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Flu virus reaches widespread levels

According to the Missouri Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report, 8,022 flu tests came back positive, which is almost two thousand more people than this time last year. The spread of the flu resulted in Jeanne Daffron, provost, to send out a mass email suggesting students that have symptoms of the flu to stay home from classes. According to the email faculty... Read More

Western increases tuition for Fall 2017

Students can expect a slight tuition increase for the fall of 2017. Missouri Western’s Board of Governors approved a 0.79 percent mid-year tuition increase to take effect this fall.The tuition increase will not be applied to students in the spring semester, but Administrators are still discussing if the fee will be applied to students enrolling in summer courses. Prior to... Read More

Western establishes school of nursing and health professions

Tuesday, Feb. 9, Missouri Western State University Board of Governors approved the establishment of a new School of Nursing and Health Professions.   The School of Nursing and Health Professions will be housed within the College of Professional Studies and will be led by an associate dean. The new school will include Western’s undergraduate and master’s degree programs in nursing,... Read More

Enrollment, housing numbers drop slightly

The number of undergraduates enrolled at Missouri Western is down from last year. So are the amount of credit hours they are taking, and the number of students living on campus. After conducting a census four weeks into the semester, Missouri Western found that it had enrolled 5,352 undergraduate students. This is down from last fall, which saw an undergraduate... Read More

‘Without a doubt the best compromise’

Compromise. That was the theme for the Student Success Act Fee Advisory Committee, as their April 6 meeting ended with major improvements to the Looney Complex and Blum Student Union being agreed upon. With the end of the semester looming, the committee needed to come to a consensus before the end of the year. The committee entered the meeting with... Read More