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Mitchell Ave. to open Friday

September 25, 2007 Comments

Lisa Crawford

Missouri Western students traveling east will no longer have to take the long way home.  Mitchell Ave. will re-open completely from Western’s main entrance to Riverside Rd. Friday, Sept. 28 if the weather permits. Since June 5, construction paid for by TIF (tax increment financing) funds from American Family Insurance has inconvenienced many Western students […]

Western building incubator for small businesses

September 25, 2007 Comments

Ryan Heldenbrand

The new building under construction along Mitchell Avenue on West Campus is the Christopher S. “Kit” Bond Science and Technology Incubator, which will be used to give small businesses a place to start their new ideas. Chris Shove, Dean of the Western Institute, played a major role in getting the grant and funds to put […]

Budget increase gives Western another $1.1 million dollars

September 25, 2007 Comments

Margaret Slayton

Western has received a $1.1 million budget increase from the state of Missouri for the 2008 fiscal year. This 5.5 percent increase from last year’s state funding brings the total state funding to $21.2 million minus the three percent for the Governor’s Reserve. This increase will be reflected in the general pool of operating expenses […]

Emergency Response Guide is Improved

September 25, 2007 Comments

Nurechia Washington

Since the Virginia Tech massacre, Missouri Western’s staff has come up with ways to improve its Emergency Response Guide. Dean of Student Services, Judith Grimes said that there has always been an emergency response in place, but dealing with the changing times and technological advances, there was and will continue to be room for improvement. […]

Neo-Nazi presentation gets cancelled

September 25, 2007 Comments

Charlene Divino

Speaker and former Neo- Nazi, Thomas “TJ” LeMissouri Western was forced to cancel the lecture of a former neo-Nazi speaker that was scheduled for earlier this month due to security conflicts. As an anti-hate activist and educator, Thomas “TJ” Leydon shares his personal experience of being recruited by a Skinhead group at the age of […]