Archive for Politics

Making Missouri Western smoke-free becomes campus issue

September 17, 2010 Comments

Todd Fuller

If the students at Missouri Western want their campus to become smoke-free then for the time being, they will have to lead the charge to make it happen. In light of the decision at our Maryville neighbor to implement a no-smoking policy campus wide on August 1, several faculty and staff members were asked to […]

House passes budget, $200 million cut

April 8, 2010 Comments

Todd Fuller

Missouri’s state appropriations budget for public higher education dodged a bullet in the first round of legislative cuts, as the Missouri House passed the budget—$200 million lighter—to the Missouri Senate. According to an article printed in the St. Joseph News-Press last week there are still approximately $300 million in cuts needed to balance the State […]

Mayoral candidates face-off in Western hosted forum

April 3, 2010 Comments

Dave Hon

Western played its part again in the battle for St. Joseph city mayor March 25 hosting the last of Assistant Professor Jon Euchner’s forums before the April 6 election. Issues that surrounded the debate didn’t directly relate to Western students, but still affect the city that students live in. One of the key issues was […]

Candidates run unopposed

February 26, 2010 Comments

Todd Fuller

The election this spring is going to be uncontested, but Missouri Western’s Student Government Association says that doesn’t mean the student body should fail to vote. Western doesn’t have a history of uncontested elections for SGA. According to Administrative Coordinator for the Vice President of Student Affairs Kathy Kelly, there has been only one uncontested […]

Newt Gingrich annouced as 2010 convocation speaker

February 4, 2010 Comments

Jesse West

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and prominent conservative speaker, has been selected by Missouri Western to speak at the 17th annual Convocation on Critical Issues. The convocation will take place on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 9:30 a.m. in the Looney Complex and will be free and open to the public. […]

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