Weekend Caribbean festivities bring island culture to campus

For the 19th year, members of the Caribbean Student Organization hosted Caribfest to bring island culture to campus while raising money for local groups.Timon Thomas, the Caribfest chair said, "The money goes to charities such as the Disabled American Veterans and the Wichita Falls Independent … [Read more...]

Greeks give members sense of purpose

The Greek community on campus makes up about 431 students which is about 9 percent of the student population. These students create friendships, interact through social gatherings and help out around the community. “Greek life has provided me with many opportunities to better myself as a person,” … [Read more...]

Celebration of Scholarship ‘a good learning experience’

The research and creativity of students and professors were in the spotlight during the fourth annual Celebration of Scholarship in the Clark Student Center April 28-30. AWARD RECIPIENTS 1st Best Oral Presentation | Elliot Gibson, Brandon Helms, Emily Herzog and James Wood for "A Dual Rotor … [Read more...]

Chi Omega sorority hosts basketball tournament for ‘Wish Week’

The Chi Omega sorority held a basketball tournament last Saturday at the Wellness Center as part of an ongoing charity event, Wish Week. "This is our basketball tournament, it's a three on three basketball tournament that we do every year. We call it Swishes for Wishes; so it raises money for our … [Read more...]

Proposed open carry legislation raises concerns

Openly Carrying Guns on College Campuses from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. From Columbine to Virginia Tech to Florida State University, school shootings are more frequent. Last spring, MSU fell victim to a shooting scare which has brought forth mixed feelings from students and staff about the … [Read more...]

First presidential candidate brings liberal arts background

Shipley Kicks Off the Presidential Forums from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Suzanne Shipley, the president of Shepherd University, was the first candidate introduced as a possible replacement for retiring university president Jesse Rogers. Held a day later than originally schedule due to bad … [Read more...]

Retention rate typically just above national average

Enrollment Retention Rate from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. MSU has a yearly fall-to-fall retention rate of 72 percent. As for the other 28 percent, Keith Lamb, vice president of enrollment management, multiple factors prevent them from returning to the university. "The main reason that … [Read more...]

Fantasy of Lights funded through donations

The annual Fantasy of Lights, a display not funded by university funds or tax dollars, requires donations to stay operational. "We have 39 different families or organizations that adopt the displays that are set out on the lawn over by the Hardin administration building," the coordinator Joey … [Read more...]

Self defense can save a life

Last Saturday morning instructors with Universal Kempo Karate hosted a free self-defense class in D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Although attendance was small, the class still had much to offer. “Women’s self defense is one of the many self defense classes we offer to help better people. What we’re trying to … [Read more...]

Fair encourages students to engage in overall wellness

MSU wellness fair from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Eight departments and centers sponsored the B Good 2 U wellness fair on Monday the day after Easter break. "Third annual B Good 2 U MSU wellness fair. MSU has four components of wellness that we really try to stress," Pam Midgett, the director … [Read more...]