The Wichitan

‘Ordinary people with extraordinary dreams’ change the world

Leah Bryce

February 23, 2017

Anxiety and excitement flooded through her as she picked up the envelope with the MSU insignia stamp. After years of homework and hard work, Wichita Falls’ Booker T. Washington High School valedictorian Willie Faye Battle was grasping her acceptance letter. However, in 1950, MSU would not only redact...

350 create mural to unify community

350 create mural to unify community

Mercy Yermo

February 21, 2017

About 10 people showed up to Anne Farley Gaines' workshop on Feb. 21- part of an 18-month endeavour. But overall, some 350 people contributed to the collaborative mural project which Gaines said was designed to unify the community. According to Gaines, the 18-month-long project will unify the community of ...

Students shown new perspective on renewable energy

Caleb Martin

February 17, 2017

Clean, renewable energy is not a new or revolutionary idea. The concept of renewable energy has been quantified, researched and advanced for more than 100 years since the invention of the battery in 1912, but the world still relies heavily on oil and liquid gas. According to Edith Newton Wilson, re...

Dallas Poetry Slam Team to perform downtown Feb. 18

Dallas Poetry Slam Team to perform downtown Feb. 18

Robin Reid

February 15, 2017

The Dallas Poetry Slam Team will be performing a two-hour feature on Feb. 18 at 2011 Bistro, beginning at 10 p.m. The event, Black Love, is focused on celebrating the month of love and Black History Month. Dallas Poetry Slam Team focuses on art and spoken word as more than just a show to entertain gu...

Soldiers’ theater not as well known, with little funds

Lane Riggs

February 15, 2017

Karen Dabney, assistant professor of theater, presented Soldier-Actors, Army Entertainment and the Archive Dilemma, a talk which looked at the implementation of theater in the army, the forgotten history of such programs, and the diminishing presence of theater on army bases at the Faculty Forum on Feb....

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

Lane Riggs

February 15, 2017

"For Colored Girls," a poetic play, was met by a crowd of 98 students, faculty and community members in Bea Wood Studio Theatre in the Fain Fine Arts building. The event was held on Feb. 10-11 by Alpha Psi Omega as a fundraiser for First Step, Inc., Ms. Foundation, and INCITE! The reception at 7 p.m. ...

Couple’s galleries incorporate nature into pieces

Couple’s galleries incorporate nature into pieces

Lane Riggs

February 8, 2017

The opening reception held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art on Feb. 3 at 6-8 p.m. featured the works of Sherry Giryotas and Phillip Shore, whose work looks to focus on the natural world. As her paintings looked at observations of the environment, his sculptures tried to describe the relationship be...

Financial aid informs incoming students, parents

Financial aid informs incoming students, parents

Leonardo Gonzalez

February 7, 2017

About 50 students and parents gathered in the Comanche Suites Feb. 7 to learn about the availability of financial aid and the admission requirements for incoming students.The Financial Aid Night’s main speaker, Kathy Pennartz-Browning, director of financial aid, made her presentation visible to the audie...

Student turns lifestyle into career

Student turns lifestyle into career

Leonardo Gonzalez

February 3, 2017

From bodybuilding to school work to making YouTube videos for the world to see, Avery Whaite, mass communication senior, said he sees his lifestyle as a passion that will help build his future. With "stress" up to his shoulders, Whaite goes to the gym to escape that mentality. He said he enjoys getting stories, gathe...

WFISD and MSU collaborate to hold MacGyver Fair

WFISD and MSU collaborate to hold MacGyver Fair

Caleb Martin

January 27, 2017

The Wichita Falls Independent School District and MSU came together on Jan. 26 for the MacGyver Fair at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art to promote the school district’s integration of Science Technology Engineering Art and Technology program, or STEAM. More than 300 people showed up to witness ...

Gallery brings awareness to city and Native American history

Lane Riggs

January 26, 2017

The opening reception for "Secrets in Life and Death," by Cheyenne and Arapaho artist Hock Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birds, will be on Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. During the reception, Heap of Birds will host an informal talk after which the floor will be open to questions. Heap of Birds is a multi-disciplinary ar...

202 attend Women’s March on The Falls

202 attend Women’s March on The Falls

Caleb Martin

January 25, 2017

A group of 202 women, men and children of the Texoma area gathered in Wichita Falls the morning of  Jan. 24 to take place in the Women's March on The Falls, a sister march to the women's march on Washington, D.C. The women's march in the District of Columbia and its sister marches would be rega...

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