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Registration for the spring semester begins Monday, Oct. 26, and it’s important that students begin scheduling advising appointments with thei… READ MORE

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The emergency blood drive was able to hit their goal of 30 units this past Wednesday. The drive was held outside Blum Union in parking lot D. … READ MORE

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College students whose family income has changed due to the pandemic may be eligible for more financial aid than they qualified for prior to t… READ MORE

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Oct. 2, 2020, the Student Government Association convened once again for their senate meetings. This week's meeting was jam-packed with import… READ MORE

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On Sept. 14, Missouri Western students received a malicious email asking them to surrender their passwords.  READ MORE

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The recreation services at Missouri Western have experienced changes in 2020. No longer using the Handshake program for hiring new employees, … READ MORE

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Missouri Western has introduced a teach-out program to students whose majors or concentrations are being phased out of the university. As seve… READ MORE

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Missouri Western State University changes student parking conditions, including a mandatory annual parking fee. Any students living on campus … READ MORE

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Missouri Western has reached their fourth week of classes and as of Tuesday, Sept. 8, have 30 reported positive cases of COVID-19. READ MORE

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As students and faculty were welcomed back to campus, they found a few areas weren’t in the condition they expected.  READ MORE

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Due to the health concerns that come with the recent spread of COVID-19, Missouri Western has decided to close campus for the rest of the semester. READ MORE

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Student confusion arose as talk spread on changes to the graduation commencement ceremony scheduled for this May. READ MORE

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In hopes of increasing the number of international students in the coming years, Missouri Western State University opened the Global Center on… READ MORE

By: Christian Sarna This week’s Chats with Matt discusses recent employment cuts, setting the record straight on Fall break and winning song association at the Western Voice. How can you justify new expenses when we are cutting student and full-time positions? During the last week of October, 14 university employees were let go. Another 21 […] READ MORE

By: Christian Sarna   Lightning seldom strikes twice, but the storm shows no signs of passing for the 7 Thunders Club. Earlier this semester, the club — also known simply as “7 Thunders”— lost their status as a registered student organization due to the lack of a faculty advisor. Despite this and other changes for […] READ MORE

By: Avery Corkins Beginning in August 2020, Missouri Western is implementing a new approach to course scheduling called Gold Fridays.  This initiative was introduced by President Matt Wilson to make Fridays more functional for students.  Most classes will be held from Monday to Thursday so that students can utilize any tools, work opportunities, study time, […] READ MORE

By: Zoe Jones Thirty-five positions were eliminated from Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at Missouri Western, but out of the 35 positions, only 14 people were let go.  Over the last five years during former President Robert Vartabdeian’s term, the university had managed to lose a little bit more than $11 million. When President Matthew Wilson and […] READ MORE

By: Parker Williamson Missouri Western’s Student Government Association has released an executive agenda for the 2019-2020 school year. SGA hosted a town hall Monday night kicking off SGA week. The email announcing SGA week was sent out on Monday at 12:25pm, 85 minutes after the first event listed was to start.  Six hours later SGA […] READ MORE

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By: Christian Sarna For this week’s edition, President Matthew Wilson discussed the potential for a split fall break, current measures to control the deficit and his Halloween plans.   Midterms hit hard — can we get a break in October?   During the fall semester, Missouri Western students have non-weekend time off every month besides […] READ MORE

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By: Ryleigh Reagan   Broken washers and dryers will supposedly become a thing of the past this coming January as Missouri Western upgrades laundry services in of all the residence halls.  Caldwell and Gregory, a company that focuses solely on university laundry systems, has been chosen to complete the renovations — at no cost to […] READ MORE

By: Ryleigh Reagan   The Community Blood Drive was hosted on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Blum Student Union as a way to give back to the community for Missouri Western’s Homecoming week.   The blood drive has been an event held at Missouri Western for over 20 years. This is the first year that […] READ MORE

By: Christian Sarna Missouri Western hosted an array of competitions during homecoming week 2019, with one of those competitions being created to help MWSU students in need.   A penny war was held to benefit MWSU’s student cupboard.    Missouri Western senior Nah’ryan Reed-Crawford is the president for Western Activities Council. She had the opportunity […] READ MORE

By: Ryleigh Reagan Missouri Western President Matthew Wilson announced a new scholarship, and while current students won’t be able to receive it, Wilson said that this new program will make the scholarship process much easier for everyone. “The idea is that we want more students to be able to graduate,” Wilson said. “It was looking […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods It’s the homecoming pep rally, and you’re on the basketball court with your best dress waiting to hear if your name will be called. Both third and second place have been handed their trophies and it’s down to two. The announcer makes the call for first place, and it’s your name he […] READ MORE

By; Kathleen Woods, Avery Corkins, Austin Hoverder A former student of Missouri Western is coming back to his alma mater to speak to students about “Bold Solutions.”  On Thursday, Oct.10, from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Spratt 101, Missouri Western will be welcoming a speaker with great knowledge to our campus. Missouri Speaker of the House Elijah […] READ MORE

By: Kathleen Woods Missouri Western’s ‘Roaring and Soaring’ through the ‘90s homecoming week is right around the corner. To kick things off on Monday is “Black and Gold” day. Be sure to dress up in your favorite Griffon gear and get ready for all the upcoming festivities.  This is an all-day event on Oct. 7 […] READ MORE

By: Austin Hoverder Every student enrolling in Spring classes at Missouri Western will be required to go through Spring advisement.  Seniors, graduate students and athletes will start registering Oct. 7. Juniors can begin to register Oct.10, sophomores on Oct. 14 and freshman on Oct.16.  Derek Evans is an advisor in Missouri Western’s Office of Student […] READ MORE

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By: Ryleigh Reagan Some Missouri Western students say they’re feeling left in the cold after recent complaints about water temperature in the residence halls. According to students, some rooms have been experiencing cold or almost scalding water temperatures in the residence halls. Jacie Fisher is a sophomore living in Griffon hall. Fisher said that she […] READ MORE

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By: Christian Sarna This week, President Matthew Wilson discussed his new Together We Soar scholarship, what experiences led him to focus on student involvement and his dream convocation speaker. What is the Together We Soar scholarship? As part of his recent presidential installation, Wilson announced his new Together We Soar scholarship. According to Wilson, this […] READ MORE

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By: Christian Sarna In times where fear itself can look like a strong opponent, what is worth striving for? According to convocation speaker Jon Meacham, we should strive for impacts of all sizes. A historian with a diverse range of accomplishments, Meacham spoke about America’s historical potential to move beyond division for the 26th annual […] READ MORE

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By: Kylie Hawes The 26th Annual R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues will be taking place on Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Looney Complex Arena.  This year’s event will feature Jon Meacham with his presentation, “The Soul of America: Moving Beyond Division and Hostility.”  Meacham has contributed to Time Magazine and the New York […] READ MORE

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By: Kathleen Woods Cheers of laughter and the sound of chatter filled the halls of Missouri Western as families reunited with each other over family weekend. To kick off family weekend began with a concert by Oferle at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 in Spratt 101. The president’s pasta extravaganza was celebrated Saturday, where […] READ MORE

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By: Zoë Jones Matthew J. Wilson was installed into the university as the fifth president on Friday, Sept. 20 in the Looney Complex. Wilson made it clear from the beginning of the planning process that he wanted the ceremony to be focused on the students. The installation started off with members of the Golden Griffon […] READ MORE

By: Christian Sarna Chats with Matt – Comments, Questions And Concerns From Student To President   As students gear up for family weekend, the extended Griffon family have a few questions for President Matt Wilson. This week covers tips for tailgating, campus safety and recycling efforts.   What can students do at tailgates besides drink? […] READ MORE

By: Christian Sarna It might only be located on the second and third floor of Hearnes, but the Missouri Western library has countless stories. Day two of the library open-house will take place today from 1-4 p.m. Students can enter to win one of two $30 Amazon gift cards and prize baskets. Prizes aside, library […] READ MORE