Archives for May 2015

Guest Column: Graduate schools aren’t one size fits all

When I graduated  last year with my bachelors of arts in mass communication and political science, I had no plan. I wanted to catch a breath and relax after juggling school, a full-time job and my philanthropy efforts. However, I knew I didn’t want to sit around and do nothing. The solution seemed … [Read more...]

Reflecting on the tenure of retiring university president

University President Jesse Rogers announced his retirement last May. Before he finishes his tenure in August, a series of articles provide insight into his accomplishments and the changes within the university since he arrived. Rogers committed to education, students, innovation Rogers’ office … [Read more...]

Golfer wins school’s first national NCAA championship

Brenna Moore made history May 16 when she won the NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship, becoming MSU's first NCAA national athletic champion. "I never felt like this would be how I'd end my college golf career at all and it is amazing," said Moore, nursing junior. "The goal the whole time … [Read more...]

648 degrees awarded at spring graduation

Facts and figures (compare fall of 2013) DATE | May 16, 2015 LOCATION | Kay Yeager Coliseum SPEAKER | Jesse Rogers, retiring university president Listen to the Jesse Rogers Podcast — "Presidential Ponderings" HARDIN PROFESSOR AWARD | Betty Bowles DEGREES Master's … [Read more...]

Traditions contribute to university life

From its beginnings in 1922 as a municipal junior college housed within a high school building, Midwestern State University has become a campus of 255 acres and 70 buildings offering a variety of academic programs in liberal and fine arts, mathematics, sciences, business and applied sciences. … [Read more...]

Regents approve new president’s contract

Members of the MSU Board of Regents approved a contract today for incoming University President Suzanne Shipley, paying her an annual salary of $310,000. According to the Texas Tribune, retiring University President Jesse Rogers was making $239,004. However, according to Julie Gaynor, director … [Read more...]

Garrison resigns to take position at Methodist College

After just two years at MSU, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Deborah Garrison is resigning to take a position at Methodist College of Nursing in Peoria, Illinois, as vice president for academic affairs. Garrison said she does not know who will replace her, but she believes the … [Read more...]

Campus leaders members of the Philosophical Society of Texas

Houston. 1836. The new Republic of Texas had just won freedom. Years of tension with Mexico followed by what comes with revolution: detrimental battle leading to Texas blood shed for the liberty and victory of her citizens. One year later. A Texas Society cultivated to “establish the collection … [Read more...]

Athletic Mentality: We are going to win

For the hundreds of athletes who play sports on campus, from varsity sports to recreational sports to club sports — as well as for the fans — competing is more than just a pastime. It is a way to take a break from studying and to remain physically active.And all of the players compete for one thing … [Read more...]

Biology professor exemplifies new generation of teachers

Although he's retiring this August after 48 years with Midwestern State, University President Jesse Rogers is confident he's leaving the school in good hands, due in large part to some of the younger faculty at MSU. "The young faculty coming in here today want to learn and they all want to be … [Read more...]