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Bear Pride

I have been asked recently about why I constantly wear shirts, hats, coats and carry a Missouri State University lanyard. Simple answer, I believe Missouri State is a much better school. Yes, there are good things about Missouri Western. The professors I have are great, certain members of the administration have helped me, being a part of the Griffon News... Read More

Biographer to speak at Convocation

Historian and Walter Cronkite biographer Douglas Brinkley has been announced as the speaker for the 21st R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues. Brinkley will be speaking Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at Missouri Western’s Looney Sports Complex. Brinkley will be speaking on what would have been Walter Cronkite’s 98th birthday. Western’s President Robert Vartabedian spoke of his excitement... Read More

Murphy-McCarthy memorial held in honor of former university president

No one had more spunk or love of Missouri Western than Dr. Janet Gorman Murphy-McCarthy. ‘She came here one time and I had green and black on and she made some comment about you know ‘Get with the program’ or like that,” Dr. Robert Vartabedian, Missouri Western State University President said. “Where I had came from was green and I... Read More

Bringing new light to campus

The Student Senate branch of the Student Government Association passed into legislation the purchase of two new PA systems and spotlights at their last meeting. According to Jordan Carney, SGA director of public relations, the PA system and spotlights currently in place needed to be updated. “They are probably more than 40 years old, I am sure,” Carney said. The... Read More