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Time for a Change on Computing Fees

The $4.17 per credit computing fee set back in the 1990s was originally made to benefit the students; there is now a question as to whether that is hurting students. Technology is advancing and a proper budget is needed to effusively help students’ academic success. College campuses across the country typically have set a $10 per credit fee for their... Read More

Trevor Brown may be police chief in June

In December of 2017, Trevor Brown was appointed as the interim police chief of Missouri Western after former police chief Yvonne Meyer left the postion. Brown has stepped into the role with plenty of experience under his belt: He has over 15 years of experience as a police officer on Western’s campus. But that’s not the only time he’s spent... Read More

Griffon Alert fails to reach everyone, student crashes driving to school

Missouri Western closed campus for three consecutive days for the first time since 2007. From Feb. 20-22, many students were ecstatic to wake up to campus being closed due to an ice storm. In order to close campus there is a specific process that involves collaboration between several departments. Vice President of Financial Planning and Administration Cale Fessler works with Risk... Read More

Eric Greitens proposes $68 million cut to higher education

In his annual State of the State address, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens proposed a $68 million cut to state higher education funding. In a statement to staff, President Robert Vartabedian said that this cut would equate to a $2.2 million reduction for Missouri Western. This is the second round of cuts that the governor has proposed since he took office... Read More

Missouri Western considers replacing telephone system

Later this spring, Missouri Western will be looking to replace its outdated telephone system with a new voiceover IP (VoIP) system through a new telephone vendor. Mark Mabe, Director of Information Technology Services, says that this idea was prompted by AT&T’s announcement that they will soon not be supporting the current phone system. “The phone system itself just offers significantly... Read More