Social media connects students to campus

With more than 6,000 student on the campus, administration alongside student organizations work to get information out to students through emails, web word alerts and D2L notifications, but for students that live in the digital age, social media is crucial for students to stay connected to event on … [Read more...]

Let’s talk about sex

So, I’m a virgin. Maybe that’s why I was so shocked when an LVN plopped a plastic penis on the desk in front of me and asked if I knew how to put on a condom. With a frantic shake of my head, she then asked me to demonstrate how when I interviewed her last year about sex education in high … [Read more...]

Fulfilling our liberal arts mission

Dear Editor, As manufacturing jobs continue to disappear, a college degree is increasingly critical to social mobility. Additionally, the university is subject to increased pressures from all directions. Funding often comes with stipulations that privilege fiscal concerns over educational ones — … [Read more...]

Lessons from living abroad

I'm from Guam, a tiny island in the Pacific. Having lived in Asia and Europe, I wanted to share some things I've learned about people and myself.Racism. I was 10-years-old when I had my first experience with it. Old enough to remember what actually occurred. My classmate (who was white) had a … [Read more...]

Why liberal arts education is important

I attended the Faculty Forum last week, and I found it rather interesting. The panelists and audience discussed the importance of attending a liberal arts university, how to incorporate liberal arts into the world and other studies, cultural literacy, what can be done at the moment to incorporate … [Read more...]

Center for Continuing Education likely to begin cutting courses

The Center for Continuing Education held an acrylics class on Feb. 10 at Sikes Lake Center. But only four people came. The acrylics class is one of four of the university's continuing education courses that explores art. However, with the lack of interest shown in the arts courses, it is likely that … [Read more...]

Study abroad meetings inform students about the program

Midwestern State’s study abroad program holds four meetings per year to inform students about the wonders of studying outside of a local college classroom. There are classes available in Spain, France, and London for all majors. The courses are worth six credit hours and students involved study for … [Read more...]

Liberal arts education changes society

A hush fell over the room in Legacy Hall as Todd Giles, associate professor of English, began his introduction of the seven faculty members displayed at the front of the room. Each of these faculty members from various colleges expressed their praise of a liberal arts education, bringing more light … [Read more...]

Faculty forum ‘brings clarity to liberal arts identity’

The panel, "Implementing a Liberal Arts Education; Moving from concept to practice," which was held on Jan. 26 in Legacy Hall at 7-9 p.m., is only the second panel hosted on campus to discuss the uniqueness of a liberal arts education. Out of the decade that the school has been a part of the Council … [Read more...]

Getting my degree: take two

When I started college, I was an 18-year-old who had no idea what I wanted to do. I knew I loved music but I had no guidance out of high school. I started at MSU majoring in music education, then switched to music performance. I really didn’t want to teach in a school environment, so an education … [Read more...]