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President Robert Vartabedian to retire after 11 years

Missouri Western President Robert Vartabedian announced his plans to retire to the Board of Governors, effective July 1, 2019. Vartabedian is entering his eleventh year as Western’s president making him the longest tenured president currently serving at a Missouri public university. “I’m very appreciative of the opportunity that this university has given me to have this presidency as a capstone... Read More

SGA holds first senate meeting since Jan. 29

On Feb. 19, SGA held its first Senate meeting since Jan. 29 in order to conduct routine business that had piled up during the demonstration. SGA Vice President Reece Christensen said that there was concern among senators that allowing the allowing the business to be unaddressed was causing unnecessary harm to students. “There were some things on the previous agenda... 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

Curtains for West Side Story: Western Playhouse suspended for 2017 season

Due to a drastic cut in state allocations, Western has suspended the theater program Western Playhouse for the 2017 season. Making its debut in 2012, Western Playhouse is an equity theater company that performs three full length productions per summer and casts actors, dancers and stage technicians from across the country. The program was created to give Western students an... Read More

Western fires Jerry Partridge after 20 seasons as head coach

The Missouri Western athletics department fired head football coach Jerry Partridge, Thursday, Nov. 17. The athletics department administrators believed it was best for the football program to go in a different direction. Kurt McGuffin, director of athletics, points to the “decreasing in wins” as a main factor in Partridge’s termination, saying “we just felt like it was time for a... Read More