Archives for May 2013

Some 700 students graduate at spring commencement

Nearly 700 graduates completed their undergraduate careers at the Multipurpose Events Center May 11 with about 6,000 people in attendance. Ben Carson an American neurosurgeon and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave the commencement address after about 15 faculty … [Read more...]

President encouraged to disengage Carson’s services as keynote speaker

Dear Editor: Enclosed is a copy of the letter I plan to hand-deliver to President Jesse Rogers' office. The letter expresses my views about the university's choice of Dr. Ben Carson as keynote speaker for MSU's May 2013 commencement. Elizabeth Minden, instructor Midwestern State … [Read more...]

Dean questions speaker invitation

Dear Wichitan Editor: I read with interest the Wichitan’s report on the background and achievements of Dr. Ben Carson, this year’s Commencement speaker at MSU.  I read with consternation the comments on homosexuality attributed to Dr. Carson in the same article.  I realize that Dr. Carson has … [Read more...]

Music professor gives his final encore

Norval Crews retires after 43 years of service Saxophone, clarinet, flute; is there any instrument Norval Crews can’t play? Probably not. Crews has dedicated 43 years of his life teaching music to students at MSU, and in a few short weeks, he will be retired. “I awakened one morning and … [Read more...]

Faculty plan protest in response to graduation speaker

The Faculty Senate met for a special session on May 7 to discuss concerns faculty have raised about the 2013 commencement speaker. The Senate recognized that recent comments by Ben Carson are personally hurtful, insensitive, offensive, and alienating. In addition, the Senate further … [Read more...]