Archive for Institutional

Additional pell grants offered

April 16, 2010 Comments

Todd Fuller

Sometimes, surprises are nice and this summer several people will be surprised to know that they have more free money available to them for school. As a result of the historic health care legislation the federal governments passed recently, new monies were made available to higher education. The Pell Grant was one of those higher […]

House passes budget, $200 million cut

April 8, 2010 Comments

Todd Fuller

Missouri’s state appropriations budget for public higher education dodged a bullet in the first round of legislative cuts, as the Missouri House passed the budget—$200 million lighter—to the Missouri Senate. According to an article printed in the St. Joseph News-Press last week there are still approximately $300 million in cuts needed to balance the State […]

Retention rates drop after record high last year

March 11, 2010 Comments

Jodi Oliver

Missouri Western sees a slight dip in retention rates following last year’s all time high. Retention numbers are calculated by looking at how many incoming fall freshman return for their sophomore year the following fall. Since the fall of 2000, Western has seen nearly a 12 percent increase, with this year’s numbers down by two […]

Financial aid regulations made more clear to students

March 11, 2010 Comments

Jeff Harper

You snooze, you lose. A dollar short and a day late. Winners never quit, quitters never win. All of these cliché sayings bear relevance on the ramifications if you receive federal financial aid and make the decision to miss, drop or withdraw from classes or drop below a 2.0 grade point average. According to Angela […]

Parking spaces scarce, commuters overflowing

February 19, 2010 Comments

Ryan Scroggins

Like a vulture circles the sky for its next meal, students circle the lots at Western looking for a place to park. Unlike the vulture, that will almost certainly share his find with his friends, students that are not fortunate enough to find a spot must move on the to next lot and join the […]