Fantasy of Lights opens

  The 38th annual MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opened at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. The festival will run through Jan. 1. Tonight, the MSU band will perform a concert. Saturday, according to Randy Canivel, event organizer, kids will be able to attend a storybook reading at 2 p.m. For a complete … [Read more...]

A run-down with Keidrick Jackson

The football team has seen their fair share of great running backs. However, it’s not every day that MSU, or any collegiate team for that matter, has a running back whose season is so special that he takes over the record books. But that’s exactly what junior running back Keidrick Jackson did … [Read more...]

$50,000 scholarship award to Grad school

Due to the economic climate, financial support is limited for students for their undergraduate career, but the amount of support lessens for those wanting to pursue a master’s degree. This week, Donna Schenk and her husband Danny helped with that cause by providing $50,000 worth of scholarships … [Read more...]

Effectiveness of prof evaluations debated

As the semester comes to a close, student evaluations of instructors are in full-swing and some instructors and students alike have mixed feelings about their importance. Course evaluations are reviewed at the end of each semester and university chairs and deans look for response trends. While … [Read more...]

Hindu festival showcases dance, culture

  The most celebrated and well-known Hindi festival made its way to campus on Friday. With plenty of dancing, singing and cultural flare, the Midwestern Indian Students Association (MISA) presented their annual Diwali Dhamaka festival event on Nov. 30 in Akin Auditorium. According … [Read more...]

Course and testing fees to increase next Spring

Next semester, students will be seeing a slight increase in testing feeds, but it might not affect their checkbooks. Career Management Center and testing services director Dirk Welch explained testing fees increase due to an increase in the cost of providing testing services. These changes are … [Read more...]

Club to recycle electronics to reduce waste

In an effort to reduce the amount of environmental wastes being improperly disposed of the Geosciences Club will host an electronic recycling event in the Bolin Hall parking lot Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. “It’s an opportunity for club members to provide a service for the community and aid … [Read more...]

Controversy hinders annual Box-A-Thon

The Kappa Sigma fraternity’s annual Box-A-Thon philanthropic event raised more than $2200 for The Fisher House, an organization that benefits military veterans and wounded soldiers. While the event has been going on for more than 20 years, this is the third year that it has benefited The Fisher … [Read more...]

Housing policies adjusted by Board

The housing policy was modified last week at the Board of Regents meeting. Two out of six clauses were updated for clarity purposes. Michael Mills, resident hall director, said the changing these rules for campus housing will better for students in the long run. These clarifying updates will … [Read more...]

University receives $5 million donation

Two academic colleges will be expanded thanks to a $5 million pledge from Carol and Robert D. Gunn. The gift will go toward the College of Health Sciences and Human Services and the College of Science and Mathematics. “Midwestern State is certainly dear to my heart and my family’s,” Carol … [Read more...]