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Turtle Life at MWSU

2020-01-08T08:22:40-06:00January 7th, 2020|Biology, Campus News, Features, Magazine|

Editor’s note: I had heard about Dr. Mark Mills’ campus turtle research and decided to tag along one day this past summer and check out his and his students’ work with Griffon turtles.   Faye Thammarat and Mistina Wheeler With nine ponds and a creek running through Missouri [...]

Students Selected for Top-notch Research

2019-09-05T12:32:54-05:00September 5th, 2019|Biology, Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Science, Features, Magazine|

So how did seniors Merle Phillips and Rebecca Prest spend their summer vacations? Both were selected to participate in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program, where they conducted research for 10 weeks at two top-notch research institutions. Phillips, a chemistry major, worked in a research lab at Harvard University in [...]

Opportunity for Aspiring Chiropractors

2019-06-12T10:24:49-05:00May 9th, 2019|Biology, Campus News|

Missouri Western students interested in becoming chiropractors can get a jump start on their studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic, thanks to a recent agreement between Missouri Western and Palmer. Dr. Jason Baker, professor of biology who coordinated the agreement, said Missouri Western students who want to be chiropractors can [...]

Campus Kudos

2019-06-12T10:24:49-05:00May 9th, 2019|Biology, Campus News, Career Development, Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Multicultural Education, Chemistry, Graduate Studies, Military Science/ROTC, Music, School of Fine Arts, Student Affairs, Theatre, Cinema & Dance|

The Master of Science in Nursing program recently received a 10-year reaccreditation from Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Music student Matthew Bobela received the Mayors Distinguished Citizen Award at the annual Mayors Thanksgiving Dinner at the St. Joseph Civic Arena last fall. He received the award in recognition of his [...]

Rainforest Research

2019-06-12T10:24:50-05:00January 8th, 2019|Biology, Features, Magazine|

When students tell you they spent their summer conducting research amidst strawberry poison arrow frogs, sloths, Capuchin monkeys, great curassows (a bird), terciopelo (a venomous viper) and caimans, and you guessed they weren’t in Missouri, you would be correct. In fact, they were more than 3,000 miles from home in [...]

Biology Student Selected as a Research Fellow

2019-06-12T10:24:50-05:00January 8th, 2019|Biology, Campus News, Magazine|

Last summer, junior Rachael Prawitz was just one of 14 undergraduates selected from an international pool of applicants by the American Society of Plant Biologists to be a 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow. There were hundreds of applicants, and she and two others were the only ones selected from primarily [...]

Eleven Honored at Awards Banquet

2019-06-12T10:24:52-05:00January 7th, 2019|Alumni Profiles, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication & Journalism, Craig School of Business, Engineering Technology, English & Modern Languages, Graduate Studies, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, MWSU Foundation, Psychology, School of Fine Arts, School of Nursing & Health Professions, Uncategorized|

Eleven alumni and friends were honored at the Alumni Association’s 36th annual banquet Homecoming weekend. Congratulations! Dr. Keith Evans Keith Evans ’78 MD, PT, DPT Distinguished Alumni Award Dr. Keith Evans, a former Griffon linebacker, is CEO/Director and owner of the Atlanta Human Performance Center, a facility offering [...]

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

2019-06-12T10:24:54-05:00May 8th, 2018|Applied Learning, Biology, Features, Psychology, Western Institute|

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 [...]