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The Amazing Mace

2019-06-12T10:24:49-05:00May 9th, 2019|Academic Affairs, Commencement, Features, President|

A negative was turned into an amazing positive when the local St. Joseph Woodworkers Guild agreed to create a new ceremonial mace for Missouri Western this spring. The original mace, which was carried in and placed on the stage at Commencement ceremonies, was stolen in May 2018. When University personnel [...]

Congratulations, Retirees and Award Recipients!

2019-06-12T10:24:53-05:00September 12th, 2018|Academic Affairs, Campus News, MWSU Foundation|

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 [...]

University Personnel Changes

2019-06-12T10:24:53-05:00September 12th, 2018|Academic Affairs, Campus News, Chemistry, College of Professional Studies, Craig School of Business, Education, Graduate Studies, School of Nursing & Health Professions|

Provost retires Dr. Jeanne Daffron '75 Dr. Jeanne Daffron ’75, provost and vice president for academic affairs, retired on June 30, 2018, but will continue working part-time for a year to assist in the transition. Dr. Doug Davenport, associate provost for research, planning and institutional effectiveness, is serving [...]

Campus Kudos

2019-06-12T10:24:54-05:00May 8th, 2018|Academic Affairs, Art, Biology, Campus News, Center for Entrepreneurship, Communication & Journalism, Craig School of Business, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Music, School of Fine Arts, Student Government Association|

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 student [...]

Faculty Excellence: A Hallmark of Missouri Western

2019-06-12T10:23:54-05:00September 7th, 2017|Academic Affairs, Biology, Campus News, College of Liberal Arts and Science, College of Professional Studies, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work, Faculty Excellence, Health Information Management, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Music, Psychology, School of Fine Arts, School of Nursing & Health Professions|

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, [...]

New the the U: Dr. Paul Orscheln

2019-06-12T10:24:03-05:00May 6th, 2016|Academic Affairs, Admissions, Campus News, Magazine|

Dr. Paul Orscheln is Missouri Western’s associate vice president for enrollment management, a newly created position. He started at the University in February. In this role, Dr. Orscheln will oversee the offices of Admissions, Registrar, and ATLAS (Advising, Tutoring, Learning and Academic Support), which includes the Center for Student Success [...]

New academic school established

2019-06-12T10:24:04-05:00May 6th, 2016|Academic Affairs, Campus News, Magazine, School of Nursing & Health Professions|

Missouri Western established a new School of Nursing and Health Professions in February. The School of Nursing and Health Professions will be housed within the College of Professional Studies and will be led by an associate dean. The School will include Missouri Western’s master’s degree programs in nursing and undergraduate [...]

Debaters rank 18th nationwide

2019-06-12T10:24:04-05:00May 6th, 2016|Academic Affairs, Campus News, Communication & Journalism, Magazine|

In its first year with a full-time director, the parliamentary debate program has made a name for itself both statewide and nationally, thanks to two debaters. When Jason Edgar, communication studies instructor, was hired as the program’s coach last fall, he inherited the parliamentary debate team of Chris Miles and [...]