Archive for Institutional

Ground broken for new dorm

September 17, 2010 Comments

Michelle Allen

New residence halls construction gives Western 250 beds for upper classmen to lay their heads. Acting Director of the Office of Residential Life Sean O’Reilly shared his views on how he feels students will react to the new residential halls that will be built. “I believe that students will want more housing just like it,” […]

Western’s graduate program thrives

September 16, 2010 Comments

Jesse Bilderback

Missouri Western State University is excited about their growing graduate school. Their graduate school offers several Master’s degrees in applied science, media, communication and nursing. Missouri Western’s graduate school is growing fast both in degrees offered and student enrollment. In 2009 the school had 70 students compared to 129 in 2010. Brian Cronk, interim dean […]

Congested campus parking causes traffic problems on public roads

September 16, 2010 Comments

Dave Hon

Missouri Western students once again face an issue this fall with on-campus parking due to record enrollment numbers. The Parking and Security Services department has seen a 13 percent increase in the number of first-time permits since last fall, increasing from 4,516 to 5,100. The number of general parking spaces available to students has only […]

Professional Studies dean steps down

September 1, 2010 Comments

Dave Hon

Last spring, Steve Estes stepped down from his position as the Dean of Professional Studies to take a position in the Health and Physical Education department as a professor. It was only until the beginning of this semester that an solution to the vacant position was found. Normally only one interim Dean would be placed […]

Williams reinstated: Athletic Director was suspended after May arrest

September 1, 2010 Comments

Dave Hon

After a two-month suspension, Athletic Director Dave Williams was reinstated this summer on July 1. The two-month suspension period was issued when Williams was arrested for driving under the influence on May 8. Robert Vartabedian, President of Missouri Western, investigated the situation thoroughly before reinstating Williams. “I was convinced that it was in the University’s […]