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.

COMMENCEMENT – The Spring Commencement ceremony was held on May 5 in the Spratt Memorial Stadium. Degrees were conferred on all undergraduate and graduate students who completed graduation requirements in the spring semester. Graduate Mariatul Dianah Hidzir was this year’s commencement speaker.  Approximately 500 graduates processed from the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex into the stadium. The ceremony can be viewed by going to the link on the Commencement website.

HOODING CEREMONY – Graduate students receiving their master’s degrees this spring were hooded in a graduation ceremony on May 4 in the Fulkerson Center. The students wore their caps and gowns and were hooded by a faculty member in the area of their degree. The ceremony was live streamed and is also available for viewing. The link for this can be found on the Commencement and the Graduate Studies websites.

PEACE & CONFLICT STUDIES  Andrea Van Becelaere Duloc, JD, adjunct professor in the  Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, & Social Work, and Gregory Winship, MA, from the Center for Conflict Resolution in Kansas City presented “Perspectives on Restorative Justice: Prosecutor, Practitioner & More” on April 24. They shared restorative justice practices and experiences from the perspectives of a practitioner and a former prosecutor. This lecture was sponsored by the Peace & Conflict Studies Speaker Series which is funded by the Missouri Western State University Foundation.

PROFESSIONAL MAPPING GPS WORKSHOP – No prior experience in mapping GPS was necessary to attend the three-day workshop titled: Introduction to Global Positioning Systems for Mapping and Navigation which was held May 9-11 by Dr. Cary Chevalier. This was an intro, but intense course, to mapping GPS for professionals who wanted to gain operational competence quickly and for students who wanted to acquire skills to increase their marketability.

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