Archives for November 2012

’Tis the season to shop smart and safely this holiday

Shoppers this holiday season are on the lookout for the best bargains around town. But it’s not just bargain-hunters that are looking forward to the hustle-and-bustle of Christmas shopping. Other groups are on the prowl as well—burglars, pickpockets, and all manner of opportunistic … [Read more...]

Case of the graduation blues

In eighteen days the December 2012 graduates will be walking the stage, myself included. I can’t speak for everyone, but personally, I am terrified. I feel like I have been more than prepared to face the world post grad yet find myself numb and totally unprepared for a real job in my field. This … [Read more...]

Upgrades consolidated to better benefit university

MSU purchased the 29,984 square foot Christ Academy building adjacent to the campus in 2009 to offer additional space for the music department, student media, including the Wichitan, and the Counseling Center. The building has been unoccupied since its purchase. The interior portions of the building … [Read more...]

Club to recycle electronics to reduce waste

In an effort to reduce the amount of environmental wastes being improperly disposed of the Geosciences Club will host an electronic recycling event in the Bolin Hall parking lot Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. “It’s an opportunity for club members to provide a service for the community and aid … [Read more...]

Controversy hinders annual Box-A-Thon

The Kappa Sigma fraternity’s annual Box-A-Thon philanthropic event raised more than $2200 for The Fisher House, an organization that benefits military veterans and wounded soldiers. While the event has been going on for more than 20 years, this is the third year that it has benefited The Fisher … [Read more...]

Housing policies adjusted by Board

The housing policy was modified last week at the Board of Regents meeting. Two out of six clauses were updated for clarity purposes. Michael Mills, resident hall director, said the changing these rules for campus housing will better for students in the long run. These clarifying updates will … [Read more...]

University receives $5 million donation

Two academic colleges will be expanded thanks to a $5 million pledge from Carol and Robert D. Gunn. The gift will go toward the College of Health Sciences and Human Services and the College of Science and Mathematics. “Midwestern State is certainly dear to my heart and my family’s,” Carol … [Read more...]

Christ Academy project delayed by two years

New choir rooms, aesthetically pleasing spaces for group counseling and a converge newsroom for the university’s student media are just a few of the features that will be present in the new Christ Academy building in 2014. Since February, the Christ Academy renovations, which includes the … [Read more...]

Governor to appoint new student regent

The deadline came and went, yet no one applied to represent the students as a member of the Board of Regents, the university’s highest governing body. Applications were due by 5 p.m., Monday. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, said this has happened before … [Read more...]

Sharing a vision

The Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts will present their B.F.A. Senior Exhibition for Kaegan Engstrom-Garner and Jillian Leigh Poole from Dec. 7 through Jan. 11 in the Foyer Gallery of the Fain Fine Arts building. The opening reception for the two graduating seniors will be held on … [Read more...]