Downtown museum helps residents rediscover history

With cowboy hats, vintage instruments and Vietnam War artifacts, the history of Wichita Falls can be rediscovered through the exhibits at the Museum of North Texas History. “We’ve got a lot of students here that aren’t from Wichita Falls. [The museum] gives them a unique perspective into the … [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...]

History of MSU digitized

Associate University Librarian for Technical Services Cortny Bates unveiled the digital display of MSU history on the second floor of Moffett Library on Tuesday Feb. 9. She presented a new touch-screen display to faculty, students and alumni that a spread of finger foods and drinks features the … [Read more...]

Womens sports focus of new book

REVIEW Many Beginnings: A History of Women in Sports at Midwestern State University by Sherry Ann Gill Gillespie with Karen K. Rogers explores the account of women’s athletics since the start of the university. It takes you year by year through the decades and provides a play-by-play of each … [Read more...]

Speaker to offer new perspective on American history

The spring Speakers and Issues Series will begin with a talk by Edward Countryman, history professor at Southern Methodist University, on March 24. Countryman will discuss his book, “Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era.” Whitney Snow, assistant professor of history, … [Read more...]

History professor, 79, dies of pancreatic cancer

James R. King, associate professor of history, passed away after a bout with pancreatic cancer. He was 79. King began teaching history at Midwestern State University in 1968 with an emphasis in medieval studies. According to his faculty profile, he last taught courses in 2012 when he taught … [Read more...]

Students discuss history of Halloween

The History of Halloween from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Americans spend $6 billion during Halloween, second only to Christmas. It is a time for trick-or-treating, monsters, and according to Jeremy Garcia, a Freshman undecidedo, “Witches”. But what is Halloween all about? I asked students on … [Read more...]