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The Benefit of Education: Western’s employee tuition reduction program

By Alicia Otto To say that academia is important in Sybil Hillyard’s family is an understatement. Hillyard’s father has two degrees from Missouri Western State University. Her mother has two master’s degrees and is a full-time instructor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her sister has a degree in mechanical engineering. Instead of being intimidated by all that parchment,... Read More

Western hosts MCMA conference

Missouri Western hosted the annual Missouri College Media Association conference over the past weekend. Over 150 students from 18 universities attended 22 sessions about various journalism topics. MCMA’s Vice President James Henderson III, Editor-in-Chief at the Northwest Missourian of Northwest Missouri State University, thinks the conference is a great event for young journalists. “It’s an opportunity from student journalists from... Read More

A sit-down with Nikki Giovanni

Famous poet and Black Arts Movement activist Nikki Giovanni visited campus last Thursday, thanks to an invite from the Mochila Review. The Mochila Review invited outside writers to judge its annual national writers’ contest, the undergraduate MoRe prize. Editor and assistant professor of English Marianne Kunkel said she didn’t expect a prominent poet like Giovanni to reply, but was excited... Read More