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Sikes Lake gets colorful makeover for 5Kolor Run

Sikes Lake gets colorful makeover for 5Kolor Run

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 20, 2018

"3... 2... 1... Let's go! Takeoff. Good luck be safe," Angie Reay, director of the wellness center, said over the mic to commence the race. To raise funds for the Famine Faith Refuge, staff from the wellness center and the Office of Residence Life hosted the 5Kolor run event April 20. “It...

Kappa Alpha blood drive continues Thursday

Kappa Alpha blood drive continues Thursday

Cortney Wood

January 24, 2018

The blood drive, hosted by Kappa Alpha Order, will continue on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. in the Clark Student Center in the Comanche suites. Since the blood drive kicked off on Jan. 23, 22 people have donated either pints, plasma or platelets. Texas Blood Institute staff facilitate the do...

THOR race brings out students for charity

Mercy Yermo

March 22, 2017

To raise money for the Wichita Falls Streams & Valleys and the Leadership Wichita Falls program, Texoma’s Hellacious Obstacle Race (T.H.O.R.) will be held on April 8 at Lucy Park. “We are very excited for this year’s T.H.O.R. We are hoping it will be even better than the past races since each ...

Chi Omega donates $10K to Make-A-Wish

Chi Omega donates $10K to Make-A-Wish

Sarah Graves

March 7, 2017

Chi Omega hosted the annual Swishes For Wishes basketball tournament on March 4 in the Bruce and Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center as a part of their Wish Week festivities. Their proceeds were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. "...

Special Olympics profits from Polar Plunge success

Special Olympics profits from Polar Plunge success

Cortney Wood

February 1, 2017

More than 100 people took on the Polar Plunge Jan. 28 at Bruce & Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center to benefit the North Texas Special Olympics raising over $5,200. “That’s the largest number of participants we’ve ever had,” Mike Strickland, Special Olympics North Texas area director,...

Weekend Caribbean festivities bring island culture to campus

Weekend Caribbean festivities bring island culture to campus

Naomi Skinner

October 5, 2016

For the 19th year, members of the Caribbean Student Organization hosted Caribfest to bring island culture to campus while raising money for local groups.Timon Thomas, the Caribfest chair said, "The money goes to charities such as the Disabled American Veterans and the Wichita Falls Independent Schoo...

IHOP celebrates 10th National Pancake Day

Treston Lacy

March 4, 2015

IHOP held its 10th celebration of National Pancake Day on March 3 with a goal of raising $3.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “I went to IHOP three times yesterday, but I didn’t know that the cause is to donate to charities,” said Alonzo Burris, athletic training freshman...

Empty Bowls raises hunger awareness for the third year

Empty Bowls raises hunger awareness for the third year

Courtney Gilder

October 21, 2014

The reception for Empty Bowls, a charity event that benefits the Wichita Falls Food Bank, was held Oct. 21 in the Wichita Falls Museum of Art. Attendees at the packed event bought handmade ceramic bowls crafted in the university's ceramics shop. The $40 for the bowl also included all-you-can-eat acces...

Some Caribfest proceeds benefit two local groups

Some Caribfest proceeds benefit two local groups

David Joseph

September 30, 2014

CaribFest brings Wichita Falls alive with a dazzling fusion of colors, fast beat soca music, uniquely hand-made costumes and creative art with the infectious tropical rhythmic sounds. The festival also provides an opportunity for participants to raise money to benefit two local groups. Rhea Durand, ...

Advocacy group sponsors diaper drive

Brooke Long

October 7, 2013

Diaper Drive from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. After receiving a call from a mother in desperate need of diapers, Leigh Anne Hope, visiting professor of social work, and members of her child advocacy group Hope Connections decided to hold a diaper drive to fill up diaper banks at local non prof...

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