Some familiar places are taking on new looks and providing new functions at MWSU:

military center ribbon cuttingMilitary Center

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Maj. Gen. Levon Cumpton, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Center for Military and Veterans Services on campus in November. The new Center provides military-connected students with a space and dedicated staff to help them navigate the challenges that are unique to their journey.

CEAHLCEAHL ribbon cutting

The Center for Excellence in Applied Healthcare Learning (CEAHL) was completed in spring 2020 with funding assistance from Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development’s MoExcels Initiative and private support from Mosaic Life Care, Mosaic Life Care Auxiliary, the Missouri Western State University Foundation and the Mosaic Life Care Foundation.

esports front entranceEsports arena

Interest in esports has exploded nationally and internationally, and the Missouri Western campus is no exception. The new esports arena, located in the old bookstore space in Blum Union, is being transformed, and the new space is scheduled to open in the spring 2021 semester. The new program, launched in fall 2020, is getting a dedicated arena in Blum Union, and student-athletes have already received new jerseys. See page 9 for full article.

New bookstore locationbookstore hearnes

The new Barnes and Noble Bookstore location, on the ground floor of the south entrance of the Hearnes Center, opened for the fall 2020 semester. The campus bookstore continues to offer course materials, school supplies, technology, spirit wear and more.