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Keeping the dream alive

Martin Luther King III was the featured speaker at the 24th annual R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues in September. Along with his presentation, he attended a sponsor reception and a breakfast with 25 student leaders. He also spoke at a lunch in the Fulkerson Center. King’s presentation in the[READ MORE]

Serving our country with honor

Missouri Western assists veterans Several campuswide initiatives to serve veterans and active-duty military have resulted in a prestigious recognition, a course held on an air base, a new partnership and a more military-friendly University. The efforts have been led by Dr. Gordon Mapley and Mary Marston in the Western Institute. “There is a[READ MORE]

Missouri Western State University decade in review

A look back at the past 10 years reveals a lot to be proud of at Missouri Western, and we wanted to share that with our readers. New construction and renovations since Dr. Vartabedian has been president include a new math and sciences building, a new residence hall, a completely[READ MORE]

Potter Hall planning takes shape

Missouri Western personnel have been working with the architectural firm of Patterhn Ives to determine the greatest needs and the most efficient design for Potter Hall additions and renovations. Keep an eye out for an announcement after the first of the year. "The plans are very exciting," said Kim Weddle '00,[READ MORE]

Donors establish three scholarships

Thanks to generous Missouri Western Foundation donors, three new scholarships have recently been established – the Mary Byrne Stewart Graduate Nursing Scholarship, the SJC Marketing Scholarship the Loah Stallard Graduate Nursing Scholarship. The Mary Byrne Stewart Graduate Nursing Scholarship is for students enrolled in one of Missouri Western’s two master’s programs[READ MORE]

Professor emeritus joins Clock Tower Society

Barry Greenwald estimates he taught around 10,000 students in his more than 25-year career as an accounting professor at Missouri Western. His love for those students led him recently to include the University in his estate planning. “I wanted to do something for the students more than anything,” he said. “It’s[READ MORE]

More stadium improvements underway

A new pavilion on the west end of Craig Field at Spratt Memorial Stadium will be built and donated by Steve Craig, the benefactor for whom Craig Field and the Craig School of Business are named. Work began this past fall. “The pavilion will provide the finishing piece to the recent[READ MORE]

Golden Griffon scholarships reward high achievers

 Missouri Western’s Golden Griffon scholarships reward high-achieving students and help them pay a good portion of their college tuition. The renewable scholarship, established by former president Dr. James Scanlon, is for incoming freshmen who meet specific academic requirements and are involved in extracurricular activities. Two current recipients of the Golden Griffon[READ MORE]

Class assists Pony Express Museum

Most people can relate to having boxes and boxes of photographs and knowing that the task of labeling and organizing can be daunting. But when the Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph wanted help organizing thousands of slides, Dr. Kaye Adkin’s technical documentation class stepped in. Dr. Adkins, professor of English,[READ MORE]

Two new master's degrees

Two new master’s degrees began in fall 2017: a Master of Applied Science in Assessment with a K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education option, and an MBA. The MBA, offered through the Craig School of Business, has four concentration options: general business, enterprise resource planning, forensic accounting, and animal and life sciences. Dr.[READ MORE]
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