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Brains, Birds and Flu Bugs: Student/Faculty Research Abounds

It’s not uncommon for students and faculty to work on research projects together, but the recent work of three faculty members this past year – Dr. Corey White, Dr. Julie Jedlicka and Dr. Michael Grantham – truly stand out. Dr. White, assistant professor of psychology, received a $566,000 CAREER grant from[READ MORE]

Hurricane catastrophe times three: Seven alumni share their experiences with Harvey, Irma and Maria  

Three major hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria, hit the Carribbean and southern United States within a few weeks, causing loss of life, injuries and billions in damages. We spoke with several alumni in those areas who were affected, and what follows is an accounting of their experiences with the storms. Hurricane[READ MORE]

President's Perspective

Dear Friends, As this issue of the magazine went to press, the Missouri Legislature was still working on the state budget for fiscal year 2019. We don’t know what the final amount of state appropriations for Missouri Western will be, but there is a real possibility that our funding will be[READ MORE]

MWSU Gains BioZyme Scholar in Residence

A partnership between a local animal health company and Missouri Western has brought an international researcher to campus. At the invitation of Bob Norton ’73, CEO and chair of the board of BioZyme Inc. in St. Joseph, Dr. Ignacio Ipharraguerre became a BioZyme Scholar in Residence at Missouri Western this past fall.[READ MORE]

News Briefs

New graduate certificate begins this fall A graduate certificate in technical communication will begin this fall. The 15-credit-hour program is 100 percent online, and students in the program do not need undergraduate coursework in technical communication. The program can be completed in one academic year, and a student can start at the[READ MORE]

Students Assist in Wildfire Base Camp

A long-time Missouri Western relationship with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs led to several students joining crews to fight wildland fires or participate in prescribed burns for the past several years. That relationship has now expanded to give students the opportunity to also work in wildfire base camps. Dr. Cary[READ MORE]

Campus Kudos

For the third year in a row, students in Dr. William Russell’s Research Methods course won the McSwegin Research Award at the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention in Lake Ozark, Missouri. Student winners in 2017 were Miranda Migletz, Paige Mathews and Camile Banez. Honors[READ MORE]

Recent Graduate Creates New Potter Hall Sculpture

Everything fell into place one morning when Jake Proffit ’17 walked out the front door of his home. In the weeks prior to that, he had been pondering and drawing up plans for a new sculpture for Potter Hall. When he walked out his front door and saw a cocoon[READ MORE]

First Track and Field All-American

A solid first-ever indoor track and field season for Missouri Western ended with an outstanding accomplishment. Senior Phil Thompson finished third in the triple jump at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships to give the program its first-ever All-American in year one. Thompson bested the top-three finishers[READ MORE]

Verduzco Becomes All-time Wins Leader

With a 2-1 win on a walk-off single over Washburn on March 3, Head Coach Buzz Verduzco became Griffon bseball’s all-time wins leader. It was his 541st win at Missouri Western, moving him past the only other man to ever lead the program, Doug Minnis. Verduzco’s Griffons have seen just one[READ MORE]
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