Academic Affairs


The Office of Academic Affairs, led by Interim Provost, Dr. Doug Davenport, 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.

DR. CHEVALIER AWARD – Dr. Cary Chevalier, Professor in the Biology Department of Missouri Western, received the E. Sydney Stephens Award which is the highest honor presented by the Missouri Chapter of The Wildlife Society to one of its members. This annual award is presented to a voting member of the Missouri Chapter who has developed, applied, administered, or completed an especially significant program of management, education, research, or communication that results in an outstanding contribution to the wildlife resources of Missouri.

WILDLIFE SOCIETY – The 79th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference was held January 27-30 at Cleveland, Ohio. This annual event consisted of nearly 800 biologists, students, and scientists from across the 12 Midwestern states. Highlights included nearly 400 technical presentations, poster displays, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events. Congratulations to The Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society from Missouri Western State University which was recognized as the North Central Section Student Chapter of the Year for 2018.

AGC STUDENT CHAPTER – Paul Smith, Vice President of Associated General Contractors (AGC) Missouri, presented a check in the amount of $8,500.00 on February 5 to AGC Student Chapter of MWSU to fund the hands-on learning activities and other efforts of the student chapter.

PLAY FESTIVAL – Alpha Psi Omega held their annual 24-Hour play festival on February 9-10. Three writer/director teams participated with an overall participation of 17 students. The students had to cast, write, and perform a short play within 24 hours. The festival was well attended with over 50 patrons in the Potter Hall Black Box. Twelve awards were given for various design, acting and direction elements, as well as use of genre, prop, line and character.

MAJORS FAIR – The Majors Fair was held on February 12 in Fulkerson Center. Students were able to receive information about all the majors and minors offered at MWSU. Department representatives were on hand to meet with students. (Sponsored by the Student Success & Academic Advising Center, Academic Affairs, SGA, Enrollment Management and Student Retention, Admissions, Center for Academic Support and Career Development.)

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