOME GAME DAY!!! The Grizzlies take on Region 16 opponent Mineral Area College tonight at 6:00 pm in the Joe Paul Evans Arena at the West Plains Civic Center! Get your game face on and come on out and support the Grizzlies! GO GRIZZLIES!!!!! #GrizzlyStrong
  • Informational session for veterans interested in attending college Oct. 10 in W.P.
    September 16 at 10:10 a.m.West Plains News
        WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Area veterans interested in using their GI Bill benefits to earn a college degree from Missouri State University-West Plains are invited to attend a special informational session on Friday, Oct. 10, at the university’s Veterans Incentive Program (VIP) Center in room 102 of the Garnett Library, 304 W. Trish Knight […]
  • Grizzly Gear Mondays!
    September 15 at 4:47 p.m. • 4 comments • 93 people like this • West Plains Facebook
    You can be in this album too! Wear your Grizzly Gear every Monday and send pictures to wpunvicomm@missouristate.edu!
    #msuwp #GrizzlyGearMonday #GrizzlyLife
  • Don't forget, the Grizzly Volleyball team has a home match tomorrow at 6PM in the civic center! Come support our team! #grizzlystrong
    September 15 at 3:10 p.m.West Plains Twitter
  • Grizzly Gear Mondays: A Photographer’s Point of View | Student Journals
    September 15 at 2:18 p.m.West Plains Admissions Facebook
    It's Grizzly Gear Monday! This week, Tori discusses being on the other side of the camera.
    I have a confession to make. As you all know, I work for the university. If you don’t well, you do now. Part of my job is to take pictures. More specifically, I take the Grizzy Gear Monday pictures. *GASP* *shock* YOU?! Yes, me. However, there is a wee bit of a catch. I’m going to say it. Whew. Here…
  • Grizzlies to host Region 16 rival MAC Tuesday
    September 15 at 1:06 p.m.West Plains News
        WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team will host its first Region 16 match of the season at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, when the Mineral Area College Cardinals from Park Hills, Missouri, come to town for a 6 p.m. contest in the Joe Paul Evans Arena at the […]