Archives for April 2015

Rogers retires under new mascot

Out of 48 years at the university, the university president, Jesse Rogers, was an Indian for 39 of them. “Traditions are very hard to change,” Rogers said. “That’s a little piece of tradition that will always be a part of me.” Supporters of the school did not view the Indian mascot as a symbol of … [Read more...]

Rogers committed to education, students, innovation

Although University President Jesse Rogers’ job title has changed and his responsibility has grown over the course of his 48 years of service at MSU, his professional ideals have remained the same, rooted in his academic background and devotion to his students. COMMITMENT TO … [Read more...]

Smart inspires audience with courage, honesty

  Speaking as a child abductee and now a childs' right advocate, Elizabeth Smart spoke on April 21 as part of the Artist-Lecture Series. Nearly 400 gathered to hear her abduction story and spoke about child safety. “I was so inspired by her courage to come out and speak on such a … [Read more...]

Softball falls to Central Oklahoma, looks to finish season strong

The softball team dropped both games in a post-season double header against University of Central Oklahoma on April 21. UCO made their first runs early in game one, putting four points on the board in the first inning. "That's hard to come back from, especially since we've played for the past … [Read more...]

Smart inspires audience with courage, honesty

Speaking as a child abductee and now a childs' rights advocate, Elizabeth Smart spoke  on April 21 as part of the Artist-Lecture Series. Nearly 400 gathered to hear her abduction story and spoke about child safety. "I was so inspired by her courage to come out and speak on such a sensitive … [Read more...]

Professors hope to advance environmentalism locally

https://vimeo.com/125637235 With Earth Day upon us yet again, so too comes an ebb and flow of campus participation in the environmentally conscious holiday. Last year marked one of the biggest instances of campus participation in Earth Day with two art students creating a campaign to advertise … [Read more...]

Engage in Earth Day

Our view: Between an environmental philosophy course set to begin next spring and environmentally focused lectures and panel discussions, some professors are working to make conservation a priority in the community. Now it’s up to students to participate and finish the job. While the Earth Day … [Read more...]

Instructor says goodbye after 28 years at MSU

Timothy Donovan, professor of computer science, is retiring this August after 28 years with the Department of Computer Science. The department will host a retirement reception for Donovan on April 23. Ranette Halverson, chair of the computer science department, coordinated the event and said the … [Read more...]

Gypsy Kit goes mobile, serves students

Gypsy Kit goes mobile, serves students from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. The Gypsy Kit is a diamond in the rough in Wichita Falls, offering a taste of something familiar but strange, like its popular Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Tacos. "It's just a staple we've got," said Christopher Couch, chef and … [Read more...]

‘Humans vs. zombies’ campus game of tag

Humans vs Zombies from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. To give students a chance to do something fun during the potentially stressful end of the semester, the University Programming Board hosted a two-week-long game of "Humans vs. Zombies," in mid-April for 180 students. To identify a person as … [Read more...]