Category: Student Life

Broadband doubles in dorms

Internet bandwidth speeds for Missouri Western residence halls were doubled Wednesday, March 18, from 250 megabits per second (mbps) to 500 mbps. To do so, the university is going to pay $5,250 per month. Western was paying $3,025 for the 250 mbps contract. The increase was proposed by Fred Nesslage, manager of Information Technology Services,…

(subhead = “Student Success Act committee meets to discuss use of student fee”) (This article goes between 2 plans) It all started with a plea for help from administration. The Student Success Act was enacted to help alleviate the costs of decreasing state appropriations, help Missouri Western continue the services it has and keep the buildings properly maintained.…

Senator Brian Shewell has brought a plan to the committee to allocate the assets for four basic areas: Baker Fitness Center, Health Services, Recreation Services space and International Student Services and Recruitment. Shewell’s proposal leaves two years of the money for improvements to the Blum Student Union untouched. While it is only two-thirds of what…

Dr. Cale Fessler, vice president for financial planning and administration, in conjunction with Dr. Robert Vartabedian, MWSU president, has a proposal on the table for two years worth of the Student Success Act fee, or roughly $448,000, to be committed to the the creation of additional recreational space. “On the [master plan] list of top…

Western student invents microscope adapter for smart phones

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…