Archives for November 2014

Health science college gets new equipment

Health department gets new equipment from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. The college of health sciences went shopping over the summer, shopping for an $80,000 Anatomage Table,  the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system for anatomy education. “Obviously this is kind of a … [Read more...]

Music of the Hardin bell tower

Up on the highest room in the Hardin Administration building, 120 steps from ground level to the top – with no elevators, Jim Quashnock, member of the Guild of Carillonneurs, plays Christmas music on the carillon for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opening ceremony. The Hardin tower was … [Read more...]

Jesse Rogers’ last turn at Fantasy of Lights

Rogers FOL from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. With his tenure as president coming to an end, University President Jesse Rogers reflects on some of his first memories about the Fantasy of Lights. "When I moved here in 1967, as a young professor in chemistry, I had a small daughter and we actually … [Read more...]

Fantasy of Lights funded through donations

The annual Fantasy of Lights, a display not funded by university funds or tax dollars, requires donations to stay operational. "We have 39 different families or organizations that adopt the displays that are set out on the lawn over by the Hardin administration building," the coordinator Joey … [Read more...]

Setting up Fantasy of Lights takes more than 600 hours The Fantasy of Lights is a tradition that has been on campus for 40 years. With 13 maintenance workers and a few volunteers, it takes 600 to 800 hours to set up all the displays. Most of the refurbished maintenance is done before set up or after the Fantasy of … [Read more...]

Gallery: Fantasy of Lights 2014

The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opening ceremony Monday night in the front lawn of the Hardin Administration Building. The Fantasy of Lights has individual displays with themes or characters from children's stories, fairy tales and holiday themes. The Fantasy of Lights display opened early this … [Read more...]

Episode 6: Veterinary miracle

[soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]   University President Jesse Rogers tells the story … [Read more...]

Student researchers recognized at forum

At the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum Nov. 21, the following students received recognition. The best oral presentation recognition went to Tylor Thomas, Clarke O'Conner, Johnny Blevins and Makenzie Johnson for "Telemetry Data Collection from Photovoltaic Solar Panel and Wind … [Read more...]

Former University President Louis J. Rodriguez dies at 81

University President Jesse Rogers said he received a call the morning of Friday, Nov. 21, informing him that former University President Louis J. Rodriguez passed away after being ill for some time. Rodriguez was 81. Rogers, who spoke at the Nov. 21 funeral for Rodriguez, said, "Lou Rodriquez … [Read more...]

Food fresh, service outstanding at local Italian bistro

Finding a decent Italian restaurant in Wichita Falls can be pretty difficult once of the novelty of endless breadsticks from our resident franchise Italian restaurant wears off. Luckily the search for homemade Italian food can be temporarily called off because Mia's Italian Bistro on Beverly Drive … [Read more...]