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The Wichitan's top stories of the year.

The Wichitan’s top stories of the year

The Wichitan Staff May 24, 2021

With the 2020-2021 academic year officially in the books, let's take a look back at some of the biggest news stories covered by The Wichitan over the year. Professor clashes with Black Student Union Original...

MSU Texas to return to normalcy for Fall 2021

MSU Texas to return to normalcy for Fall 2021

Amos Perkins, Editor In Chief May 24, 2021

Return to Phase IV MSU Texas will be returning to Phase IV for the Fall 2020 semester, which means the campus will largely operate as it did prior to the COVID-19 outbreak starting Monday, Aug. 9. "The...

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Masks no longer required on campus effective immediately

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief May 18, 2021

Tuesday, May 18, Midwestern State University President Suzanne Shipley announced via Postmaster that masks would no longer be required on campus effective immediately due to an executive order by Texas...

Keith Williamson, medical director of Vinson Health Center, holds up the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, April 8.

Vaccines arrive on Campus

Abigail Jones, Reporter April 18, 2021

Continuing throughout April, Vinson Health Center, Texas Department of Emergency Management and Texas Military Department have partnered together to vaccinate the community.  Keith Williamson, Vinson...

Vinson Health Center located in the Bruce and Graciela Redwin Student Wellness Center, March 9.

Vaccinating and Masking MSU Texas

Emily Beaman, Reporter March 13, 2021

Midwestern State University has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to aid with vaccination efforts. MSU joins other vaccine providers in Wichita County in starting a...

MSU Texas approved as COVID-19 vaccination site

MSU Texas approved as COVID-19 vaccination site

March 4, 2021

Midwestern State University has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to aid with vaccination efforts. MSU joins other vaccine providers in Wichita County in starting...

Fire in Pierce Hall: Students safely evacuated

Fire in Pierce Hall: Students safely evacuated

Abigail Jones, Reporter February 28, 2021

A fire occurred on the first floor of Pierce Hall around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. “We were both playing video games and then we heard the fire alarm, and we quickly realized that it was real. It...

MSU Texas in final steps of being approved for COVID vaccine

Abigail Jones January 31, 2021

The MSU Texas Vinson Health center is in the final steps of being approved for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. University President Suzanne Shipley said she attributes this to MSU’s safety. "We...

University professors share their view on challenging Fall 2020 semester

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor December 28, 2020

Students were not the only members of the MSU community affected by the new safety rules put in place to combat COVID-19 in 2020. Faculty and staff not only adhered to the same policies as students but...

“Paving the runway as the jet is landing” -a look at MSU’s COVID-19 policy for 2020 and Spring 2021

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor December 28, 2020

For the Fall 2020 semester, MSU introduced a number of different protocols in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Among these protocols were increased frequency in cleaning, maximum capacity...

President Shipley announces virtual commencement for August and December graduates

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor November 3, 2020

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 1:08 p.m. President Suzanne Shipley announced via MSU Student Postmaster MSU Texas's August and December graduates will have their commencement ceremony virtually on December 21. Shipley...

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2021 spring break canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Bridget Reilly and Elizabeth Mahan October 22, 2020

MSU Texas officials announced via Postmaster Wednesday, Oct. 21, the decision to eliminate spring break from the academic calendar for the 2021 spring semester as they "continue to make the necessary adjustments...

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