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Western increases tuition for Fall 2017

Students can expect a slight tuition increase for the fall of 2017. Missouri Western’s Board of Governors approved a 0.79 percent mid-year tuition increase to take effect this fall.The tuition increase will not be applied to students in the spring semester, but Administrators are still discussing if the fee will be applied to students enrolling in summer courses. Prior to... Read More

Editorial: Dear Governor Greitens

Dear Governor Greitens, We are writing to ask the question on the mind of every public college and university across the state: What the hell? We understand the need for budget cuts and that to balance the Missouri state deficit things had to change. However, we are a little curious why you chose to take a majority of the deficit... Read More

Western sees red: university taps into reserve funds

Fueled by a decline in enrollment and rise in expenses, Missouri Western was $1.4 million in the red last year and has had a $3 million deficit over the past three years. That trend has pulled the university’s reserves down to $7.3 million as of fiscal year 2016, making such losses unsustainable. This year — Fiscal Year 2017, ending June... Read More

Thomas Eagleton Indoor Pool opens to the public

After months of construction, Western students will start the semester with a splash after the ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the newly remodeled swimming pool on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Over the summer the Looney Complex underwent approximately $600,000 in renovations; this includes a complete overhaul of the pool interior, remodeling of the locker rooms leading to the aquatic area and... Read More

Western’s Board of Governors kicks off the year with big renovations

Western’s Board of Governors hit the ground running with their first meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year, Thursday, Aug. 25 at 1:30 p.m. in Blum 220. Vice President of Student Services, Shana Meyer gave a brief update on campus renovations. Including the remodel of the Center for Student Involvement and International Student Services offices, as well as renovations to Potter... Read More