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Administration warns students of viral threat

Last week an email hoax threatening gun violence on school campuses swept through the United States, causing the FBI and Missouri Western administration concern. At least 46 states have been involved in an email hoax that according to The Mercury News in San Jose, California, has been sent by a Swiss cyber group. The hoax has gained the attention of media outlets... Read More

Griffon Alert fails to reach everyone, student crashes driving to school

Missouri Western closed campus for three consecutive days for the first time since 2007. From Feb. 20-22, many students were ecstatic to wake up to campus being closed due to an ice storm. In order to close campus there is a specific process that involves collaboration between several departments. Vice President of Financial Planning and Administration Cale Fessler works with Risk... Read More

Administrators find no wrongdoing in Taser use

After the fight that took place outside of Blum Student Union on November 5 led to two arrests, administration members are asking any witnesses to step forward. Though arrests have been made, charges have yet to be filed, according to Missouri Case.Net. Cale Fessler, vice president for financial planning and administration, suggests that the viewpoints of new witnesses will be... Read More

Admin doubts effectiveness of allowing guns on campuses

New legislation in Kansas allowing students and staff to carry concealed guns onto campuses has been met with a mostly negative reaction from Kansas’ public universities and Western. Kansas joins the ranks of seven other states that prohibit gun bans on college campuses; Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. Tim Kissock, Western’s risk manager, tells where Missouri lies on... Read More

Meyer named Chief of Police

After seven months of searching, Missouri Western welcomes Yvonne Meyer as the new Chief of Police. Meyer, Chief of Public Safety at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, will begin her duties as head of the MWSU police staff on Feb. 17. Meyer will succeed former Chief of Police Jonathan Kelley, who retired in late June of 2014... Read More