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Nov 11, 2022

Biology professor to lead international scientific society

2022-11-16T09:14:03-06:00

Dr. Julie Jedlicka (left) with three past AFO presidents at the annual conference in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Nov. 16, 2022--Dr. Julie Jedlicka, associate professor of biology at Missouri Western State University, was elected as president of the The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) at the association’s annual conference last month.  AFO is an international [...]

Biology professor to lead international scientific society2022-11-16T09:14:03-06:00
Nov 11, 2022

Biology professor edits international newsletter, student’s photo featured on cover

2022-11-02T16:12:28-05:00

Nov. 2, 2022--The latest issue of an international newsletter marks the first for a Missouri Western biology professor as editor-in-chief, and includes a cover photo by a Missouri Western student.  Dr. Tilo Roy, associate professor of biology, took over earlier this year as editor-in-chief of “The Vasculum,” the Society of Herbarium Curators' biannual newsletter. “In [...]

Biology professor edits international newsletter, student’s photo featured on cover2022-11-02T16:12:28-05:00
Apr 04, 2022

Griffon Lab celebrates Earth Week in St. Joseph, visits Kauffman Stadium next week

2022-04-14T08:25:06-05:00

April 14, 2022--Elementary- and junior high-age children are invited to celebrate Earth Week with insect-themed science activities in Missouri Western State University’s mobile Griffon Lab from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. The event is free and open to the public. The theme for the American Chemical Society’s Earth Week celebration this year is [...]

Griffon Lab celebrates Earth Week in St. Joseph, visits Kauffman Stadium next week2022-04-14T08:25:06-05:00
Feb 02, 2022

Biology professor earns $863,000 NSF grant

2022-02-25T12:44:20-06:00

Feb. 25, 2022--Dr. Tilottama Roy, assistant professor of biology at Missouri Western State University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $863,000 to fund undergraduate student research into the evolution and diversification of a group of mint plants that include numerous species that have been federally listed as endangered. Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy [...]

Biology professor earns $863,000 NSF grant2022-02-25T12:44:20-06:00
Nov 11, 2021

Missouri Western celebrates Geography Awareness Week

2021-11-16T10:54:44-06:00

Nov. 16, 2021--Colleges, universities, and schools across the country and right here at home will celebrate Geography Awareness Week Nov. 14-20, 2021. Established by presidential proclamation in 1987, Geography Awareness Week celebrates the study of the Earth and human communities—and the important possibilities that these studies unlock. This year’s theme chosen by the American Association [...]

Missouri Western celebrates Geography Awareness Week2021-11-16T10:54:44-06:00
May 05, 2021

Biology student earns research fellowship

2021-05-11T09:11:17-05:00

Alykah Zahnd explains her biology research to Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, Missouri Western's president. May 11, 2021--Alyka Zahnd, a sophomore wildlife conservation and management major from Savannah, Missouri, has been awarded the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Award for 2021. The ASPB-SURF program provides support for summer research [...]

Biology student earns research fellowship2021-05-11T09:11:17-05:00
Apr 04, 2021

Biology major wins state grant award

2021-04-29T09:27:40-05:00

April 29, 2021--Missouri Western State University biology major Esther Par of St. Joseph has won the prestigious 2021 Stan Hudson Research Grant Award from the Missouri Native Plant Society. Par will receive $1,500 toward her research supplies and will present her research at the upcoming Botanical Symposium in Rolla, Mo. Par is conducting her research with [...]

Biology major wins state grant award2021-04-29T09:27:40-05:00
Oct 10, 2020

Prairie’s name honors professor emeritus

2020-10-30T11:14:19-05:00

John Rushin (left), professor emeritus, and Rick Ebersold, MWSU Board of Governors, helped plant approximately 100 trees on the prairie in September 2020. Oct. 30, 2020--A new prairie habitat on the campus of Missouri Western State University will honor a longtime faculty member in the Department of Biology. The John Rushin Teaching and [...]

Prairie’s name honors professor emeritus2020-10-30T11:14:19-05:00
Jul 07, 2020

News-Press NOW: Peak season for poison ivy growth

2020-08-11T11:16:54-05:00

After spending time outside this summer, you may start to notice a sudden itch or rash developing on your arms and legs. The heat may be to blame, but it also could be an allergic reaction to poison ivy, oak and sumac. “You don’t even have to come in contact with them to have a [...]

News-Press NOW: Peak season for poison ivy growth2020-08-11T11:16:54-05:00
Jul 07, 2020

News-Press NOW: UMKC medical program partnering with Mosaic

2020-08-11T10:59:56-05:00

Mosaic Life Care and the University of Missouri-Kansas City will be partnering to bring 20 medical students to St. Joseph in January as part of a program aimed at increasing staffing in rural hospitals. The program is being started due to a grant of $7 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration, a news [...]

News-Press NOW: UMKC medical program partnering with Mosaic2020-08-11T10:59:56-05:00