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Tobacco ban lacks enforcement plan

      (Info for the side-bar: website – http://www.missouriwestern.edu/tobaccofree/. To sign up for classes you must contact Dr. Bond directly – phone – (816)-385-2554 email – cbond3@missouriwestern.edu. Spots in the class must be reserved in advance. Fees are waived for the class and smoking cessation aids such as patches and gum are provided to students free-of-charge. Total savings of... Read More

Editorial: Western is slipping

Western’s school closing policy for weather events needs to loosen up or get better supplies to combat the conditions. In the aftermath of the freeze followed by snowfall recently, there have been many reports and witnessed events of students falling on several days of slippery sidewalks around campus. Physical Plant Director Lonnie Johnson explains the strategy for combating this specific... Read More

One puff away from a “smoke-free” campus

The haze of smoke will soon disappear as Missouri Western forges past other universities’ failed smoke-free policies. Dr. Christopher Bond, Western’s tobacco implementation committee chair, said he is reviewing every step before the policy goes into affect July 1 to ensure all issues are worked out. He said all universities that implement a smoke-free policy are going to have issues.... Read More

Keeping alcohol policy under lock and key

Alcohol plus students doesn’t equal irresponsible adults. The Board of Governors at Missouri Western approved a policy that would allow alcohol in every building on campus except the parking lots and residence halls.  This decision was made solely for the purpose of aiding Western in attracting companies to invest in the university. The idea of bringing investors to Western is... Read More