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6/3/2017 4:10PM
Lost & Found has been moved to tables just outside the Old Library in Penick, next door to Fred Delay Gym.

6/3/2017 3:10PM
Buildings are closing!
Student Hangout is closes at 3pm. Please remove belongings immediately.
Please remove Expository supplies from Expos Storage Room immediately.
Lost & Found will be on tables in front of the Old Library.

6/3/2017 9:30AM
Extemp prep room changed to PEN D54.

6/2/2017 5:45PM
The building where Extemp is held will be locked tonight at 6PM and will not open again until tomorrow at 11:00AM. Extemp first draw is at 9:45, so PLEASE go get your things now!

6/1/2017 6:20AM
Correction: Nugget said that announcements were at 7am, but the schedule is still correct. Announcements will be in the Chapel at 7:30 for students and at Ballot Push for parent judges. However, Ballot Push will begin at 7am. We need 193 judges for Speech Quarterfinals today. We only have 63 community judges to fill that quota. Judges will receive a raffle ticket for judging Speech Quarterfinals today.

6/1/2017 7:30AM
Raffle Trivia Answers HERE

5/31/17 2:00PM

Lost Meal Tickets

Stoa will be unable to replace meal tickets or refillabe tumblers that have been lost. Thank you.

5/31/17 6:03AM Updated

1014 ballots TODAY!

Everyone who shows up to judge at 7AM TP/LD round and waits in line will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to our FABULOUS baskets!!!

5/30/2017 12:00PM

Staff Needed - Building Facilitators

Call 417-569-4552 or email
(2) TODAY!!! 5/30 4:30PM
(1) Tomorrow, Wed 5/31 8AM & 12:30PM
(4) Tomorrow, Wed 5/31 10AM & 2:45PM
(2) Thu, 6/1 8AM & 12:45PM
(7) Thu, 6/1 10:15AM & 2:45PM
(4) Fri, 6/2 10AM & 3:30PM
(3) Sat, 6/3 10AM

5/30/2017 10:50AM


Please set up your laptops in the Logos library between 10-12. The mandatory meeting will be in the library at noon.

5/30/2017 9:30AM

Do NOT turn on-campus room thermostats below 70 degrees!!

~Union Staff

5/30/2017 7:00AM

Watch On-Campus Bedroom Doors!!!

Your dorm key will unlock your FRONT door only, NOT your bedroom doors. Keep your bedroom doors UNLOCKED upon exiting the room AND keep your dorm keys on you upon exiting the apartment. The NITOC housing staff has been running back and forth all day yesterday unlocking bedroom doors. We are not staffed to respond to non-emergency requests in a timely manner. Thank you for your help and understanding!

5/29/2017 2:47PM

Limited Seats in Cafe

The cafeteria seating will be over-capacity tomorrow due to the Sports Camp starting Tues morning. Please take advantage of more outdoor seating that will be opened AND please use the cafeteria for eating only (no prep). Thank you for your help and understanding!

5/29/2017 12:23PM

Point of Clarification


Get a raffle ticket for a chance to win cool prizes.

Here's how: Complete this NITOC 2017 TRIVIA - print it out or pick up a copy at the Help Desk - bring it back to the Help Desk and receive a raffle ticket. Due Wednesday, 5/31 by Noon. Raffle drawing on Wednesday evening!

Team PolicyCompetitor List Correction

General Balloting Guidelines and Blind Ballot Push added to Parent Judging Page

Union University Tours!

Union is offering campus and department tours to our membership at these times:

Mon 12:30-2:30
Wed 8:30-10:30
Thurs 12:30-2:30
Fri 12:30-2:30

Students will meet in Harvey Hall in Barefoot Student Union. Students will have the opportunity to tour individual Departments of their choice, plus have discussions with a panel.

Extemp Competitors: Mandatory Meeting and More Information


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1. I'm a Stoa alum. Can I judge at NITOC?

  • Judges at NITOC shall be aged 18 on Jan 1st
  • Student may not compete and judge within the same competition season.

2. Where can I stay during NITOC?

  • NITOC 2017 is offering dorm housing! More details here
  • NITOC 2017 offers special rates at local hotels. More details here

3. Can I bring my RV and park it on the campus during NITOC?

  • If you travel to NITOC in an RV or motorhome, you might not have an additional vehicle in which to travel to the tournament. Union has graciously provided a designated parking area for RV's. Please see the purple box near the number 11. This parking is for day use only. No overnight guests, please. If you are staying in an RV for the duration of the tournament, you will need to find a suitable RV park. See designated parking here!

4. I would like to purchase a meal plan/punch card for my student who is attending the Sports Camp, how will they get their lunch?

  • If you purchase a meal plan/punch card for your student, the sports camp staff will take your student over to the cafeteria, stay with them for supervision, and escort them back to the camp site.

5. What types of food does the Union cafeteria have?

They have a generous salad bar, grilled food section, home cooking, and fast food type areas. When the Stoa Board went in September, there was stir-fry and Italian as well. If you are a family who enjoys more whole foods, you will be pleased with what Union has to offer.
Read specific meals for each day here.

6. What is the NITOC dress code?

  • You can read the NITOC dress code here

7. I'm not staying in the dorms, am I allowed to use the Wellness Center?

Yes, all NITOC families may use the Wellness Center. Families must attend a Wellness Center orientation Monday, May 29 at 10am or 4pm, then use the facility during the special NITOC hours. Children 12 and below must have supervision at all times from someone 21 or older.