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Accessible parking less accessible as construction temporarily moves spots

Accessible parking spots in front of Popplewell Hall will be cramped for a while until construction is finished. Construction is currently underway on the parking lot in front of Popplewell Hall to level the parking lot, widen the sidewalk from three feet to four feet, fix cracks and curb cracks, and adding a sidewalk towards the south section of the... Read More

Logan Hall closing due to high maintenance costs and low occupancy

After a year of deliberation, Logan Hall is being shut down due to increasing maintenance costs and lower occupancy numbers in residence halls across campus. Cale Fessler, Vice President of Financial Planning and Administration, cites the building’s age as a reason for increased costs, which have been estimated at anywhere from $95,000-$120,000 annually. “It is the oldest facility – obviously... Read More

New Spaces for New Mothers: Western installs lactation rooms

In Missouri, new mothers are protected under law to be able to breastfeed their child(ren) in public spaces with discretion, but despite legal protection, it can often be difficult or embarrassing for new mother to feed their children while attending classes. Missouri Western has recently designated a series of lactation rooms throughout campus to make new parents more comfortable while... Read More

Cronk: “Gas stations of the future”

Western is now the proud location of eight top-of-the-line electric car chargers, thanks to the perfect combination of hard work and sheer luck. Funding for the charging stations began as a micro-grant provided to Western by KCPL. Brian Cronk, chair of the psychology department and electric car owner, proposed the original micro-grant to KCPL in Aug. 2014. “ would... Read More