Wedding mistake costs university over $11,000

A marital mishap at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art in 2010 cost the university more than $11,000 in donor funds. Instead of using the money to buy equipment or fund scholarships, MSU ended up paying to host a wedding. The foul-up, uncovered through state Open Records statutes, shows that … [Read more...]

Marijuana increases on campus, chief says

The student told officials in the Housing department he was only growing organic mushrooms. It turned out to be more than that after police arrived. Officers found marijuana, rolling papers, a wooden pipe and syringes. The occupant told officers he didn’t know the marijuana was in the … [Read more...]

Students not browsing library stacks

By Grace Holloway According to the circulation statistics of Moffett Library, fewer students, faculty and area card users utilized its facility in 2011 than in 2010. Last year, 9,878 fewer people walked into the library. Fewer people means fewer books, audio equipment, projectors and like … [Read more...]

MSU student turns strangers into friends

Student goes on mission trip and experiences a whole new lifestyle By Kara Crane MSU junior Tanner Colley spent last summer living in two different worlds. One was with the Benny and Niki Nowell family and their three kids in Boulder, Colo. The other world Colley inhabited was the … [Read more...]

Perry appoints new MSU student regent

By Kyle Egan The newly appointed Midwestern Student Regent has her eyes and ears glued to what concerns the student body, including administrative spending. But she stands firms in her beliefs, holding on to her experience in student government. Student Government Vice President Holly … [Read more...]

New parking lot upsets homeowners

By Tiffany Tarwater Jimmy and Deanna Whetsell are slated to become neighbors of a brand new parking lot, courtesy of MSU. The Whetsells bought their home at 2525 Hampstead Lane, next door to the Biology House in 2001. “We always wanted to live in a college town,” said Mrs. Whetsell. “We … [Read more...]

Uncharted

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...]