Behind bars: The guards’ perspective “on the inside”

Criminal justice students preserve, protect and defend Billy Powers, a former corrections officer at the James V. Allred Unit, located four miles northwest of Wichita Falls, spent 12 hours a day for six years surrounded by murderers, thieves and rapists. “I’ve had every body fluid thrown on me … [Read more...]

Student exhibition to open Friday

Senior art major to showcase photos from summer in New York The Juanita & Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts will hold an opening for Kerri Dawn Carter, senior in art, on March 8 from 6-8 p.m. in the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery Foyer. The exhibit will run until April 19. The exhibition … [Read more...]

University set to launch safety app with MyForce

Increasing student’s personal safety becomes priority In the Student Government Association meeting, Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, presented a personal safety app to ensure individual security on campus. “It could be useful in the need of an emergency … [Read more...]

Minor league football comes to Falls

Football players continue career with local team Three former MSU football players are playing for the Wichita Falls Nighthawks, a minor league football team that beat the North Texas Stampede Feb. 17 in their first home game. All three said they have different reasons for playing. Danny … [Read more...]

City drought restrictions impact university water use

Stage 3 water regulations adjust campus life Measures to conserve water in Wichita Falls have been in effect ever since the area drought began, but those measures may become even more restrictive as conditions continue to worsen. City council officially declared a stage 3 drought emergency last … [Read more...]

Blood drive stirs debate; screening excludes gays

Openly gay student turned away from donating blood Last Tuesday, a member of the Texas Blood Institute approached senior Daryl Smith to participate in a blood drive held on campus. After reading the blood donor education material, one question stopped Smith from saving a life. “Do not donate … [Read more...]

Student finds financial assistance, academic guidance

After battling depression, senior finds her way back A student is giving back to the university after Midwestern assisted her when she needed it the most. After the death of her stepson last August, senior Janna Dalton was on thin ice. "Over the summer break, I had a very traumatic event in … [Read more...]

Creager rocks D&D

Texas Country favorite stops by Wichita Falls club Every Thursday, Denim and Diamonds features a country artist to perform for the Wichita Falls community. “The specific country band is chosen by corporate, and we just open our venue for them to play every week,” club Manager Jamie Lavery … [Read more...]

University pushing social media links

Officials encouraging students to engage with MSU through Twitter, other outlets. College students are seeking social web sites for their primary source of news and communication now more than ever. Social Stampede is a way for Midwestern State to engage with the students through social … [Read more...]

College graduates see an increase in job market

Career Management Center prepares students for jobs post graduation While the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent last month, in Wichita Falls the percentage went up to 5.5 percent, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Students like Orisia Browne, a freshman in finance, find … [Read more...]