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Nursing Expands with $550,000 Grant

2019-09-17T13:10:05-05:00September 13th, 2019|Campus News, Magazine|

  The School of Nursing and Health Professions received a grant from the Missouri Department of Higher Education to increase its capacity and better meet the health care workforce needs of the region. The School received $557,744 through MDHE’s MoExcels workforce initiative to establish a Center of Excellence in Applied [...]

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 [...]

Spring Sports Wrap Fall 2019

2019-09-05T13:01:31-05:00September 5th, 2019|Magazine, Sports|

Shi Qing Ong caps memorable career One of the most decorated individual careers in Griffon Athletics came to a close this past spring as women’s golfer Shi Qing Ong competed for the final time. Ong, from Malaysia, won all four spring tournaments she entered and won her 14th career and [...]

Athletics News Fall 2019

2019-09-05T12:59:57-05:00September 5th, 2019|Magazine, Sports|

Women’s basketball coach hired Candi Whitaker was hired in April as the ninth head women’s basketball coach at Missouri Western. She has served as the head coach at Texas Tech from 2013-18, as an associate head coach at Oklahoma State 2012-13 and the head coach at the University of Missouri-Kansas [...]

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 [...]

Campus Kudos Fall 2019

2019-09-05T12:23:33-05:00September 5th, 2019|Campus News, Center for Entrepreneurship, Magazine|

Dr. Heather Kendall was recognized recently as a recipient of the Missouri Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award for 2019.   Dr. Vince Bowhay, director of the Career Development Center, received the 2019 National Association for Campus Activities Gold Scholar Award. He received the award for his research proposal focused on [...]