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754 awarded at spring graduation

754 awarded at spring graduation

Alyssa Mitchell, Mica Victorian, and Jared

May 11, 2019

A lively buzz filled the air as 754 graduates walked across the stage and into their futures May 11 in Kay Yeager Coliseum. Graduates were accompanied by faculty, staff, family and friends for their big day. DATE | May 11, 2019 LOCATION | Kay Yeager Coliseum SPEAKER | Tarkan Maner, M...

Over 100 students attend the senior Campus Walk

Over 100 students attend the senior Campus Walk

Alyssa Mitchell and Taylor Anderson

May 3, 2019

With over 100 graduating seniors in attendance, the Clark Student Center Atrium was packed May 3 from 3-5 p.m. The Campus Walk that usually takes place outdoors was moved inside the due to the rainy weather. This fairly new tradition was started in May 2018 allows students to remember their time on...

Housing department keeps students safe through all natural disasters

Housing department keeps students safe through all natural disasters

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

May 3, 2019

The housing department has planned detailed procedures for severe weather for students living in dorm halls and on-campus apartments.Residence Life and Housing Director Kristi Schulte encourage students to review the preparations and procedures in the Residence Life Handbook. “All of our emergency...

Tuition costs continue to increase

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Going off to college is more than embarking on new adventures, learning how to be an adult or understanding oneself. College is essentially the golden staircase to further expand on the basic knowledge learned in high school and land  a successful career. While the list of concerns for both parents...

The history of Midwestern will always include the Indians

The history of Midwestern will always include the Indians

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

May 2, 2019

For more than 12 years, Midwestern State University has been the Mustangs. Students hold great pride in wearing maroon and gold and supporting the mascot, Maverick. “I can’t imagine wearing anything other than maroon and gold, while cheering on the Mustangs,” Brenna Lambert, radiology sophomore,...

Being involved on campus gives students memories, skills

Sky Barron, Reporter

May 2, 2019

 Whether it is joining an organization on campus, pledging for Greek life, or trying out for a position in the band, student involvement is what helps the students gain skill sets for future careers and make the college life a memorable experience. According to Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs, rese...

Computer Science professor retires after 39 years

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

May 1, 2019

After 39 years of teaching, Richard Simpson, assistant professor of computer science, is ready to retire. To celebrate this and reminisce about memories together, about 10 students and 40 faculty members attended his retirement reception on April 29 in the Wichita Room of the Clark Student Center. At...

Students eager for summer break

Randi Heaton, Reporter

May 1, 2019

With the semester ending May 3, students are looking beyond their stress for finals and into their summer vacation with summer school, work, travel, and hanging out with friends’. Zachary Rouseau, pre-med freshman, said he is ready for finals to be over and looking forward to his study abroad...

Students share tips for conquering finals week

Micah Wilson, Reporter

May 1, 2019

As the semester winds down, students are forced to step up. With finals just around the corner, all-nighters, espresso shots and Quizlet become a students best friend. As the clock winds down to roughly three days left, students have feelings of dread and anxiety. However, studying efficiently and utilizing...

Celebration of Graham B. Purcell’s 100th birthday to be held May 3

Taylor Henson, Reporter

May 1, 2019

The legacy of Graham B. Purcell Jr. will be celebrated in Moffett Library at 4 p.m. on May 3, where family, friends and other members of the community will come together to share stories and memories of Purcell. The event will also include food, and for those over 21, wine. Cortny Bates, a...

Campus celebrates research by students and faculty

Campus celebrates research by students and faculty

Hunter Tyler and Taylor Anderson

April 30, 2019

Hundreds of students and faculty attended the Celebration of Scholarship in the Clark Student Center April 24-25 to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty presenting their research. The event, hosted by the graduate school and the undergraduate research office, allowed students...

12th Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History held at MSU

12th Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History held at MSU

Andrew Murray, Reporter

April 30, 2019

The University hosted the 12th annual Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History April 26-27 with 15 speakers from around the south speaking on their research. Whitney Snow, associate professor of history, introduced herself as the host of this forum. Then after a short delay to ma...

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