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History & Geography

Campus Kudos

2021-08-23T15:42:12-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Applied Learning, Art, Biology, Center for Franchise Development, Chemistry, Craig School of Business, Economics, Political Science & Sociology, Education, English & Modern Languages, Health Information Management, History & Geography, Honors, Library, Music, School of Fine Arts, School of Nursing & Health Professions, Social Work, Student Success and Academic Advising Center|

Campus Kudos Biology major Esther Par has won the prestigious Stan Hudson Research Grant Award from the Missouri Native Plant Society for her research on the evolutionary diversification of the temperate North American false foxgloves plants with endangered prairie native species which she is conducting with [...]

Campus Kudos Winter 2021

2021-08-18T11:41:36-05:00February 10th, 2021|Biology, Campus News, Center for Entrepreneurship, Chemistry, Communication & Journalism, Economics, Political Science & Sociology, Education, English & Modern Languages, History & Geography, Honors, Psychology, Uncategorized|

Dr. Teddi Deka, honors director and professor of psychology; Dr. Jennifer Jackson, assistant professor of communication; and Dr. Jordan Atkinson, assistant professor of communication, presented “Building a Better Brand,” designed to facilitate creation of branding kits for use in honors programs to increase consistency in appearance and message, at the [...]

Campus Kudos Fall 2020

2021-08-18T11:41:55-05:00September 18th, 2020|Applied Learning, Biology, Campus News, Communication & Journalism, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work, Education, English & Modern Languages, Faculty Excellence, History & Geography, Psychology, Student Affairs|

Zoë Jones was named the 2020 Missouri Western Student Employee of the Year and Student Employee of the Year for the State of Missouri. She served as editor-in-chief of the Griffon News student newspaper. The National Student Employment Association, in conjunction with the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators, coordinates [...]

Following Lewis and Clark

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

Sterling Fichter '13 For two alumni who earned history degrees from Missouri Western, an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s Corps of Discovery expedition was too good to pass up. This past fall, Sterling Fichter ’13 and Garrett Holtz ’09 gathered with [...]

Teaching English in China

2019-06-12T10:24:52-05:00September 12th, 2018|Economics, Political Science & Sociology, English & Modern Languages, Features, History & Geography, Philosophy & Religion, Study Abroad|

Although his interest in China was piqued as a 15-year-old watching the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, student Robert Evilla never thought that interest would lead to a teaching position there. But even though he hasn’t graduated yet, Evilla spent most of his spring 2018 semester and summer teaching English at [...]

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 [...]

Student Creates Museum Exhibit

2019-06-12T10:24:00-05:00September 8th, 2016|Campus News, History & Geography, Magazine|

History major Ashley Coats didn’t know who Ruth Warrick was when a St. Joseph Museums staff member suggested she create an exhibit about Warrick last spring. But Coats, an intern at the museum, dove in and researched Warrick, and she created an exhibit that opened in June at the Wyeth [...]