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Storm chaser takes Midwestern on a spin

The Wichitan

January 25, 2012

By Josh Hayter Reed Timmer shares his passion for stormy weather during lecture The sky is black and the air is hot. Clouds spin and a funnel begins to form. What once was a light breeze becomes a fierce wind as a tornado spirals down to the ground. While sirens wail and families hunker down in st...

Enrollment drops 368 for spring

Enrollment drops 368 for spring

Chris Collins

January 25, 2012

Spring enrollment at MSU has fallen to its lowest number in at least five years. Spring enrollment is tentatively being reported at 5,723 students by administrators, a drop of 368 from last spring’s record-setting number of 6,091. The drop in enrollment will cost MSU roughly $500,000 in revenue, said Dr...

MSU admins present new printing policy

MSU admins present new printing policy

Stefan Atanassov

January 25, 2012

The policy will be used to cut down on excessive printing in some computer labs. Starting fall 2012, you’ll have to pay for what you print at MSU. In fact, the university has already implemented new printing technology this semester. New printers with electronic monitoring devices have...

Video goes viral when student asks Tebow out

Video goes viral when student asks Tebow out

Brittney Cottingham

January 25, 2012

Sophomore Brittany Salvesen says every now and then she has to do something crazy. On January 4 she did something that some may call wacky. She asked Tim Tebow to be her date to her Sigma Phi Lamda spring formal. Instead of sending the Denver Broncos quarterback a fan letter, Salvesen flicked on...

Two men arrested for computer thefts

Two men arrested for computer thefts

Chris Collins

January 25, 2012

Two men who are not students at MSU were charged with burglary of a building Jan. 12 after two computers were reported stolen from an office in Clark Student Center. Dylan Prouty, 19, and Christopher Tais, 21, of the metroplex, were arrested in Bolin by MSU police who observed them trying to conceal...

Wichitan online under construction

The Wichitan

December 13, 2011

To all readers:   The Wichitan online will be under construction over the MSU winter break to improve its overall look and functionality. The Wichitan staff will not report any new stories until the Spring 2012 semester. The Wichitan wishes you and your families happy holidays and a grea...

Sophomore rises to teaching assistant position

Sophomore rises to teaching assistant position

Brittney Cottingham

November 15, 2011

The geology department has hired one of the youngest teacher assistant, so young that sophomore Courtney Bartlett can’t legally drink. “Teaching is my main objective (after college),” Bartlett said. ‘I want to teach geology as a professor at a university.” Bartlett, from Seattle, ended up at M...

MSU enrollment drops in DFW students

MSU enrollment drops in DFW students

The Wichitan

November 15, 2011

*These numbers reflect the enrollment statistics of students who live in Texas. The numbers for 2011 were not included in the graph because they were calculated using the figures for out-of state and foreign students, among others. According to documents obtained from the MSU admissions office, the percentage of metroplex students enrol...

Interracial dating: Skin color isn’t important to these three MSU couples

Interracial dating: Skin color isn’t important to these three MSU couples

The Wichitan

November 15, 2011

 By Elascha Davila-Hicks  What’s the color of love? In the U.S., about 33 percent of people 18 or younger belong to racial minorities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 20 percent of public school students are immigrants or children of immigrants. An environment of racial diver...

Regents discuss housing, investments

Regents discuss housing, investments

Chris Collins

November 15, 2011

Drawn-back housing, Internet portal technology and university investments were the focus of the Board of Regents meeting last week. Administrators also apprised the Board of plans to raise funds through a continued hiring freeze and by offering more courses in nursing and radiology. Administrators...

33 students pocket $1,000 from MSU after graduation

The Wichitan

November 15, 2011

By Mary Cuba According to the U.S. Department of Education, one-third of American college students today graudate in four years. That is only 31 percent. MSU gave 33 students $1,000 just for graduating last year. There was only one catch: the rules. A statewide rebate program started ...

The week in photos

The week in photos

The Wichitan

November 15, 2011

Young and old enjoyed The Santa’s Express train show conducted by Jim Hughes at The Museum of Art on Thursday. The show is open every Thursday and Friday at 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday at 2, 3, 6 and 7 p.m. Admission is $ 4 and no charge for children younger than five years old.  The men o...

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