Alum flies MSU flag in frigid Antactica By Erin Wrinkle If you thought Wichita Falls was lacking entertainment, then how would you like to live in Antarctica? Antarctica only has two bars. Now doesn’t that make Wichita Falls look like a big city? MSU graduate Clinton Kidwell knows … [Read more...]

MSU’s first computer science professor retires

By Erin Wrinkle Hacking into computers. Programming top-secret software. Developing intelligent technology. No, this isn’t a James Bond movie – these are things MSU Computer Science majors are trained to do. Dr. Stewart Carpenter, professor of computer science, has been integral … [Read more...]

Students give time back to the community

By Elizabeth Lunn While some students go home after classes and have their weekends free, others are giving their time to needy causes. Students are involving themselves in volunteer opportunities all around Wichita Falls. Junior Cori Bobbett has put school aside to lend a hand on many … [Read more...]

The week in photos

 Relay for Life On Friday Midwestern held the 4th annual Relay for Life celebration. 17 teams totaling 182 registered participates came out to support the American Cancer Society. The event, along with a year’s worth of fundraising collected more than $11,108 this year. The top raising team went to … [Read more...]

Engineering program gets $3.8M in donations

MSU secured $3.8 million in donations two weeks ago for the Engineering program. James McCoy gave the university $3.3 million for construction, two extra faculty members, and equipment. Fred Stephens and Payton Carnes together gave approximately $500,000 for more equipment. “I was very … [Read more...]

Low enrollment cuts student allocations

With enrollment declining, less revenue is being generated for the Student Service Fees account. This year, $2,180,196 came from fees, a decrease of $235,569 from last year. The Student Service Fee is $15.50 per credit hour, capped at $250 per semester. The revenue shortage forced the Student … [Read more...]

Making the cut

Student barber becomes dorm room entrepreneur By Jahmal Rickman Nick Bourgeouis is a multi-tasking, hands-on type of person. The 21-year-old junior, a member of the Kappa Alpha Si fraternity, is not only a ceramic art major and linebacker for the Midwestern State Mustangs, but a … [Read more...]

Miss World Pageant boosts student’s esteem

By Stefan Attanassov When MSU Junior Fatisha Imo competed at Miss World Pageant 2010, she literally reached 12 feet closer to the sky. Imo, 25, rose beyond the history of her country to become the second person ever to represent St. Kitts and Nevis at the beauty competition, following the … [Read more...]

Mustangs signed to play Cowboys Stadium in the fall

Midwestern took a gamble last year when they were one of the few universities selected to compete at Cowboys Stadium for the LSC Lone Star Football Festival. It paid off. The MSU Mustangs football team bulldozed their way to victory last September and will be given the same opportunity to … [Read more...]

Sikes House spending tops $875,000

Constant maintenance keeps workers busy  Upkeep on the Sikes House, the two-story presidential residence across Midwestern from campus, isn’t cheap. Since 2002, costs to maintain it have topped $875,000 as carpenters, electricians and custodians from MSU’s Physical Plant put in at least … [Read more...]