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.

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! – The Department of Theatre, Cinema and Dance opened their 2017-2018 theatre season on October 13 with “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”.  The final two performances will be  October 20 – 21.

SOCIAL WORK FIELD DAY – Five Master of Social Work programs visited MWSU on October 17. Students were able to talk to the various MSW programs personnel. The MSW programs that were on campus were: Park University, University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Missouri-Kansas City and University of Arkansas.

MWSU CONCERT CHORALE – On September 14th the Concert Chorale, in conjunction with four area high school choirs, performed at the 150th anniversary of the pipe organ at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Joseph. The American Guild of Organists funded the guest artists who performed at the event.

CIVIL RIGHTS TOUR – An informational meeting was held on October 18 for LAT 340: Study Away in CJ, LS & SWK: A Civil Rights Tour of Washington, D.C. The trip is planned for March 12-17, 2018. The  online course, taught by Suzanne Kissock will focus on civil rights issues, and will begin in January. The Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the home of Frederick Douglass, the African American Civil War Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Holocaust Memorial will be included in this trip.

PSC FALL FILM SERIES – The Peace and Conflict Studies Film Series continued with “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” on Thursday, Oct. 5, and “Born in Brothels” on Oct. 19. The goal of the series is to show films related to issues of war, conflict and peace, and engage audience members in a critical evaluation of these films as they relate to broader themes and experiences.

STUDY AWAY FAIR – A Study Away Fair was held on Oct. 16 in the lobby of Blum Union. Students were able to learn about upcoming trips and exchange programs.

INTERDISCIPLINARY NATURE OF GEOGRAPHY SPEAKER SERIES – The Interdisciplinary Nature of Geography Speaker Series welcomed Dr. Ingrid Luffman from the Department of Geosciences at East Tennessee State University to the Missouri Western campus on October 17th.  His presentation was titled, “Improving Public Health and Driving Economic Development Through Watershed Restoration.”

PLANETARIUM SHOWS – Three public planetarium shows have been scheduled for the Bushman Planetarium. The main feature on Oct. 17th was “Forces of Nature” and on October 19th, “Nanocam”. On Nov. 21st “Wonders of the Universe” will be featured.

GRADUATE EDUCATION WEEK – Governor Eric Greitens, declared October 16-20th to be Graduate Education Week across the state to recognize graduate students, educators and alumni who contribute significantly to the state and its citizens. Dr. Caldwell, Dean of Graduate School held several events on campus this week.


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