Graduating photo editor leaves with parting words

Nothing is more annoying than having someone tell you what to do. Starting from high school you’re told you have to go college. In college you are told that you should participate in university activities. Even in this column you are reading I was begged to write it and I finally put my foot down to … [Read more...]

New, mandatory abuse-prevention course now online

Beginning in the spring 2015 semester students are going to start seeing a new hold on their accounts that could slow their ability to register for classes. Campus Clarit3y’s “Think About It” is a new online course that was rolled out over the summer and replaces AlcoholEDU. All freshman and recent … [Read more...]

Music of the Hardin bell tower

Up on the highest room in the Hardin Administration building, 120 steps from ground level to the top – with no elevators, Jim Quashnock, member of the Guild of Carillonneurs, plays Christmas music on the carillon for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opening ceremony. The Hardin tower was … [Read more...]

Community gives architects input on master plan

Land is not cheap. Especially for land locked MSU. At the campus facilities implementation plan community forum Wednesday afternoon in Shawnee Theatre Christopher Rice, partner at VisSpiro strategies, gave one of many master plan presentations to about 30 faculty, staff and students. The forum gave … [Read more...]

Sikes House a place to live, work for university president

At just three years older than University President Jesse Rogers, the Sikes House was built in 1938 and has been used as the President's home since 1975. The house was purchased by MSU from the Sikes family in 1970. Sikes House serves not only as the residence for the president and his wife, … [Read more...]

English professor gives banned-book talk to more than 70

Near the rare book collection in the Moffett library more than 70 people attended a lecture Thursday Sept. 25 presented by Todd Giles, assistant professor of English, titled "Books are better for banning and burning than page turning." Giles said he only expected 20 to 30 people to attend. … [Read more...]

Teams walk away from sports showcase with varying succcess

The Midwestern State University community were able to take in four sports Saturday when Cross Country, Volleyball, Men's Soccer and Football had home games. Cross Country warms up for season start The cross country team ran its first race of the season Saturday morning with its … [Read more...]

Volleyball digs in for season start

The volleyball team’s preseason ended Tuesday night with a 2-3 comeback win against Dallas Baptist University after losing the first two sets. Stafford said, “I’m grateful for the Dallas Baptist game to iron out some kinks. It’s getting used to playing next to the person you are playing next … [Read more...]

Soccer wins in Dallas

The men's soccer team traveled to Dallas Aug. 30 for another tune-up against the academy-level players affiliated with FC Dallas at Moneygram Soccer Park, beating them 2-0. Head men's soccer coach Doug Elder said, "They [FC Dallas academy players] were hanging around in the first half. They are … [Read more...]

Moving out of rain’s way

The recent rain wasn't going to stop the final 2014 Live at the Lake show on Aug. 28 with Americana folk-rocker Richie Bates and Ali Holder. The Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University has never canceled a show in its six years and this is the second time Live at the Lake has been … [Read more...]