Below are several upcoming events at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP), many of which are open to the community. Feel free to clip this calendar and keep it for your reference to make sure you don’t miss any events that might interest you. Also listed are several important dates on the university’s calendar that area residents might want to keep in mind.
Sept. 27 – Grizzly Volleyball vs. Mineral Area College, 5:30 p.m., West Plains Civic Center arena.
Oct. 2 – 28th annual Grizzly Golf Classic at the West Plains Country Club. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m.; tee off at noon. All proceeds raised benefit the Bo Pace Memorial Scholarship and Grizzly Athletics. For more information or to register, visit WP.MissouriState.edu/GrizzlyGolf or call 417-255-7240.
Oct. 6 – Gammill Nursing Simulation Lab dedication, 11 a.m., Looney Hall, 128 Garfield Ave.
Oct. 6 – Annual State of the University Address featuring Missouri State University System President Clif Smart and Missouri State University-West Plains Chancellor Dennis Lancaster, 2 p.m., Carol Silvey Student Union in Hass-Darr Hall, 201 Garfield Ave.
Oct. 6-7 – Grizzly Invitational Volleyball Tournament at the West Plains Civic Center Arena. Grizzlies play at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 7.
Oct. 7 – Grizzly Softball vs. Arkansas State University-Newport, 2 and 4 p.m. games, Hilburn Sports Complex adjacent to West Plains High School.
Oct. 10 – Grizzly Basketball preseason scrimmage vs. Link Year Prep National Post Grad squad, 7:30 p.m., West Plains Civic Center arena.
Oct. 12-13 – Fall break. Classes will not meet; offices OPEN.
Oct. 13 – Friends of the Garnett Library luncheon and meeting, noon to 1 p.m., Lybyer Technology Center Rooms 104-105. Guest speaker, Grizzly eSports Head Coach Alex Pinnon and Assistant Coach CJ Collins. For more information or to reserve a box lunch, call 417-255-7940 or email FriendsofGarnettLibrary@MissouriState.edu.
Oct. 17 – The Ozarks Heritage Research Center presents a poetry reading by local poet and screenwriter Dave Malone, 6 p.m., Garnett Library, 304 W. Trish Knight St. Admission free.
Oct. 24 – Grizzly Basketball intrasquad preseason scrimmage, 7:30 p.m., West Plains Civic Center arena.
Oct. 25 – Grizzly Volleyball vs. East Central College, 6:30 p.m., West Plains Civic Center arena.
Oct. 26 – Missouri Educators for Tomorrow’s Schools (MoETS) Conference, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gohn Hall, 603 W. Main St. For more information, contact the career development office at 417-255-7230 or email WPCareer@MissouriState.edu.
Oct. 26 – The Ozarks Heritage Research Center presents the presentation “Mythological Monsters of the Ozarks” by Dr. Brooks Blevin, 6 p.m., Garnett Library, 304 W.Trish Knight St. Blevins is the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield. Admission free.
Oct. 28 – Grizzly Softball vs. Moberly Area Community College, 12 and 2 p.m., Hilburn Sports Complex adjacent to West Plains High School.
Oct. 28 – Grizzly Softball vs. North Arkansas College, 4 p.m., Hilburn Sports Complex adjacent to West Plains High School.