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Play involves students in social discussion

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

The Defamation Experience, a play by Todd Logan, instigated discussion among the 76 students in attendance at the Akin Auditorium Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. The play, presented by the MOSIAC Cross Cultural Center, told the story of the fictional court case, Wade v. Golden. Regina Wade (Krystel...

Students practice for competition at recital

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Paige Champagne, Reporter

November 6, 2018

To practice and gain experience, six students sang in the National Association of Teachers of Singing recital Nov. 4 at Akin Auditorium. “Not only will it improve my character," Steven Singleton, vocal performance junior, said. "It’ll improve my voice, and it’ll improve my career plan because this...

Ted Cruz visits Akin Auditorium

United States Senator of Texas Ted Cruz speaks at the Akin Auditorium. Photo by Nathan Martinez

Tommy Chhe and Chloe Phillips

November 2, 2018

About 600 people, including 100 students, attended a rally at Akin Auditorium in Wichita Falls Nov. 1 for Ted Cruz, U.S. senator of Texas and Republican candidate for the U.S. senate election. Cruz came to Wichita Falls as part of his #CruzToVictory tour across the state. "We are barnstorming the...

Musicians impress at second annual Woodwind Day

Tasia Floissac

April 11, 2018

Beneath puckered lips, warm lights reflected against the cold shiny metal that trembled as Joseph Schwantners’ Black Anemones (1981) pierced through the walls of Akin Auditorium on April 10. Shattering the silence that could have made a pin drop sound like a marching band, Amy Thiemann, adjunct ...

Mustangs show off talents on stage

Tharusha Wanigasekera, Mechanical Engineering Senior and Sandali Chandrasa, Biology Junior at the University of Maryland gesture to crowd after traditional dance.Mustangs On Stage Talent Show hosted by Sri Lankan Students Organization at Akin Auditorium.March 25th.by Timothy Jones

Leah Bryce

March 28, 2017

A hush falls over the crowd of students as the stage light begins to shine on the choir lined up onstage. A quiet melody plays and the soft stream of the Sri Lankan national anthem graces the ears of the audience. As the anthem finishes, another, more familiar anthem begins to play and members o...

Artist-Lecture Series concludes with rePercussion

Dan Twiford and Vince Romanelli perform as rePercussion in the Akin Auditorium on recycled pots and pans. Jan 19th. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Caleb Martin

January 25, 2017

More than 50 guests came to experience the last Artist-Lecture Series an audience-involved musical performance by rePercussion, a progressive percussion duo most known for their high-energy rhythm and comedic shows, in Akin Auditorium. Performing at MSU Atop the stage of Akin Auditorium, up...

Music Series makes audience feel ‘intimate’ with perfomers

Mallory Evangelista

November 8, 2016

Bringing world class music to the students and faculty at MSU and to the community of Wichita Falls is the goal of the Music Series at Akin Auditorium. Having started in the spring of 2012, the fall 2016 program featured Jennifer Koh on violin and Shai Wosner on piano. Koh has performed for both First La...

Breaking Bad star speaks to 200

At the second Artist-Lecture Series, R.J. Mitte speaks to students at the Akin Auditorium on the importance of tackling fears, combatting bullying and the stigma behind disabilities, Oct 18. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Yareli Lora

October 18, 2016

As part of his self- proclaimed mission to educate students about living with disability, bullying, and taking risks, Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte spoke last night as part of the Artist-Lecture Series in the Akin Auditorium.“I go to different schools and talk to them about different things but I’m here ...

Former coach: celebrates differences

Herman Boone, guest speaker for the Artist Lecture series and retired coach, gives an introduction to his speech on team dynamics and success in relations to his past and the challenges him and his team faced and overcame, held in Akin Auditorium with about 400 people in attendance, Oct 13. Photo by Gabriella Solis

Patrick German

October 14, 2015

Texas and football seem to go hand-in-hand, so when legendary football coach Herman Boone opened this year’s Artist-Lecture Series, Oct. 13, in Akin Auditorium, nearly 400 people were in attendance. Brianda Morales, biology senior, said, “I didn’t think much of having Herman Boone, but...

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