Applied learning is core to Missouri Western’s mission. Students in all our programs gain valuable experience outside of the classroom. They apply their knowledge in actual workplaces and participate in internships as well as create content for the University’s various media outlets: The Griffon News, Griffon Yearbook, and KGSM-Griffon TV.
Dr. Mike Cadden, professor of English and director of childhood studies, has published a book with the Modern Language Association of America. Cadden and two colleagues are editors of "Teaching Young Adult Literature," part of the MLA options in teaching series. The book includes essays on the theory, themes, genres, and issues in teaching young adult literature in the high school and university.
Dr. Kaye Adkins received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (cptsc.org), the major national organization in technical communication for program administrators and directors. Kaye is the long-time treasurer for the organization and received recommendations from distinguished faculty across the country.