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Western sees significant increase in retention

October 3, 2014 Comments

Brendan Welch

Missouri Western’s Fall census numbers show that the student body is not only growing, but is also returning for each semester in high numbers. The census data collected on Monday, Sept. 22 revealed a 3.5 percent increase in returning first-time, full-time students. The freshman-to-sophomore retention rate rose to 64 percent. Tyson Schank, director of admissions, […]

Office of Student Employment

October 3, 2014 Comments

Jessica Kopp

Kay-lynne Taylor’s recruitment last year sparked many changes in the Office of Student Employment and Career Development Center. Taylor, director of the career development center, is pleased with what was achieved so far. “We have created a fully functioning, sort of decentralized office for student employment at this university,” Taylor said. When Taylor came to […]

Census shows increase in headcount

October 3, 2014 Comments

Brendan Welch

The fall 2014 census shows a steady increase over last fall in students enrolled, and relatively no change in credit hours taken. Currently, Western’s headcount is 5,742 undergraduate students, which is a 1.74 percent increase over last fall’s 5,644. While the headcount is slightly up over last year’s, the total number of credit hours that […]

Western develops master plan

October 1, 2014 Comments

Taylor Allen

Missouri Western is developing a master plan to better the campus and is looking for students’ help. Ann Pearce, special assistant to the president, said it is time for a comprehensive master plan since one has not been completed since the campus moved to its current location. “The master plan is really a strategic plan for […]

Family Day 2014

October 1, 2014 Comments

Jessica Kopp

Over six months of planning and $15,000 came to fruition during Missouri Western’s 2014 Family Day. Family day took place on campus last weekend, September 19 and 20, and was organized by Isaiah Collier, assistant dean of student development, and his team. “It was definitely worth it,” Collier said over the weekend. “I am very […]

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