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Farewell Dr. Rogers

After decades of instruction Western’s music department will say a final farewell to percussion instructor Dennis Rogers. Rogers came to Western in 1978, shortly after spending nine years teaching at the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory. Although Dean of Fine Arts Robert Willenbrink was not at Western when Rogers was hired, he is grateful for the many years of... Read More

Extreme Percussion Show Honors Retiring Professor

It was a farewell to remember Friday night at the opening performance of Missouri Western’s 14th annual Extreme Percussion Show. Dr. Dennis Rogers, the director of percussion studies, will be celebrating his retirement from Western this May after 37 years of teaching, 47 years total. On Friday, not only did guests get to enjoy an energetic performance of talented percussionists,... Read More

Potter Hall Getting Facelift from Recent Donation

Inside Potter Hall, the band room carpet is stained and full of spit, there is a constant haze of sawdust in the air and the walls are weathered, yellowed and scuffed. Thanks to a recent donation, Potter Hall is getting a facelift that will drastically improve the appearance of the building. The Missouri Western Arts Society recently donated $32,000 to... Read More

Eagle Scout fraternity officially recognized

Epsilon Tau Pi, a national fraternity for Eagle Scouts, has made its way here on campus, officially becoming recognized last fall. Jack Malo, the fraternity’s education officer, explains the organization’s current status on campus. “We are still going through the process of filling a chapter, actually, because right now we are still just a colony,” Malo said. In order to... Read More