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Martin Luther King III to speak at Convocation

Martin Luther King III will be addressing Missouri Western students and members of the St. Joseph community on Tuesday, September 12 at the 24th Annual R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues. A human rights and community advocate as well as the eldest son of famed of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., King III will be speaking on... Read More

Cokie Roberts to speak at Western Convocation

With the start of an important election year, Missouri Western is pleased to announce ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts as the keynote speaker for the Dan R. Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues, Tuesday September 13 at 10 a.m. in the Looney Complex. Roberts is best known for her work on the interview program “This Week” with Sam Donaldson from 1996... Read More

Convocation: Contradicting, disorganized and pointless

Convocation was a disappointment. I’m not saying this out of anti-conservative anger or a “down with the institution” mentality. I’m saying this as an open-minded college student who attended what should have been an event that questioned my ideals and inspired me to act. It did not. Contradictions  Ridge criticized Obama’s recent nuclear deal with Iran, because it wasn’t “enough... Read More

Cronkite preview by Jason McCracken

Missouri Western will host Dr. Douglas Brinkley, Rice University professor and prolific biographer, as the featured speaker at the 21st R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Looney Complex. Brinkley was chosen to speak at the event as his recent publication of “Cronkite,” -a New York Times Best Seller- was a fit for Western and... Read More

Biographer to speak at Convocation

Historian and Walter Cronkite biographer Douglas Brinkley has been announced as the speaker for the 21st R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues. Brinkley will be speaking Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at Missouri Western’s Looney Sports Complex. Brinkley will be speaking on what would have been Walter Cronkite’s 98th birthday. Western’s President Robert Vartabedian spoke of his excitement... Read More