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‘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

SSA Advisory Committee Meets

(subhead = “Student Success Act committee meets to discuss use of student fee”) (This article goes between 2 plans) It all started with a plea for help from administration. The Student Success Act was enacted to help alleviate the costs of decreasing state appropriations, help Missouri Western continue the services it has and keep the buildings properly maintained. When the budget cuts from... Read More

Dr. Kathleen O’Connor appointed Dean of professional studies

Currently the chairperson of the department of nursing and allied health, Dr. Kathleen O’Connor’s duties as Dean of professional studies will begin on July 1. Dr. O’Connor has been at Missouri Western since 1980 and is also a registered nurse in Missouri. She serves as an administrator for the different programs in the nursing department and she is eager to further... Read More

Proposition B increases state funding for higher education

It is well known that colleges across Missouri are in financial slumps. On Nov. 6, Missourians will be given a chance to vote on Proposition B that could generate an estimated $85 million annually towards the state of Missouri’s higher education, according to the Missouri Western Board of Governors. Proposition B is an increase in taxes on tobacco purchases in... Read More