MSU seeks entrepreneurs

MSU students can win $1,000 just for having a good idea. Well, that’s not exactly correct. But a student who has a good business plan can pocket the money with Idea MSU. Idea MSU, a business venture contest run by Dr. Jeff Stanbaugh of the Lalani Center for Entrepreneurship and Free … [Read more...]


Most MSU students have heard of the McCoy School of Engineering, but many do not know what exactly goes on in that small place tucked behind the Dillard building. Last week marked the annual National Engineers Week that takes place every year during the third full week of February. MSU’s … [Read more...]

A bone to pick

By Erin Wrinkel Baby armadillos float motionless in jars of greenish fluid. Nearby lie the broken bones of almost every imaginable animal. In another room, eyeless bats lay interred in a pull-out drawer. No, this isn’t Frankenstein’s laboratory. It’s the fossil collection tucked away on … [Read more...]

New leaders head Annual Fund, Charitable Trust

By Sarah Long Wichita Falls resturanteur Steve Shipp and attorney Erwin Davenport have been appointed by the Board of Regents to run the Annual Fund and Charitable Trust, respectively. In recent years MSU has taken quite a beating when it comes to the budget. The university has received … [Read more...]

Board re-ups Rogers’ contract three years

The Board of Regents has voted to extend the contract of President Dr. Jesse Rogers another three years. The contract, which will come up for renewal again in 2015, was extended by the Board in a closed session at its February meeting. Too many important things are happening at the university … [Read more...]

Thornberry prods students to balance budget

Last Wednesday, MSU students had some very important decisions to make. They were charged with the task of balancing the federal budget. Their choices: eliminate the dollar bill, increase the gas tax by 25 cents or repeal the 2010 health care reform legislation. U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, … [Read more...]

MSU to add new academic program

Engineering chair Dr. Sheldon Wang wants his graduates to be the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to the engineering industry. To assist students in their career goals post-grad, the McCoy School of Engineering is expanding its program by adding a new undergraduate interdisciplinary engineering … [Read more...]

SGA funds project for hydration stations

Less plastic and more eco-friendly. This is what the Student Government Association is hoping to see more on campus next semester. SGA has put in a bid to get hydration stations installed on campus, including the Wellness Center. Dr. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and … [Read more...]

Solar panels lead way for energy projects

By Stefan Attanassov MSU plans to build a scientific research facility powered only by alternative energy sources and students are going to be a big part of it. Already, two solar panels are operating on campus, both installed by students as part of an engineering design course. The campus … [Read more...]

Students get advice on safe sex practices

Sex can change your life. Unprotected sex can turn your life upside down. Elaine Pasqua who has spoken across college campus for 15 years said she has seen it radically change students’ lives. “I have seen many students who have altered their life direction because they did not make … [Read more...]