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Curtains for West Side Story: Western Playhouse suspended for 2017 season

Due to a drastic cut in state allocations, Western has suspended the theater program Western Playhouse for the 2017 season. Making its debut in 2012, Western Playhouse is an equity theater company that performs three full length productions per summer and casts actors, dancers and stage technicians from across the country. The program was created to give Western students an... Read More

Cronkite in the Theatre

Visitors of the Cronkite memorial can now see Walter Cronkite come to life as the third and final installation of the Cronkite plays hits the stage. Gordon Mapley, Dean and Executive Director of Western Institute was excited to announce the touring of the Cronkite trilogy as the university works to bring the final play to life. "The third play is based... Read More

Phase four of Cronkite Exhibit to be ‘Out of this World’

As a wise man once said, “The profession of journalism ought to be about telling people what they need to know—not what they want to know.” This man was the most trusted man in America. This man was Walter Cronkite Western is home to a museum that pays tribute to Walter Cronkite’s life-long accomplishments. The museum holds various displays, including a replica... Read More

Western Playhouse stages Miss Saigon

Last summer, Western Institute's professional theatre company debuted their Season of Love.  With three unique performances including Barefoot in the Park and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Potter Hall became a community hotspot.  Potter was also decorated in numerous ways in order to further immerse audiences into each performance. This year, Western Playhouse took a different approach to their... Read More

Online courses on the rise at Missouri Western

Along with technology, online courses have grown exponentially over the last five years here at Missouri Western. In the fall of 2008, only 30 online courses were offered; now there are 200 accredited courses. A major reason that number has jumped so drastically at Western is because of Dean of Western Institute Dr. Gordon Mapley and other faculty members who... Read More