Former astronaut, Scott Parazynski, speaks to a crowd of 325

Few seats were empty Tuesday night in Akin Auditorium as former astronaut Scott Parazynski spoke as part of the Artist-Lecture series. "When we go to extraordinary, extreme places on and off the planet, it forces us to think in new ways and [think about] those new technologies that benefit us here … [Read more...]

Athletes volunteer at Burkburnett rest stop

There were more than 20 rest stops in this week's Hotter N' Hell 100 race on Aug 27, but the one that saw the most students was the rest stop in Burkburnett. This stop was managed by Leadership Wichita Falls, a non-profit organization which helps the community of Wichita Falls in everything … [Read more...]

Nearly 500 students to call Legacy Hall home

Within days after classes were out in May of 2015, the parking lot behind Pierce Hall was blocked off. Residents lost 220 parking spaces.During the next 18 months, contractors turned the parking lot into a five-story, 500-bed, $35 million residence hall due to be completed Aug. 1.Now named Legacy … [Read more...]

Welcome to the club: Education more than just going to class

From playing a game of Ultimate to joining together in the Catholic Campus Ministry, there are more than 100 groups in which students can get involved, helping them to feel more comfortable and active within the campus.“Getting involved is very important for a college experience. Students should … [Read more...]

MESA shuttle usage low on Saturdays

Since the trial run of the Mustangs Entertainment Shopping and Attractions Route began April 10, the number of weekend riders has continued to decline. The numbers over the weeks have been important to decide if MESA will continue to run in the fall. April 20, Matthew Park, dean of students, sent … [Read more...]

Students push to expand bus route

With campus growth and major construction to accommodate the rising residential population on the horizon, public transit increasingly seems to be a solution for students without vehicles. A bill to expand bus services to weekends and additional routes was proposed at last night's Student Government … [Read more...]

Despite 61-day marathon, fall break not part of MSU culture

During the fall semester, students, faculty and staff must go 61 consecutive days without a break, from Labor Day to Thanksgiving. For a student taking a load of 12 hours, that comes out to an estimated 2,196 hours spent in the classroom and studying. “In the opinion of one, I personally like the … [Read more...]