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Feb 02, 2021

Kennedy named Missouri Western’s sixth president


Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, President Feb. 25, 2021--The Missouri Western State University Board of Governors voted unanimously on Thursday, Feb. 25, to name Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy Missouri Western’s sixth president.  “I and other members of the Board have been very impressed with Dr. Kennedy’s capable and steady leadership during this very challenging time,” said [...]

Kennedy named Missouri Western’s sixth president2021-02-25T20:27:46-06:00
Feb 02, 2021

Missouri Western earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation


Feb. 18, 2021-- Missouri Western State University has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation.  Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation. Missouri Western earned the designation with a [...]

Missouri Western earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation2021-02-18T09:18:40-06:00
Feb 02, 2021

Regional entrepreneurship agencies gather at MWSU


Feb. 8, 2021--Agencies from northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas that support the development of entrepreneurship in the region will gather at Missouri Western State University this week to discuss ways of working together. “Each community is unique, but we all of us who facilitate entrepreneurship have some common challenges and opportunities as well,” said Annette [...]

Regional entrepreneurship agencies gather at MWSU2021-02-08T12:09:59-06:00
Jan 01, 2021

Douglas named university counsel


Jan. 21, 2021--Kelli Douglas has been named university counsel at Missouri Western State University. Douglas began serving in this role Jan. 19. Previously, Douglas served as a supervisory attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Douglas had been with the OCR since 2007, serving first as an attorney and then [...]

Douglas named university counsel2021-01-21T16:15:16-06:00
Jan 01, 2021

Sigrist will lead Center for Service


Kim Sigrist Jan. 6, 2021--Kim Sigrist will lead the Center for Service at Missouri Western State University. Sigrist is currently Missouri Western’s executive director of enrollment management. “Kim is a Griffon through and through, and her love for the University and our students combined with her strong ties to the community will provide [...]

Sigrist will lead Center for Service2021-01-06T15:56:00-06:00
Jan 01, 2021

Clapp to lead Bond Incubator


Dr. Gary Clapp Jan. 6, 2020--One of the founders of the Christopher S. “Kit” Bond Science and Technology Incubator will return to lead it again. Dr. Gary Clapp has been named director by the Board of Directors of Innovation Stockyard, the public-private partnership that operates the incubator on Missouri Western State University’s campus.  [...]

Clapp to lead Bond Incubator2021-01-06T15:40:41-06:00
Dec 12, 2020

Missouri Western expands A+ Scholarship


Dec. 18, 2020--Missouri Western State University will expand its scholarship for A+ certified high school graduates from Missouri. “A+ students are committed to their education and good citizens of their community, and they have a lot to contribute to the vitality of our campus,” said Dr. Melissa Mace, vice president for enrollment management.  Missouri students [...]

Missouri Western expands A+ Scholarship2020-12-18T09:36:43-06:00
Nov 11, 2020

Mace named VP for Enrollment Management


Dr. Melissa Mace, vice president for enrollment management Nov. 10, 2020--Dr. Melissa Mace has been named vice president for enrollment management at Missouri Western State University. Dr. Mace, currently assistant vice president for enrollment at Maryville University in St. Louis, will start her duties Nov. 16. “Enrollment management is a critical focus for [...]

Mace named VP for Enrollment Management2020-11-10T15:30:03-06:00
Oct 10, 2020

Prairie’s name honors professor emeritus


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
Sep 09, 2020

2020 Missouri Western Reading of Banned Books held virtually


Sept. 30, 2020--Missouri Western State University’s 24th annual Reading of Challenged and Banned Books in recognition of the American Library Association’s National Banned Books Week will be held virtually this year. The reading will premiere on YouTube at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, and will be available for later viewings as well. Watch at griff.vn/bbr2020.  [...]

2020 Missouri Western Reading of Banned Books held virtually2020-09-30T12:53:38-05:00