The Wichitan

Students keep accountability through correction, transparency

The Wichitan

May 1, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Instead of being frustrated at journalists for exposing controversial issues on campus, students should feel angry that organizations aren't transparent enough to communicate situations that occur and aren't met with active correction or reprimand. Transparency reduces corruption and a...

Water conservation panelists discuss initiatives

Samuel Frederick, Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To discuss the past, present and future initiatives toward water conservation in Texas and Wichita Falls, the Environment Science Organization members held a panel discussion in Dillard 101 on April 16. List of Panelists Isaac Christiansen | assistant professor of sociology Rebecca Dodg...

Student affairs schedules forum regarding campus harassment, assaults

Student affairs schedules forum regarding campus harassment, assaults

Tyler Manning

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management sent out a campus-wide email March 6 inviting students and faculty to an open forum regarding campus safety scheduled for March 19. Although most campus officials failed to respond Tuesday evening, the forum seems to be in response to vari...

Critical conversation discusses power of free speech

Critical conversation discusses power of free speech

Chloe Phillips

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To discuss the legal and conceptual aspects of freedom of speech, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs personnel brought a panel of faculty members to the critical conversations series program on Feb. 19 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room. The panel included Donovan Irven, phil...

Students fail to utilize opportunities to speak out, be heard

The Wichitan

February 20, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Faculty and administration offer countless opportunity like critical conversation panels for students to use their voices, talents and perspectives that students fail to utilize. Faculty members put on panel discussions that pertain to relevant and serious issues evident in national head...

Critical Conversation Series discusses sexual assault on campus

Critical Conversation Series discusses sexual assault on campus

Shari Smith

November 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

To discuss the results of the campus climate survey that was distributed last spring, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs members hosted the last topic for the Critical Conversations Series on sexual assault Nov. 27 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room at 4 p.m. In the survey, ...

About 100 students attend panel on climate change

Tyler Manning, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

To inform students on the specific science behind Earth's changing climate, William Meddaugh, professor of geoscience, hosted a lecture discussing the topic in Bolin Room 100 on Nov. 9 as a part of the geoscience department's colloquium. Each semester, the geoscience department hosts three lectures,...

Jesse Brown withdraws from county treasurer election

Jesse Brown withdraws from county treasurer election

Cortney Wood

November 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

According to stories published by the Times Record News and KFDX3 news, Jesse Brown, coordinator for student organizations and leadership programming, withdrew from the Republican primary for country treasurer. According to the newspaper, Brown, Wichita Falls City District 4 council member, su...

Effects of Reformation still visible 500 years later

Craig Tidmore

November 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 theses took center focus throughout the day with exhibits on the Reformation to a reenactment of posting the theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church. Among the exhibits and reenactments, faculty members discussed the Reformation and how it still...

Security increases effort in sexual assault awareness

Brittany Hill, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

A campus security authority reported being notified by a hall resident of a sexual assault having occurred in a resident's room in Killingsworth Hall late night on Oct. 10.  The complainant wished to remain anonymous and declined to file a police report, but the report was made for documentation. In...

Let’s talk about sex

Let’s talk about sex

Cortney Wood

April 19, 2017


Filed under Guest Column

So, I’m a virgin. Maybe that’s why I was so shocked when an LVN plopped a plastic penis on the desk in front of me and asked if I knew how to put on a condom. With a frantic shake of my head, she then asked me to demonstrate how when I interviewed her last year about sex education in high schools. My ...

200 discuss importance of liberal arts education

200 discuss importance of liberal arts education

Melissa Laussmann

September 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The first Faculty Forum event earlier this month at Shawnee Theatre greeted a full house. More than 200 students packed the theater to listen to a discussion by panelists from different colleges about the value of a liberal arts education.  The major topics of the evening included defining the...

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