About 200 students celebrate Diwali

To honor the Hindu celebration, the Midwestern Indian Students Association organized a Diwali, the Festival of Lights, celebration for students at the Sikes Lake Center on Nov. 4. Gyaneshwar Malba, computer science graduate student, explained that MISA has had a history of organizing Dawali for … [Read more...]

366 prospective students attend Mustangs Rally

The admissions office organized the fall 2017 Mustangs Rally where prospective students were introduced to the university on Oct. 28. George Castro, admissions counselor, said the goal of Mustangs Rally is to help the prospective students understand MSU more. “We hope that students leave with … [Read more...]

Alumni return for catfish, conversation at Fish Fry

Alumni Association members organized the Fish Fry on Oct. 20 where alumni enjoyed fried whitefish and catfish as hamburgers and fries. The meal was $9 for alumni and guests and any student who has a meal plan could use their meal cards. “It’s an event where students, alumni and community members … [Read more...]

Freshman: ‘This is my first bonfire and I expect it to be lit’

The Office of Student Development and Orientation faculty members organized the bonfire on Oct. 19 as part of homecoming week. Under this, students donated a shirt of another college that was burned. Mario Ramirez, interim director of student involvement, said not all the shirts donated were … [Read more...]

MSU celebrates Oktoberfest

German Club members organized an Oktoberfest celebration in the Comanche room of Clark Student Center on Oct. 13. Yvonne Frank, assistant professor of German, explained the history of Oktoberfest dates back to the Kingdom of Bavaria. “The original Oktoberfest is located in Munich and it was … [Read more...]

Caribfest events give back to community and Caribbean

Feathered headpieces. Bedazzled bodysuits. Loud island music and dozens of bodies packed together, singing and dancing to the rhythm of the songs. On Sept. 30, the Caribbean Students Organization organized the Caribfest Parade Day and Culture Show. The parade started from the Dillard parking lot … [Read more...]

Speakers fight against hatred through rally

Indivisible Wichita Falls partnered with Kalli Root, English junior, and PRIDE to host the Resist Hate rally at the Sunwatcher Plaza on Sept. 1. Root invited three speakers to the rally: Nathan Jun, associate professor of philosophy, Mel Martinez, pastor at Metropolitan Community Church, and Claudia … [Read more...]

Rest stops provide break for cyclists

There were 21 rest stops available for the cyclists racing in Hotter 'N Hell 100 on Aug. 25-27, aided by more than 2,000 volunteers. Dail Neely, rest stop coordinator, said the goal of the rest stops is to keep the cyclists hydrated and safe. "One [goal] is to make sure they are hydrated and … [Read more...]

Liberal arts make MSU unique to Texas

In 1987, Midwestern State University joined the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. This made MSU is the only public liberal arts institution in the State of Texas. “COPLAC accepts one representative from each state,” James Johnson, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “If you … [Read more...]

German Prof: ‘Learning a foreign language can make you smarter’

¡Hola! Hallo! Bonjour! All three words mean "hello" in Spanish, German and French, respectively. These are the literal and figurative introductions into taking a foreign language, which the Foreign Language Department emphasized in its Trilingual Café on April 10. “The Trilingual Café is our … [Read more...]