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Griffons Away

Missouri Western’s Study Away Office offers a variety of trips and exchange opportunities every year, and destinations in the past academic year included Panama, New York, England, Scotland, Norway, France, India, Ireland, China and Oregon. We recently spoke with professors and students who took advantage of the travel opportunities. Ireland:[READ MORE]

ATLAS: All About Success

Elaine Bryant, director of ATLAS (Advising, Tutoring, Learning and Academic Support, says she and her staff are here to make sure students have a successful college experience and persist to earn a degree, and office personnel recently began some new initiatives toward that end. One was a pilot program that began[READ MORE]

University Fills Workforce Development Needs

Throughout its 102-year history, Missouri Western has never lost sight of its mission of preparing students for careers and providing work-ready employees for businesses and organizations. A News-Press/Gazette article about the St. Joseph Junior College noted that many people returned to college in the 1930s during the Great Depression, seeking higher[READ MORE]

Collegiate Entrepreneurs

Who said, “I can’t help but think about designing things and coming up with ways to make things better”? Thomas Edison? Nikola Tesla? No, Missouri Western student Justin Turner, who will graduate this fall with a biology degree, minors in business and entrepreneurship, and his own business that he started[READ MORE]

New Options and Agreements Prepare Students for Careers

Two initiatives in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation mean greater opportunities for students and better preparation for their careers. This fall, the department began offering a new concentration for its physical education degree – Personal and Commercial Fitness. And, department personnel recently signed articulation agreements with the[READ MORE]

Faculty Excellence: A Hallmark of Missouri Western

Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Specialist Two legal studies faculty members were selected to teach as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Scholar Program. Joanne Katz, professor of legal studies, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Vietnam to teach mediation and restorative justice this fall. David Tushaus, professor[READ MORE]

President's Perspective Fall 2017

Dear Friends, As I write this letter, our campus is abuzz with activity because incoming freshmen are here for the summer Griffon Orientation programs. As these students are signing up for classes, I know that they have the expectation that they will graduate and be prepared for a career. We take that[READ MORE]

CBS Broadcast in Walter Cronkite Memorial

A new display in the Walter Cronkite Memorial on campus is celebrating the return of a CBS affiliate to St. Joseph. The St. Joseph News Press & Gazette Co. reached an affiliation agreement with CBS Corp. to create KCJO-TV. The first broadcast was June 1 and was held in the[READ MORE]

Campus Kudos Fall 2017

Computer science students bring home the hardware Students brought home a record number of awards from the Association of Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair in St. Louis last spring. The 31 students earned two first-place awards, two second-place awards, two third-place and four honorable mentions in competitions[READ MORE]

Elemental Accessibility

What do you get when a student who is a lab assistant to a visually impaired person starts talking to a professor who is all about accessibility? You get a tactile periodic table, complete with three-dimensional “jewels” to designate the elements’ properties. In spring 2012, Katie Jenkins ’12 was enrolled in[READ MORE]
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