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Librarian remembered, known for kind deeds

The Missouri Western family received some unfortunate news on Tuesday, March 25. As staff opened their email, they read that Western employee Frederick (Rick) Dyson, 56, had passed away that morning. Dyson worked as an information services librarian at Western since January 2005. Julia Schneider, library director, had worked with Dyson for over nine years. Schneider said that he really... Read More

Western student passes away unexpectedly

Christopher Nathaniel “Nate” Cripps, 19, passed away the morning of Sept. 24. According to Capt. Jonathan Beaver of the St. Joseph Police Department, around 6:00 a.m. several St. Joseph police officers met university police at the 4900 block of Mitchell Ave. Upon arriving at the scene, police discovered the deceased, Cripps, in his vehicle. The cause and relationship of death... Read More

Sister shares experience with death penalty

To die or not to die, that is the question. On Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Kemper Recital Hall, Sister Christine Martin shared her experience corresponding with a death row inmate, Moses Young, in Potosi, Mo. She shared her thoughts and views about the death penalty while using her experience with Young and what she called a broken system. “I... Read More