Archive for Institutional

Sold-out dinner serves split political perspectives

October 6, 2008 Comments

Ryan Richardson

Each year’s Convocation allows for a special dinner the night before that allows patrons to meet the guest speaker. The married political pundits, James Carville and Mary Matalin, spoke to a capacity crowd at the Fulkerson Center Monday night for the 15th annual Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues dinner that helps fund each year’s […]

Higher numbers attributed to strong recruitment plan

October 6, 2008 Comments

Gerri Tracy

For the fourth consecutive year Western’s enrollment is record-breaking. With 5,470 undergraduate students and 65 graduate students, for a total of 5,535, enrollment increased 3.3 percent this year. Undergraduate enrollment increased 5.5 percent from 5,319 last year while graduate enrollment increased 59 percent, from last year’s 41. Historically, higher education enrollment goes up when the […]

New “Hire a Griffon” campaign spreads the wealth

September 29, 2008 Comments

Ellis Cross

Most students of Missouri Western have at least one thing in common; the need to work while getting their education. According to Linda Garlinger, the director of the MWSU career development office, about 95 percent of the students here work in the area. “The perception is, that students and graduates can’t get jobs in the […]

Blum to become a study-friendly environment

September 23, 2008 Comments

Jesse West

The Nelle Blum Student Union has long been a premiere hangout for students looking for a place to meet with friends and a study area. But as students return to Missouri Western this fall, they’re bound to notice a big difference. The once congested hallways and lounge area of the union, formerly teeming with students, […]

New law requires proof of citizenship

September 17, 2008 Comments

Charlene Divino

If you were among the students frustrated by long lines in the financial aid office, find solace in the fact that you are not alone. Many found themselves slowed down by bureaucracy. Due to newly passed illegal immigration legislation in Missouri, there will be an extra step in the loan disbursement process from now on. […]