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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 […]

Blum shines at Heart Your Union

Blum shines at Heart Your Union

February 19, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

Candy and giveaways highlighted Heart Your Union, as 16 various student organizations and services gathered on the second floor of the Blum Union to show students what they have to offer. This free event was put on by the Student Government association and headed by Senator Brian Shewell, who serves as the Chairman for Campus […]

Time capsule planned for MWSU

February 19, 2015 Comments

Brent Rosenauer

The Student Centennial Committee, funded by SGA, is finalizing plans to bolt a time capsule on campus. The capsule will be placed somewhere in Blum Union, to be opened 50 years from now – in 2065. The idea is still in its infancy – details such as when and where the capsule will be placed, […]

The Wildlife Society adds to its trophy case

The Wildlife Society adds to its trophy case

February 6, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

The Missouri Western chapter of The Wildlife Society has been honored as Student Chapter of the Year for the North Central Section once again. This award is becoming a bi-annual tradition for the organization. Western has been awarded this distinction in six of the last 10 years: 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014. An […]

SGA shake-up

February 6, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

The Student Government Association has lost four of its members in the past two weeks. SGA announced the resignation of three members during its meeting on Jan. 26. Sky Lux, the SGA director of finance, resigned after serving for the entire fall semester. Lux cited his class workload as the primary reason for leaving office. “He […]

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