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Western $7 million in black 2010-12

Missouri Western has had revenues exceeding its budget by more than $7.4 million in the last three years, building up reserves that had been depleted for several years prior to 2009. Interim Vice President for Financial Planning and Administration Rick Gilmore attributes the surpluses in part to being careful not to overestimate income from student fees and state revenue and... Read More

SGA allocates money to special projects

After the removal of Residence Council, Student Government Association is determining how best to use the excess funding. As the 2011-2012 school year unfolds, SGA will be looking to allocate the $26,400 that was initially given to RC. Since the SGA budget doesn’t fund the new Residence Hall Association, the extra funds have been placed in special projects budget. According... Read More

Residence Council ceases, new organization sets in

After the demise of Residence Council, the residents of Missouri Western were left without proper representation, until now. Resident students at Western will soon have the opportunity to have their voices heard through a new organization, Residence Hall Association. On-campus students are thrilled to see the differences the new organization will offer in comparison to the old. Many residents and... Read More

Whats next for the SGA Petition and our 8.2% budget cut?

Students at Missouri Western State University are forced to walk a path of misfortune in the aftermath of an 8.2 percent budget cut. Western’s Student Government Association planned a rally on June 22 this year to voice their concerns that they were dissatisfied with the State’s budget cut towards Western. “Missouri Western shouldn’t be singled out to lose more funding... Read More

Missouri Senate Passes 4.8 Percent University Budget Cut

Missouri State Senators voted Wednesday, April 20 to pass their budget proposal including a higher education budget cut of only 4.8 percent. This is 3.2 percent lower than what Gov. Jay Nixon had proposed earlier this year. Western’s administration is hoping that the budget cuts do not exceed Nixon’s proposed 7 percent. If the House of Representatives agrees with the... Read More