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Constitution Day discusses free speech and politics

September 20, 2011 Comments

Charlene Divino

  “Think your congress is the best money can buy now?” Assistant professor Dr. Jonathan Euchner said.  “Well you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Western marked the observance of Constitution Day by holding a panel discussion between two of Western’s own political scientists, professor of political science David Steiniche and Assistant Professor of Political Science Jonathan […]

Griffon Hall brings new life to campus

August 23, 2011 Comments

Eboni Lacey

Before students plan on renewing their leases for off-campus apartments for the Fall semester, they may want to reconsider living on campus, as Griffon Hall, the new dormitory for students 21 and up, will provide everything that an apartment can.             Griffon Hall Residence Director Danny Thompson feels that Griffon Hall is almost better than […]

Faculty, staff briefed on budget situation

August 22, 2011 Comments

Ellis Cross

Missouri Western State University President Robert Vartabedian rallied staff and faculty on Monday morning, Aug. 22, in Fulkerson Center in preparation for the fall semester. The meeting was light-hearted and entertaining at times, even with the main topic being the financial challenges that face Western in the near future. “Missouri Western is made up of […]

Enrollment trending up

Enrollment trending up

August 22, 2011 Comments

Todd Fuller

The enrollment for the summer semester grew for the fourth consecutive year as total enrollment ballooned to 1,938 undergraduate and 129 graduate students. With all figures taken into consideration, the grand total for students enrolled for the summer semester was 3,335 which results in an 8.7 percent increase. On the surface this sounds great, but […]

Western fights 8.2 percent state cut

Western fights 8.2 percent state cut

August 19, 2011 Comments

Dave Hon

 “It’s been one thing after another,” University President Robert Vartabedian said about cuts to Missouri Western’s state appropriations. “But we’re going to get there.” After negotiations over an increase in tuition, the state has lowered the amount of funding it gives Missouri Western by 8.2 percent, the highest cut out of all the Missouri universities. […]