Bowling for Soup to headline final FallsFest Sept. 26

Every September for the past 29 years as the Junior League of Wichita Falls hosts its own outdoor weekend festival, Lucy Park gets flooded, not by rain, but with vendor booths, beer tents, bouncy houses filled with painted-faced children, and live music. This year, on its 30th anniversary, that … [Read more...]

MSU sets new record for incoming international class

The 141 new international students entering this fall set a record. Well, two records to be precise. They are part of the 575 group of international students or campus, a record number. And they represent 54 countries, a record number. “One thing we are really pleased with is not only the size of … [Read more...]

All roads lead to Dalquest: Professor’s dream comes true in the Chihuahuan Desert

The Marfa, Texas highway becomes a rocky, turbulent, might-have-to-pull-over-if-you-get-car-sick kind of road leading to an off-the-grid extension of MSU — the Dalquest Desert Research Station. The dream for the facility began in 1968 when the late Walter Dalquest, the first Hardin Professor, … [Read more...]

Campus leaders members of the Philosophical Society of Texas

Houston. 1836. The new Republic of Texas had just won freedom. Years of tension with Mexico followed by what comes with revolution: detrimental battle leading to Texas blood shed for the liberty and victory of her citizens. One year later. A Texas Society cultivated to “establish the collection … [Read more...]

Women’s and gender studies minor to be official in the fall

History is in the making at MSU with its first female president, Suzanne Shipley, waiting to take the helm Aug. 8, and starting in the fall, students will be able declare a minor in women’s and gender studies. Of the 29 member institutions on the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, 24 have … [Read more...]

Texas cell phone ban a tough sell

Every day the Hardin Tower bells ring as students hurry to their next class or try to beat the lunch rush in the cafeteria, and while the campus is increasingly becoming a resident campus, there are still a large number of commuter students which means one important thing—there are a lot of cars, … [Read more...]

Fine arts custodian one of 94 staff members whose jobs could be outsourced

Throughout the C-wing of the Fain Fine Arts Center, Robert Entrekin, facilities services custodian, can be seen up and down the halls, maintaining the building. He rides a motorcycle as often as he can get, and once the weather settles, he'll be on it again. He watches golf for leisure and spends … [Read more...]

Campus tobacco policy update depends on administration

A thick cloud of confusion still surrounds the campus tobacco policy despite resolutions passed this semester by the Student Government Association and the Faculty Senate aimed to make the policy enforceable. While an answer isn't definite, Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and … [Read more...]

Sigma Nu hosts dodgeball tournament for local cause

Sigma Nu is sponsoring “Dodge for a Cause,” a dodgeball tournament on April 11 to benefit the Arc of Wichita County, a non-profit volunteer organization. Walter James, business management sophomore and philanthropy chairman for Sigma Nu, said his fraternity's goal is to raise $5000 for the Arc. … [Read more...]

Think green at local festival

Start off spring break on the greener side of downtown this Saturday at the 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival. The festival kicks off at 4:30 p.m. and lasts until 10:30 p.m. in historic downtown Wichita Falls. Elizabeth Walker, biology sophomore, has been to the St. Patrick’s Day … [Read more...]