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The Drive Behind Dianah

Not many people could handle only seeing their parents twice a year and working as often as possible to afford to live, but for Dianah Hidzir this is her life. Hidzir, a public relations major here at Western and international student from Malaysia. She has been a program assistant at the Center for Multicultural Education for two years, and has... Read More

Western promotes LGBTQA education through Safe Zone training

Missouri Western began its annual Safe Zone training Wednesday Oct. 26 with an open forum discussion on critical issues within the LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Asexual/Aromantic, Allies and Advocates) community. The Center for Multicultural Education welcomed LGBTQA director Johnathan Pryor from the University of Missouri, Kansas City to speak on issues facing the LGBTQA community at the collegiate... Read More

Honoring Hispanic history

In honor of Hispanic heritage month, Missouri Western had its annual Hispanic Heritage Banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 30. For this year’s banquet, Latina poet Elizabeth Acevedo was asked to perform her poetry. Acevedo is of Dominican decent and grew up in New York City. Her poetry is all about the struggles she has been through and injustices she has seen in her life. She... Read More

Western Unity Vigil

More than 50 students, faculty and community members gathered at the Kelley Commons for a unity vigil hosted by the Center for Multicultural Education on Monday, Aug. 25. Shana Meyer, vice president for student affairs, started the vigil off by expressing her sympathy to all students and families affected by the recent events in Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, was... Read More