Archives for December 2013

More than 500 graduate in December

  More than 500 students became graduates on Dec. 14 at the Multi-Purpose Events Center, about 200 less graduates than last spring's commencement in May. The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Baldwin Spencer and his wife Jacklyn Spencer were guests of honor at the ceremony. … [Read more...]

Fantasy of lights opens despite cold

Although the 2013 Fantasy of Lights was scheduled to open Dec. 6, the cold weather forced organizers to reschedule for Dec. 10 and more than 300 people attended despite the freezing temperatures. Organizer Randy Canivel said, "We ran out of hot chocolate cups so I'd say there are at least 300 … [Read more...]

Moffett library not open 24 hours

Moffett library not open 24 hours during finals from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. While Christmas decorations are going up students are buckling down. With finals coming up next week many students are hitting the books to prepare for their tests. Due to the limited number of hours the library is … [Read more...]

University to open Monday, Dec. 9 on schedule

In an update issued Dec. 8 at 6 p.m., university officials announced, "Classes and offices will open at regularly scheduled times Monday, Dec. 9." The online update urged students to "use caution in the parking lots as there may be a few remaining slick spots. Crews will begin working in the lots … [Read more...]

Panel discusses water conservation, drought on campus

The Water Shortage Panel Talks Stage 4 from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo It's been three years since Wichita Falls residents have seen a large amount of rainfall. City officials implemented stage 4 water restrictions Nov. 16. Less than a week later, a panel of area experts spoke out on the … [Read more...]

Students work over Thanksgiving break

As Black Friday shoppers prepare their lists, some students are preparing to work this Thanksgiving rather than spend time with family. Students may be out of school for Thanksgiving, but that does not mean they are off work. Pierto Weaver, freshman in mechanical engineering and Walmart employee, … [Read more...]

Vinson Health Center offers free flu shots to students

Vinson Health Center offers free flu shots to students from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. After reading over the vaccine fact sheet and signing a consent form, you’re taken to the examination room where they will check your temperature. Then you’re given the shot. “A flu shot is your only … [Read more...]

Commuters face the drought

Dry, thirsty soil haunt a student's drive as he makes his way from Iowa Park to school. Rain seems as far as his daily commute, but there is no sign it is coming. About 77 percent of the campus commute just like him from cities that purchase water from Wichita falls. The city  is in stage three of … [Read more...]

Wastewater: City finds new way to fight drought

In a yard just off Taft Boulevard, a sign with the slogan “Pray for Rain” seems to sit and wait, almost patiently, for just a drop to show that its being there is actually working. While prayers and wishes for rain continue each day, the fact remains that if rain doesn’t come soon Wichita Falls will … [Read more...]

Play rescheduled; begins Dec. 6

The theater department is preparing to do makeup performances Dec. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. for the play "Wiley and the Hairy Man" after some of the original performances were canceled due to weather. “We weren’t sure we were going to have make up performances,” Zac Jackson, a junior in theater … [Read more...]