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 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.

CALHE 2015 – The 10th annual Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education (CALHE) took place on our campus on April 16-17. Applied learning demonstrations were performed by many of our faculty. Theater Delta used an Interactive Theater to promote dialogue and solutions for research ethics and academic integrity in the campus community. Students participated in a panel presentation in which they cited how applied learning made a difference in their lives.

Nursing Poster Presentation – Forty-seven nursing students in NUR 459 Research Application course presented 11 posters featuring their research projects.

Galileos’ Legacy Conference – The Department of Philosophy and Religion hosted the Galileo’s Legacy conference “Intersectionality and the Sciences: the Effect of Kyriarchy on the Natural and Social Sciences.” Steve Bryant, director of Intercultural Affairs at Northwest Missouri State University, gave a presentation, “From Ferguson to not on our campuses, how are you showing up in the world? Welcome to the conversation.” Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson, author of multiple books on the intersection of race, gender and politics in America presented her talk on “Mad Science or School-to-Prison?”

National Library Week – The library staff celebrated National Library Week and Missouri Western’s Centennial at a reception where five library displays depicted Missouri Western’s history.

Missouri Western Jazz Concert - The Missouri Western Music Department showcased the Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Vocal Jazz at its Spring Jazz Concert in Potter Hall Theater. Special guests for the concert were Rob Scheps (saxophone, flute) and Jason Jackson (trombone) from New York City.

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