Archives for March 2013

Slaying the Monster

  Engineering student creates new job-seeking software Getting a job after graduation is no easy feat. Eric Binnion, 24, a junior in the Engineering Department, recognized several flaws in job-search engines available to students and responded with his own unique answer to the … [Read more...]

Alternative spring break allows students to give back

As students are adjusting to life after spring break, some students spent their vacation giving back to the Wichita Falls community. From March 11 to March 13 several students pursuing different careers, classifications and ethnicities participated in an alternative spring break program … [Read more...]

Guide teaches about nature

Alumnus finds works at local nature center For Jon Horry, a 2010 graduate in psychology and sociology, the River Bend Nature Center is more than an 18-acre facility with a mission to connect Texas to nature. As a tour guide, he works to works to teach guests about everything from butterflies to … [Read more...]

Students should rule homecoming

SGA's changes to voting proved commendable even with obvious flaws OUR VIEW: The Student Government Association adds GPA and community service requirements to homecoming nominee process, but leaves it up to a Homecoming Committee of SGA members. Last year’s homecoming week was drenched in … [Read more...]

MSU puts on Safe Spring Break Event

Tuesday March 5, the Counseling Center, in collaboration with other departments, held an event for students to have a safe and enjoyable Spring Break. According to Reagan Foster, counselor at the Counseling Center, Safe Spring Break is an event geared towards informing students about alcohol … [Read more...]

Greek chapters improve GPAs

Chapters credit better study habits for higher grade averages Assistant Director of Student Development and Orientation Kevin Bazner said the emphasis on academics has been increased along with individual improvements within each chapter or council. “On our end, from just the university, it’s … [Read more...]

Security training needed

Money for students' safety better spent on preparation In light of the recent proposal to implement a panic-button app for MSU students, it got me thinking about overall student safety and the ways we can better prepare ourselves for the worst. The third anniversary of the Toby’s and Hastings … [Read more...]

Student exhibition to open Friday

Senior art major to showcase photos from summer in New York The Juanita & Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts will hold an opening for Kerri Dawn Carter, senior in art, on March 8 from 6-8 p.m. in the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery Foyer. The exhibit will run until April 19. The exhibition … [Read more...]

Nearby festival provides cheap spring break fun

135+ bands set to play Denton’s annual music festival While some students have plans to soak up the sun near the beach this spring break, others will be forced to stay here in Wichita Falls. For students looking for something cheap and fun to do over the spring break holiday, the 35 Denton Music … [Read more...]

Sports Wrap Up for March 6

Men’s, women’s seeding set for LSC tournament Both men’s and women’s basketball programs received the No. 1 seed for the 2013 Lone Star Conference Tournament in Allen, Texas from March 6-9. The quarterfinal pairings are set to take place at 6 p.m. for the women and 8:30 p.m. for the men at the … [Read more...]