Lockdown at Pierce ends after two days

By Chris Collins and Elascha Davila-Hicks Pierce Hall residents were placed on lockdown Oct. 24 after some residents were caught sneaking girls into the dorm after hours. They were captured on videotape propping doors open so that the females could bypass the curfew rule. As punishment, … [Read more...]

Creature Crawl

Zombie Crawlers help 5K runners stay motivated through the streets of downtown Wichita Falls Shoot the brain, kill the zombie. The Wichita Falls Zombie Crawl and 5K Run was a bloodthirsty success, raising $7,450 over the weekend. More than 1,200 people, from the MSU and Wichita Falls … [Read more...]

Kay Dillard spurs building projects

Kay Dillard, a prominent donor who has given millions of dollars to the university, has issued a challenge to MSU administrators. She said she’ll give $2.5 million to pay off half the remaining balance the university owes on the Dillard College of Business Administration – but only if MSU can … [Read more...]

Happy trails

Wichita Falls recently finished a bike trail running from Lucy Park to Jaci Park, a 14.9-mile route. The project has cost taxpayers about $9 million. By Caden Burros Whether it’s for fitness or a daily commute, trailblazing students are saddling up and taking their bikes out to the … [Read more...]

MSU to spend more on alert system

  By Megan Fernandez More than half of Midwestern State University students will be in the dark if an emergency breaks out. Currently, 34 percent of MSU students are enrolled to receive an emergency notification through the MSU alert system. MSU Alert is an emergency notification … [Read more...]

Student loans add to angst of protesters

By Geraldine Baum/MCT For almost a week, Nate Grant has sat cross-legged on a wall at the Occupy Wall Street encampment, holding a cardboard sign that bears his scrawled grievance: “Students Ought Not Be a Means of Profit.” Strangers have harangued him: “Get a job, you commie.” Tourists have … [Read more...]

Hustling the system

MSU student gives up “the ghost” in pinch-hitting scheme Would you pay $1,000 for an A? Mike, an MSU student who wishes to remain anonymous, did. His math professor didn’t get the money, however. Mike, a junior business major, paid a fellow student to take his class for … [Read more...]

Campus cheating widespread

  MSU students cheat. Records obtained by The Wichitan show how widespread it is across campus. Over the past three years: • 14 cases of plagiarism were confirmed in the Honors Program. • A nursing student was booted from the program after fellow students turned her in for cheating … [Read more...]

Baby, we’re coming home!

  MSU students, faculty and staff celebrated the annual Homecoming week with a bonfire, football game, tailgating, parade, lip sync and various contests. More photos to be updated in the next couple of days! … [Read more...]

Sold – An area at MSU can be named after you

Want your name on a campus building? It’s as easy an opening your wallet. MSU, in an attempt to raise money, has launched a “naming opportunity” to attract private donations. For a set amount of money, individuals can have buildings, classrooms, halls or even equipment named after them. It isn’t … [Read more...]