Board scales back plans for new health sciences building

  Board members approved revised design and budgetary plans for the news health sciences and human services building on at a special meeting Dec. 13. After budgetary problems plagued the new health sciences building, administrators met with the construction manager and architect to review … [Read more...]

Senate Bill 4 changes the way officials handle immigration

A cop comes to the car window and the driver waits with a pounding heart. Two days before, Senate Bill 4 went into effect, changing the way local officials deal with immigration. The cop says, "Your taillight is out," and the citizen breathes a sigh of relief. Governor Greg Abbott signed into … [Read more...]

Jesse Brown moves from campus leader to city leader

Withdraws from county election Jesse Brown is more than just a coordinator of student organizations and leadership programming. He's also a city councilor, former student regent, former student government president — and now, a former candidate for county treasurer. After announcing his … [Read more...]

International students face limitations for jobs on campus

International students make up 10 percent of the school's total enrollment and this number has grown by 1.7 percent from 2013 to 2016, but only 36 percent of student employees are international students. The international student program is outgrowing the available jobs on campus, and due to … [Read more...]

EURECA forum to take place on Nov. 16

Through the Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors and Creative Activity forum, students showcase their research through oral or poster presentations. According to Magaly Rincón-Zachary, director of undergraduate research, the forum is a way for students to learn in a more comprehensive way … [Read more...]

To increase retention, enrollment, university needs VP of enrollment

OUR VIEW: Because campus enrollment remains largely unchanged, administrators need to hire a vice president of enrollment management. There is a clear lack of substantial increase to the amount of newly enrolled students. If the school wishes to grow and thrive, it must have more revenue to fund … [Read more...]

Board to vote on search for new VP

Suzanne Shipley, university president, will ask the Board of Regents members for permission to launch a search for a new vice president of enrollment management at the meeting on Nov. 9. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, would no longer be part of enrollment … [Read more...]

Dia de Los Muertos event to celebrate lives of dead Nov. 1

In the spirit of celebrating Día de Los Muertos — Day of the Dead — the University Programming Board and Bilingual Education Student Organization will host an event to celebrate the lives of the dead on Nov. 1 in the Clark Student Center atrium at 6 p.m. Día de Los Muertos is celebrated every … [Read more...]

Student residents get to trick or treat too

Miniature monsters, two-foot terrors and fun-sized fiends — Killingsworth Hall was crawling with some 30 costume-clad trick-or-treaters from the YMCA of Wichita Falls as part of the annual trick-or-treating event sponsored by the Residence Life department on Halloween day. Tera Humphrey, associate … [Read more...]

Students dress up for halloween

  Lauren Gardner, biology sophomore | “I decided to dress in my Jack Skellington onesie because it was the only one that came in my size, but it’s okay because I love the Nightmare Before Christmas. I really just love Halloween because I’ve always enjoyed going to haunted houses … [Read more...]