New leaders head Annual Fund, Charitable Trust

By Sarah Long Wichita Falls resturanteur Steve Shipp and attorney Erwin Davenport have been appointed by the Board of Regents to run the Annual Fund and Charitable Trust, respectively. In recent years MSU has taken quite a beating when it comes to the budget. The university has received … [Read more...]

Thornberry prods students to balance budget

Last Wednesday, MSU students had some very important decisions to make. They were charged with the task of balancing the federal budget. Their choices: eliminate the dollar bill, increase the gas tax by 25 cents or repeal the 2010 health care reform legislation. U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, … [Read more...]

MSU to add new academic program

Engineering chair Dr. Sheldon Wang wants his graduates to be the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to the engineering industry. To assist students in their career goals post-grad, the McCoy School of Engineering is expanding its program by adding a new undergraduate interdisciplinary engineering … [Read more...]

SGA funds project for hydration stations

Less plastic and more eco-friendly. This is what the Student Government Association is hoping to see more on campus next semester. SGA has put in a bid to get hydration stations installed on campus, including the Wellness Center. Dr. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and … [Read more...]

Solar panels lead way for energy projects

By Stefan Attanassov MSU plans to build a scientific research facility powered only by alternative energy sources and students are going to be a big part of it. Already, two solar panels are operating on campus, both installed by students as part of an engineering design course. The campus … [Read more...]

Students get advice on safe sex practices

Sex can change your life. Unprotected sex can turn your life upside down. Elaine Pasqua who has spoken across college campus for 15 years said she has seen it radically change students’ lives. “I have seen many students who have altered their life direction because they did not make … [Read more...]

Provost nominated for UT-Tyler job

Provost Dr. Alisa White is being considered for the provost position at the University of Texas-Tyler. She came to MSU in 2010 from UT-Tyler, where she served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She said she is considering taking the job if she is selected. “I haven’t considered … [Read more...]

Regents approve ‘concept’ of master plan

MSU Board of Regents members – for more than an hour – scrutinized a master construction plan proposed by administrators last week. Ultimately, the Board agreed to OK the “concept” of the plan, but with some reservations. None of the Regents saw eye-to-eye with administrators about specific … [Read more...]

MSU convergence talks in the works

“Midwestern State University” may cease to exist if left to people who want it to join a state university system. Currently four institutions, including Midwestern, remain as freestanding institutions with their own individual board of regents. There are now four primary university systems in … [Read more...]

Tuition may rise 3.9% in fall

MSU will recommend a 3.9 percent tuition increase at the Board of Regents meeting Thursday. President Dr. Jesse Rogers said half of the $1.26 million that will be raised from the tuition hike will be given to faculty and staff members in the form of pay increases. “We must give our faculty and … [Read more...]