Smooth sailing and ship wrecks at cardboard boat race

The setting sun reflected off the water of Sikes Lake where 17 teams were lined up with their various cardboard boats on the evening of Oct. 28. Get ready, get set, go! Splash! The boats entered the water. A few teams took an early lead, while others could barely get off the shore. The crowd of … [Read more...]

Students ‘destress’ at UPB Game Night

Wichita I and II was hopping during game night on Aug. 31 as students said they enjoyed the games and meeting new people. As part of the University Programming Board's game night, some 25 students spent hours playing games and meeting last week. Juan Mercado, UPB assistant and sociology junior, … [Read more...]

Fain College adds new mass communication wing

The Fain College of Fine Arts received approval in February to add a new wing to the college for the mass communication department.Jim Sernoe, chair of the mass communication department, said he has been trying to get the mass communication its own facilities for about five years. "We've been … [Read more...]

Support, don’t condemn those with depression

People have been called cowards, wimps, and so many other insults just because they wanted to end their life. But people don't want to die for attention. It is just to stop the pain. I know from experience.No matter a person's situation, their wealth, the smiles that hide their true feelings away, … [Read more...]

Alumni partipate in first Maroon vs. Gold game

Joey Greenwood, director of recreational sports and the Wellness Center, coordinated a 7-on-7 alumni game at the Maroon vs. Gold football game on April 9. Alumni who graduated as early as last year, to graduates from as far back as 1997 came out to participate.Greenwood said he set up a MSU football … [Read more...]

Board gives go ahead for strategic plan

At a two-day Board of Regents meeting and retreat on Feb. 11-12, University President Suzanne Shipley presented a concept for a strategic plan to get feedback coordinated by a committee of yet-to-be-determined members. "We want to start the committee with 20 priorities, give it to the campus and … [Read more...]

Big Brother star James Huling gives students advice

Any fellow Big Brother fanatics in the area know that Wichita Falls resident James Huling was cast to be on the show’s 17th season and walked away as America’s favorite player, earning $25,000. Big Brother airs on CBS during the summer and is a reality TV game show in which the players, or … [Read more...]

Athletics to begin streaming games

To give fans the ability to watch some athletic events, the athletics department will be video streaming for selected home games this year. Assistant Athletic Director for Communication Trey Reed started the streaming network to give more friends and family a chance to watch the games. "A lot … [Read more...]

$111K donation to fund band uniforms

The band will be receiving new uniforms next spring, through a $111,000 donation from the James N McCoy Foundation."The McCoy Foundation was very generous and donated money going toward the purchase of new band uniforms," Matthew Luttrell, director of bands and orchestras, said. "The program needed … [Read more...]

Taste, quality lacking at library’s ‘Starbucks’

As a part of a new dining contract students got access to a Chick-fil-A and Burrito Bowl. But perhaps it was the Starbucks — rather 'We Proudly Serve Starbucks Here' — now located in the Moffet Library foyer that excited them the most. Until it opened. Kristin Conyers, a senior in marketing, said … [Read more...]