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Regents discuss housing, investments

Regents discuss housing, investments

Chris Collins

November 15, 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 15, 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

The week in photos

The Wichitan

November 15, 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

MSU employees receive campus perks

Brittney Cottingham

November 15, 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

Computer lab hours change  to save money

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 ...

MSU alumna to compete in Miss California pageant

MSU alumna to compete in Miss California pageant

Brittney Cottingham

November 8, 2011

When Amar Spencer hits the runaway at the Miss California pageant, the MSU alumni has plans to represent her Alma matar proudly. The 24-year-old from the Caribbean island of Antigua will be competing in her first beauty pageant in January and is looking for the support from the place she once called home. ...

Library fines skyrocket

Library fines skyrocket

The Wichitan

November 8, 2011

By Icis Morton MSU is falling short when it comes to collecting library fines. Last year, library fines hit $48,634,14 but only $13,179.42 was collected. In 2009, library fines totaled $45,312.52 but only $11,181.43 was rounded up. Since August, 245 students have been fined $1,762.01 by ...

GOP debates to continue Wednesday

The Wichitan

November 8, 2011

By David Lightman / MCT Republican presidential candidates will debate Wednesday night for the first time since Herman Cain became controversial, Rick Perry unveiled his optional flat-tax plan and Mitt Romney explained in detail how he’d reduce budget deficits. Cain, who scheduled a news conferenc...

Student arrested on trespassing charge

Student arrested on trespassing charge

Chris Collins

November 8, 2011

An MSU student was arrested by campus police Monday for criminal trespassing, after ordering a motorist to drive him to Mexico. Twenty-year-old Stanley Umoh, who lives in Pierce, entered a occupied vehicle parked in front of a residence on the 2100 block of Clarinda, according to Jeff Hughes, public...

MSU online courses gaining popularity

MSU online courses gaining popularity

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

By Rachel Helms Online courses taken by students looking to obtain a  bachelor’s or master’s degree from Midwestern have grown by 2,789 students since they started 13 years ago. “As of Spring 2011, 171 students were taking purely online courses,” James Morris, WebCT technician said....

Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners

The Wichitan

November 1, 2011

Connectives of all human beings, the spirit, and vibrant colors are portrayed in the art work by Amy Cordova. The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery is currently displaying the works of Amy Cordova and Dan Enger. Cordova’s pieces depict beauty and peace because humans deal with so much sorrow in the world....

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