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Swafford steps down, stays on to teach

Roger Swafford is stepping down as director of public relations and marketing, but said he is stepping up to do what he loves best. Although Swafford will be leaving his PR position, he will continue as a faculty member teaching at the Craig School of Business. “I’ve taught on the college level for over 15 years. I will be teaching... Read More

Despite odds, Griffon soccer still ready for Fall season

Losing your head coach just weeks before the start of the season could be detrimental to a young team, but this is something the Missouri Western soccer team must deal with in order to have success this season. Jeff Hansen was at the helm for the Griffons the past five seasons, but during the summer, he decided to leave the program and coach high... Read More

Bio Box: Dan Nicoson

Dan Nicoson Born: May 30, 1946 From: Indianapolis, Indiana Education: Nicoson received a bachelor’s degree in HPER and Business from the University of Indianapolis in 1968. He then received a master’s degree in education from Indiana State University in 1973. Professional life prior to Western: Nicoson has a background in sports and coaching from time spent early on in his... Read More

Director of Development position vacant at Western

Director of Development Jerry Pickman decided to step down from his position at Missouri Western in order to face a new challenge as the Vice President of Development at the University of St. Mary at Leavenworth. With Pickman leaving, the Director of Development job is now vacant and could be for some time. Vice President for University Advancement Dan Nicoson... Read More

Tuition Increase of 9.5 Percent Approved by Board of Governors

A 9.5 percent tuition increase and three percent room and board increase was unanimously approved last Wednesday at the monthly Board of Governors meeting. The next step: state commission must approve. The eight board members and President Vartabedian commenced the session last week to hear the request made by Mel Klinkner and Esther Peralez. The board was not completely sold... Read More