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Why music is important

November 12, 2014 No Comments

Mika Cummins

Music—an everyday occurrence yet complex notion. Music permeates our culture, used as a means of communication, expression of emotion, and even a form of therapy. We hear it on the radio, driving to and from school or work. We hear it in the supermarket as we go aisle to aisle, scouring the shelves. But what […]

Guest Column: Mary Beth Rosenauer targets communication

February 23, 2013 No Comments


Mary Beth Rosenauer, Bachelor of Music Education, Hometown: Savannah, MO, Student Senator, Campus Advancement Committee Chair, Founder of Western Appeal: MWSU a cappella group Sigma Alpha Iota Treasurer, National Association for Music Educators Treasurer, Missouri Girls State Counselor, St. Joseph Youth Alliance Board Member, Starbucks Barista When you announce your candidacy for SGA president, people […]

Guest Column: Katy Sisco will address critical issues

February 23, 2013 No Comments


My name is Katy Sisco and I am from a small town in Nebraska. I have lived on Missouri Western’s campus for three years. Throughout those three years, I have made friendships that helped me develop into the strong individual I am today. I am running for president to make a positive difference for the students […]

Student Opinion: Taking the Tobacco Policy to the President

February 18, 2013 No Comments

Dereck Dew

At their October 16, 2012, meeting, the Governance Advisory Council recommended a new policy banning the use of tobacco products on the campus of Missouri Western State University. I signed the policy October 23, 2012. The new policy is below. The target date for implementation of the new policy is July 1, 2013. Missouri Western […]

Buchanan County candidates meet for deba

February 18, 2013 No Comments

Brian Ramsay

There is a story that has hit headlines recently about a Missouri soldier who was killed by another soldier in an accidental shooting over a case of hiccups. Both soldiers Patrick Edward Myers of Spartanburg, S.C., and Isaac Lawrence Young of Ash Grove, Mo., were friends stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. They were […]

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