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...]

‘We don’t want any empty desks after spring break’

Spring break is only a few days away — the bright sunlight, plenty of sunscreen and coolers full of water and Capri-Sun. Well, that's what mom thinks, anyway. Yeti coolers filled to the brim with every kind of beer, liquor, bagged wine and maybe a few water bottles line the beaches in Florida, … [Read more...]

Gov Abbott says ‘freeze’

The order from Gov. Greg Abbott was simple — an immediate hiring freeze.The initial reaction to the memo from Texas state Budget Director Steven Albright, however, was one of immediate concern. State employees were worried about the impact on their jobs and how vacant positions would be … [Read more...]

New club encourages ‘seeing different perspectives’

Driving down Seymour Road, one-story brick houses and white picket-fenced neighborhoods lining the approximate eight-minute trip from campus, a white adobe church sits in a small parking lot waiting for Rev. Fr. Peter Kavanaugh and his family to open the doors. Saint Benedict Orthodox Church … [Read more...]

Second Polar Plunge Jan. 28

For the second year in a row, Special Olympics Texas will host its Polar Plunge at the Wellness Center on Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. Whoever is ready to freeze for a reason can register online — $60 for adults and $30 for youth (under 19 years old), either registered individually or in teams. All proceeds … [Read more...]

Fantasy of Lights brings holiday excitement to Wichita Falls

The Fantasy of Lights is open from dusk until 11 p.m. Nov. 21 - Dec. 25 The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opened Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. with chimes from the Hardin Bell Tower. Then, two minutes before the scheduled 6 p.m. start time, University President Suzanne Shipley, came out, welcomed the crowed of … [Read more...]

SGA wants students to ‘feel represented’

Student Government Association officials held their first meet-and-greet at the Student Organization Fair yesterday, in lieu of the first Student Senate meeting usually held the first week of September. President Shayla Owens and Vice President Andrea Mendoza-Lespron said they are trying something … [Read more...]

26 businesses attend part-time job fair

More than 300 students filtered in and out of the Career Management Center's Part-Time Networking Job Fair on Sept. 7. Booths lined the inside of Comanche Suites, where 26 businesses and 21 volunteer opportunities had representatives waiting for students to come up and ask questions."A number of … [Read more...]