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Student loan default rates rise

Student loan default rates rise

April 15, 2013 Comments

Andy Garrison

The most recent available data shows Missouri Western students’ loan default rate has tripled in just four years. This problem is not only unique to Western, as default rates all over the country are climbing. However, the folks at financial aid here on campus are instituting a lot of new programs to keep students up-to-date […]

Phi Delta Theta brings 5K run to campus

April 14, 2013 Comments

Matthew Hunt

“This 5K run really hit home for our chapter,” Alex Atkinson, Phi Delta Theta member, said. Phi Delta Theta will end the school year with a 5K run on Western’s campus. The proceeds will benefit the victims of Lou Gehrig’s disease and their local Phi Delta chapter. Atkinson said the event is very beneficial for […]

Stan Rippey to relate his experiences from “Lincoln”

April 14, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

Actor Stan Rippey is coming to Missouri Western in order to relate his experiences working on the set of the Academy Award-winning film, “Lincoln.” The historical drama was directed by Steven Spielberg and received much attention last year for its narrative as well as Daniel Day-Lewis’s portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, as he lived out the […]

JAYC Foundation to participate in Two Day Child Abuse Conference

April 12, 2013 Comments

Joyce Stevenson

Child abuse will be the topic of a two-day conference being held April 17th and 18th at Missouri Western. Participants will have an opportunity to listen and learn from experts. The conference is being held in the Fulkerson Center. It is sponsored by the Regional Law Enforcement Academy, Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Social […]

Dr. Kathleen O’Connor appointed Dean of professional studies

Dr. Kathleen O’Connor appointed Dean of professional studies

April 12, 2013 Comments

Albert Shelby

Currently the chairperson of the department of nursing and allied health, Dr. Kathleen O’Connor’s duties as Dean of professional studies will begin on July 1. [caption id="attachment_17532" align="alignleft" width="150"] Kathleen O’Connor has been named the Dean of Professional Studies.[/caption] Dr. O’Connor has been at Missouri Western since 1980 and is also a registered nurse in […]