Category: Institutional

Inside Potter Hall, the band room carpet is stained and full of spit, there is a constant haze of sawdust in the air and the walls are weathered, yellowed and scuffed. Thanks to a recent donation, Potter Hall is getting a facelift that will drastically improve the appearance of the building. The Missouri Western Arts…

Missouri Western aquatic fanatics can swim happily now that the Board of Governors has voted to approve $600,000 for renovations to the M.O. Looney pool. The unanimous vote at Thursday’s meeting also finalized the funding partnership between the university and the City of St. Joseph. Cale Fessler, vice president for financial planning and administration, introduced…

Just as Missouri Western tallied up the number of students attending this summer, the Admissions Office saw its number of employees increase by one. The new Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Retention Dr. Paul Orscheln began working at Western on Feb. 23. Orscheln is the first to hold such a position at Missouri…

For the projected 2017 budget, Missouri Western is expected to receive $1.2 million in performance based funding. However, not all Western students are taken into consideration of the university’s enrollment, potentially skewing the numbers. What is an AWC Student? Western is considered an open enrollment university with a 98 percent acceptance rate. However, students accepted at Western…

On Feb. 22 it was announced that the Bradley Family, owners of the News-Press & Gazette Company, would donate $300,000 to Missouri Western. This funding will be used to help Western students and alumni either start or maintain current businesses within St. Joseph. This program was established by the Bradley Family with the focus on…