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Students Travel Abroad

2019-06-12T10:24:51-05:00January 8th, 2019|Campus News, Communication & Journalism, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work, English & Modern Languages, Physical Therapist Assistant, School of Nursing & Health Professions, Study Abroad, Western Institute|

Several students traveled abroad after the spring 2018 semester ended in May. Dr. Caroline Whiteman, assistant professor of French, led a group of five French students to Quebec, Canada. They took part in an intensive program through the University of Montreal and also toured Old Quebec. Eighteen nursing and physical [...]

News Briefs

2019-06-12T10:24:53-05:00September 12th, 2018|Campus News, Center for Entrepreneurship, College of Professional Studies, Craig School of Business, Engineering Technology, Financial Planning & Administration, Franchise Program, Military Science/ROTC, News Briefs, Western Institute|

ET joins the Craig School of Business Effective this fall, the Department of Engineering Technology will join the Steven L. Craig School of Business to form the Steven L. Craig School of Business and Technology. Dr. Jeanne Daffron, who had been serving as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, [...]

Brains, Birds and Flu Bugs: Student/Faculty Research Abounds

2019-06-12T10:24:54-05:00May 8th, 2018|Applied Learning, Biology, Features, Psychology, Western Institute|

It’s not uncommon for students and faculty to work on research projects together, but the recent work of three faculty members this past year – Dr. Corey White, Dr. Julie Jedlicka and Dr. Michael Grantham – truly stand out. Dr. White, assistant professor of psychology, received a $566,000 CAREER grant [...]

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. [...]

Campus Kudos Fall 2017

2019-06-12T10:23:54-05:00September 7th, 2017|Art, Biology, Campus News, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math & Physics, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work, Music, Psychology, School of Fine Arts, School of Nursing & Health Professions, Western Institute|

Computer science students bring home the hardware Students brought home a record number of awards from the Association of Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair in St. Louis last spring. The 31 students earned two first-place awards, two second-place awards, two third-place and four honorable mentions in [...]

Yes, You Can: the BGS Degree

2019-06-12T10:23:55-05:00May 12th, 2017|Features, Western Institute|

Dr. Gordon Mapley knows that sometimes, life gets in the way of a college degree. As executive director of the Western Institute, he knew there were hundreds of people in St. Joseph who had a lot of credit hours without completing a degree, and he wanted to figure out a [...]

Manufacturers benefit from partnership

2019-06-12T10:24:03-05:00May 6th, 2016|Campus News, Magazine, Western Institute|

A partnership between Missouri Western’s Western Institute, area businesses, the University’s Innovation Stockyards, the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and the St. Joseph School District has created a workforce development initiative that will provide skilled employees for manufacturing companies in the region. Last fall, Dr. Gary Clapp, coordinator of workforce development [...]