$1.7 million given to fund McCoy

Board of Regents approve expansion construction project Friday Due to increased enrollment in mechanical engineering, larger classrooms, new laboratory rooms and faculty offices will be added to the McCoy School of Engineering building as a result of a gift approved by the Board of Regents last … [Read more...]

Business program aims to help students become entrepreneurs

Dillard’s Lalani Center gives real-life, modern experience An entrepreneur is a person who creates a business from scratch or from their imagination. Some of the most successful people in the world are entrepreneurs. These people include, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Henry Ford. It is … [Read more...]

Albert Nobbs kicks off film series

Foreign Film Series screens its first selection of spring semester Adjunct faculty member Donnie Kirk kicked off this semester’s Foreign Film Series on Feb. 19 with his presentation of Rodrigo Garcia’s 2011 film Albert Nobbs. The film takes place in 1890s Ireland, and stars Glenn Close as … [Read more...]

Honors Program adjust to changes due to QEP

Abrupt changes made by administrators cause honors program students, staff to regroup Changes in the Honors program will include an increase in scholarship from $1,000 to $2,000 and new leadership to meet the requirements of the Quality Enhancement Plan through undergraduate research. “This … [Read more...]

Enrollment drops — again

Attendance drops 4.78 percent; university to focus more on recruitment Student attendance dipped 4.78 percent this spring, making the lowest enrollment since at least fall of 2004. "The big picture is that our graduating classes the last two years have been larger than our freshman class," … [Read more...]

Housing, dining prices to increase in fall

Meal plans, housing rates raised to improve campus life Next semester, students living in the dorms will suffer a spike in housing rates after the Board of Regents approved increase on housing and dining rates. “Every February, we send our proposed housing and dining rates to the MSU Board of … [Read more...]

Housing prepares Wi-Fi proposal

Student frustration over Wi-Fi to result in housing adjustments Scientists and theologians have basic needs including air, food, water and shelter. In today’s society, as almost of a fundamental need, students would include another necessity — easy access to the internet. “Technology is … [Read more...]

$25k budget increase issued to cheerleading program

Cheer squad granted funding for future national competitions The cheerleaders should not just get recognition for being on the sidelines, because our cheerleaders have been winning their own "playoffs" for the past 10 years. The competition team ranked sixth at the University Cheerleaders … [Read more...]

Renovations planned for museum

Construction needed at Museum of Art to meet ADA requirements The Wichita Falls Museum of Art has received funds to begin renovating parts of the building.  The museum secured $750,444 in donations to fund constructions planned for the building. Renovations will be made to various parts of the … [Read more...]

University to spend $75k for drought water well project

It is no secret that water levels have been low in Wichita Falls for a while now. Midwestern is taking precautions to ensure water supply resources are put into effect. "The lakes are at a low level (<40 percent) so we need to conserve," Assistant Director of Facilities Services Rich Frank … [Read more...]