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Liberal arts make MSU unique to Texas

Herbert McCullough

May 11, 2017

In 1987, Midwestern State University joined the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. This made MSU is the only public liberal arts institution in the State of Texas. “COPLAC accepts one representative from each state,” James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “If...

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 ...

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...

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...

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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