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OrgSync streamlines event posting

OrgSync streamlines event posting

The Wichitan

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

 By Olivia Whitley   Registered student organizations now have a new method of communication with the social networking platform, OrgSync. The social media site launched this semester. According the Matthew Park, director of Student Development and Orientation, the student allocatio...

Law mandates student shots

Law mandates student shots

The Wichitan

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

 By Donace Wilkinson Starting spring 2012, all students who enroll at MSU will have to get health shots. A state mandate effective Jan. 1 will make Texas the first U.S. state to require all new and transfer students younger than 30 years old to be immunized against meningococcal meningitis. The new law is an extension of the Jamie Schanbaum Act of 2009...

Yucha auf dem Oktoberfest mit MSU Studenten

Yucha auf dem Oktoberfest mit MSU Studenten

Brittney Cottingham

October 4, 2011


Filed under Local, News

The German air force and the German population at Sheppard Air Force Base brought the mini version of Munich’s Oktoberfest to Wichita Falls on Saturday night at J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center. “I probably won’t ever get to go to Germany,” Junior Clark Anderson said. “So this cele...

Grad TX gives non-traditonal students a new start

Brittney Cottingham

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

In order to assist adults who have college hours but never finished their degrees, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently launched a bachelor degree completion program called Grad Texas. Midwestern State University was one of eight institutions chosen to participate in this program. Now...

Talent show draws more than 200 attendees

Talent show draws more than 200 attendees

Brittney Cottingham

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

NBC’s hit show American’s Got Talent was localized Friday night when As One Gospel had a talent competition, entitled MSU Has Talent, in Akin Auditorium. The event showcased abilities of 15 students with each contestant being judged on creativity, technicality, stage presence, crowd participatio...

Flock Party

Flock Party

Brittney Cottingham

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

You’ve been flocked! This is the greeting some Wichita Falls residences received last week when the ladies of the Sigma Kappa Sorority flocked their yards with pink and purple flamingos to raise funds to support the Alzheimer’s Association. By donating, residents were able to have the flaming...

Political columnist to speak at MSU

Political columnist to speak at MSU

Brittney Cottingham

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

Syndicated columnist and political analyst Mark Shields will speak in Akin Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss his experiences in American politics and journalism. Shields is the second guest in this year’s Artist Lecture Series. The Massachusetts native will give his viewpoint on toda...

Low enrollment may spur tuition hike

Low enrollment may spur tuition hike

Chris Collins

October 4, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

A four percent drop in enrollment this semester has cost MSU about $500,000. In addition, state comptrollers have told administrators not to expect an increased payout from the state for at least four years. MSU President Dr. Jesse Rogers continues to scrutinize how the university manages its funds....

MSU draws students’ relatives to Family Day

MSU draws students’ relatives to Family Day

The Wichitan

September 27, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

By Josh Hayter Smiling faces, children jumping on bouncy castles, the smell of hot dogs and fries filled the air Saturday afternoon at The Quad. More than 2,000 family members attended MSU’s annual Family Day festivities. The message on the back of this year’s Family Day t-shirt summed up the day. It...

Profs examine wealth gap, declining economy

Profs examine wealth gap, declining economy

Brittney Cottingham

September 27, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

  Students are obviously interested in the economy – 100 students attended The Wealth Gap in America presentation Wednesday, hosted by Multicultural Services. Dr. Michael Preda, professor of political science, and Dr. Yoshi Fukasawa, economics chair, covered the political and economical aspects of the weal...

Speakers talk on technology

Speakers talk on technology

Brittney Cottingham

September 27, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

  Technology offers students a lot of great opportunities – but those opportunities come with danger. W. Scott Lewis, JD, spoke to students and faculty Wednesday as part of the Student Success Series with the program MyFace, Spacebook and Other Issues of Technology for Students. The...

MSU police investigate assault charges

MSU police investigate assault charges

Chris Collins

September 27, 2011


Filed under Campus, News

MSU police are investigating three sexual assault cases occurring within one week on campus. The first case involves two female students who say they were sexually assaulted in Sundance Apartments Sept. 18. The second case involves another coed who says she was sexually assaulted in Killingsworth...

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