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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

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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

Courtney Bartlett (Photo by Hannah Hofmann)

Brittney Cottingham

November 16, 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

2001 - 2010 enrollment statistics by region* (Graph by Hannah Hofmann)

The Wichitan

November 16, 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

(Photo by Hannah Hofmann)

The Wichitan

November 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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

(Photo by Kristina Davidson)

The Wichitan

November 16, 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...

MSU employees receive campus perks

(Photo by Hannah Hofmann)

Brittney Cottingham

November 16, 2011

There is more to some jobs than just a salary – there are perks. Perks are non-wage compensations provided to employees in addition to their normal salaries. Still, it often adds up to more dollars in their pockets. MSU is no stranger to employee benefits, spending $143,427.60 a year on p...

Fantasy of Lights brings new spark to 70-year-old tradition

The Wichitan

November 8, 2011

By Alexis Elder The new coordinator of Fantasy of Lights at MSU aims to put a new spark into a 70-year old tradition by bringing new additions to the historic program. For the first time there will also be live music. Randy Canivel, assistant director at the MSU Wellness Center, was appointed the ne...

Computer lab hours change to save money

(Photo by Hannah Hofmann)

The Wichitan

November 8, 2011

By Alexis Elder Computer lab hours at Midwestern have been altered to save money. From 2007 to 2012, Michael P. Dye, chief information officer, said the 20 computer labs were not being utilized and was costing MSU too much money. The computer hours have changed at the Clark Student Center ...

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