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Candy Whirley ’97: How Many Does it Take to Tango?

2021-08-18T10:54:45-05:00May 11th, 2020|Alumni Profiles, Career Development|

When Candy Whirley ’97 was 30 years old, married and a mother of two, she was managing a restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri when a local corporation asked her to teach a customer service class to their employees. “After I gave them the ‘how-to speech,’ I realized that that was [...]

Career Development has Handshake

2019-10-19T16:20:16-05:00May 9th, 2019|Campus News, Career Development|

A new online jobs portal named Handshake went online this past spring for Missouri Western students and potential employers. It will replace the current Griffons4Hire system. Handshake will give students and alumni access to job postings both on-campus and at companies across the country, increasing Missouri Western’s reach to over [...]

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 [...]

Griffons4Hire Revamped for Students, Alumni and Employers

2019-06-12T10:24:52-05:00September 12th, 2018|Career Development, Student Affairs|

The Career Development Center is making it easier for employers to find employees, thanks to a makeover of its Griffons4Hire online career management portal,, last month. Dr. Vincent Bowhay, the center’s director, said he and his staff have worked to make the site more user-friendly and intuitive for both employers [...]

Campus Kudos Fall 2018

2019-06-12T10:24:53-05:00September 12th, 2018|Campus News, Career Development, Center for Student Involvement, College of Liberal Arts and Science, College of Professional Studies, Communication & Journalism, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work, Economics, Political Science & Sociology, History & Geography, Music, Psychology, School of Fine Arts, Student Affairs|

The Missouri Interscholastic Press Association honored Bob Bergland, professor of journalism and advisor for Griffon News, with its 2018 Taft Award for outstanding service to scholastic journalism. The award honors Dr. Bergland’s advocacy for Missouri’s Cronkite New Voices Act, which aims to protect the First Amendment rights of student journalists [...]

Charting a career course

2019-06-12T10:24:02-05:00May 6th, 2016|Applied Learning, Biology, Career Development, Chemistry, Craig School of Business, Features, Magazine, Student Affairs|

Career Development Center Kay-lynne Taylor became the director of the Career Development Center in the fall of 2013. After she met with several students, she said her first priority became very clear. “Every student I spoke with didn’t know this office existed, so the first step was making sure we [...]