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One puff away from a “smoke-free” campus

One puff away from a “smoke-free” campus

January 14, 2013 Comments

Matthew Hunt

The haze of smoke will soon disappear as Missouri Western forges past other universities’ failed smoke-free policies. Dr. Christopher Bond, Western’s tobacco implementation committee chair, said he is reviewing every step before the policy goes into affect July 1 to ensure all issues are worked out. He said all universities that implement a smoke-free policy […]

Vartabedian, Scott toe-to-toe on new fee

Vartabedian, Scott toe-to-toe on new fee

December 13, 2012 Comments

Katelyn Canon

Student government administration and Western Administration are now at odds over the purpose and appropriation of the Student Success act fee. At the Nov. 16 fee advisory meeting, Student Government Association President Jacob Scott questioned the need for the $75 fee for full-time students when the university has record millions in surplus in reserves. The […]

SGA allocates 20 percent to Student Affairs

October 24, 2012 Comments

Katelyn Canon

Annually, the Student Government Association allocates 20 percent of the budget to Student Affairs. According to the SGA Bylaws and Policy Guide the money allocated to Student Affairs primarily funds the Center for Multicultural Education, the Center for Student Engagement, intramural programs and Student Leadership Programs. Judy Grimes, the interim vice president for Student Affairs […]

Campus gains new desks and tables, expenses totaling to $100,000

Campus gains new desks and tables, expenses totaling to $100,000

September 13, 2012 Comments

Ellis Cross

[caption id="attachment_11481" align="alignleft" width="240"] The new desks (above right) which are wider and more flexible then the old desks (above left) are in place in a classroom in Looney complex. Looney, Popplewell and Wilson all received new desks and tables as many were again and outdated.[/caption] In March of this year, the SGA voted to […]

Two SGA senators resign, approve rally towel purchase

September 11, 2012 Comments

Katelyn Canon

The Student Government Association was called to order for the first time this semester on August 27. While the senate was in session, some seats remained vacant. After two Senate resignations, Clifford Petersen and Matthew Hunt, there are eight seats to fill in SGA. President Jacob Scott hopes to have the positions filled in time […]

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