Archives for February 2017

University unveils historical marker

Placed just outside Ferguson Hall, the Midwestern University desegregation historical marker stood cloaked beneath a scarlet, velvet veil. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, gave the opening remarks for the ceremony held Feb. 25 in honor of the plaintiffs in the … [Read more...]

SGA voting ends March 3; candidates lay out platforms

The attendance for the final debate nearly doubled to about 85 students, as well as increased online views to 800 views on the MSU Facebook page along with about 240 views from the Wichitan Periscope live stream from last week. Presidential candidates Presidential candidates Kendall Nelms, … [Read more...]

Artists aim to bring life to downtown

When asked to describe the city, “artistic” is not a word that first comes to mind. Local artists, residents and Wichita Falls Museum of Art staff plan to change this way of thinking. The Arts for All reception on Feb. 23 at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art allowed inhabitants of the city to come … [Read more...]

Peña, Warren know how to get things done

OUR VIEW: Although all candidates would make a valiant effort, we feel Maria Peña and Jacob Warren would make the most successful SGA president and vice president, respectively. Both Maria Peña and Jacob Warren have been involved with SGA for the majority of their time at the university, and … [Read more...]

Love’s Labour’s Lost brings magic to Shakespeare

As the house lights dim, a world of magic sparks to life, bringing the works of Shakespeare and Harry Potter together. Wand fights, transfiguration potions and altered dialogue combined the two cultures and invited the audience to a more relatable rendition of William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s … [Read more...]

25 compete in second annual bake-off

About 25 residents of Killingsworth Hall participated in the annual bake-off competition on Feb. 27 in an attempt to bring back tradition and prove which sex is better. “The bake-off used to be a thing some time ago, so we decided to bring it back to life and make our residents compete,” … [Read more...]

Community Health Fair aims to help put prevention into practice

To teach people to practice prevention to prolong life, the 17th annual Community Health Fair will take place Friday, March 3, in D.L. Ligon Coliseum from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Students from all departments in the Robert D. and Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services college will … [Read more...]

New dining hours affect students

Only seven weeks into the new year, dining locations have been exploring a new year and new mindset. The only problem is that students don’t like the new way of operating. Katelin Wiley, radiology freshman, said she does not like the new hours because everything closes too early and would prefer … [Read more...]

Fulfilling our liberal arts mission

Dear Editor, As manufacturing jobs continue to disappear, a college degree is increasingly critical to social mobility. Additionally, the university is subject to increased pressures from all directions. Funding often comes with stipulations that privilege fiscal concerns over educational ones — … [Read more...]

Campus housing furniture in bad condition

On-campus apartments and residence halls come furnished and ready to go for students to move in at the start of a new semester — but the furniture and appliances will become damaged or worn out throughout years of use by thousands of students. “I’ve been here for about a year and one of the … [Read more...]