Archive for Institutional

Tuition Increase of 9.5 Percent Approved by Board of Governors

March 29, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huitt-Johnson

A 9.5 percent tuition increase and three percent room and board increase was unanimously approved last Wednesday at the monthly Board of Governors meeting. The next step: state commission must approve. The eight board members and President Vartabedian commenced the session last week to hear the request made by Mel Klinkner and Esther Peralez. The […]

Tobacco policy goes on student ballot

March 1, 2011 Comments

Todd Fuller

Missouri Western, your opportunity to cast your vote on the much bandied about Tobacco Policy will happen March 7-8. This topic has been a sore spot for many students, particularly smokers, and now everyone will have the opportunity to read the new policy and determine whether or not to adopt it. It is important to […]

Potential racial issues stir student petition

February 8, 2011 Comments

Dave Hon

In response to alleged racial issues between African American students and Campus Police, Black Student Union President Leah Hayes has appealed to Student Affairs to start a petition that is asking officers to undergo diversity training. The petition, which has been approved by the Student Affairs office, took almost a week to approve due to […]

Missouri Western holding FAFSA Frenzy

February 7, 2011 Comments

Thomas Huit-Johnson

The Missouri Western Financial Aid office is encouraging every student attending classes in the 2011-12 school year to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid before March 1. The priority deadline for FAFSA is March 1. To submit their FAFSA, students must fill out tax forms for 2010, and possibly their parents’ taxes for […]

“Up or Out” policy affects many faculty

December 10, 2010 Comments

Kyle Inman

This is the sixth year since Western adopted the “up or out” tenure policy, leading to a large amount of teachers currently up for tenure review. “There are four times as many up for review this year,” Dr. Ali Kamali, Chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee, said. “In a normal year there would be […]