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Laura Hetrick takes on role of Title IX coordinator amidst big changes

Laura Hetrick

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

August 7, 2020

After operating without a Title IX coordinator since December 2019, MSU Texas has found the woman for the job in licensed counselor and longtime Mustang Laura Hetrick. Those who have visited the Counseling Center will have likely seen Hetrick before, as she has held a position in the Center since...

MSU Texas police investigates on-campus sexual assault

MSU Texas police investigates on-campus sexual assault

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

August 7, 2020

Midwestern State University police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that happened Thursday night on-campus. In a Postmaster sent Friday morning, MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins states the assault happened in the Prothro—Yeager parking lot at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. “The vict...

MSU Texas announces new face mask policy

Face Mask

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1 at 11:02 a.m., MSU Texas president Dr. Suzanne Shipley announced via Postmaster the implementation of a policy that will require students to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The email stated that face masks must be worn by students, faculty and staff...

New Women’s Basketball Head Coach: Christopher Reay

Chris Reay

Colin Stevenson, Chief Photographer

June 30, 2020

Athletic Director Kyle Williams announced Christopher Reay as the new head coach of women’s basketball, succeeding Noel Johnson, on June 22. Reay is the 11th coach to take on this position and will be leading the Mustangs into the 2020-2021 season. “I am extremely honored to be given this opportunity,”...

MSU Texas to host COVID-19 testing

COVID-19

June 29, 2020

Via a campus-wide postmaster, Midwestern State University announced that June 30, the state of Texas will turn the D.L. Ligon Colesium and Nocona Trail into a free COVID-19 testing site from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. “We’re a test site; the state is coming in to do testing. It’s not just for the...

In memory of coach Noel Johnson

Coach J

The Wichitan Staff

June 9, 2020

Women's basketball head coach Noel Johnson has passed away Tuesday, June 9 following her 14-month battle with stage four ovarian cancer. Johnson begin her fight to defeat the disease on April 19, 2019, starting with the first of six rounds of chemotherapy. Throughout her journey, constant and consistent messages of love and support po...

New and improved Moffett Library

Moffett Library's entrance

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

June 3, 2020

Moffett Library was under construction during the entire Spring 2020 semester. Up until March 23, students have only had access to the second and third floors, now students have access to all the floors at the library again and are able to enjoy the new and improved library. “We are planning on April 7 doing an open...

A day in the life: Kayla Khan and her battle with cancer

Hardin building. April 21.

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

June 3, 2020

On Nov. 27, 2019 her life changed. She walked into UT Southwestern Dallas hopeful, and walked out uncertain of her destiny. A life that was once centered around freedom, invincibility and youth drastically transitioned into a life tied to constant doctor’s visits, fear and depression. Kayla Khan, psychology...

The new sports on the block

Taylor Anderson

June 3, 2020

The Wellness Center administration hired a new team member, Cody Ford, as the Assistant Director. Ford started his journey at MSU in 2014 where he received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice and master’s degree in sports administration. Starting as a rec sports player in his freshman year, th...

Graduates sum up their MSU experience in one word

Dallas Wabbington, Bridget Reilly, and Omar Combie

June 3, 2020

Ashma Henry | Computer science graduate One word: fulfilling. "I use this word as in most cases individuals don't know their own strength until strength is the only thing you can rely on to get through the semester. These past years have definitely pushed me past what I thought was my limit, allowing me to develop the abilities and characteri...

Active Shooter Protocol

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

June 2, 2020

As MSU gets ready to welcome incoming freshmen and transfers for the Fall 2020 semester, The Wichitan would like to remind returning students and inform new Mustangs of the university's emergency policy in case of a threat on campus. Patrick Coggins, chief of Police, explained a number of actio...

Student Wellness Center reopens with restrictions

Weights

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

May 26, 2020

Tuesday, May 26 marked the reopening of the Student Wellness Center with limitations and adaptations set to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. "[Reopening] was kind of interesting, because the governor said May 18th was when gyms could reopen, so it pushed our timeline up a bit. When we decided...

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