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Western sees significant increase in retention

October 3, 2014 Comments

Brendan Welch

Missouri Western’s Fall census numbers show that the student body is not only growing, but is also returning for each semester in high numbers. The census data collected on Monday, Sept. 22 revealed a 3.5 percent increase in returning first-time, full-time students. The freshman-to-sophomore retention rate rose to 64 percent. Tyson Schank, director of admissions, […]

Office of Student Employment

October 3, 2014 Comments

Jessica Kopp

Kay-lynne Taylor’s recruitment last year sparked many changes in the Office of Student Employment and Career Development Center. Taylor, director of the career development center, is pleased with what was achieved so far. “We have created a fully functioning, sort of decentralized office for student employment at this university,” Taylor said. When Taylor came to […]

Training camp contract renewal in the works

October 3, 2014 Comments

Mika Cummins

The last five summers have had a reoccurring theme on campus: a whole lot of red on a black and gold campus. The Kansas City Chiefs have been hosting their preseason training camp at Missouri Western for the previous five summers. This past training camp was the final under contract between the Chiefs and Western. […]

Census shows increase in headcount

October 3, 2014 Comments

Brendan Welch

The fall 2014 census shows a steady increase over last fall in students enrolled, and relatively no change in credit hours taken. Currently, Western’s headcount is 5,742 undergraduate students, which is a 1.74 percent increase over last fall’s 5,644. While the headcount is slightly up over last year’s, the total number of credit hours that […]

Finding a new chief of police

October 3, 2014 Comments

Daniel Cobb

The hunt for the new Chief of Police is nearing its conclusion. After 24 years, Chief of Police Jonathan Kelley retired in late June 2014. Missouri Western’s Risk Manager, Tim Kissock, took over as interim police chief while a committee was put together to find a replacement. “There’s a committee that has been going through […]

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