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  • Tickets available now at the West Plains Civic Center Box Office!
  • Students try their hand at racquetball in the Student Recreation Center.
  • Students can use one of the 54 computer stations in Lybyer's open computer lab to check email or complete assignments.
  • Looney Hall houses the University's allied health programs.
  • The Grizzly Tutoring Lab offers students free study help in a variety of subjects.
  • Students take advantage of a nice day to study outdoors.
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Missouri State University - West Plains: Welcome Week 2014

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2013-2014 Year in Review
2013-2014 Year in Review
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.
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.
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  • The WP civic center pool will be closed tonight. The fitness center will be open until 8pm.
  • Good luck to the volleyball team as they head to Kansas for a tournament this weekend! #GrizzlyStrong #MSUWP
    19 hours agoWest Plains Twitter
  • 2014 Darr Honors & Student Leaders Ice Cream Social
    19 hours ago • 1 comment • 30 people like this • West Plains Facebook
    A number of student leaders and members of the William & Virginia Darr Honors Program gathered with several community members Sept. 18 for an old fashioned ice cream social. Those attending enjoyed ice cream sundaes with all of the fixings and visited about their experiences at Missouri State-West Plains. As they like to say in the Ozarks, "a good time was had by all."
    A number of student leaders and members of the William & Virginia Darr Honors Program gathered with several community members Sept. 18 for an old fashioned ice cream social. Those attending enjoyed ice cream sundaes with all of the fixings and visited about their experiences at Missouri State-West Plains. As they like to say in the Ozarks, "a good time was had by all."
  • WPGrizzlyWomen GRIZZLY GAME DAY! Today at 2:00pm vs #1 Iowa Western and at 4:00pm vs Seminole State at the Hutchinson CC... fb.me/37K66rwbd
    20 hours ago • 2 retweets • West Plains Twitter
  • Intensive College Readiness Program will help students prepare for college
    21 hours agoWest Plains News
        WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Missouri State University-West Plains has launched a new program for area residents who are interested in attending college but unsure of their academic skills. The Intensive College Readiness Program (ICRP) will help students increase their math, English and reading comprehension skills before taking required placement tests for enrollment, university officials […]
  • The Grizzly Basketball team will host the Grizzly 5-on-5 Classic fundraiser Saturday at the Rec Center. Come support our team!
    September 18 at 5:35 p.m.West Plains Twitter
  • The opening reception for this year's Ozarks Studies Symposium begins at 5 p.m. today in the West Plains Civic Center's Magnolia Room. Featured speaker will be artist and per course art instructor Barbara Williams, who will discuss her exhibit "Ozarks Snapshots" currently on display at the Gallery on the Mezzanine at the civic center. We hope to see you there!
    September 18 at 11:31 a.m. • 2 people like this • West Plains Facebook
  • IDS 110 Campus Perimeter Run
    September 18 at 11:20 a.m. • 2 people like this • West Plains Facebook
    Students participating in the run included, ...
    Students participating in the run included, in no particular order, Evan Enochs, Trevan Andrews, Shon Sorrell, Austin Perkey, Chris Godas, Josh Bergson, Kyle Wiegard, Andrew Cotterman, Jacob Petrus, Kristin Marsh, Ryan Evans and Morgan Kinder.
  • Enrollment increases 3 percent
    September 17 at 3:12 p.m. • 2 people like this • West Plains Admissions Facebook
  • Grizzlies pick up key Region 16 win over MAC
    September 17 at 1:22 p.m.West 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
    September 17 at 1:20 p.m.West 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
    September 17 at 12:46 p.m.West Plains Twitter
  • Learn more about this region at the Ozarks Studies Symposium Friday and Saturday. All presentations are free! goo.gl/uPe7Q0
    September 17 at 12:00 p.m.West 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
    September 17 at 10:40 a.m.West 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.