BREAKING: James Johnston, interim provost, named new provost

In a postmaster sent earlier today, University President Suzanne Shipley announced James Johnston, interim provost, as the official provost for MSU. "Dr. Johnston was selected after a rigorous search of well-qualified individuals," Shipley said in the postmaster. "Please join us in congratulating … [Read more...]

Search for provost narrows down candidates

Over the course of the semester, the administration and Board of Regents have been on the hunt for a new provost. Four candidates, James Johnston, Kenya Taylor, Monica Varner and Jerold Hale were selected to interview on campus April 4-11. The provost and vice president for academic affairs is the … [Read more...]

Sexual assault awareness for all, not just athletes

OUR VIEW: The sexual assault awareness speaker event was mandatory for athletes, but it should be mandatory for all organizations. Last Tuesday, April 11, the counseling center directors hosted a speaker event with Suzette Walden Cole about sexual assault awareness. This was part of Mustangs … [Read more...]

Zombies plague campus; annual event underway

April 17. 6:32 p.m. I walked into the seemingly ordinary meeting room in Clark Student Center. We all simply sat there, the atmosphere not unlike the calm before a deadly storm. As far as I could tell, it was a seemingly ordinary crowd of students. It was a short-lived peace. Some faces I’d … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Football player arrested for sexual assault

6 p.m. Rodney Higgins Jr. has been taken off the official team roster, although he was listed there earlier today. 3 p.m. Interim Director of Athletics Kyle Williams, "The investigation is going on, and we are cooperating with wherever we need to be." Williams said he was aware that football … [Read more...]

Reading series presents students’ works, creativity on campus

As each reader stands at the front of the room, papers laid out before them, there is laughter or gasps from the crowd. Creative nonfiction and fiction essays took the stage, to which the crowd responds with deafening applause.  Red River Reading Series was started on campus by Assistant … [Read more...]

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ creates interactive showing for students

After watching Rocky Horror Picture Show, it’s not uncommon to find rice stuck in hair hours after the movie, seeing confetti fall out of clothes as the day goes on, or getting sprayed in the face with a water gun. Costumes and drag make up are expected dress code. While the library provided … [Read more...]

Learning on the field vs. learning in books

I’ve been an athlete my whole life. Even before I was able to catch a ball or hold a racquet, my parents exposed me to sports. My journey began a long time ago. And it has been a long one. On the way, I've encountered many different obstacles. At the beginning, they were mainly socially-focused, … [Read more...]

Engineers use drone to map trees on campus

CHECK OUT THEIR MAPS The Engineers for a Sustainable World started a campus drone mapping project on March 30 to discover the number of trees on campus. The drone took off at McCoy Engineering Hall to map the entire campus on a pre-programmed flight. Suman Bhandari, mechanical engineering … [Read more...]

New retail store to replace Hastings

Mississippi-based Dirt Cheap retail store will soon be making its way to Wichita Falls. Dirt Cheap will be taking the spot of the old Hastings location on Southwest Parkway. Dirt Cheap website describes itself as a "bargainer's paradise." The 18-year-old retail store is known for having … [Read more...]