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Students sign up for alternative Spring Break

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Stefan Atanassov

February 1, 2012

Most students will spend their Spring Breaks drinking, partying and hanging out with friends. This isn’t the case, however, for 20 MSU students who will spend the holiday cleaning up the Gulf Coast area in Biloxi, Miss. The students will participate in the event, which is sponsored by the United Way Worldwide, from Mar...

MSU senior writes book, restores faith

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Brittney Cottingham

February 1, 2012

Student author learns about love and faith the hard way after being thrown in jail  Four years ago, MSU senior Hermion Chiddick, 32, was locked in a jail in Orlando, Fla. She still remembers the foul smell of her cell, the coldness of the concrete floors and the hardness of her bed. Crack addict...

Psychology clinic seeks new student clientele

Brittney Cottingham

February 1, 2012

Midwestern’s psychology clinic is seeking new clients. There is no charge for students, staff, faculty and immediate family. Services available vary from stress management to anxiety disorders and mild depression. This program is not only beneficial to students and the community, but also...

Speaker says money key to world peace

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Chris Collins

February 1, 2012

In 2010, the United States budgeted $663 billion to the Department of Defense. This is about half of what the entire world spends on its military, meaning that the U.S. spends roughly as much on defense as the rest of the world combined. The reason, according to Dr. Lloyd J. Dumas, political economics professor at the University of Texa...

Physics major to be eliminated by 2018

Physics major to be eliminated by 2018

Brittney Cottingham

February 1, 2012

Low enrollment leads Higher Ed Coordinating Board to axe program In November, the Texas High Education Coordinating Board unanimously voted to eliminate the MSU’s physics department. The decision was for the sake of logistics after THECB flagged the department as being a “low-producing” degree p...

Storm chaser takes Midwestern on a spin

The Wichitan

January 25, 2012

By Josh Hayter Reed Timmer shares his passion for stormy weather during lecture The sky is black and the air is hot. Clouds spin and a funnel begins to form. What once was a light breeze becomes a fierce wind as a tornado spirals down to the ground. While sirens wail and families hunker down in st...

Enrollment drops 368 for spring

Enrollment drops 368 for spring

Chris Collins

January 25, 2012

Spring enrollment at MSU has fallen to its lowest number in at least five years. Spring enrollment is tentatively being reported at 5,723 students by administrators, a drop of 368 from last spring’s record-setting number of 6,091. The drop in enrollment will cost MSU roughly $500,000 in revenue, said Dr...

MSU admins present new printing policy

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Stefan Atanassov

January 25, 2012

The policy will be used to cut down on excessive printing in some computer labs. Starting fall 2012, you’ll have to pay for what you print at MSU. In fact, the university has already implemented new printing technology this semester. New printers with electronic monitoring devices have...

Video goes viral when student asks Tebow out

Video goes viral when student asks Tebow out

Brittney Cottingham

January 25, 2012

Sophomore Brittany Salvesen says every now and then she has to do something crazy. On January 4 she did something that some may call wacky. She asked Tim Tebow to be her date to her Sigma Phi Lamda spring formal. Instead of sending the Denver Broncos quarterback a fan letter, Salvesen flicked on...

Two men arrested for computer thefts

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Chris Collins

January 25, 2012

Two men who are not students at MSU were charged with burglary of a building Jan. 12 after two computers were reported stolen from an office in Clark Student Center. Dylan Prouty, 19, and Christopher Tais, 21, of the metroplex, were arrested in Bolin by MSU police who observed them trying to conceal...

Bet you didn’t see this coming

Bet you didn't see this coming

Chris Collins

January 24, 2012

Click here to see our coverage of the 2012 GOP primary contest thus far.      ...

Wichitan online under construction

The Wichitan

December 13, 2011

To all readers:   The Wichitan online will be under construction over the MSU winter break to improve its overall look and functionality. The Wichitan staff will not report any new stories until the Spring 2012 semester. The Wichitan wishes you and your families happy holidays and a grea...

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