Archive for Student Life

SSA Committee to meet on new proposal

January 29, 2015 No Comments

Jon Dykstra

The Student Government Association has several big decisions on their plate for this semester, but none of those have the potential repercussions or the benefits as the decision of what to do with the $672,000 raised through the Student Success Act. The Student Success Act, or SSA, states that it is “student approved fees” and […]

Missouri Western Sees Improvement in Admission Numbers and Numbers Go Down In Housing Numbers

January 29, 2015 No Comments

Christina Ruark

While the number of students living on campus has gone down, it currently looks as though overall admissions numbers will be slightly up over last year. Director of Residential Life Nathan Roberts believes that the lower housing numbers are normal for this time of year. “Well, right now we are hovering around 1100, which is […]

Board moves forward, approves Spratt Stadium project bonds

December 3, 2014 No Comments

Mika Cummins

On Friday, Nov. 21, the Board of Governors at Missouri Western voted to approve and proceed with the $5.5 million auxiliary system revenue bond issue to pay for improvements and renovations to Spratt Memorial Stadium. Final terms of the bond issue will be approved at a later date by the Board, but the resolution allows […]

AIDS activist discusses importance of finding cure

December 3, 2014 No Comments

Meghan Stevens

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) have been around for many years without a probable cure. HIV is a particular virus that weakens the immune system by destroying cells that fight infection–T-cells and CD4 cells. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome occurs when your immune system becomes deficient. According to, “AIDS is syndrome, rather […]

Patricia Donaher, beloved professor, touched many lives

Patricia Donaher, beloved professor, touched many lives

November 12, 2014 No Comments

Daniel Cobb

Dr. Patricia Donaher passed away from her battle with breast cancer on Nov. 4, 2014. Donaher came to Missouri Western College in 1995 as an adjunct instructor after receiving her Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska. Over her career, she taught over 20 English courses at Missouri Western and was awarded the Jesse […]

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