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Western professors affected by the death of Matthew Shepard

March 6, 2007 Comments

Guest Columnist

By Ellis Cross For Missouri Western professors Pat Scott and Martha Ellison, the news of Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder in October of 1998 represented more than the loss of a life because of anti-gay hate— it meant the loss of a friend. Both Ellison and Scott met Matthew at the University of Wyoming, where they […]

Multi-disciplinary panel on Iraq agrees no easy way out

March 2, 2007 Comments

Kathy Crawford

Ask any student or faculty member on campus about the war in Iraq, and chances are the opinions will vary, depending on the perspective. Those different perspectives were the purpose of the Alpha Chi Honor Society bringing together a multi-disciplinary panel of Western professors on Thursday to discuss the war, the region and the future. […]

Vaccine cost sticks students

February 27, 2007 Comments

Ciarra Leathers

A vaccine for genital human papillomavirus could be made available in the Esry Health Center at Missouri Western, but whether students could afford it is an issue. Administrative assistant Angie Beck said that the vaccine is so expensive that they don’t have the money for it. “We’ve had some inquiries, but we don’t have the […]

Board introduces incubator plans

February 27, 2007 Comments

Lauren Epps

Western’s Board of Governors inducted new member, Leslie Graves, in their meeting last Thursday and discussed several other issues, which included possible reissuing of bonds, downtown revitalization and the $2.5 million grant from he EDA for the Business/Science Incubator. Ron Olinger, vice president for financial planning and administration, and Jeff Baker presented the incubator plans […]

Students conduct raccoon drug research

February 27, 2007 Comments

Margaret Slayton

Western biology students are doing undergraduate research evaluating how certain pharmaceuticals affect raccoons. The goal of the research team is to understand the physiological behavior of raccoons while under the influence of three particular drugs. They want to know how long it takes for the animal to become safe to handle, how long it remains […]