BREAKING: James Johnston, interim provost, named new provost

In a postmaster sent earlier today, University President Suzanne Shipley announced James Johnston, interim provost, as the official provost for MSU. "Dr. Johnston was selected after a rigorous search of well-qualified individuals," Shipley said in the postmaster. "Please join us in congratulating … [Read more...]

Sigma Alpha Epsilon to host charitable crawfish boil April 21

Music, a friendly atmosphere and all-you-can-eat crawfish will be part of the Texas Omega chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s first philanthropic crawfish boil April 21 at 5 p.m. at the Jesse Rodgers Promenade. Romeo Botelua, mechanical engineering senior, said “We are putting this event together to … [Read more...]

Search for provost narrows down candidates

Over the course of the semester, the administration and Board of Regents have been on the hunt for a new provost. Four candidates, James Johnston, Kenya Taylor, Monica Varner and Jerold Hale were selected to interview on campus April 4-11. The provost and vice president for academic affairs is the … [Read more...]

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...]

Ex-football player charged with sexual assault

On April 17 at 12:33 p.m., Rodney Higgins Jr., kinesiology freshman and former cornerback for the Mustangs, was arrested and charged with sexual assault in Killingsworth Hall. "The investigation is going on, and we are cooperating with wherever we need to be, " Interim Director of Athletics Kyle … [Read more...]

German Prof: ‘Learning a foreign language can make you smarter’

¡Hola! Hallo! Bonjour! All three words mean "hello" in Spanish, German and French, respectively. These are the literal and figurative introductions into taking a foreign language, which the Foreign Language Department emphasized in its Trilingual Café on April 10. “The Trilingual Café is our … [Read more...]

Summer employment fair on April 19

The Career Management Center officials are hosting its second Summer Employment Fair on April 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall. Students interested in seeking summer employment can attend and visit with the 18 companies at the fair. Stephanie Sullivan, assistant director of career management … [Read more...]

Sexual assault: ‘It can happen to anyone’

"Think of the five most important people in your life. It may be your mom. Or your dad. Or your brother or sister. Or your best friend," Suzette Walden Cole, guest speaker for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, said. "Statistically speaking, one of those five will be sexually assaulted in their … [Read more...]

Zombies plague campus; annual event underway

April 17. 6:32 p.m. I walked into the seemingly ordinary meeting room in Clark Student Center. We all simply sat there, the atmosphere not unlike the calm before a deadly storm. As far as I could tell, it was a seemingly ordinary crowd of students. It was a short-lived peace. Some faces I’d … [Read more...]

Clay wind chime craft allows students to relax

Cynthia Cummings, Clark Student Center special events coordinator, held her monthly craft class to allow students to relax before finals begin in three weeks. Participants made clay wind chimes in the Caddo Room in the Clark Student Center, April 18 and will continue April 19 from 2-4 … [Read more...]