Getting my degree: take two

When I started college, I was an 18-year-old who had no idea what I wanted to do. I knew I loved music but I had no guidance out of high school. I started at MSU majoring in music education, then switched to music performance. I really didn’t want to teach in a school environment, so an education … [Read more...]

Kilimanjaro: life lessons from the mountain

The start of a journey that contains rough terrain, loose rocks, and reasons to quit. Out of breath and losing strength, hikers put one foot in front of the other. Mental strength wills them up the mountain. At the top, lessons are learned, things are left behind, and the hiker returns changed from … [Read more...]

Self-defense: protection in the face of assault

Heading home from class at night. Taking a shortcut to get back to the dorm. Alone. Someone is approaching. What do you do?The Rape Aggression Defense self defense training class is available for females on campus to learn how to defend themselves in the event of being attacked. The last of the … [Read more...]

International view: America overlooks choice

From the Caribbean Islands to Sri Lanka. From India to Zimbabwe. International students at Midwestern represent 54 countries, and many come from countries with different backgrounds but the common opinion that they share is that we should be happy that we have choice, even if we do not like the … [Read more...]

Career Days: bringing students and employers together

To link students with prospective employers, five businesses participated in the Management and General Business Career Days Oct. 18 and other businesses will meet with students today and tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of the Dillard College of Business Administration.Stephanie … [Read more...]

Davis exemplifies core values on and off of the field

It's a typical crisp, Saturday morning on the soccer fields. The 10-year-old team arrives in uniforms that are slightly big and begin passing the ball. With large bows and cheesy grins, they're ready for the game.Soccer has always been an outlet for Madison Davis, criminal justice freshman, and … [Read more...]

Women’s soccer stomps ENMU

The last two games have been a disappointment for women's soccer. Undeterred they dominated the game against Eastern New Mexico, winning 2-1 in Sunday’s game.The women kept the ball in ENMU territory throughout the first half making multiple shots on Marissa Torres, ENMU goalkeeper, and ended the … [Read more...]

Special Olympic athletes ‘inspire’ students with passion

In Rio De Janeiro this past summer, the 4' gymnast Simone Biles, the swimmer with five gold medals and one silver medal, got all the attention.Tomorrow, the action will not be as fast, nor will the competition be as stiff. But it's highly likely the passion the athletes exhibit will meet — or … [Read more...]

Vision of growth: a priority for the new graduate dean

Kathryn Zuckweiler isn't new to Texas, having received her master's degree in Houston.And she isn't new to farm country having worked in rural Nebraska.And she loves her — Australian shepherds, Jacob sheep and European sporthorses.But none of that got Zuckweiler the job as graduate school dean, … [Read more...]

Working hard to keep Sikes Lake clean

Trash and debris lined the shore of Sikes Lake as people arrived for the annual cleanup Sept. 10, as part of an opportunity for students to help make the lake an enjoyable place to visit.Terry McKee, president of the Texas Master Naturalist Rolling Plains Chapter, helped organize Saturday’s event, … [Read more...]