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Western establishes school of nursing and health professions

Tuesday, Feb. 9, Missouri Western State University Board of Governors approved the establishment of a new School of Nursing and Health Professions.   The School of Nursing and Health Professions will be housed within the College of Professional Studies and will be led by an associate dean. The new school will include Western’s undergraduate and master’s degree programs in nursing,... Read More

Griffon Athletics: A brand in need of investment

Rivalries are one of the aspects of athletic competition fans have the most passion for. For the Missouri Western faithful, victories are especially celebrated against Central Missouri, Missouri Southern and of course Northwest Missouri State University. Losing to your rivals in premier sports, such as men’s basketball and football, can cost coaches their jobs and cost a school its fan... Read More

Missouri Western receives record-breaking $10 million donation

On Saturday, Jan. 17, Western announced that three major gifts, including a $10 million donation by an anonymous alumnus, have been given to the university for its centennial. The announcement was made at the Centennial Kickoff, in front of a large group of faculty, staff, students and alumni. After a banquette in the Remington atrium, the guests were taken to... Read More

Missouri Legislators consider guns for educators

Discussions about a Missouri House Bill have left university faculty with concerns. HB 70 would give professors the right to conceal and carry guns on campus during school hours. Western’s faculty have voiced its opinion on whether it agree with the message the bill is trying to achieve. Dr. Robert Vartabedian, university president and Dr. Robert Bergland, Faculty Senate president both stand... Read More

Innovation Campus comes to Western

This fall Missouri Western will be one of nine universities awarded a grant of $1 million to establish an Innovation Campus. Thanks to the partnership of the state of Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri Western, Metropolitan Community College and several others who made these projects possible, students will now have the chance to discover endless career possibilities. President Dr. Robert... Read More