Caribfest brings culture to campus

  Students, faculty and staff, along with the Wichita Falls community, came to watch the festivities as part of Caribfest 2012 on Friday, Oct. 5. With the theme of “Under de Coconut Tree Is Where You Should Be,” the Caribbean Student Organization brought a slice of home to … [Read more...]

Jesse Rogers talks anonymous letter criticizing his administration

University president Jesse Rogers said his Wednesday morning started off with an email — an anonymous email sent to all faculty and staff criticizing Rogers’ administration. The letter, from “A Representative Sample of Your Faculty,” condemned Rogers’ relationship with the faculty, the … [Read more...]

MSU provides family fun

Cristina Martinez Staff writer What was supposed to be a bright, sunny day in the quad filled with inflatables, live music, and 2,003 students and their family members did not go according to plan. A rainy day replaced the expected sunshine and the quad that sits between Martin Hall and the … [Read more...]

Pink for a purpose

Every October, breast cancer awareness material plasters walls and websites. But many people don’t know how to give to breast cancer research other than donations. Beauty brands bring another option to us every time the pink month rolls around. So head to your nearest beauty spot and pick up a few … [Read more...]

University spends 104K on marketing campaign

The university is paying $104,000 this year to a higher education consulting company, Noel-Levitz, in hopes of increasing enrollment. The Board of Regents decided in May for the first time in five years to use a new marketing campaign with Noel-Levitz to reach out to high school seniors with a … [Read more...]

Area high school seniors encouraged to choose MSU

Local high school seniors will receive mail letters within the week, encouraging them to make Midwestern their university. This is one of many marketing strategies Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, has developed to attract freshman. Lamb said MSU plans to … [Read more...]

Scholarship funds on the rise

A more competitive approach to recruitment and retention also means an increase in the number of scholarships offered, according to Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management. Funded by MSU Foundation, the scholarships would include scholarships for student housing … [Read more...]

Student organization promotes free thought

Skye Hera Staff Writer Tim Justus, chair of the music department, said he likes to refer to himself as a “freethinker” rather than an atheist for a more positive perception. Like many freethinkers, Justus battles with the misconceptions that come with being an atheist and he said those … [Read more...]

Dillard College holds ceremony for honoree

On Thursday, the Dillard College of Business Administration hosted a ceremony to honor one of the ground-breaking businessmen of Wichita Falls – L.O. Nelson III. Nelson, who served both the Wichita Falls community as a businessman and as a supportive aid, is retiring from his role as a member of … [Read more...]

MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights seeks volunteers

Shelby Davis  Staff writer Each year, between 200 and 300 people gather to witness the opening ceremonies of the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights. The cool December air gathers loved ones and creates lasting memories that are difficult to forget. However, when the displays open, people often … [Read more...]