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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...

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...

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...

Students discuss plans after quarantine

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Kristin Silva, Amos Perkins, and Omar Combie

April 29, 2020

All of us can't wait for this pandemic to be over and to be free of quarantine. Due to self-isolation, there hasn't been much opportunity to get out of the house, do routine activities and be with friends. Here are some of the first things students plan to do when the quarantine ends: "As soon as quarantine is ...

MSU Texas administration plans in-person classes for Fall 2020

Campus

April 27, 2020

Midwestern State University administration members announce in-person classes for Fall 2020 following an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott, R–Texas, Monday afternoon that initiated the first phase of reopening the Texas economy. In a post on social media from MSU Texas officials sent Monday...

Pho Corner provides groceries for MSU students still on campus

Pho Corner

Omar Combie, Graphic Designer

April 25, 2020

To provide free breakfast items to students still on campus, the restaurant Pho Corner held a free grocery giveaway at the Clark Student Center on April 18. “It was commendable [of them] to bring the breakfast items to students who were experiencing a need,” Syarra Tonge, accounting senior, said. Pho Co...

Respiratory care students to receive an emergency license to work on frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic

Respiratory care students to receive an emergency license to work on frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

April 21, 2020

Governor of Texas Greg Abbott announced Sunday, April 5 that physician assistants, medical physicists, perfusionists and respiratory care candidates for licensure "who have completed all other requirements may enter the workforce under an emergency license working under supervision prior to taking the...

President Shipley discusses MSU’s decision-making process amid COVID-19

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

April 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MSU Texas began instruction for all classes to be online for the rest of Spring 2020. President Suzanne Shipley discussed what happened behind the scenes to ensure that students were still receiving the best education possible during this time. "Every single individual...

MSU Texas to receive $4.4 million from CARES Act grant

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

April 21, 2020

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, supported by the CARES Act, will grant MSU Texas $4,413,874 million in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At least half of this sum must go towards "providing students with emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus...

MSU announces COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund to help students in need

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 12, 2020

Mathew Park, associate vice president and dean of students, announced the creation of the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund via Postmaster Thursday, April 9. The fund's purpose is to provide financial support to currently enrolled students who are unable to support their ability to remain enrolled at...

When it comes to Coronavirus, we’re all in this together

March 31, 2020

We at The Wichitan understand that self-isolation is hard for everyone. Humans are social creatures, and we're not meant to be away from each other this long. However, it's important to remember as hard as social distancing is, it's something we have to do to keep everyone safe. As the majority of colle...

Nursing students’ course requirements change amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nursing

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

March 30, 2020

With the increased caution amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order to waive to allow students in their final year of nursing school to meet their clinical objectives by exceeding the 50% limit on simulated experiences. Following this order, Midwestern State University P...

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