Archives for August 2017

Students call MSU home

As cars and trucks lined up along Louis J. Rodriguez Dr., resident assistants and volunteers stood tall with their sleeves rolled up, ready to help freshman and returning students into their new homes at MSU. A collection of view points from Move-In Day: "I'm excited to live on campus and get … [Read more...]

Wichitan ‘bureau’ goes to London

Editor Kara McIntyre and Design Editor Justin Marquart got the experience of a lifetime — they studied abroad at Queen Mary University of London. From July 6 to Aug. 7, they learned the ins and outs of photography and graphic design in England, but in reality, they experienced so much more than … [Read more...]

Fall sports just around the corner

As we prepare for our first day of the fall semester, MSU’s athletic programs have already been hard at work. Football, as well as men’s and women’s soccer have been in pre-season camps this past week, preparing and refining their skills. “Because we had a lot of returners last year, all we had to … [Read more...]

Budget shortfall causes ripple effect

Because of a $641,000 budget shortfall caused by cuts in the state allocations, individual student fee allocations took a hit too. According to figures provided by Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, of the 30 groups that receive student fee allocations, 19 of … [Read more...]

MSU battles $641,000 budget shortfall

The $641,000 budget shortfall in May presented administrators with a challenge to balance the budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Marilyn Fowlé, vice president of administration and finance, said she and other administrators predicted a $1.2 million decrease, but in the last nights of legislative … [Read more...]

Lamb trades Hardin office for student center

Students hurry to get in the Chick-Fil-A line. A group of juniors plays pool in the rec room. The computer lab fills with procrastinating students, rushing to print their essays before class. A few students wander to the bookstore to spend money they don't really have on MSU gear they don't really … [Read more...]

Administrators have eyes on growth

As part of the mission to make MSU a destination, residential school, members of administrators have broken out the hard hats, rolling out the plans for new buildings, renovations and a football stadium. As the dust settles around the new addition to the Fain College of Fine Arts building, the … [Read more...]

New housing staff expect to bring changes

In an effort to divide the responsibilities among the resident assistants and staff, Kristi Schulte, housing director, hired five new staff members. "Last year we took some time to take a look at our staffing structure and to make sure that we had the needs meet for the students and staff in the … [Read more...]

Mustangs Advising Center dissolved

To create new Tutor and Academic Support Programs, administration dissolved the Mustangs Advising Center to create unified departments and increase student success through established in-house advisers for departments starting Sept. 1. “The Mustangs Advising Center wasn’t working, and if our … [Read more...]

Theater to present play before class starts

Before the endless juggle of classes, work, studying, extracurriculars, social lives and little amounts of sleep begins, take 70 minutes out of the day and check out the theater department's production of Constellations, a two-part play by English playwright Nick Payne. Directed by Sally Story, … [Read more...]