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New degrees offer students a wide range of career choices

February 12, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

New degrees proposed by Western give its students a new perspective. Missouri Western currently offers over 100 different majors and 41 minors to its students.  That’s about to change, as various departments are considering new degrees. Students will soon be able to earn a B.A. in International Studies. “What we wanted to do was develop […]

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s Appropriation plan shows increase towards Higher Education

February 5, 2013 Comments

Matthew Hunt

When considering Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s appropriation plan for higher education, Missouri Western officials say a look under the hood may be in order. Nixon is calling for $34 million for higher education. Missouri Western could receive a boost of 3.4 percent after meeting certain criteria. Dr. Robert Vartabedian, university president, said the problem is […]

Professors voice their concerns over guns in schools

January 30, 2013 Comments

Matthew Hunt

Discussions about a Missouri House Bill have left university faculty with concerns. HB 70 would give faculty the right to conceal and carry guns on campus during school hours. Western’s faculty have voiced their opinion on whether they agree with the message the bill is trying to portray. Dr. Robert Vartabedian, president of Missouri Western […]

Missouri Legislators consider guns for educators

Missouri Legislators consider guns for educators

January 30, 2013 Comments

Matthew Hunt

Discussions about a Missouri House Bill have left university faculty with concerns. HB 70 would give professors the right to conceal and carry guns on campus during school hours. Western’s faculty have voiced its opinion on whether it agree with the message the bill is trying to achieve. Dr. Robert Vartabedian, university president and Dr. Robert Bergland, […]

Western prepares for flu epidemic

Western prepares for flu epidemic

January 28, 2013 Comments

Krista Hague

[caption id="attachment_15052" align="alignleft" width="150"] (Left to right) Marti Burri gives a student a flu shot this winter season. [/caption] As the winter season begins to wind down, there are still chances for influenza, also known as the “flu,” to strike. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and it can cause […]