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History & Geography

Campus Kudos Fall 2020

2020-09-18T15:01:08-05:00September 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 [...]