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Cale Fessler named VP for Financial Planning

New Vice President for Financial Planning believes his position is more than a job; it’s an impact on his life. Cale Fessler, the new vice president for financial planning at Missouri Western said he has spent most of his professional career up to this point in private Higher Education, but has always recognized the value and strong academic quality of... Read More

Administration reacts to Gov. Nixon’s budget cuts

Most businesses wouldn’t consider a 7 percent cut from their budget a victory, but Missouri Western isn’t most businesses. In reaction to the cut from state funds, Western will be raising tuition somewhere in the 10 percent range. The Columbia Tribune reported that the schools in the University of Missouri system will be raising their tuition an average of 5.8... Read More

Enrollment numbers taking a semester off record pace

Around this time last year Missouri Western saw record enrollment numbers, but this year those numbers are likely to level off. Jeanne Daffron, provost and vice president of academic affairs, said that over the last three years Western has had an 18 percent increase in enrollment numbers. Official numbers for 2011 will be available on Sept. 27. It looks like... Read More

Western celebrates new addition

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 4:00 p.m., August 29, to dedicate the opening of Missouri Western’s newest, on-campus residence hall, Griffon Hall. The ribbon ceremony serves as the formal opening of the new hall, but it symbolizes and represents a lot more to Western. With the completion of the latest “on-time” construction project, as President Robert Vartabedian points... Read More

Missouri Senate Passes 4.8 Percent University Budget Cut

Missouri State Senators voted Wednesday, April 20 to pass their budget proposal including a higher education budget cut of only 4.8 percent. This is 3.2 percent lower than what Gov. Jay Nixon had proposed earlier this year. Western’s administration is hoping that the budget cuts do not exceed Nixon’s proposed 7 percent. If the House of Representatives agrees with the... Read More