THOR race brings out students for charity

To raise money for the Wichita Falls Streams & Valleys and the Leadership Wichita Falls program, Texoma’s Hellacious Obstacle Race (T.H.O.R.) will be held on April 8 at Lucy Park. “We are very excited for this year’s T.H.O.R. We are hoping it will be even better than the past races since each … [Read more...]

Chi Omega donates $10K to Make-A-Wish

Chi Omega hosted the annual Swishes For Wishes basketball tournament on March 4 in the Bruce and Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center as a part of their Wish Week festivities. Their proceeds were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes to children with life-threatening … [Read more...]

Special Olympics profits from Polar Plunge success

More than 100 people took on the Polar Plunge Jan. 28 at Bruce & Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center to benefit the North Texas Special Olympics raising over $5,200. “That’s the largest number of participants we’ve ever had,” Mike Strickland, Special Olympics North Texas area director, … [Read more...]

Weekend Caribbean festivities bring island culture to campus

For the 19th year, members of the Caribbean Student Organization hosted Caribfest to bring island culture to campus while raising money for local groups.Timon Thomas, the Caribfest chair said, "The money goes to charities such as the Disabled American Veterans and the Wichita Falls Independent … [Read more...]

IHOP celebrates 10th National Pancake Day

IHOP held its 10th celebration of National Pancake Day on March 3 with a goal of raising $3.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “I went to IHOP three times yesterday, but I didn’t know that the cause is to donate to charities,” said Alonzo Burris, athletic training … [Read more...]

Empty Bowls raises hunger awareness for the third year

The reception for Empty Bowls, a charity event that benefits the Wichita Falls Food Bank, was held Oct. 21 in the Wichita Falls Museum of Art. Attendees at the packed event bought handmade ceramic bowls crafted in the university's ceramics shop. The $40 for the bowl also included all-you-can-eat … [Read more...]

Some Caribfest proceeds benefit two local groups

CaribFest brings Wichita Falls alive with a dazzling fusion of colors, fast beat soca music, uniquely hand-made costumes and creative art with the infectious tropical rhythmic sounds. The festival also provides an opportunity for participants to raise money to benefit two local groups. Rhea … [Read more...]

Advocacy group sponsors diaper drive

Diaper Drive from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. After receiving a call from a mother in desperate need of diapers, Leigh Anne Hope, visiting professor of social work, and members of her child advocacy group Hope Connections decided to hold a diaper drive to fill up diaper banks at local non profits … [Read more...]