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Stepping Up to the Plate

This week the Missouri Western softball team helped support one of St. Joseph’s most famous landmarks in preparation for their annual Pumpkinfest fundraiser. The Pony Express Museum is hosting their 22nd annual Pumpkinfest on Oct. 12-14 to raise money to cover their functioning costs. When they requested Missouri Western students to assist them in preparing, the softball team stepped up... Read More

The boat and the sailor: Relationship between Western, St. Joseph crucial to success

Nothing is more detrimental to the growth of a university than the town it’s located in. The importance of the relationship between Missouri Western and St. Joseph is what Dr. Mark Laney spoke about at this year’s Eggs & Issues. Laney is the president and CEO of Mosaic Life Care and has held the position since 2009. Himself and his... Read More

Western’s car charging stations are go

Missouri Western is set to get a couple of electric car charging stations in the future for students and professors to utilize. KCP&L, the electric utility company, had a micro-grant program for green initiatives, receiving 135 applications. Seventeen were awarded, with Missouri Western receiving the maximum award, $3,000. Dr. Brian Cronk was the professor who ended up writing the grant... Read More

Western Unity Vigil

More than 50 students, faculty and community members gathered at the Kelley Commons for a unity vigil hosted by the Center for Multicultural Education on Monday, Aug. 25. Shana Meyer, vice president for student affairs, started the vigil off by expressing her sympathy to all students and families affected by the recent events in Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, was... Read More

At-large candidates clear up campaign platforms

City Council candidates met on Tuesday, March 26, in Missouri Western’s Spratt Hall to hash out the issues. The six at-large candidates — Kent “Spanky” O’Dell, Jeff Penland, Ken Beck, Byron Myers, Donna Boyer and Kenneth Reeder — were in attendance. Bill Faulkner, the only mayoral candidate on the ballot, also appeared. Unlike the past forums, the Indoor Clean Air... Read More