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Western theatre professor passes away

February 27, 2015 Comments

Brendan Welch

Missouri Western theatre professor Don Lillie passed away on Thursday, Feb. 26, in his home. Lillie was a professor in the Theatre, Cinema and Dance department for over 30 years.  He taught introduction to theatre, stage combat, historical fencing and other theatre-related classes. Lillie was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and often talked about […]

Western student invents microscope adapter for smart phones

Western student invents microscope adapter for smart phones

February 26, 2015 Comments

Brent Rosenauer

Sophomore Justin Turner presented his homemade invention to a classroom of genetics students on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The “Just In Time” Adapter is an adapter for microscopes that allows students to take pictures of specimens on a slide using their smart phones. Turner described the inventing process as “extremely independent.” “I saw a need and […]

Healing in Rwanda; What we can Learn

February 26, 2015 Comments

Cassandra Daldrup

Dr. Gerise Herndon will be coming to Missouri Western State University as a guest speaker to talk to the students about post-conflict Rwanda  and the recovery. Herndon will be arriving on March 2 to teach the students of Western’s campus. Herndon became an expert in the case of Rwanda years ago when she met a French professor […]

Tiny but Mighty: MWSU Debate Team heads to National Championship

February 26, 2015 Comments

Sydnie Holzfaster

The Griffon debate team, while only consisting of four members, will soon be on its way to the national debate championship, as they attend the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence, March 20-22, at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. The National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence is recognized as one of the most prestigious debate competitions […]

SGA Notebook: FOC granted additional funding, set to impose more regulations

February 26, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

The Financial Oversight Committee has been granted $15,000 in extra funds to continue funding students to go to conferences and educational trips. With that extra funding, Director of Finance Brandon Grieshaber proposes new regulations to the Funding Act for the FOC to implement when reviewing funding requests. The goal is to continue to reduce the […]

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