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Baby, we’re coming home!

Baby, we’re coming home!

The Wichitan

October 25, 2011

  MSU students, faculty and staff celebrated the annual Homecoming week with a bonfire, football game, tailgating, parade, lip sync and various contests. More photos to be updated in the next couple of days!...

Sold – An area at MSU can be named after you

Sold – An area at MSU can be named after you

Chris Collins

October 18, 2011

Want your name on a campus building? It’s as easy an opening your wallet. MSU, in an attempt to raise money, has launched a “naming opportunity” to attract private donations. For a set amount of money, individuals can have buildings, classrooms, halls or even equipment named after them. It isn...

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

The Wichitan

October 18, 2011

MSU chapter of NAACP tackle the battle of the sexes by discussing gender and race issues and stereotypes By Donace Wilkinson Racial and gender stereotypes are perpetuated by the media and society. The problem is ignorance. The solution is education. The MSU chapter of the National Association for the...

Administration revamps job positions

Administration revamps job positions

Brittney Cottingham

October 18, 2011

After a four percent drop in enrollment this semester, MSU is shifting gears. Three administrative positions have been restructured. Dr. Keith Lamb, former vice president of student affairs, has had “enrollment management” added to his title. MSU President Dr. Jesse Rogers said Lamb was selected...

It pays to work at MSU

It pays to work at MSU

Brittney Cottingham

October 12, 2011

The university paid workers $29,979,809 in FY2012   Midwestern State University is once again listed as one of the top ten  employers in Wichita Falls, providing jobs to more than 1,000 people. After Shepaprd Air Force Base, Wichita Falls ISD, Noth Texas State Hospital, United Regional Heal...

Students consume Adderall as study aid

The Wichitan

October 12, 2011

By Edgar Miller Adderall, a prescription drug for ADHD, has become one of the latest crazes for students trying to stay awake and study. At MSU, some students are doing whatever they can to get their hands on these “study aids.” Whether it is asking for pills from friends or buying them from...

Campus police release 2010 crime data

Campus police release 2010 crime data

Brittney Cottingham

October 12, 2011

  The Midwestern State University Police Department has released its annual Clery Crime Statistics for 2010. The Clery report requires institutions of higher education to prepare, publish and distribute a report of campus crime data annually. The report shows an increase in burglaries on campus property and r...

Partisan politics polarize the U.S.

Partisan politics polarize the U.S.

Chris Collins

October 12, 2011

American politics today is rife with polarization between conservatives and liberals, according to political analyst Mark Shields. The contributor to the Washington Post, CNN and PBS spoke to the MSU community Tuesday night on the state of political discourse in the United States. “There i...

Student loan default rates on the rise

Student loan default rates on the rise

The Wichitan

October 12, 2011

 By Donance Wilkinson Student loan default rates of MSU students hit 7.1 percent in 2009, brought on by borrowers’ struggles with unemployment in the weak economy. The default rates for fiscal year 2009—the most recent data released by the Department of Education – show national student loan default rates at a high of 8.8 percent. The last...

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

The Wichitan

October 11, 2011

Anastasia Reed - Mass Communication Senior Why are you running for homecoming? Homecoming is a tradition I never experienced in high school. I attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Homecoming and football games were things I never experienced until I came to MSU...

Where’s the lime?

Where’s the lime?

The Wichitan

October 11, 2011

The lime (or the party, as Americans say) was at Sunwatcher Plaza Friday. Hundreds gathered for Caribfest, an annual event full of food, fun and dancing. Photos by Kerde Severin More Photos will be uploaded by Friday. ...

OrgSync streamlines event posting

OrgSync streamlines event posting

The Wichitan

October 4, 2011

 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...

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