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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

Dr. Yordy named Western Advancement Vice President

After serving 8 years as Western Advancement Vice President, Dan Nicoson will retire in June, and Missouri Western will welcome Dr. Jonathan Yordy as the new Vice President. University President Dr. Vartabedian said that they had 20 potential candidates for the position of Western Advancement Vice President. The list was then shortened to 8 finalists, and the selection of Yordy... 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

SGA buys playoff tickets for students

Missouri Western’s Student Government Association made an executive board decision to pony up the dough, buying 300 tickets for Saturday’s home playoff game — the first in school history. SGA gave away these tickets at noon on Monday, Nov. 14 in the Blum Student Union lobby to the first 300 students to claim them and agreed to co-purchase souvenir towels... Read More

McGuffin announced as new AD

Kurt McGuffin is a great fundraiser and a great man. Those were the words that Missouri Western President Robert Vartabedian said made McGuffin a worthy candidate and the reason he was chosen to become the new Athletic Director at Missouri Western. “Certainly with the budgetary crunch that we’re experiencing, those kinds of skills were obviously very important to us,” Vartabedian... Read More