Academic Affairs


The Office of Academic Affairs, led by Dr. Jeanne Daffron, Provost, ensures the quality and integrity of all academic programs.  Here you will find access to the information and resources that make up the university’s rich academic life. At Missouri Western, students’ experiences inside and outside the classroom are seamlessly integrated in an environment where faculty, staff and students live, learn and serve the broader community.

MUSIC STUDENT TO PERFORM AT WASHINGTON, DC – International Student, Kevin Yang (Aung Moe Kyaw) from Burma was invited to perform a special concert in Washington, DC on April 21 in support of the fourth annual Myanmar Music Festival to be held in Myanmar this June. The event was honored by the presence of two special guests, Myanmar Ambassador to the United States Aung Lynn and his wife Kay Thi, who offered remarks at the start of the event.  The attending guests included the current Burmese Ambassador to the US, along with various officials from the US Dept. of State. The April 21 event featured a performance by concert pianist and Festival co-founder/artistic director Kimball Gallagher. Kimball was joined by Kevin Yang (Aung Moe Kyaw), a full scholarship piano major at Missouri Western University. Kevin is from Yangon and the only Myanmar-raised pianist currently studying music at an American university.

PLANETARIUM SHOWS – The Bushman Planetarium, located inside Agenstein Hall, offered public showings April 18 and April 20. The April 18 show, “Future Moon,” honored the Apollo astronauts who first landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and the children of today that may someday return. The show was narrated by Walter Cronkite.  The April 20 show, “We Choose Space,” was a show for audiences of all ages who dream of space and wonder about the future of human spaceflight. This show is also narrated by Cronkite, the St. Joseph native honored at Missouri Western’s Walter Cronkite Memorial.

MUSIC EVENTS – The Jazz Program of the Missouri Western Music Department showcased its three major jazz ensembles at the annual Spring Jazz Concert, Tuesday, April 18. The concert featured performances by the Jazz Lab Band, Vocal Jazz, and Jazz Ensemble and several student soloists. The concert also showcased classic jazz literature as well as new contemporary literature by today’s leading writers. the Concert Band  performed on April 20. Both events were held in Fulkerson Center.

CHILD ABUSE CONFERENCE – The Regional Law Enforcement Academy, the Western Institute, the Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Social Work, the School of Nursing and Health Professions, the Department of Education, and the Northwest Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center sponsored the Child Abuse: Education, Prevention and Investigation conference.  This conference was held on April 19 & 20 in Fulkerson Center.  This interdisciplinary conference was for educators, law enforcement, nurses, social workers, lawyers, juvenile officers, and related professions.

GUEST PERFORMER AND SPEAKER – Dr. Kostis Hassiotis, an international oboist and professor, performed in a guest artist recital and guest lecture for music education students in the instrumental rehearsal hall, Potter 108, and the choral rehearsal hall, Potter 112 on April 19. Hassiotis teaches at the University of Macedonia and the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki. He combines active artistic presence with research and teaching of music practice.

ISRAEL TRIP – An informational meeting to discuss a trip to Israel was held April 18 in Spratt 109. Dr. Jimmy Albright, Professor of Archaeology, will be the tour guide as some of the most ancient sites in Israel are explored.  The trip will take us from Tel Aviv to Galilee, the Dead Sea, Masada, Jerusalem and finally Bethlehem.  An informational session will also be held in Kansas City on May 2 – location and time will be announced. 

 COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT AWARDS – Missouri Western State University students brought home a record number of awards from the Association of Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair in St. Louis earlier this month. The 31 students earned two first place, two second place, two third place and four honorable mentions in competitions at the conference.










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