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New Pavilion Named for Bill Snyder

In July, Missouri Western dedicated the Bill Snyder Pavilion in Spratt Memorial Stadium to honor the longtime Kansas State University head coach. The pavilion was built and donated by Steven L. Craig, the benefactor for whom Craig Field and the Craig School of Business are named. It was Craig who proposed naming[READ MORE]

Teaching English in China

Although his interest in China was piqued as a 15-year-old watching the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, student Robert Evilla never thought that interest would lead to a teaching position there. But even though he hasn’t graduated yet, Evilla spent most of his spring 2018 semester and summer teaching English at the[READ MORE]

Active and Involved

Whatever the latest buzz word you choose to use, everyone knows it’s always a good thing when you’re keeping college students busy and engaged. Shana Meyer, vice president of Student Affairs, said several years of research have shown that there is a strong correlation between student involvement and student success, so[READ MORE]

Griffons4Hire Revamped for Students, Alumni and Employers

The Career Development Center is making it easier for employers to find employees, thanks to a makeover of its Griffons4Hire online career management portal, missouriwestern.edu/careerdevelopment, last month. Dr. Vincent Bowhay, the center’s director, said he and his staff have worked to make the site more user-friendly and intuitive for both employers seeking[READ MORE]

HPER Creates New Lab and Upgrades Another

There’s a new look in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, making its hands-on labs more appealing and even more functional than before. The Looney Complex now contains a new Personal and Commercial Fitness Lab and a remodeled Health and Exercise Science Lab with new equipment. Dr. Justin Kraft, department[READ MORE]

Dr. Greg Vecchi: Bringing the FBI Background

When criminal justice students are mulling over career choices, their go-to professor for all things Federal Bureau of Investigation is Dr. Greg Vecchi, assistant professor of criminal justice. Missouri Western hired Dr. Vecchi in 2016, who brought a background of working 18 years for the FBI. His last position with the[READ MORE]

Congratulations, Retirees and Award Recipients!

2017-18 Retirees Congratulations to Missouri Western’s retirees in the past year: Belinda Ball, Western Institute Robert Bidding, University Police Dr. Carolyn Brose, Nursing Dr. Susan Carter, Music Dr. M. Susan Claflin, Education Michael Clark, University Police Dr. John Courington, Economics Dr. Jeanie Crain, English Dr. Jeanne Daffron, Academic Affairs Tammy Durbin, Foundation Accounting Dr. John Ellis, Education Rodema Gnuschke, Library Dr. Chris Godfrey, Physics Dr.[READ MORE]

Campus Kudos Fall 2018

The Missouri Interscholastic Press Association honored Bob Bergland, professor of journalism and advisor for Griffon News, with its 2018 Taft Award for outstanding service to scholastic journalism. The award honors Dr. Bergland’s advocacy for Missouri’s Cronkite New Voices Act, which aims to protect the First Amendment rights of[READ MORE]

Agreement May Lead to Campus Land Development

In March 2018, Missouri Western reached an agreement with T&G Real Estate Solutions, LLC to begin planning for the possible development of University-owned property. The agreement with T&G covers approximately 80 acres of land at the northeast corner of 50th Street and Mitchell Avenue, which is east of the main campus[READ MORE]

Chris Wallace to Speak at 25th Annual Convocation

Award-winning journalist and television host Chris Wallace will be the featured speaker at the 25th annual R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues this fall. His presentation, “A View from Washington,” begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 in the Looney Complex arena and is free and open to the public. Wallace[READ MORE]
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