Archives for August 2014

Soccer wins in Dallas

The men's soccer team traveled to Dallas Aug. 30 for another tune-up against the academy-level players affiliated with FC Dallas at Moneygram Soccer Park, beating them 2-0. Head men's soccer coach Doug Elder said, "They [FC Dallas academy players] were hanging around in the first half. They are … [Read more...]

Moving out of rain’s way

The recent rain wasn't going to stop the final 2014 Live at the Lake show on Aug. 28 with Americana folk-rocker Richie Bates and Ali Holder. The Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University has never canceled a show in its six years and this is the second time Live at the Lake has been … [Read more...]

About 500 get a chance to mingle (with free T-shirt)

About 500 people attended the convocation in D.L. Ligon Coliseum Aug. 26 featuring motivational speaker Troy Stende. Darby Floyd, sophomore in exercise physiology “I want the freshman to have the same experience that I had my freshman year at the Convocation. I just want them to know that we … [Read more...]

Committee, search firm looking for new university president

Since University President Jesse Rogers' announcement of his upcoming retirement set for August 2015, university officials have taken steps to assure the right candidates for his replacement are being considered including the creation of a search committee and the hiring of a search firm. "We're … [Read more...]

Enrollment remains steady despite rise in residents

The rising number of resident students may give the impression that the university's student body is growing, but the enrollment numbers paint a different picture. With 5,916 students enrolled in 2012 followed by a slight drop to 5,870 in 2013, the university has only grown in the number of … [Read more...]

Keeping the wheels turning: Students volunteer in all aspects of HH100

For 30 years the Hotter'N Hell 100 has been a stipend to the city of Wichita Falls. Groups of cyclists and fans from around the world load up campers and bikes for the chance to participate in the largest sanctioned century bike ride in the United States. But amid all the chaos, the volunteers … [Read more...]

Pho of amazing food

Located by the Starbucks on Kemp Boulevard, the new Viet-Thai restaurant called Pho Café serves traditional Vietnamese dishes such as Bánh mì sandwiches and Pho. They are open weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed Tuesdays. The … [Read more...]

Football team a work in progress

The first football game of the season is two weeks away and the team will be looking to put last year's finish behind them. They ended 2013 with a overall record of 7-3, finished Lone Star Conference play at .500 with a 3-3 record and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Head … [Read more...]

Asbestos delays stage replacement

The replacement of the Fain Theatre stage floor has been hampered with delays after the discovery of asbestos within the glue holding the hard board to the plywood below. Even with the discovery of the asbestos, workers said the construction would be finished by the first day of classes. However, on … [Read more...]

Presidential search must be transparent

OUR VIEW: The students deserve a fair and open search to ensure that our next president is a good fit and has our best interests at heart. Selecting a new president is one of the most critical times for a university as the decision will make a huge impact on students, faculty and the … [Read more...]