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Back to School

With each summer getting shorter and shorter, the school year dreadfully begins, and college students are forced to get back into the rhythm of things. While the campus is full of a variety of different people, from freshmen to transfers to fifth year seniors, we all have to figure out how to survive the school year. Rather it be battling... Read More

President Robert Vartabedian to retire after 11 years

Missouri Western President Robert Vartabedian announced his plans to retire to the Board of Governors, effective July 1, 2019. Vartabedian is entering his eleventh year as Western’s president making him the longest tenured president currently serving at a Missouri public university. “I’m very appreciative of the opportunity that this university has given me to have this presidency as a capstone... Read More

Winner of Student Employee Of The Year

A Missouri Western student Evan Banks has had a very eventful three weeks because he won the Missouri Student Employee of the Year, Western Student Employee of the Year awards, the Gaston Scholarship and is now the assistant director for external relations for SGA. Banks has worked in the Center for Academic Support (CAS) since the spring of 2016 and... Read More

Stolen Car from Griffon Hall is Returned

A non-resident student let himself into a propped door in Griffon Hall and stole a student’s keys as well as its correlating vehicle on Feb. 17. St. Joseph resident Tyren Colbert was taken into custody on March 21 at 5:35 p.m. and has been charged with burglary of 2nd degree which is a class D felony on April 4. Colbert... Read More

Griffons on the search for new assistant men’s basketball coach

Missouri Western will be on the search for a new men’s assistant basketball coach as former assistant coach Aaron Coombs accepted a head coaching position at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Aaron spent the last five years being the assistant coach and this will be his first head coaching job. Aaron is appreciative of his time at Western. “The last five... Read More