The Mustang approach

University enrollment has been declining for several semesters, with a 4.3 percent drop this fall. On Saturday, the admissions office hosted Mustang Rally to gave prospective students and parents an opportunity to preview the university. According to Keith Lamb, vice president of student … [Read more...]

University app seeks upgrades

MAKAYLA KINNEY Staff Writer “There’s an app for that,” was popularized by Apple and inspired millions of businesses and universities to create programs to promote themselves. MSU created an app not only for promotional purposes, but as a research opportunity for the computer science … [Read more...]

‘It’s a girl thing’

MSU will welcome a swarm of local junior high girls on Nov. 17 for the annual Math, Science & U girls’ Conference – no boys allowed. Twelve years ago, computer science professor Ranette Halverson and Linda Fosnaugh, associate math professor created the conference based on inspiration gathered … [Read more...]

MSU develops student-friendly log-in system

In February, the university will be launching a new website and a new portal system as well. Chief Information Officer Michael Dye is aiding implementing the new portal system. Dye said the total projected cost of the log-in system is estimated around $200,000. “No more multiple user names and … [Read more...]

Board to accept $700K property gift on Friday

At Friday’s Board of Regents meeting, the Board is expected to accept a $700K gift of property from donations through the MSU Foundation. The gifted vacant lot south of the Museum of Art at MSU covers 2.29 acres of land. University president Jesse Rogers said more than ever, the university is … [Read more...]

Cups and masks predict election outcome

People have come up with entertaining and accurate ways to determine the outcome of presidential elections. This year, the results of a few alternative forms of voting were spot on in predicting the outcome of the presidential election.  Unscientific methods are a fun way to predict the outcome … [Read more...]

Estes promises to improve colleges

Ruby Arriaga Staff writer Texas Sen. Craig Estes (R-Dist. 30) won his election Tuesday night, promising to secure the goals of college students and those seeking a higher education. Elizabeth White, legislative director for Estes, said during the 82nd legislative session that Estes voted in … [Read more...]

Frank plans to maintain job growth

Makayla Kinney Staff writer The de facto state representative for district 69, James Frank, a longtime Republican resident of Wichita Falls and a Rider High School graduate, disagrees with the amount of Texas funds spent on Medicaid. Frank hopes to improve regulations in Texas, which impacts the … [Read more...]

What makes a Republican?

Editor’s note: The original version of this story had a summary paragraph with words attributed to Jeremy Duff but not written by the author of this story, words that should not have been attributed to Duff. The Wichitan apologizes for the error. By Erin Hagy Staff writer Texas  is a “red” … [Read more...]

Students surveyed shows support for finance reform

Owen Jayson Staff Writer There is one subject that students agree on according to this fall’s campus poll — campaign financing. Nearly three-fourths of students surveyed said they believe there should be a limit on the amount of money given to groups to influence the elections. “There … [Read more...]