Missouri State University

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  • Gohn Hall houses the Missouri State Outreach program, which provides selected undergraduate and graduate degrees and courses.
  • The Garnett Library includes a number of study areas where students can complete assignments.
  • The Lybyer Technology Center opened to students and classes in spring 2000.
  • Over 300 classes are available during the 2015 spring semester.
  • Winter snows give the campus the look of a picture postcard.
  • Find out who is crowned 2014-15 Homecoming King and Queen Jan. 17 at the Grizzly basketball game!
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Former Grizzly Basketball player Tommie Mabry returned to West Plains to share his story of how basketball and the discipline it provided helped him overcome life's obstacles. www.tommiemabry.com

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Health Information Technology Program
Health Information Technology Program
Missouri State-West Plains offers a Certificate in Health Information Technology and has submitted an Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology to Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education for approval. After completing the degree, students could potentially transfer into established bachelor’s degrees in health information technology/administration at selected four-year institutions.
2014 State of the University Address
2014 State of the University Address
Missouri State University-West Plains: State of the University Address
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  • A reminder, the campus will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 2 for the holidays. Enjoy the break, and we'll see you next year!
    1 hour agoWest Plains Twitter
  • Remember, Missouri State University-West Plains will be closed for the holidays beginning at 5 p.m. today. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 5. Happy Holidays!
    6 hours ago • 3 people like this • West Plains Facebook
  • Senior Citizen Registration starts today! Head down to Cass Hall to register!
    8 hours agoWest Plains Twitter
  • Today is the last day offices are open until Jan. 5! Plan accordingly!
    8 hours agoWest Plains Twitter
  • ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ will take civic center stage Jan. 23
    9 hours agoWest Plains News
        WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The Imaginary Theatre Company of the St. Louis Repertory Theatre will bring its production of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” to the West Plains Civic Center stage for a 7 p.m. performance Jan. 23. Presented by Missouri State University-West Plains’ University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department, the performance is being made possible with […]
  • Mentalist Christopher Carter will share ‘Theater of Thoughts’ Jan. 15
    Yesterday at 8:57 a.m.West Plains News
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department and the Student Government Association at Missouri State University-West Plains will host mentalist Christopher Carter for a performance of his show, “Theater of Thoughts,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the West Plains Civic Center theater. Tickets are $8; children age 13 and under and […]
  • Missouri State University-West Plains will close December 20 through January 4. Get your applications for the Spring 2015 semester in soon. Registration is going on now. Classes begin January 12, 2015.
    December 17 at 3:10 p.m. • 4 people like this • West Plains Admissions Facebook
  • Looking for a last-minute gift? Don't forget theater tickets! We have two great shows on sale now! Mentalist/Illusionist Christopher Carter Jan. 15 and "The Emperor's New Clothes" Jan. 23. Both shows only $8 for adults, free for children 13 & under and for MSU-WP students with a BearPass ID. Tickets on sale at the Civic Center box office!
    December 17 at 2:52 p.m. • 2 people like this • West Plains University/Community Programs Facebook
  • Schedule change announced for Grizzly New Year’s Classic
    December 17 at 10:04 a.m.West Plains News
        WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Yancey Walker, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team, today announced a schedule change for the annual Grizzly New Year’s Classic, set for Jan. 2 and 3 at Joe Paul Evans Arena in the West Plains Civic Center. On Jan. 2, the tournament’s first game between […]
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics & ...
    Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics & Programming Jeff Huff was one of several faculty and staff members who rang the bell today at Wal-Mart in West Plains for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.
    December 16 at 1:43 p.m. • 27 people like this • West Plains Facebook
  • Fall 2014 grades are available on My Grizzly Den! Check it out!
    December 16 at 1:00 p.m.West Plains Twitter
  • New video segment will keep Grizzly Basketball fans up to date on the team
    December 16 at 11:18 a.m.West Plains News
        WEST PLAINS, Mo. – A new video segment, “Above the Rim,” will keep fans of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team up to date on team happenings and give them an opportunity to submit questions to Head Coach Yancey Walker. Beginning Jan. 5, fans can tune in live at 10 a.m. every […]
  • Some Missouri State-West Plains offces to extend hours
    December 16 at 11:16 a.m.West Plains News
        WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Several offices at Missouri State University-West Plains will offer extended hours in January to accommodate students with last minute business for the 2015 spring semester. Below is a list of dates, offices that will be open on those dates, and hours of operation: • Jan. 5-8, 8 a.m. to 6 […]
  • Prequalification Jan. 7 for next Ozarks Food Harvest delivery
    December 16 at 11:10 a.m.West Plains News
        WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The next prequalification for the Ozarks Food Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the West Plains Public Library Community Room, 750 W. Broadway. January’s mobile food pantry is being sponsored by Bill and Pam Hutchings. Those eligible to apply for this […]