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Redwine Honors Program students collect donations for PETS

Redwine Honors Program students collect donations for PETS

Brianne Founier, Reporter

February 25, 2019

The first floor of the library is not only a place for students to study but also a drop off for cat and dog food donations. The Honors Program’s service committee is collecting donations for the Preventing Euthanasia Through Sterilization Clinic as part of one of their community service acts.  Amanda Threlkeld, ac...

Animals provide emotional support for 15 students on campus

Animals provide emotional support for 15 students on campus

Randi Heaton, Reporter

February 13, 2019

The residence halls aren't home for college students alone. Up and down the hallways also roam dogs and cats, animals providing emotional support for the 15 students with them on campus this year. Kristi Schulte, director of residence life and housing, said these animals are neither service animals...

Students volunteer at the Humane Society to relieve stress

Students volunteer at the Humane Society to relieve stress

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

February 7, 2019

It's two weeks into the semester and students are feeling the stress. To break away from campus, students head to the Humane Society of Wichita County to volunteer. Students including Camille Blanton, special education sophomore, find comfort in volunteering and getting to play with the animals, often ...

Faculty lectures on the perceptions of animals in history

Faculty lectures on the perceptions of animals in history

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 3, 2018

More than 70 students gathered in Prothro-Yeager on Monday, April 2 to hear Kirsten Lodge’s, faculty research coordinator, lecture about “The Western Perception of Animals.” The lecture given was a condensed version of a class taught by Lodge titled, “Animals in Art and Literature.” Duri...

Pets are friends, not property

Pets are friends, not property

kristin silva

February 14, 2018

Whether you adopt, buy or come by it happenstance, giving a home to an animal is a huge responsibility. You become their lifeline and owning a pet is not something that should be taken lightly. I've seen students who live in a dorm or an on-campus apartment with puppies who know the rules rega...

Students volunteer to keep campus clean

Oscar Cindo, Reporter

October 25, 2017

A gentle wind blows through branches causing some leaves to fall onto the grass below. A sunny afternoon at nice and cleaned up Sikes Lake provides a place for students to enjoy nature. Some sit under the small pavilion near some trees while others can take a stroll around the trail. Since the yearly...

Rolling Plains Chapter brings life to volunteering opportunities

Oscar Cindo

October 9, 2017

A crowd of volunteers and members of the Rolling Plains Chapter were in attendance for the second monthly meeting in Bolin Hall Room 209 on Oct. 3. The meeting went beyond just simple business. Hosted by Terry McKee, president of the Texas Master Naturalist Rolling Plains Chapter, discussed upcoming...

River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to environment

River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to environment

Dakota Mize

March 22, 2017

Through butterflies, lizards and plants, River Bend Nature Center wants to connect people to the natural environment surrounding them. Jennica Lambert, exhibits curator, said, “River Bend Nature Center is private nonprofit and the reason we exist is to connect people to the natural environment of Te...

Make a difference for community rescue animals

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017

Getting involved with animal rescue is very rewarding, especially for those who used to have or still have a special pet in their life. Saving animals' lives and helping them find their forever homes brings joy to everyone who's had a pet. Students might wonder how much they can do with a busy acad...

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