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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Later this spring, Missouri Western will be looking to replace its outdated telephone system with a new voiceover IP (VoIP) system through a new telephone vendor.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

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

Logan Hall closing due to high maintenance costs and low occupancy

After a year of deliberation, Logan Hall is being shut down due to increasing maintenance costs and lower occupancy numbers in residence halls across campus. Cale Fessler, Vice President of Financial Planning and Administration, cites the building’s age as a reason for increased costs, which have been estimated at anywhere from $95,000-$120,000 annually. “It is the oldest facility – obviously... Read More

Western loses $1.6 million in state allocations

In efforts to conserve funds and ‘tighten the belt’ of Missouri’s economy, newly appointed Governor Eric Greitens has slashed approximately $55.9 million in higher education funding for four year colleges and universities throughout the state. Of the $55.9 million, Missouri Western will see a $1.6 million withholdment of state allocations, effective immediately. For the Fiscal Year 2016, state appropriations accounted... 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