Archives for January 2015

Mustang Cup gets students involved in sports

In an effort to get students more involved in recreational sports, campus officials created The Mustang Cup and held a meeting gauge interest Thursday, Jan. 22. “It’s just a new way to get people involved into rec sports,” said Caleb Hannon, assistant director of recreational sports and wellness … [Read more...]

Diverse course offering adds depth to education

When I started as an associate professor of humanities and English in the fall of 2015, I was excited not only to start teaching film courses again, but also to meet the dynamic faculty and students of the Department of English, Humanities and Philosophy—including faculty member of the year, … [Read more...]

Discussion panel highlights social injustice for Human Rights Week

In the wake of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address where he spoke of human rights and the 2014 protests over the deaths of several unarmed African Americans during police interventions, the Student Development and Orientation held a panel discussion Tuesday night led by faculty and … [Read more...]

J.S. Bridwell Simulation Center to get an update

The Wilson School of Nursing received a $115,317 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board under the Nursing Innovation Grant Program “Building Lab and Simulation Capacity” to the develop the simulation center to maximize on the capacity and use of the simulation center for the … [Read more...]

Deans present proposals at second budget meeting

Senior administrators, college deans and other staff members watched about 30 presentations over two days beginning the budget process that will culminate in August with a presentation to the Board of Regents. The President's Cabinet invited university departments to present their budgets to the … [Read more...]

Non-smokers’ health biggest reason for smoking ban

It’s a touchy subject for both sides: Some people believe a tobacco ban infringes on smokers' rights, and others believe the habits of smokers put the health of non-smokers at risk. Just from looking at these two sides of the smoking divide, it's clear that a better, enforceable ban be put in place … [Read more...]

Leftover food should go to use, not trash

Food waste is a global epidemic. In the United States alone, 40 percent of the available food supply is wasted according to research from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. A 2013 World Resources Institute study found that household food waste costs an average of … [Read more...]

District Judge makes time for teaching

It is easy to find professors at Midwestern State University who now teach in the field they once worked, but it is much harder to find professors who still work in the field they teach. However, the Criminal Justice Department is home to one such individual. Judge Bob Brotherton is the sitting … [Read more...]

Law school offers opportunities, challenges

For the students leaving undergraduate school and going on to three years of law school, the journey is full of challenges. They may embark on this journey to law school for any number of reasons, including the pursuit of a high salary, the drive to enforce law and order, or the desire to make a … [Read more...]

Episode 9: Changing of the Guard, part 2

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188342882" 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 details the … [Read more...]