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Western implements new parking regulations

With a new year comes change and new responsibility; Western’s Police Department has implemented additional parking fees in order to counteract individuals that accumulate multiple parking tickets per semester, with changes taking effect in the Fall of 2016. Currently the ticket fee is $25 per parking violation. Once a student has accumulated over 10 parking tickets in a semester, a... 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

Clery Report reveals little change in crimes, enforcement

Western released the annual Clery report, a government mandated document, depicting the crimes on Missouri Western’s campus over the past three years on Monday, Sept. 28. Institutions of higher education that receive any federal funding are required by law to submit crime statistics and basic security policies; without compliance, said institutions could face hefty penalties and potential funding withdrawn. The... Read More

Griffon Update Brings in Pinnacle Nomination

Western’s digital magazine Griffon Update has been nomination for the College Media Association’s Pinnacle award, an award of excellence in journalism and media organization. Update’s Katelyn Canon and Jennifer Swope have been nominated for the public service announcement package for Western’s “It’s on Us” campaign that debuted in the spring of 2015. “It’s on Us” is a national campaign dedicated... 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