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Professors clash at political science gun symposium

College Republicans and Democrats pulled the trigger on gun control debate a symposium hosted by the groups on Thursday, April 10. Jonathan Euchner, assistant professor of political science at Missouri Western, served as a monitor for the debate at in Spratt Education Hall. Panelists Edwin Taylor, assistant professor of political science, Steven Greiert, professor of history, and City Councilmember P.J.... Read More

Graduation speaker short list announced

Five nominees are firing up their computers and writing their commencement speech in hopes of being chosen as the Spring 2014 graduation commencement speaker. The top five left in the running for commencement speaker have interviews this week. The nominees have been narrowed down to accounting major April Buntin, communications major Lauren Prywitch, vocal music major Derek Thompson, political science... Read More

At-large candidates clear up campaign platforms

City Council candidates met on Tuesday, March 26, in Missouri Western’s Spratt Hall to hash out the issues. The six at-large candidates — Kent “Spanky” O’Dell, Jeff Penland, Ken Beck, Byron Myers, Donna Boyer and Kenneth Reeder — were in attendance. Bill Faulkner, the only mayoral candidate on the ballot, also appeared. Unlike the past forums, the Indoor Clean Air... Read More

Biographer to speak at Convocation

Historian and Walter Cronkite biographer Douglas Brinkley has been announced as the speaker for the 21st R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues. Brinkley will be speaking Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at Missouri Western’s Looney Sports Complex. Brinkley will be speaking on what would have been Walter Cronkite’s 98th birthday. Western’s President Robert Vartabedian spoke of his excitement... Read More