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Spring break brings valuable experiences

2020-09-18T15:09:35-05:00September 18th, 2020|Applied Learning, Art, Arts Society, Biology, Campus News, Communication & Journalism, Education, Features|

Missouri Western’s spring break 2020 began on March 9 before the COVID-19 pandemic halted activities and travel, and several student groups and faculty members were able to enjoy educational and/or service opportunities. Glade Restoration Thirteen students and two biology faculty members, Dr. Cary Chevalier and Dr. Mark Mills, traveled 300 [...]

New centers open to serve students

2020-09-18T14:58:07-05:00September 18th, 2020|Alumni News, Applied Learning, Campus News, Features|

Center offers credit for service One of Missouri Western’s values is service, and Dr. Melody Smith said the University is now “putting action” behind that value. After pilot programs in the spring and summer, this fall marked the full launch of the Center for Service, where students can earn credit [...]

Coping with COVID

2020-09-18T15:46:00-05:00September 18th, 2020|Alumni Profiles, Features|

Two alumni business owners share their experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic In an interview earlier this year with Missouri Western supporter Tom Payn, he was asked about the challenges of being an entrepreneur. Payn, who owns several Subway restaurants in the Denver area, talked about how business owners are [...]

Gary Ellison: griffon architect

2020-09-18T15:08:36-05:00September 18th, 2020|Features|

As the present-day campus celebrated its 50th anniversary this past fall, the University recognized a long-time architect and architectural firm in St. Joseph that has been involved in the design and construction of almost every building on campus. A plaque recognizing the late Gary Ellison is now on display in [...]

Lifetime Sports Academy

2020-09-18T15:04:54-05:00September 18th, 2020|Features, Health, Physical Education & Recreation|

Many different programs and events have come and gone over Missouri Western’s more than 100-year history, but one particular program may be one of the longest running. The Children’s Lifetime Sports Academy began in 1973. In a 1974 edition of an alumni newsletter, an article about the academy noted that [...]

Forging Ahead at Missouri Western

2020-05-12T14:59:41-05:00May 11th, 2020|Biology, Esports, Features, Global Center|

New Global Center Opens   A one-stop shop for all things international opened on campus in February. The new Global Center, located in Eder Hall 101, is for international students thinking of attending school in the United States, admitted international students who want to become more connected to the campus and [...]

Celebrating 50 Years – Bushman Planetarium

2020-05-12T15:00:54-05:00May 11th, 2020|Computer Science, Math & Physics, Features|

Editor’s note: In the fall of 2019, Missouri Western’s present-day campus and the four-year college celebrated its 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, we look back at the Bushman Planetarium that was part of the campus right from the start. When Missouri Western was planning its new campus west [...]