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Health, Physical Education & Recreation

New chiropractic school agreement signed

2020-09-18T15:00:33-05:00September 18th, 2020|Biology, Campus News, Health, Physical Education & Recreation|

In March 2020, Missouri Western signed another chiropractic school admissions agreement, this one with Logan University-College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri. The agreement states that if a student maintains a 3.0 GPA for three years at Missouri Western, they will have automatic matriculation to Logan. The first-year Logan chiropractic curriculum [...]

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 [...]

Professor Lives her Adventurous Dream

2019-09-05T11:57:25-05:00September 5th, 2019|Campus News, College of Professional Studies, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Magazine|

Just 320 days after surgery for a brain aneurism, Dr. Linda Oakleaf, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, participated in a two-day, 52-mile Harbor to Harbor hike in California, trekking from Oceanside to San Diego. “I’m really glad I did it in spite of the fact that my [...]

Eleven Honored at Awards Banquet

2019-06-12T10:24:52-05:00January 7th, 2019|Alumni Profiles, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication & Journalism, Craig School of Business, Engineering Technology, English & Modern Languages, Graduate Studies, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, MWSU Foundation, Psychology, School of Fine Arts, School of Nursing & Health Professions, Uncategorized|

Eleven alumni and friends were honored at the Alumni Association’s 36th annual banquet Homecoming weekend. Congratulations! Dr. Keith Evans Keith Evans ’78 MD, PT, DPT Distinguished Alumni Award Dr. Keith Evans, a former Griffon linebacker, is CEO/Director and owner of the Atlanta Human Performance Center, a facility offering [...]

HPER Creates New Lab and Upgrades Another

2019-06-12T10:24:52-05:00September 12th, 2018|Campus News, College of Professional Studies, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, MWSU Foundation|

There’s a new look in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, making its hands-on labs more appealing and even more functional than before. The Looney Complex now contains a new Personal and Commercial Fitness Lab and a remodeled Health and Exercise Science Lab with new equipment. Dr. Justin [...]

Hurricane catastrophe times three: Seven alumni share their experiences with Harvey, Irma and Maria  

2019-06-12T10:24:54-05:00May 8th, 2018|Biology, Chemistry, Craig School of Business, Features, Health, Physical Education & Recreation|

Three major hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria, hit the Carribbean and southern United States within a few weeks, causing loss of life, injuries and billions in damages. We spoke with several alumni in those areas who were affected, and what follows is an accounting of their experiences with the storms. [...]

Campus Kudos

2019-06-12T10:24:54-05:00May 8th, 2018|Academic Affairs, Art, Biology, Campus News, Center for Entrepreneurship, Communication & Journalism, Craig School of Business, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Music, School of Fine Arts, Student Government Association|

For the third year in a row, students in Dr. William Russell’s Research Methods course won the McSwegin Research Award at the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention in Lake Ozark, Missouri. Student winners in 2017 were Miranda Migletz, Paige Mathews and Camile Banez. Honors student [...]

Serving our country with honor

2019-06-12T10:24:56-05:00January 5th, 2018|College of Professional Studies, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work, Engineering Technology, Features, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Military Science/ROTC, Western Institute|

Missouri Western assists veterans Several campuswide initiatives to serve veterans and active-duty military have resulted in a prestigious recognition, a course held on an air base, a new partnership and a more military-friendly University. The efforts have been led by Dr. Gordon Mapley and Mary Marston in the Western Institute. [...]