9/11 hate crime survivor gives strong message to college students: ‘You can end hate’

"How would you react if you were shot in the face?" Rais Bhuiyan, a 9/11 hate crime survivor, gave a talk on compassion, connection and community to a crowded room on April 18. As pictures of his survival after he was shot in the face point-blank were shown, the crowd collectively held their … [Read more...]

Reading series presents students’ works, creativity on campus

As each reader stands at the front of the room, papers laid out before them, there is laughter or gasps from the crowd. Creative nonfiction and fiction essays took the stage, to which the crowd responds with deafening applause.  Red River Reading Series was started on campus by Assistant … [Read more...]

Love’s Labour’s Lost brings magic to Shakespeare

As the house lights dim, a world of magic sparks to life, bringing the works of Shakespeare and Harry Potter together. Wand fights, transfiguration potions and altered dialogue combined the two cultures and invited the audience to a more relatable rendition of William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s … [Read more...]

Pierce under renovations, will reopen in summer

The halls are silent, devoid of laughter and music drifting from now empty rooms, where belongings lining the shelves used to remind residents that this is home. Home is still on campus — it's just several feet away. Although Killingsworth Hall used to be a coed dorm, it is usually advertised as an … [Read more...]

Streich Family Lecture celebrates 35th anniversary

The lights dimmed and an entire room fell silent, pens poised as the speakers moved to the front of the room. But the lecture had nothing to do with a textbook — instead, the hour-long talk provided two personal experiences on a transitioning economy. The 35th Annual Streich Family Lecture … [Read more...]

Soldiers’ theater not as well known, with little funds

Karen Dabney, assistant professor of theater, presented Soldier-Actors, Army Entertainment and the Archive Dilemma, a talk which looked at the implementation of theater in the army, the forgotten history of such programs, and the diminishing presence of theater on army bases at the Faculty Forum on … [Read more...]

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

"For Colored Girls," a poetic play, was met by a crowd of 98 students, faculty and community members in Bea Wood Studio Theatre in the Fain Fine Arts building. The event was held on Feb. 10-11 by Alpha Psi Omega as a fundraiser for First Step, Inc., Ms. Foundation, and INCITE! The reception at 7 … [Read more...]

Couple’s galleries incorporate nature into pieces

The opening reception held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art on Feb. 3 at 6-8 p.m. featured the works of Sherry Giryotas and Phillip Shore, whose work looks to focus on the natural world. As her paintings looked at observations of the environment, his sculptures tried to describe the relationship … [Read more...]

Faculty forum ‘brings clarity to liberal arts identity’

The panel, "Implementing a Liberal Arts Education; Moving from concept to practice," which was held on Jan. 26 in Legacy Hall at 7-9 p.m., is only the second panel hosted on campus to discuss the uniqueness of a liberal arts education. Out of the decade that the school has been a part of the Council … [Read more...]

Gallery brings awareness to city and Native American history

The opening reception for "Secrets in Life and Death," by Cheyenne and Arapaho artist Hock Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birds, will be on Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. During the reception, Heap of Birds will host an informal talk after which the floor will be open to questions. Heap of Birds is a … [Read more...]