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Western student arrested for YouTube rap

October 9, 2007 Comments

Ellis Cross

A Missouri Western Student will be arraigned on five felony counts on Oct. 11, stemming from a video posted on YouTube. On Sept. 18 Andrew County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Stevenson filed charges against Kenneth Darrell Black Jr., a 20-year-old business major, along with accom­plice Benjamin D. Stevens. The two men allegedly constructed a rap video […]

Western adds downtown campus

October 9, 2007 Comments

Ellis Cross

The Western Institute chose the Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RELA) as its spearhead onto the new downtown campus.  The move has brought on some unexpected benefits and some issues. Sgt. John Walker, Academy Director, explained that the rela­tionship with the original campus is still close. The cadets visit the main cam­pus for physical training and […]

Estes enjoys new position on campus

October 9, 2007 Comments

Max Wyeth

The new College of Professional studies Dean is happy to be here and hopes to help Missouri Western continue to grow into a great University. Dr. Steven Estes, a former department chair at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and has been in the position of Professional studies Dean since May 1st 2007. The majority […]

Housing numbers increase

October 2, 2007 Comments

Ryan Heldenbrand

Missouri Western housing numbers have risen significantly this year compared to last year. Last year, the number of students who lived in the residence halls was 897. The year before that, which was Western’s first year as a university, the numbers totaled to around 850 students. This year Western opened the year with only one […]

LEMAP suggests arming campus officers

October 2, 2007 Comments

Patrick McGuire

The Public Safety Task Force will bring a recommendation to the next Board of Governors meeting asking that the Public Safety officers should be armed. Missouri Western is the only public university in the state that employs commissioned officers that do not carry guns. Beth Wheeler, Director of External Relations, spearheaded the task force that […]