University unveils historical marker

Placed just outside Ferguson Hall, the Midwestern University desegregation historical marker stood cloaked beneath a scarlet, velvet veil. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, gave the opening remarks for the ceremony held Feb. 25 in honor of the plaintiffs in the … [Read more...]

‘Ordinary people with extraordinary dreams’ change the world

Anxiety and excitement flooded through her as she picked up the envelope with the MSU insignia stamp. After years of homework and hard work, Wichita Falls’ Booker T. Washington High School valedictorian Willie Faye Battle was grasping her acceptance letter. However, in 1950, MSU would not only … [Read more...]

MSU celebrates desegregation

OUR VIEW: Though MSU may not have been on the right side of history, we are now.Last week, a postmaster was sent out to announce the unveiling of a historical marker celebrating MSU's desegregation. Formerly known as Midwestern University, our campus did not allow black students to enroll until … [Read more...]