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Buildings begin with donors

Buildings begin with donors

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Every day, without a second thought, students pass by building dedication plaques on their way to class. Although student often overlook them, these historical pieces provide only a glimpse into the unique story of donations behind the name of each building on campus. Tony Vidmar, vice president of...

For sale: rocks, minerals and bismuth crystals

For sale: rocks, minerals and bismuth crystals

Caleb Martin

April 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Rocks, stones and minerals both old and dirty, dense and smooth, tiny and shiny, were put on display for sale in the hallway of the Bolin science hall on March 29 and 30 to raise funds for the Geoscience Club's field trips and club outings in the future. Of all the earthly bodies available, it ...

Biology honor society to hold plant sale April 21-22

Biology honor society to hold plant sale April 21-22

Dierrica Smith

April 21, 2016


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In honor of Earth Day, the campus biology honor society, Tri-Beta, will hold a plant sale April 21-22 in Bolin to improve the Bolin greenhouse.Randy Lopez, biology senior and president of Tri-Beta, said although the plant sale is an annual event, the shape of the greenhouse also prompted the sale.To be ...

Instructor says goodbye after 28 years at MSU

Chris Marten

April 21, 2015


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Timothy Donovan, professor of computer science, is retiring this August after 28 years with the Department of Computer Science. The department will host a retirement reception for Donovan on April 23. Ranette Halverson, chair of the computer science department, coordinated the event and said the recep...

Geoscience students support petroleum graduate school

Haleigh Wallace

March 26, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

As part of a new graduate program starting this fall, geoscience students will be able to receive their master’s degree in petroleum engineering. Devin Colley, geoscience senior said, “Other geoscience majors I've known, and most of the kids that have come through the program in my five years,...

Reception marks founding of petroleum geology graduate program

Reception marks founding of petroleum geology graduate program

Ethan Metcalf

March 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

At a reception in front of a crowd made up of donors, administrators, board members, faculty and even ex-Regents, University President Jesse Rogers introduced the formation of the Robert L. Bolin Graduate School of Petroleum Geology. "Students may complete this program in a five-year format, recei...

Committee closes in on new math and science dean candidate

Ethan Metcalf

November 19, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

The College of Science and Mathematics is in the market for a new dean, and two prospective candidates for the job visited campus to meet with faculty and administrators, as well as give a presentation. Provost Betty Stewart said the timeline for the search is based her expectation to complete the process...

Prairie Dogs On Campus

Ethan Metcalf

October 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Presidential Ponderings, Web Exclusive

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