The Wichitan

A letter to the editor from a retired professor

April 3, 2020

With the rise of the far-right and radical-right, we have not only been experiencing the growth of "Survival-of-the-Fittest" Social Darwinist ideology in today's Republican Party (especially in the U.S....

Coach apologizes for use of profanity

Bill Maskill, head football coach, walks through the crowd with a tiki torch to begin the homecoming bonfire, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez
October 20, 2017

After a football player said "f**k" twice on the microphone on stage at the pep rally Oct. 19 and head football coach Bill Maskill himself chanted a cheer including the word "h*ll," Maskill submitted...

Fulfilling our liberal arts mission

February 28, 2017

Dear Editor, As manufacturing jobs continue to disappear, a college degree is increasingly critical to social mobility. Additionally, the university is subject to increased pressures from all directions....

A vision for a new student center includes usable, flexible space

A vision for a new student center includes usable, flexible space
February 10, 2014

An architect and university planner presented their master plan for Midwestern State University to faculty members and students on Jan. 28, and as with any master plan, the intention was to create an overall...

Interdisciplinary teaching fundamental part of ‘strategic plan’

Todd Giles
February 4, 2014

Interdisciplinarity, scholarly initiative and innovative teaching: these are three things that most impress me about many of my new colleagues here at MSU, or as the core values of our Mission Statement...

Engineering benefits from liberal arts university

wang, sheldon, sheldon wang, midwestern state university
January 27, 2014

MSU has an illustrious history of providing excellent engineering education to students in this area thanks to the vision of Jesse Rogers and a group of local engineers and entrepreneurs. As the chair...

‘Car Art’ has a name

Nicole Kutzer, senior in art
December 3, 2013

  In the last publication of The Wichitan, an article with the headline “Car Art Should Be Cleaned Up” caused quite a buzz in the Fain Fine Arts Visual Arts Department.  Many of the students...

Dean questions speaker invitation

May 2, 2013

Dear Wichitan Editor: I read with interest the Wichitan’s report on the background and achievements of Dr. Ben Carson, this year’s Commencement speaker at MSU.  I read with consternation the comments...

Blood drive refuses to accept gay student’s blood

Blood drive refuses to accept gay student’s blood
February 5, 2013

Tuesday, I was approached to donate blood on campus. Of course without a doubt I agreed to do so because it benefits not just me, but it could save a life. I then started the process of filling out...

Letters to the Editor – Oct. 17, 2012

October 16, 2012

Senior supports university president My name is Joshua Robert Scribner (and I feel it important to include that, because I believe in standing behind your words), and I am a graduating senior this semester....

Letter to the Editor – October 10, 2012

October 9, 2012

I read an interesting letter addressing the poor administrative leadership on the MSU campus and felt inclined to comment on these issues from a student’s perspective. Anyone can see and feel the...

Letter to the Editor – October 3, 2012

October 2, 2012

How is bringing international people into Wichita a problem? Not being a Twitter user this is the first I have heard about MWSU Problems Twitter account, which in general seems harmless enough. I guess...

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