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Fred Dietz hired as vice president for enrollment management

Fred Dietz hired as vice president for enrollment management

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 18, 2018

The search for the vice president of enrollment management is over as Suzanne Shipley, university president, announced in a postmaster email on April 19 that the search committee chose Fred Dietz out of more than 40 candidates to fill the position, effective July 1. Shipley said in the email, "I know the...

Rare Books Collection is used for research, but only by two students

Rare Books Collection is used for research, but only by two students

Lane Riggs

April 26, 2017

The Rare Books Collection sits behind a closed door like an old, forgotten relic. The glass cases are pristine, devoid of any fingerprints. Literary classics sit on their shelves, year after year, unexplored and unrecognized by students. Because the Rare Books Collection is not easy to find on...

MSU: Texas’ only public liberal arts school

MSU: Texas’ only public liberal arts school

Jacklyn York

June 22, 2016

Passionate ballet dancers aspire to enroll at Julliard. And want-to-be lawyers are attracted to the Harvard appeal.For Midwestern State University, its identity is centered around being the only public liberal arts school in Texas and the only Texas school to be a member of the Council of Public Liberal ...

I didn’t pick MSU because it’s a liberal arts college

I didn’t pick MSU because it’s a liberal arts college

Lane Riggs

September 23, 2015

By this point in time, the meaning of a liberal arts college has been repeatedly forced into one ear, and once this happens, you immediately try to push it back out the other. I get it: you don’t care. But it’s important to care. And on Sept. 3, Todd Giles organized a guest panel including...

Panel to discuss value of liberal arts

Panel to discuss value of liberal arts

Melissa Laussmann

September 9, 2015

To clarify the meaning of a liberal arts education, Todd Giles will moderate a panel at 7 p.m., Sept. 10 in Shawnee Theatre. "My hope is that this panel will foster more public discussion on campus about MSU's COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges) mission and the value of a strong liberal arts and sciences found...

Shipley outlines goals at first faculty/staff meeting

Shipley outlines goals at first faculty/staff meeting

Brianna Sheen

August 17, 2015

In her first speech as University president, Suzanne Shipley asked a full house of faculty and community members to re-imagine Midwestern State. Shipley, at the Aug. 17 faculty/staff meeting, said her goals for the next year include supporting an outstanding learning environment, creating a ...

Celebration of Scholarship ‘a good learning experience’

Celebration of Scholarship ‘a good learning experience’

Naomi Skinner

May 5, 2015

The research and creativity of students and professors were in the spotlight during the fourth annual Celebration of Scholarship in the Clark Student Center April 28-30. AWARD RECIPIENTS 1st Best Oral Presentation | Elliot Gibson, Brandon Helms, Emily Herzog and James Wood for "A Dual Rotor Wind ...

Rogers leads only public liberal arts school in Texas

Jessalyn Castro

April 27, 2015

Driftwood, terra cotta, old rose, cameo and Cimarron are the colors of the bricks that make up every building on campus and are on file with an MSU supplier and called “The MSU Blend.” The unique architecture that makes up the campus is a reflection of the type of education received on it, not j...

First presidential candidate visits campus

Ethan Metcalf

February 25, 2015

The first of three finalists for the new university president claimed to be a local girl who grew up in Lubbock, but her localness was truly confirmed when Robert McBroom, a physician and attendee of yesterday's forum, asked Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, if she had a brot...

Diverse course offering adds depth to education

Diverse course offering adds depth to education

The Wichitan

January 30, 2015

When I started as an associate professor of humanities and English in the fall of 2015, I was excited not only to start teaching film courses again, but also to meet the dynamic faculty and students of the Department of English, Humanities and Philosophy—including faculty member of the year, professor K...

Student researchers recognized at forum

Eddie Miller

November 22, 2014

At the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum Nov. 21, the following students received recognition. The best oral presentation recognition went to Tylor Thomas, Clarke O'Conner, Johnny Blevins and Makenzie Johnson for "Telemetry Data Collection from Photovoltaic Solar Panel and Wind Tur...

No longer liberal arts

The Wichitan

October 7, 2014

Our view: Midwestern State University, a proud member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts College, is quickly losing touch with what qualifies us to be a COPLAC school.  Between the presidential search and the establishment of a university master plan, MSU is at a critical point in its history ...

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