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A day in the life of Jonah Parker

A day in the life of Jonah Parker

Nick Lanier, Reporter

October 16, 2018

The chances are the music coming from the second floor of Pierce Hall is being produced by him, for Him. On any given day, finance sophomore Jonah Parker tries to live his life in such a way to make God proud. “I have no problem saying that I work hard for Him [God],” Parker said. “That’s...

Last college to be named after long time donors

Jeri Moore, Reporter

August 31, 2018

The last of the six colleges on campus has officially received a name, McCoy College of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering, is named after long-time donors of 31 years, James and Vicki McCoy. “The McCoy’s have given so that we as a university can give,” Suzanne Shipley, university president,...

Students recognized at annual honors banquet

Students recognized at annual honors banquet

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 21, 2018

Honor. Leadership. Service. These three tenants were highlighted during this year's annual Honors Banquet. More than 200 students, parents and faculty filled the D.L. Ligon Coliseum in anticipation to see who would receive academic honors and scholarships at the annual Honors Banquet on April ...

More than a march, a declaration

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

March 24, 2018

I’m sitting in a newsroom, frantically refreshing social media pages as millions of United States citizens burn with rage, intent to make a change in this fallen nation. Students, teachers, parents and friends march in honor and solidarity with the students determined to fix the broken system that f...

Historical markers enhance student experience

The Wichitan

February 27, 2018

OUR VIEW: Historical markers enhance the student experience by reminding students of the school's history while encouraging students to stand up for their beliefs. Last week, university administrators unveiled a bench dedicated to the first African American students to register in classes. Last...

Graduation affects instructors too

Graduation affects instructors too

Mandi Elrod

April 29, 2014

With sweaty hands, fast beating hearts, and excitement that holds them almost rigid, the walk across the stage at graduation on May 10 will seem like the longest walk of most student’s lives. It’s a little different for the instructors watching. “I feel proud of my students when I see them walk ...

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