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Year Of The Dog: Chinese Spring Festival

The Chinese Spring Festival was packed full of traditional dancing, food and music that encouraged attendees to learn about Chinese culture.  On Mar. 6. in Blum Union the International Student Center put on the Chinese Spring Festival. The Chinese Spring Festival celebrated the Chinese New Year with a mix of education and fun activities.  Chinese Exchange Instructor Jin Peng performed... Read More

Students celebrate Chinese Spring Festival

The year of the monkey us upon us, but don’t worry; it isn’t “puppy monkey baby.” Missouri Western hosted its annual Chinese Spring Festival to help ring in the Chinese New Year on Monday Feb. 8. The Chinese Spring Festival celebrates the new year and is seven days long. Traditions include cleaning or sweeping the house, buying new clothes, children... Read More

International student enrollment at an all-time high

Missouri Western is expanding its international student community at a very fast pace. From last year’s fall semester to this one, the rate attending has almost doubled. International Student Services Director, Amy Kotwani, explains. “Last fall, when I started working here, we had 52 international students and scholars,” she said. “And by scholar, I mean we have some faculty, they... Read More

Blog your way to the top: students find success through social media

In today’s marketplace, college students need to realize that degrees are no longer enough. They also need a brand. New York Times best-selling author and business marketing guru, Jon Acuff, agrees. “You’ve got to differentiate yourself,” Acuff said. “A degree is now the starting line, not the finish line.” One very important way that students can begin to set themselves... Read More