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Freshmen enrollment up 17.3 percent

Tentative numbers suggest that Missouri Western has experienced an increase in freshmen enrollment of 17.3 percent and an increase of 3.5 percent in overall enrollment. No easy feat, considering that high school graduation rates in the state of Missouri are going down. “It’s beyond our expectations,” Western president Robert Vartabedian said. “We thought if we had an increase of ten... Read More

Clothing donation bins added to campus

Students who want to get rid of unwanted clothing now have the option to drop them off right on campus. GriffsGiveBack, a recently founded Missouri Western volunteering program, organized the installation of eight donation bins on campus. Six of the bins are located next to the resident halls, one by Blum Union and one by Baker Fitness, according to GriffsGiveBack Director Brent... Read More

University hires Royall & Company to boost enrollment

Missouri Western’s overall enrollment is down 3 percent, Paul Orscheln, Vice President for enrollment management and retention, said in a press release. However, the number of new students, including freshmen and transfer students attending Western for the first time, has increased slightly. To enhance this trend and increase overall enrollment, Orscheln, who has been employed at Western for six months,... Read More