Faculty profiles hacked, temporarily shut down

After hackers broke into the university directory last week, professors around campus began getting notifications that their pages had been hacked and found links alleging that all faculty support abortion. Campus webmaster Matthew Shirey verified that the database had been hacked and shut down … [Read more...]

Tailgaters make noise

Tailgaters filled the parking lot of Memorial Stadium Saturday evening for the first football game of the season. Sororities and fraternities set up grills and speakers and started the night in celebration, giving hamburgers and hot dogs to whomever showed up. Hundreds never entered the stadium, but … [Read more...]

More than 100 students clean Sikes Lake; leaders call it a “success”

More than 100 students and community members came together early Sept. 6 for the Sikes Lake Cleanup. The Rolling Plains Chapter Naturalists organized the event and have kept it running for more than eight years. Many volunteers said they participated to fulfill an honors requirement, but freshman … [Read more...]

Keeping the wheels turning: Students volunteer in all aspects of HH100

For 30 years the Hotter'N Hell 100 has been a stipend to the city of Wichita Falls. Groups of cyclists and fans from around the world load up campers and bikes for the chance to participate in the largest sanctioned century bike ride in the United States. But amid all the chaos, the volunteers … [Read more...]

Graduation affects instructors too

With sweaty hands, fast beating hearts, and excitement that holds them almost rigid, the walk across the stage at graduation on May 10 will seem like the longest walk of most student’s lives. It’s a little different for the instructors watching. “I feel proud of my students when I see them walk … [Read more...]

First student homecoming committee forming for fall 2014

Homecoming is one of the biggest student activities from high school to college, and last semester was the first time that an actual committee of students was created to plan the event. Before that, the office of Student Development and Orientation planned the entire thing. "I really want this … [Read more...]

Coliseum custodian a ‘very jolly guy’

Seen everywhere, but few actually speak to them, and even fewer know them by name. We know them as janitors, cleaning ladies and sometimes even “the help.” For those who know Jerry Miller, custodian and locker room attendent at D.L. Ligon Coliseum, they know him as a happy guy with a smile on his … [Read more...]

Operation Quinceañera

Members of the Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority have set up donation boxes around campus to collect dresses for Operation Quinceañera, a charity drive started by the sorority's San Antonio chapter. Sorority members hope to collect dresses that will be sent to St. PJ's Home for Neglected and Abused … [Read more...]

Opening night for opera

Art has many forms, and can be expressed in many different ways. On Friday night, in Akin auditorium, the department of music expressed their love of art through a showing of “The marriage of Figaro,” an opera written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The play opened with a beautiful solo piano piece, … [Read more...]

Administrators: Value safety, convenience of on-campus living

Recently my resident advisor called a meeting on our floor to let us know of some important decisions administrators were making. During this meeting she informed us that only freshmen will be able to live in the resident halls next year. As many others did, I reacted the only way I knew how, … [Read more...]