Students shown new perspective on renewable energy

Clean, renewable energy is not a new or revolutionary idea. The concept of renewable energy has been quantified, researched and advanced for more than 100 years since the invention of the battery in 1912, but the world still relies heavily on oil and liquid gas. According to Edith Newton Wilson, … [Read more...]

Dallas Poetry Slam Team to perform downtown Feb. 18

The Dallas Poetry Slam Team will be performing a two-hour feature on Feb. 18 at 2011 Bistro, located at 801 Indiana, beginning at 10 p.m. The event, Black Love, is focused on celebrating the month of love and Black History Month. Event admission is $10 and is sponsored by the Wichita Falls … [Read more...]

Soldiers’ theater not as well known, with little funds

Karen Dabney, assistant professor of theater, presented Soldier-Actors, Army Entertainment, and the Archive Dilemma at the faculty forum on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Clark Student Center rooms Wichita I and II. The forum looked at the implementation of theater in the army, the forgotten history of such … [Read more...]

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

"For Colored Girls," a poetic play, was met by a crowd of 98 students, faculty and community members in Bea Wood Studio Theatre in the Fain Fine Arts building. The event was held on Feb. 10-11 by Alpha Psi Omega as a fundraiser for First Step, Inc., Ms. Foundation, and INCITE! The reception at 7 … [Read more...]

Couple’s galleries incorporate nature into pieces

The opening reception held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art on Feb. 3 at 6-8 p.m. featured the works of Sherry Giryotas and Phillip Shore, whose work looks to focus on the natural world. As her paintings looked at observations of the environment, his sculptures tried to describe the relationship … [Read more...]

Gov Abbott says ‘freeze’

The order from Gov. Greg Abbott was simple — an immediate hiring freeze.The initial reaction to the memo from Texas state Budget Director Steven Albright, however, was one of immediate concern. State employees were worried about the impact on their jobs and how vacant positions would be … [Read more...]

Financial aid informs incoming students, parents

About 50 students and parents gathered in the Comanche Suites Feb. 7 to learn about the availability of financial aid and the admission requirements for incoming students.The Financial Aid Night’s main speaker, Kathy Pennartz-Browning, director of financial aid, made her presentation visible to the … [Read more...]

Student turns lifestyle into career

From bodybuilding to school work to making YouTube videos for the world to see, Avery Whaite, mass communication senior, said he sees his lifestyle as a passion that will help build his future. With "stress" up to his shoulders, Whaite goes to the gym to escape that mentality. He said he enjoys … [Read more...]

WFISD and MSU collaborate to hold MacGyver Fair

The Wichita Falls Independent School District and MSU came together on Jan. 26 for the MacGyver Fair at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art to promote the school district’s integration of Science Technology Engineering Art and Technology program, or STEAM. More than 300 people showed up to witness the … [Read more...]

Gallery brings awareness to city and Native American history

The opening reception for "Secrets in Life and Death," by Cheyenne and Arapaho artist Hock Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birds, will be on Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. During the reception, Heap of Birds will host an informal talk after which the floor will be open to questions. Heap of Birds is a … [Read more...]