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The Jazz Festival Adds a Major New Piece

Missouri Western’s 12th Annual Jazz Festival took place last Saturday in the Fulkerson Center. The festival featured professional saxophone player Jim Snidero, who held his own clinic near the conclusion of the festival. This event gave high school students from Central, Benton, Chillicothe, Raytown, Raytown South and Raytown Middle School a chance to have their pieces critiqued and given a... Read More

“Schoolhouse Rock Live” Appeals To All Ages

Missouri Western’s department of theatre, cinema and dance will be presenting “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” on Oct. 13-21 in the Potter Hall Theatre. Morgan Mallory, assistant professor of musical theatre and dance, mentioned that the play focuses on fun, family-friendly themes in an educational light. “So they decided last year as a department, that we wanted to have a focus on... Read More

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