Archive for Student Life

Book Bill Passes

September 29, 2008 Comments

Gerri Tracy

The Textbook Transparency Act was signed by the governor and became effective in August 2008. Students feeling the crunch of expensive textbooks designed the bill that is now law. The new law has three parts, all intended to benefit students. The first part requires publishers to supply instructors with pricing information for new books and […]

New “Hire a Griffon” campaign spreads the wealth

September 29, 2008 Comments

Ellis Cross

Most students of Missouri Western have at least one thing in common; the need to work while getting their education. According to Linda Garlinger, the director of the MWSU career development office, about 95 percent of the students here work in the area. “The perception is, that students and graduates can’t get jobs in the […]

Blum to become a study-friendly environment

September 23, 2008 Comments

Jesse West

The Nelle Blum Student Union has long been a premiere hangout for students looking for a place to meet with friends and a study area. But as students return to Missouri Western this fall, they’re bound to notice a big difference. The once congested hallways and lounge area of the union, formerly teeming with students, […]

Server outages create havoc for students, teachers

September 17, 2008 Comments

Emily Gummelt

Can’t get to your e-mail or P-Drive? Don’t worry, your computer isn’t broken. Lately, a number of students and faculty have been having difficulty logging in to their e-mail or accessing the P and O-Drives. Frequent and extreme activity on one of the Novell servers has been causing it to crash, making the network drives […]

Yung Joc, Ross headline concert

April 2, 2008 Comments

Charlene Divino

The Western Activities Council has verified “It’s goin’ down” like “in the club” at the Civic Arena for Missouri Western’s annual Spring Concert. The WAC sponsored event is scheduled for April 10 and will feature rap performers Rick Ross and Yung Joc. The announcement came officially March 26 through the public relations department a week […]