Monthly Archives: July 2019

Jul 07, 2019

Drew Brown Pledges $1 Million Gift


Missouri Western’s Potter Hall project received a $1 million pledge from Drew Brown, a University supporter from St. Joseph, Missouri. The gift will support the addition of a visual arts annex, which is one of the goals of the Centennial Capital Campaign. When the annex is constructed, the addition will be known as the [...]

Drew Brown Pledges $1 Million Gift2019-07-09T15:06:28+00:00
Jul 07, 2019

A Call for New Members!


Do you know of someone who is an advocate for the arts and for Missouri Western? We would love to welcome them into the Missouri Western Arts Society! Patti Long can contact them; let her know who might be interested in becoming a member at or (816) 271-5920. Thank you!

A Call for New Members!2019-07-09T13:56:18+00:00
Jul 07, 2019

Welcome, President Wilson!


Missouri Western President Matt Wilson with his wife, Noriko. Matthew Wilson, J.D., became Missouri Western’s president on July 1. “With a long track record in higher education, including previous experience as a university president, Matt Wilson is prepared to serve Missouri Western well,” said David Liechti, chair of the Board of Governors. “As [...]

Welcome, President Wilson!2019-07-09T13:52:07+00:00
Jul 07, 2019

VP Pickman Leaving Missouri Western


Jerry Pickman '85, vice president for university advancement and executive director of the Missouri Western State University Foundation, has accepted a position as vice president of philanthropy operations at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. His last day at Missouri Western was July 11. Pickman has been at Missouri Western since 2004, serving as director [...]

VP Pickman Leaving Missouri Western2019-07-08T22:04:49+00:00
Jul 07, 2019

Arts Points of Pride


*“The Eclipse,” the Department of Theatre, Cinema, and Dance’s 2018 student summer film, was selected to be screened at the Kansas City Film Fest International. “The Eclipse” was directed by Toby Lawrence, assistant professor of cinema, with visual effects by Thomas Brecheisen, assistant professor of theatre. *Student Chloe Oyler exhibited in the Kansas City Artists [...]

Arts Points of Pride2019-07-08T22:03:07+00:00
Jul 07, 2019

Brass Camp Held on Campus


Missouri Western hosted the inaugural camp of the National Youth Brass Band of America (NYBBA), a newly founded group, on campus last month. Students age 23 and under gathered from all over the United States on campus June 16-22 for rehearsals, clinics and masterclasses with some of the country’s leading performers and educators. “It was [...]

Brass Camp Held on Campus2019-07-08T22:02:06+00:00
Jul 07, 2019

Missouri Western Creates Southside Mural


Faculty and students from Missouri Western are painting a 20' wide x 80' long mural in Southside St. Joseph “to add color and art, and bring new energy to the Southside,” said Kathy Liao, assistant professor of art. The mural is located at the corner of Lake and Illinois avenues, and is scheduled to be [...]

Missouri Western Creates Southside Mural2019-07-08T22:01:19+00:00
Jul 07, 2019

Department Receives Accreditation


The Department of Theatre, Cinema and Dance was notified this past spring by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) that it received five-year full accreditation for its theatre and cinema programs. At the time of the department’s accreditation, only 190 institutions in the United States had received NAST accreditation, and Missouri Western was [...]

Department Receives Accreditation2019-07-08T21:56:52+00:00
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