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Secular sobriety pilot program is brought to campus

Unreachable Destination

Jeri Moore, Reporter

October 16, 2019

A pilot program for a more secular version of Alcoholics Anonymous, years in the making from conception to implementation, has made its appearance on campus this fall. The counseling center, a third party and various staff members have made this a possibility through campus affiliation. Aggregate information...

Counseling center staff presents session on studying for finals

Zachary Zoet April 3, reviews his notes about visual style.

Andrew Murray, Reporter

April 8, 2019

Staff members from the Counseling Center talked to the 12 students April 3 zeroing in on study skills focused on different styles of learning. In his presentation, Zachary Zoet, a licensed professional counselor-intern, and friend of the Counseling Center said, “The goal for today is to empo...

Counseling Center staff host a journal group

Journal and Sharpies passed out at 'Find Your Voice' meeting.

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

February 20, 2019

The Counseling Center hosted Find Your Voice, a journaling group to help students have a creative outlet to express their feelings. The first meeting took place Feb. 18. Laura Hetrick, licensed professional counselor, said, "The main purpose is to have an activity and some therapeutic outlet for students ...

Counseling Center staff host study skills workshop

Pam Midgett, director of Counseling Center, is staged at her desk working on her computer, April 4, in her office in the Counseling Center. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Jason Wilson, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Counseling Center staff hosted a workshop on Nov. 6 for about 60 students, to help students acquire skills to maintain high grades in their classes. Pam Midgett, director of the Counseling Center said, “We want to help them get  ready for their finals so they can get the best grades they can get....

‘Sex Signals’ encourages discussion with comedy

Brian Lang, Reporter

May 1, 2018

About 30 people attended the “Sex Signals” presentation in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on April 30 to build confidence for genuine discussions about sexual misconduct. Although there were some smaller groups that attended, a vast majority of the audience was comprised of members of the Kappa Sigma f...

Counseling Center presents Taming Test Anxiety

Shari Smith

October 11, 2017

About 17 students gathered in the Legacy Multipurpose Room to listen to Kylie Kerr, graduate intern at the Counseling Center, give advice on ways to tame their test anxiety on Oct. 4. "The main purpose of the workshop is making everyone more aware that we all deal with test anxiety and demonstrate...

Sexual assault: ‘It can happen to anyone’

Mercy Yermo

April 18, 2017

"Think of the five most important people in your life. It may be your mom. Or your dad. Or your brother or sister. Or your best friend," Suzette Walden Cole, guest speaker for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, said. "Statistically speaking, one of those five will be sexually assaulted in their lives." The p...

Counselors offer tips for testing anxiety

Reagan Foster, liscensed therapist and counselor, leads the third Academic Counseling series of the semester by giving students tips on how to overcome testing anxiety. Feb. 17. Photo by Arianna Davis

Arianna Davis

February 22, 2017

For the past month, academic counseling meetings have been available for students to attend. On Feb. 16, Reagan Foster, licensed therapist, offered a PowerPoint-style counseling presentation on different ways to overcome testing anxiety.  She presented to a crowd of seven, made up entirely of females.“Yo...

Two students learn how to choose a career at counseling workshop

Lori Arnold, licensed professional counselor, teaches the Counseling Center’s Academic Workshop: Choosing a Career and Major on Feb. 15. Photo by Sarah Graves

Sarah Graves

February 22, 2017

With only two students attending the Counseling Center's Academic Workshop: Choosing A Career and Major, in the Sundance Court meeting room on Feb. 15, almost all of the 40 available seats stayed empty during the event.   “It takes a lot for students to come to something extra when they are alr...

QPR training provided as part of Suicide Prevention week

Lori Arnold L.P.C. and Vikki Chaviers L.P.C. introduce the question, persuade, refer suicide training program on April 14, in the Wichita Room in the CSC. Photo by Dewey Cooper

Dewey Cooper

September 14, 2016

As part of suicide prevention week on campus, the counseling center offered Question, Persuade, Refer sessions to teach various groups on how to respond to a person who might have suicidal thoughts. The counseling center staff provides about 10 to 15 QPR sessions during a school year. On Sept. 15, the...

Suicide prevention training hits close to home

Lori Arnold L.P.C. and Vikki Chaviers L.P.C. introduce the question, persuade, refer suicide training program on April 14, in the Wichita Room in the CSC. Photo by Dewey Cooper

Allison Ashcraft

April 20, 2016

For Payroll Director Kathy Rice, last week's training on suicide prevention hit close to home. With teary eyes and Kleenex in hand, she expanded on her personal experiences with this topic."I've been thinking about [QPR training] a lot because I had a nephew that committed suicide. It's important that pe...

Depression at MSU: “I’ve thought about suicide”

Lori Arnold, counselor at the counseling center, is staged at her desk working on her computer, April 4, in her office in the Counseling Center. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Yvette Ordonez

April 20, 2016

I've thought about suicide," Yajaira Medellin, sophomore in social work, said. "I would probably do it with sleeping pills so it would be less pain. I have written several notes telling my family it's not their fault. It's not their fault because I don't tell them. I don't want to bother them with my de...

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