685 graduate in spring

Reporting by Kara McIntyre, Sarah Graves, Tyler Manning and Timothy Jones After four years — sometimes five — 609 graduates walked the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum May 13, 2017 and an additional 76 students earned their degrees, but did not attend the ceremony. For the first time, a … [Read more...]

Social work senior goes ‘above and beyond’

Charles Staats Jr., social work senior, has plenty to do — full-time job, schoolwork, president of Phi Alpha, the social work honor society, and an internship — but he still volunteered to be co-coordinator of Social Work Month. Staats said the planning and coordinating was a nonstop process. He … [Read more...]

Cycling nationals was ‘almost poetic’

While most students were camping out in the library, cracking open textbooks — sometimes for the first time this semester — and cramming for finals this weekend, the cycling team jetted off to Grand Junction, Colorado for the U.S.A. Cycling Collegiate and Para Road Nationals. The team has been … [Read more...]

Higgins no longer housing resident

Rodney Roshunn Higgins Jr., 19-year-old former cornerback, was arrested and charged with sexual assault on Tuesday, April 18. Both he and the victim were residents of Killingsworth Hall when the victim reported the incident to university police two days before. Killingsworth Hall has been known … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Sexual assault in Killingsworth Hall

4:39 p.m. Kristi Schulte, director of residence life and housing "I don't think there was a connection between the Pierce Hall residents moving into Killingsworth and this sexual assault case," Schulte said. "Based on the police assessment and university administrators' assessment, there is no … [Read more...]

Graduating senior to give commencement address

About 692 students adorned in caps and gowns will be walking the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum at 10 a.m. on May 13 — except for one. She will be on stage giving the commencement address. Megan Piehler, mass communication senior, was chosen as the first student commencement speaker in MSU's … [Read more...]

Tennis advances to regionals

  On Saturday, April 29, the men's tennis team will make its 15th NCAA Tournament appearance against rival Cameron University in the opening round of regionals. The Mustangs are the No. 3 seed in the tournament and the Cameron Aggies are the No. 2 seed. According to a press release from the … [Read more...]

BREAKING: James Johnston, interim provost, named new provost

In a postmaster sent earlier today, University President Suzanne Shipley announced James Johnston, interim provost, as the official provost for MSU. "Dr. Johnston was selected after a rigorous search of well-qualified individuals," Shipley said in the postmaster. "Please join us in congratulating … [Read more...]

Gold team wins annual Maroon vs. Gold game

On Saturday, April 8, the 29th Annual Maroon vs. Gold spring football game gave students, faculty, staff and community members a chance to see what the football team has in store for the fall season. "The Maroon vs. Gold game gives the team a chance to play in a real game atmosphere and a chance … [Read more...]

Eli Young Band helps close out D&D concerts

Answering the phone with a raspy, tired voice, Mike Eli of Eli Young Band admitted he partied a little too hard the night before. "I'm a little hungover, if we're being honest," Eli said in between laughs. Eli Young Band, American contemporary country music band, has been performing in Wichita … [Read more...]