Monday, December 7, 2009

Bearcat Football National Championship Watch Party

Time to take care of unfinished business! Watch the Bearcats take on Grand Valley State for the National Championship title. This is the year!

The Game Sports Bar
719 86th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322
When: Saturday December 12th @ 11am (Kickoff at 12pm)

We are accepting donations of personal items for the Urbandale Food Pantry as part of our efforts to give back to the community. 8 oz. bottles of shampoo/conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, and diapers are the most needed items. There will be a collection box at The Game.

We still have Chapter Shirts available with all proceeds going to our chapter scholarship fund! More info available at:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Chapter T-Shirts

We are selling chapter short sleeved t-shirts to raise money for our scholarship fund. The shirts are $15 each and are available in regular or ladies fit. The shirts are gray with dark green print and have a logo in the chest pocket area (no pocket) and on the sleeve. Pictures may be found below.

Please contact if you're interested in purchasing a shirt! We will have a limited number available at the football watch party on Dec 5th as well. If you are unable to attend the watch party we can include your order with our next batch of shirts from the printer.

Chest Pocket Area

Right Sleeve

Monday, November 30, 2009

2009 Bearcat Football Semi-Final Watch Party

It's time to cheer on the Bearcats as they take on California (PA) in Maryville for a chance to go onto the Championship!

The game is on Saturday December 5th at 7:30pm and will be televised on CBS College Sports.

The Central Iowa Alumni Chapter will be hosting a watch party for those that can't make it to Maryville to cheer the 'Cats on in person!

Unfortunately, our usual place, The Game, was booked up for Saturday so we had to pick an alternate! Please make sure you come to the right place! :)

Where: Over Time Sports Bar, 4810 86th Street, Urbandale, IA
When: Saturday December 5th, 7pm-Whenever (Kickoff at 7:30pm)
We will be in the back room but can spillover into the main part of the bar if needed.

Please email with questions!

But wait...there's more!

To raise money for our chapter scholarship fund we will be selling t-shirts for $15. The shirts will be gray and will have "Northwest Bearcats" with the paw logo on the chest pocket area and the sleeve will say "Central Iowa Alumni Chapter" also with a paw. The design is simple and will allow for many years of wear! We currently have 50 shirts in both regular and ladies styles on order.

We will have these shirts for sale at the watch party and all proceeds go to our scholarship fund! If you are unable to attend the watch party or are unable to secure a shirt of your size we will be putting in another order and can place yours at that time as well. Email with questions!

Please show your support for your local alumni chapter and for future Bearcats by wearing these shirts with pride!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Olde Main Brewing Co. Tour and Dinner

Please join us as we tour the Olde Main Brewing Co. in Ames, IA!

Learn all about Olde Main's distinctive beers from the brewmaster himself and see the brewing process in action. A 30-45 minute tour will be provided free of charge. Following the tour, feel free to stick around for dinner and pair some delicious beer with equally delicious food! You're on your own for the cost of dinner and drink, of course.

When: February 18, 2010 @ 6:30pm
Where: Olde Main Brewing Co., 316 Main Street, Ames, IA
Cost: Tour is free, dinner is up to you.

Please RSVP at to let us know if you plan on attending so that we can arrange for seating for dinner.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Welcome Reception for President Dr. John Jasinski

Join fellow Central Iowa Bearcats in welcoming the new President and First Lady of Northwest Missouri State! A family friendly welcome reception is being held at the Discovery Center Exhibit at the Blank Park Zoo. We hope you can join us! Please see event details and RSVP information below.

  • Blank Park Zoo, Discovery Center Exhibit, 7401 SW 9th St., Des Moines, IA
  • December 2, 2009. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Reception with Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
  • 6:30 p.m. Remarks by Dr. Jasinski
  • Courtesy RSVP requested by Tuesday, Nov. 24, to Andrea Wagner at (660) 562-1248 or
  • This family-friendly event is hosted by the Central Iowa Alumni and Friends Chapter of the Northwest Alumni Association and the Northwest Foundation

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bearcat Family Day at Howell's Pumpkin Patch

Just in time for Halloween, the Central Iowa Alumni Chapter invites you and your family to join us for a day at Howell's Pumpkin Patch in Cumming, IA!

When: Sunday, October 25th @ 2pm
Where: Howell's Pumpkin Patch
3145 Howell Court
Cumming, IA, Map

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy wagon rides, a corn maze, and a of course the pumpkin patch! Lots of fun for kids and adults! The wagon ride, including your visit to the Pumpkin Patch and the Corn Maze, is only $3.50 per person (under 2 free), plus the cost of your pumpkins if you choose to purchase them. Visit for more information about the activities available.

We're Moving (our socials)!

We are always trying to find the best locations for our socials and events and sometimes that means we have to make a move. After several months at Kelley's in Beaverdale it's become evident that we need to change locations!

The Game Sports Bar in Urbandale has been a great host for our Football watch parties for the last three years AND has a Bearcat as one of the owners!

Beginning in October we'll be having our First Thursday socials at The Game Sports Bar at 6pm on the first Thursday of every month.

Thursdays also happen to be steak night and there will be a variety of drink specials as well! We think this move will be our last as our Central Iowa Bearcats tend to feel at home at The Game.

We hope to see you there!

The Game Sports Bar
719 86th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322

Chapter of the Year

We're proud to announce that your Central Iowa Alumni Chapter has been awarded Chapter of the Year! We couldn't have done it without the support of our great alumni, family, and friends in the area so we thank YOU!

Article about the 2009 Alumni Awards and the Central Iowa Chapter of the Year award:

Please help us to keep our chapter at the top of its game by attending some of our upcoming events!

We hope to see you there!

Kim Wall
President, NWMSU Central Iowa Alumni Chapter

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Football Watch Party - Aug 27

Join us at The Game in Urbandale 3719 86th St- Thursday August 27th @ 7pm

Watch the Bearcats play their first game of the season on CBS College Sports Network!

The Game is also having a Dinner Special...$7 gets you an 8oz. Bacon Wrapped Filet (or 12 oz. Iowa Chop), Baked Potato, Salad & Garlic Bread

Feel free to bring friends (alumni or not) to help us cheer on the Cats!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's State Fair Time Again! We need your help!

It's that time of year again! Time for the Iowa State Fair! This is one of our biggest chances to get the word out about Northwest and our Alumni chapters!
We are seeking alumni and friends to volunteer to staff the Northwest Missouri State University booth at this year's fair. All volunteers will receive an Admission ticket and parking pass. Below you'll find the time slots open for volunteers. Please email indicating which time slot you'd like to work (and a 2nd choice in case your slot is filled). Please include the names of everyone working, your mailing address so that we'll know where to mail your fair admission and parking passes and a phone number. We need two volunteers per time slot that is listed below. We are contacting everyone who worked the booth last year to give you first choice so sign up early. Slot sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis; so if someone beats you to your preferred slot we'll work with you to find another one that works!Thanks in advance for your help! Please feel free to contact Brenda if you have questions. Thursday, August 13, 2008: 5pm-9pmSaturday, August 15, 2008: 9am-1pmSaturday, August 15, 2008: 5pm-9pmSunday, August 16, 2008: 9am-1pmSunday, August 16, 2008: 1pm-5pmSunday, August 16, 2008: 5pm-9pmMonday, August 17, 2008: 5pm-9pmTuesday, August 18, 2008: 5pm-9pmWednesday, August 19, 2008: 5pm-9pmThursday, August 20, 2008: 5pm-9pmFriday, August 21, 2008: 5pm-9pmSaturday, August 22, 2008: 1pm-5pmSaturday, August 22, 2008: 5pm-9pmSunday, August 23, 2008: 9am-1pmSunday, August 23, 2008: 1pm-5pm
Brenda Untiedt '00, '09Alumni Relations SpecialistOffice of University AdvancementNorthwest Missouri State University800 University DriveMaryville, MO 64468Phone: (660) 562-1248Cell: (660) 541-1413Fax: (660)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kansas City Chiefs Alumni Discount

The Kansas City Chiefs are offering some discounted ticket opportunities out to the Northwest Missouri State Alumni. They have a limited number of $250 & $390 Full season tickets located in an area originally priced at $590 and $780, respectively, that I would like to offer out. Below are the details. Please contact Tyler Kirby if interested.

The Kansas City Chiefs are offering a limited number of $250 & $390 Full Season Tickets for all Northwest Missouri State Alumni Association Members, as well as their friends and family.

Lower level seats and Group opportunities are also available. Please contact me directly at (816) 920-4824 or via email at with any questions or to reserve seats. As always, I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bearcat Family Picnic

Pack a picnic and come enjoy a summer day outside with other Bearcats and their families! Kids can play in the playground and the beach will be open for swimming

: Saturday, May 30th @ 1-5pm
Where: Raccoon River Park, West Des Moines, IA -- Coneflower Shelter C (park map:
Cost: FREE! Families should bring their own picnic food and drinks. A grill is provided at the shelter but tabletop or tailgate grills are also allowed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Central Iowa NWMSU Alumni & Friends at the Iowa Cubs

Mark your calendar!!
The Central Iowa NWMSU Alumni & Friends at the Iowa Cubs
Thursday, July 23rd
Join us for tailgating starting at 5 pm then watch the I-Cubs take on Omaha at 7:05 pm.
Tickets are $6 each. To reserve your tickets email
Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Central Iowa Alumni Invited to Des Moines Hubbard Retirement Event

In honor of Dean and Aleta Hubbard’s 25 years of outstanding leadership at Northwest, a series of celebrations are being planned by the Northwest Foundation and the Northwest Alumni Association.

These invitation-only “Quarter Century of Quality” receptions, prior to Dr. Hubbard’s July 2009 retirement, will be in Mesa, Ariz. (Feb. 28), Des Moines, Iowa (March 20), St. Joseph (April 3) and Omaha, Neb. (May 28).

Alumni in Central Iowa are invited to attend the March 20th event at the Botanical Center and must RSVP by March 13th. The cost is $20 per person. Attire is dressy casual (sport coats for the men, dress or pants suit for the women).

In addition, celebrations open to the public will be held in Kansas City March 5 and on the Northwest campus April 23.

A black-tie gathering for a select group of Dr. and Mrs. Hubbard’s family and friends took place in October at Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in celebration of their distinguished years of service to Northwest.

For more information about any of the upcoming Quarter Century of Quality receptions, contact Lynn Ruhl at or (660) 562-0816.

In lieu of retirement gifts, Dr. and Mrs. Hubbard have requested contributions be made to the Aleta and Dean Hubbard Scholarship through the Northwest Foundation.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

NWMSU Night @ The Iowa Energy

The Central Iowa Alumni & Friends Chapter of the Northwest Alumni Association will be holding an event at the Iowa Energy basketball game on April 1. Make plans today to meet other Bearcats at the game.

Come cheer on the Iowa Energy as they take on the LA Defenders. The Iowa Energy is the NBA development league affiliated with the Chicago Bulls and the Phoenix Suns so you're sure to see some great basketball action!'s $1 Beer Night at the Energy!

Mingle with fellow Northwest Bearcats and enjoy top notch entertainment and those $1 beers!

When: Wednesday, April 1st @ 7 pm
Where: Wells Fargo Arena
Cost: Tickets are just $8

For event details or to purchase tickets at the group rate of $8 please contact Jenna Croft at 515-564-8559 or email

New Location for First Thursday Socials!

Our attendance at our chapter socials has been growing and to accommodate the growth we've had to relocate! As it turns out, we have a local bar owner with a Northwest connection that's willing to host us! Anything to help out the locally owned businesses, right? We hope to see you there!

First Thursdays
Kelley's on Be
aver @ 6pm
3606 Beaver Ave

Des Moines, IA 50310

Join us the first Thursday of every month for food and drink specials as you socialize with other area Bearcats!

Thanks to Mark Doll of Doll Distributing for providing signs to hang at Kelley's to advertise our socials!