Campus police release 2010 crime data

  The Midwestern State University Police Department has released its annual Clery Crime Statistics for 2010. The Clery report requires institutions of higher education to prepare, publish and distribute a report of campus crime data annually. The report shows an increase in burglaries … [Read more...]

Partisan politics polarize the U.S.

American politics today is rife with polarization between conservatives and liberals, according to political analyst Mark Shields. The contributor to the Washington Post, CNN and PBS spoke to the MSU community Tuesday night on the state of political discourse in the United States. “There is … [Read more...]

Student loan default rates on the rise

 By Donance Wilkinson Student loan default rates of MSU students hit 7.1 percent in 2009, brought on by borrowers’ struggles with unemployment in the weak economy. The default rates for fiscal year 2009—the most recent data released by the Department of Education – show national student loan … [Read more...]

And the winner is…

Anastasia Reed - Mass Communication Senior Why are you running for homecoming? Homecoming is a tradition I never experienced in high school. I attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Homecoming and football games were things I never experienced until I came to … [Read more...]

Where’s the lime?

The lime (or the party, as Americans say) was at Sunwatcher Plaza Friday. Hundreds gathered for Caribfest, an annual event full of food, fun and dancing. Photos by Kerde Severin More Photos will be uploaded by Friday. … [Read more...]

OrgSync streamlines event posting

 By Olivia Whitley   Registered student organizations now have a new method of communication with the social networking platform, OrgSync. The social media site launched this semester. According the Matthew Park, director of Student Development and Orientation, the student allocations … [Read more...]

Law mandates student shots

 By Donace Wilkinson Starting spring 2012, all students who enroll at MSU will have to get health shots. A state mandate effective Jan. 1 will make Texas the first U.S. state to require all new and transfer students younger than 30 years old to be immunized against meningococcal … [Read more...]

Yucha auf dem Oktoberfest mit MSU Studenten

The German air force and the German population at Sheppard Air Force Base brought the mini version of Munich’s Oktoberfest to Wichita Falls on Saturday night at J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center. “I probably won’t ever get to go to Germany,” Junior Clark Anderson said. “So this celebration might … [Read more...]

Grad TX gives non-traditonal students a new start

In order to assist adults who have college hours but never finished their degrees, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently launched a bachelor degree completion program called Grad Texas. Midwestern State University was one of eight institutions chosen to participate in this … [Read more...]

Talent show draws more than 200 attendees

NBC’s hit show American’s Got Talent was localized Friday night when As One Gospel had a talent competition, entitled MSU Has Talent, in Akin Auditorium. The event showcased abilities of 15 students with each contestant being judged on creativity, technicality, stage presence, crowd participation … [Read more...]