Archive for Institutional

Reorganization of Student Affairs causes departure of staff members

December 8, 2011 1 Comment

Dave Hon

Students Affairs may look like a revolving door in terms of personnel, which has raised concerns among current and former employees, but the Vice President of Student Affairs believes the changes are for the students. In the past year, 13 staff members of the Division of Student Affairs have left, retired or have had their […]

Western chooses BlueCross BlueShield over Aetna

November 15, 2011 No Comments

Matthew Hunt

Full-time employees and staff at Missouri Western are about to see a change in their health insurance. Missouri Western State University has decided to do business this coming year with BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas City over Aetna, Western’s current healthcare provider. Western contracts are traditionally three years, but if they see a bid that they […]

Missouri Western awarded MHC Grant

November 8, 2011 No Comments

Caleb Jones

The Missouri Humanities Council awarded a $700 grant to Missouri Western Oct. 26. The grant will help fund and support programs at Missouri Western and the Alliance Francaise of St. Joseph that have a focus on French Canadian heritage and the musical and cultural traditions of the northwestern area of Missouri. The MHC is the […]

Study to analyze transportation issues

October 20, 2011 No Comments

Jerrod Huber

For students at Missouri Western who depend on public transportation, bus schedules and stops may be tailored to better meet their needs. [caption id="attachment_6929" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Judy Grimes introduces the main speaker for the transportation meeting, which discussed potential plans for a new public transit system specific to campus."][/caption] The Division of Student Affairs, St. […]

Changes in policy: business, financial aid offices must inform students

October 20, 2011 No Comments

Eboni Lacey

Both the business office and financial aid office have recently updated their policies. These new regulations begin in the business office, with students now receiving reimbursement checks through mail or direct deposit, instead of in person like the previous years. This means a student must update both their phone numbers and addresses to receive their […]