Archives for February 2014

Campus NAACP promotes voter awareness

Campus NAACP Promote Voter Awareness from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. In recognition of early voting, which ends Friday, some organizations on campus are informing students know how to let their voices be heard. Campus NAACP chapter President Olivia Whitley is busy raising awareness for … [Read more...]

Counseling center adopts $25 fee for no-shows

The Counseling Center has implemented an appointment, cancellation and no-show policy because of the frequent number of students who did not show up for appointments. Students who do not show up for their appointment or call to cancel at least an hour in advanced will be charged a $25 administrative … [Read more...]

March 7 health fair to emphasize prevention

To educate students and community members on health topics ranging from obesity to stress management, the College of Health Sciences & Human Services is sponsoring a free Community Health Fair, held March 7. “The primary purpose is putting prevention into practice,” said Betty Bowels, … [Read more...]

NAACP sit-in falls short

Nearly a surprise to the dining staff and to the students in the dining hall, the NAACP student chapter held a sit-in on Monday, Feb 25, a sit-in set up to be something educational. The intention was to represent the sit-in that occurred in 1960 when four African-American men sat in a whites only … [Read more...]

Graduate school open house succeeds

An open house for the graduate program commenced Feb 25. at the Dillard College of Business and Administration. The purpose of this event is to attract students hoping to further their studies at MSU and to explain in depth, what each college within the graduate program has to offer. Deborah … [Read more...]

Political science students recognized at UN conference

As the only school from Texas, nine Midwestern students involved in the political science independent study came back with the “Outstanding Delegation” award at the 54th Midwest Model United Nations conference Feb. 19-22 in St. Louis. This is the first time students from MSU participated in the … [Read more...]

Sit-in angers students

Walking into the Mesquite dining hall Monday afternoon, students were met with a large sign reading "White seating only." Confusion, anger and disregard were some emotions students felt. A sit-in was taking place to commemorate the Greensboro, North Carolina sit-in for the NAACP freedom fighters … [Read more...]

County candidates converge on campus

At a free candidate forum Tuesday night in Shawnee Theatre, six candidates for county commissioner had one similar goal in mind: Fixing Wichita Falls’ continued water shortage. Most candidates introduced methods to retain current businesses, encourage economic development and ways to keep Sheppard … [Read more...]

10 students to perform Mozart’s ‘Figaro’

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart comes in at No. 2 on a list of the top composers of all time, right behind Johann Sebastian Bach. But he still pops up before such greats as Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner and Franz Schubert. And 13 students and community members will be performing one of his most … [Read more...]

Rock gym in grain elevator provides exercise opportunities

"It's not the height that kills you. It's not the fall that kills you. It is the sudden stop that usually does it," Gravity Nester, owner of Center of Gravity Rock Gym, preaches before climbers take to the walls. Center of Gravity is a rock climbing gym located inside of an old grain elevator … [Read more...]