Senate Bill 4 changes the way officials handle immigration

A cop comes to the car window and the driver waits with a pounding heart. Two days before, Senate Bill 4 went into effect, changing the way local officials deal with immigration. The cop says, "Your taillight is out," and the citizen breathes a sigh of relief. Governor Greg Abbott signed into … [Read more...]

A 21st Century look at discrimination

Students from all backgrounds across the world travel for a higher education. Each residence hall, food court, and bookstore is filled with a mixture of cultures, races, and ethnicities, but that doesn't mean every student's college experience is equal, as many are discriminated against for speaking … [Read more...]

Las Posada brings inclusivity, culture to campus

The Bilingual Education Student Organization members and Omega Delta Phi, Inc. members organized Las Posada at MSU for the community in Wichita Falls at 6 p.m. in the Clark Student Center Atrium. Patricia Ramirez, bilingual education senior and BESO president, explained the religious importance of … [Read more...]

MSU students, alumni run Fantasy of Lights Fun Run

On Dec. 2, the Wichita Falls Museum of Arts staff hosted the Fantasy of Lights 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. This is the fourth year this fundraiser has been put on for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights. “It’s a fundraiser for Burns Fantasy of Lights that we have on campus at the MSU park,” Angie Reay, … [Read more...]

EIMA gives thanks through celebrating inclusiveness

To create an inclusive event focused on gratitude, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs staff co-sponsored the Give Thanks Celebration with Black Student Union, Organization of Hispanic Students, and East Asian Student Association on Nov. 29 in Comanche. "We host holiday … [Read more...]

Residence halls affected by water outage

Due to a water pipe on Louis J. Rodriguez Drive that was hit during contractor work, Legacy Hall, Sunwatcher Apartments and Sundance Court have experienced an unforeseen water outage. Kristi Schulte, director of residence life and housing, said she was notified of this event around 2:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Jesse Brown moves from campus leader to city leader

Withdraws from county election Jesse Brown is more than just a coordinator of student organizations and leadership programming. He's also a city councilor, former student regent, former student government president — and now, a former candidate for county treasurer. After announcing his … [Read more...]

International students face limitations for jobs on campus

International students make up 10 percent of the school's total enrollment and this number has grown by 1.7 percent from 2013 to 2016, but only 36 percent of student employees are international students. The international student program is outgrowing the available jobs on campus, and due to … [Read more...]

International students make most out of their stay on campus during Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to go home and have a good holiday with family. For students from out of state and international students, long distances and high travel costs inhibit that from being a reality, forcing them to stay in Wichita Falls over the school break. Despite not being able to go home, … [Read more...]

Flower Mound campus to open in January

A brand-new MSU campus, located in Flower Mound, Texas, is set to be opened to the public on Jan. 16, 2018 — just in time for the spring semester. Randy Canivel, who has been with the university for a little more than 10 years, was hired in August 2017 to be the director of the new facility. He … [Read more...]