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MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights continues 44-year tradition

MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights continues 44-year tradition

Alana Earle, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Local

The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights originally began in the 1920's as a collection of decorations on a newly-wed's lawn, became a way to spread holiday cheer to thousands of people who visit the showcase. Dirk Welch, MSU-Burns FOL coordinator, said, "Its [Fantasy Of Lights] purpose is to provide a...

Last college to be named after long time donors

Jeri Moore, Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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,...

Seven year comprehensive campaign makes progress

Tyler Manning

February 13, 2018


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Suzanne Shipley, university president, and Anthony Vidmar, vice president of university advancement and student affairs, presented the results the university’s comprehensive campaign at last weeks Board meeting. The seven year campaign aims to raise $50 million to encourage involvement on campus...

Lunch with the Stang-Gang

Lunch with the Stang-Gang

kristin silva

January 30, 2018


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The bi-weekly luncheon with athletic donors, supporters and coaches, including a discussion of season standings and general sports talk, had a turnout of 15 people on Jan. 30. Kyle Williams, director of athletics, said Lunch with the Mustangs has been a continuous event for 16 years and is fo...

Vidmar named vice president for advancement

Vidmar named vice president for advancement

Dewey Cooper

May 26, 2016


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RELATED: University relies on donors for fundingWhen Howard Farrell, MSU vice president of university advancement and public affairs, announced his retirement in February, University President Suzanne Shipley began a national search for his successor. Two finalists — Russell Gibbs and Tony Vidmar — came...

Honors Banquet draws crowd to recognize students accomplishments

Honors Banquet draws crowd to recognize students accomplishments

Lane Riggs

April 27, 2016


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More than 200 students received recognition, including two who received the university's highest awards, at the Honors Banquet on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in D. L. Ligon Coliseum. These academic awards included outstanding student awards, academic honors by the colleges, and the Clark and Hardin Schola...

University relies on donors for funding

University relies on donors for funding

Robert Hillard

April 25, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The $ 100 million university budget when it comes right down to it it is built on three main sources and revenue: state appropriations, tuition and fees, and fits/ grants.Outside the annual budget, administrators also maintain an additional $70 million–the university's endowment, money that often comes fro...

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