Archive for Student Life

Western’s first Running Club

February 22, 2013 Comments

Jason Ruckman

At Western, there are a lot of clubs and organizations. One category had yet to be filled though, so Kristin Hall and Morgan Goodrick made it happen. The newly chartered running club here at Western is looking to get the ball rolling and hit the ground running as they approach their first meeting February 27. […]

Employers on and off campus looking for students

February 21, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

Students and faculty are emphasizing the importance of student employment on and off campus. Students across campus are finding that being employed by Missouri Western is definitely worth looking into. “Working on campus is incredibly convenient,” Brendan Welch, english workshop leader said.  “If you have some time between classes, it’s nice to make a bit […]

Minority enrollment has increased over the past 5 years

February 21, 2013 Comments

Matthew Hunt

Western’s campus has seen an increase among minorities over the past five years. In the spring of 2009, Western stood at 17.7 percent minority rate among students on campus. That number has since increased 2.1 percent which has Western’s minority students at 19.8 percent in spring 2013. The Asian student number at Western in 2012 […]

Western STD rates higher than national average

February 20, 2013 Comments

Joyce Stevenson

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to increase on campuses state-wide.   Approximately 7,400 of  cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea have been reported in the Kansas City Region which includes Missouri Western State University. In 2011 Missouri reported 35,689 cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea. Nineteen million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States in 2011.  The Centers for Disease […]

Making a Difference in the SGA Elections

February 18, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

SGA continues search for a way to increase voting amongst students. There are currently around 6,000 students attending Missouri Western State University, and last year, only 781 students voted in the SGA elections.  SGA hopes to get every student at Missouri Western to vote in this year’s upcoming election. The goal they plan to set […]

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