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Weddle named director of development

Kim Weddle is currently Missouri Western’s executive administrative assistant to the president. However, as of Jan. 5, her duties will be drastically changed, as she has been named director of development for Western. “When we began our search to fill this position, we described our ideal candidate as one with fundraising experience, a passion for Missouri Western, knowledge of the... Read More

‘The most trusted man in America’ has permanent home at Western

Born in St. Joseph, Walter Cronkite was not only “the most trusted man in America” he was also affectionately called by millions worldwide, “Uncle Walter”. Leah Spratt Hall is undergoing a major atrium renovation to make way for the Walter Cronkite Memorial. The memorial will honor Cronkite’s journalism career and house memorabilia associated with him. This is the brainchild of... Read More

Faculty receive two percent increase in salary

On Aug. 19, 2012, Missouri Western’s Board of Governors approved the university’s FY2013 budget. It included a 2 percent salary increase for all of Western’s employees. It stipulates a minimum increase of at least $600 annual increase for every full time employee. The pay increase went into effect July 1, 2012. “We are very pleased that recent actions by Gov.... Read More

Vartabedian addresses Western’s growing financial recovery

  President Dr. Robert Vartabedian announced the new theme for the General Session from last year’s “You Can’t Keep a Griffon Down,” to the new theme for 2012 “We’re Back.” Each year Vartabedian addresses faculty and staff just before the fall session begins. The president’s speech usually includes a “state of the campus” type speech. The General Session for fall... Read More

Q & A with President Vartabedian over pay increases

Salary increases for 2012-2013 school year One-on-one interview between President Dr. Robert Vartabedian and opinions editor Matthew Hunt over the 2 percent?pay increases for employees. Q: When was the pay salary increase decided, and by whom? A: It came up in the June board meeting after we sorted out all of the various budget adjustments and state appropriations. Then the Board... Read More