Archives for December 2017

685 degrees awarded at fall graduation

Reporting by Tyler Manning, Cortney Wood, Rachel Johnson, Justin Marquart and Fran Martinez As adrenaline coursed through their veins, 502 students walked across the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum on Dec. 16, 2017 with friends, families and colleagues cheering them onward while an additional 183 … [Read more...]

Board scales back plans for new health sciences building

  Board members approved revised design and budgetary plans for the news health sciences and human services building on at a special meeting Dec. 13. After budgetary problems plagued the new health sciences building, administrators met with the construction manager and architect to review … [Read more...]

Students stress of upcoming finals ‘fly away’ during Finals Frenzy

In tradition to giving students a break the Thursday before finals week, the University Programming Board celebrated the 29th Finals Frenzy on Dec. 7 in the Clark Student Center. With events focused around the theme 'Fly Away With MSU,' students enjoyed the break from preparing for future countless … [Read more...]

The Wichita Falls Polar Express

All aboard The Polar Express! Come bundled-up in blankets, mittens, hats and hot cocoa to experience the tram that takes you around the bright neighborhoods of the Country Club. Enjoy the display of Christmas lights while spending time with family and friends. Mike Kephart and his wife Robin … [Read more...]

2017 In Review: Was it really that bad?

As 2017 ends, it's only fitting to look back at the year that was. To me, this year has been plagued with joint hardships. After the inauguration of President Trump, there has been an ever-present, often embarrassing, cloud hanging over this country. In 2017, discourse, decency and moral clarity … [Read more...]

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Until Friday Dec 8, Sigma Nu will be selling hot coffee and hot chocolate in the Clark Student Center to help raise money bring more positivity to their fraternity. “We are planning on hosting a philanthropy event where we bring bubble soccer to campus and the money raised today will help … [Read more...]

Thank you, farewell to The Wichitan

[Editor’s note]: The -30- term comes from the old typesetting mark to denote the end of a line. It means "the end" or "no more to say."  I've been involved in journalism since my sophomore year of high school. I started out as a reporter, then sports editor, rounding off my high school career as … [Read more...]

‘Urinetown’ musical coming in spring

Twenty-one cast members. Five understudies. One Urinetown. A satirical comedy musical titled "Urinetown" will be put on by the theater department this spring. This musical is famous for satirizing the legal system, social irresponsibility, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, populism and … [Read more...]

30 students explore creative side in holiday art class

Classical-holiday music played in the background. Acorns, Santa ornaments, snowflake frames and various paint colors filled the Kiowa Room, as students chose from the supplies to decorate as a part of Holiday Decorations Art Class on Dec. 5. "My main motive behind today's class was to get … [Read more...]

Movie Madness brings relief to students for finals

About 25 students gathered in the Moffett Library on Dec. 5 to relieve the stress of cramming for finals by enjoying the showing of the 1988 film "Scrooged." Students of assistant professor of history, Whitney Snow also went to the event as an opportunity to obtain extra credit points on their final … [Read more...]