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Welcome, President Wilson!

2019-09-05T13:43:22-05:00September 5th, 2019|Features, Magazine|

Bringing a broad array of educational and business experience from around the world, Matthew J. Wilson took the helm as the University’s president on July 1, 2019. Wilson arrived from the University of Akron, where he had served as president for two years and dean of its law school. Previously, [...]

Happy 50th Anniversary, Campus & Four-year!

2019-09-16T14:20:19-05:00September 5th, 2019|Features, Magazine|

Celebrating 50 years! Happy 50th anniversary to the Missouri Western campus and our four-year institution! It was the fall of 1969 when Missouri Western moved to its present location and began offering bachelor’s degrees. When the campus opened that fall, 2,536 students were enrolled and there were 167 employees. Three [...]

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 [...]

Griffons Abroad: Egypt and Myanmar

2019-09-17T13:20:30-05:00September 5th, 2019|Campus News, College of Professional Studies, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work, Education, Features, Magazine|

  Training teachers in Egypt Dr. Adrienne Johnson spent two weeks in Cairo this past spring when she was selected for an English Language Specialist assignment for the U.S. Department of State. Just 80 people from the United States are selected in the program each year. Dr. Johnson, assistant professor [...]

Prints of a Man

2019-06-12T10:24:48-05:00May 13th, 2019|Art, Features, MWSU Foundation, School of Fine Arts|

Dr. William Eickhorst, professor emeritus of art, was studying at Parsons School of Design in New York in the early 1960s when a friend in his printmaking class gave him one of his pieces. That print became the first acquisition in what was to become a collection of more than [...]

Farewell, President Vartabedian

2019-06-12T10:24:48-05:00May 9th, 2019|Features, President|

On June 30, 2019, an era will end for Missouri Western when President Dr. Robert A. Vartabedian retires after 11 years at the University’s helm. Missouri Western was his first college presidency, culminating a stellar career of almost four decades in higher education. “Dr. Vartabedian led with the best interests [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]