William Woods Now Debt Free – Retirement of Bonds Latest in Positive Financial News

August 31, 2013

William Woods University will join a small and prestigious group of private colleges Sept. 1 by becoming debt free. During her back-to-school address Aug.... READ MORE »»

Caption: New students are welcomed to William Woods University during orientation. WWU will be debt free Sept. 1.


WWU recognized for providing high quality education at affordable price

August 31, 2013

William Woods University has been recognized for providing high quality education at an affordable price. The CollegeDatabase has released its list of... READ MORE »»

Caption: May 2013 William Woods University graduates participate in the Ivy Ceremony, knowing they have received a high quality education at an affordable price.


Mabee Foundation issues $1 million challenge grant to William Woods University

August 31, 2013

William Woods University has received a $1million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation toward completion of its Imagine Campaign, Dr.... READ MORE »»

Caption: An architectural rendering of Sorority Circle.

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Fulton Colleges Fund Conducts Annual Scholarship Drive

August 31, 2013

The Fulton Colleges Fund Board of Associates conducted theirannual fund drive Aug. 19-23, a drivethat this year is providing of $52,000 in scholarships... READ MORE »»

Caption: Barney Forsythe, president of Westminster College, and Jahnae H. Barnett, president of William Woods University, thank Nicole Elliott Bartley, president of Board of Associates Fulton Colleges Fund, for her leadership in the fundraising drive that benefits students of both schools.

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Alpha Chi Omega at William Woods Wins Top Chapter in Nation Award

August 31, 2013

Once again, the Alpha Chi Omega chapter at William Woods University is the sole recipient of the NationalCouncil Trophy—the sorority’s highest award... READ MORE »»

Caption: Alpha Chi Omega National President Diane Blackwelder (third from right, front row) and Claire Thibodaux, chapter president, display the National Council Trophy with Alpha Chi Omega executive board members and their adviser, Judy Schmuck (fourth from left, front row).


WWU theatre to perform the musical ‘The Glorious Ones’

William Woods University next month will present “The Glorious Ones,” a backstage musical about the lives, loves, ambitions, and art of 16th century Commedia dell’Arte... read story

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Columbia Artist, Professor Robert Friedman, to exhibit at WWU

Artist Robert Friedman’s figurative drawings will be featured in William Woods University’s Mildred M. Cox Gallery through Sept. 27. The opening reception will be from... read story

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Students Learn About Self-Harm

Kayla McCrea, staff writer

Self-harm often carries a social stigma. Most people know what self-harm is, but do they really understand the motives of those who choose to self-injure? Some don’t, and... read story

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A Population in the Shadows

Andrea Hutchinson, contributing writer

Mental health disorders carry a certain stigma in today’s culture. Historically, we as humans have feared the unknown, and because of our fear, we scorn or ridicule.... read story

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Broke as a Joke

Andrea Hutchinson, contributing writer

Broke as a joke, and it isn’t even funny. College students are saying this on campuses across the nation. The stereotypical poor college student is portrayed in books, movies,... read story

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William Woods Continues to Move Up in U.S. News Rankings

For the fourth year in a row, William Woods University has moved up in the rankings of universities in the Midwest. The rankings are published in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges issue. WWU jumped 13 spots in the past three years, from 99th in 2010 to 86th in this year’s 30th edition of the college rankings.  Altogether 621 regional universities were evaluated. “This... read story

September 17, 2013

Two Faculty Members Join WWU

Valerie Scheirer, Staff Writer

Two new faculty members have joined William Woods University this semester: Timothy Hanrahan, assistant professor  of physical education; and Vern Hart, assistant professor of physics. Hanrahan comes to WWU from Columbia Public Schools, where he was a health and physical education teacher. His areas of expertise are physical and health education k-12, educational administration k-12, classroom design... read story

September 17, 2013


WWU Plans Events to Promote One Read ‘Ruins of Us’ Novel

Katy Carron, Web Editor

William Woods University faculty and staff have planned a number of activities during September in conjunction with the Daniel Boone Regional Library’s One Read program. This year’s book, chosen by a public vote, is “The Ruins of Us,” a novel by Keija Parrsinen. Parrsinens was born and raisedinSaudi Arabia before coming to the United Statesin the early ’90s. She studied at Princeton University,... read story

September 4, 2013

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William Woods Attracts New Students with ‘Small Community Feel’

Like so many other students, Morgan Westhues was attracted to William Woods University because of the “small community feel.” Westhues, of Fayette, Mo., is one of 270 new students attending the university in Fulton this fall. She emphasized, “I love the atmosphere; everyone always greets you with open arms. I also love all the opportunities to get involved outside of class and build your resume.” A... read story

August 31, 2013


William Woods University’s ROI again recognized

For the second time this summer, William Woods University has earned a place on a list of top Missouri colleges for return on investment. AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) recently launched a new ranking, “AC Online: Highest Return on Investment Colleges inMissouri,” which analyzed 222 Missouri colleges and identified the 27 colleges where degrees pay off the most. WWU ranked #20. Earlier,... read story

August 31, 2013


WWU Faculty Promoted, Granted Tenure

William Woods University recently promoted five faculty members and granted tenure to two more. Dr. Roger Wen was promoted to professor of education and business, while three others were promoted to associate professor: Matt Dube, English; Mary Mosley, Spanish, and Jennie Petterson, equestrian studies.  In addition, Cindy Robb was promoted to assistant professor of athletic training. Faculty granted... read story

August 31, 2013

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Pullen Named Cox Distinguished Professor in Science at WWU

Dr. Nicholas Pullen, assistantprofessor of biology at William Woods University, will serve as the Cox Distinguished Professorin Science for the upcoming academic year. Pullen’s research will compare the effects of nitric oxide (NO) upon different kinds of cancer cells. The Clark and Mildred Cox Distinguished Professorin Science position was established by the Clark Cox Trust in 2008, and Dr. Mary... read story

August 31, 2013

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