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Weddle named director of development

Kim Weddle is currently Missouri Western’s executive administrative assistant to the president. However, as of Jan. 5, her duties will be drastically changed, as she has been named director of development for Western. “When we began our search to fill this position, we described our ideal candidate as one with fundraising experience, a passion for Missouri Western, knowledge of the... Read More

Review: Mockingjay Part 1

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” picks up right where “Catching Fire” left off. The third installment of the series begins with Katniss Everdeen in the underground, secret living quarters of District 13, having nightmares about the Quarter Quell that shook up the nation of Panem–not to mention her sanity–forever. I mean, if going through one bloody, incredibly inhumane round of... Read More

AIDS activist discusses importance of finding cure

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) have been around for many years without a probable cure. HIV is a particular virus that weakens the immune system by destroying cells that fight infection–T-cells and CD4 cells. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome occurs when your immune system becomes deficient. According to AIDS.gov, “AIDS is syndrome, rather than a single disease, because... Read More

LGBT & Faith panel

For as long as many can remember, questions about homosexuality and its relation to the Bible have surfaced. On Oct. 29, three local church affiliates joined a crowd of questioning faces to discuss how LGBT and faith collide. The panel consisted of Steven Andrews, pastor at Parkville Presbyterian Church; Brian Kirk, pastor at First Christian Church of St. Joseph; and... Read More

White Coat ceremony held for nursing students

A crowd of family and friends watched on as the 50 members of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing class of 2016 were called on stage to be cloaked in white lab coats. The students received this honor in Kemper Recital Hall on Oct. 9. For many years, White Coat ceremonies have been held in order to recognize classes of doctors and... Read More