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Interim president James Johnston interviews with The Wichitan Editor in Chief Amos Perkins

Search committee announced for 12th university president

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor September 29, 2021

The search committee to choose the next president of Midwestern State University was announced on Sept. 16.  They will immediately begin their process of choosing the first Midwestern State University...

President Suzanne Shipley discusses with media reporters after the press conference about thier favorite local places to go out to eat. Photo by Rachel Johnson

President Shipley to retire in August as university looks to the future

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief June 2, 2021

Suzanne Shipley, MSU Texas president, announced via postmaster Wednesday, June 2 that her intended retirement date is August 31, 2021, after holding the position since August of 2015. She informed the...

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Masks no longer required on campus effective immediately

Amos Perkins, Editor in Chief May 18, 2021

Tuesday, May 18, Midwestern State University President Suzanne Shipley announced via Postmaster that masks would no longer be required on campus effective immediately due to an executive order by Texas...

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Celebrating MSU Texas Women: Part Two

The Wichitan Staff March 28, 2021

In honor of Women's History Month, The Wichitan is featuring five outstanding MSU Texas women who have contributed significantly to the university. Angie Reay, Director of the Bruce and Graciela Redwine...

MSU Texas in final steps of being approved for COVID vaccine

Abigail Jones January 31, 2021

The MSU Texas Vinson Health center is in the final steps of being approved for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. University President Suzanne Shipley said she attributes this to MSU’s safety. "We...

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Texas Tech University Announces Approved MOU with MSU

Colin Stevenson, Chief Photographer September 2, 2020

MSU Texas and the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents both approved a memorandum of understanding Thursday, August 6, taking another step towards MSU becoming TTU System's fifth university. "I'm...

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MSU Texas announces new face mask policy

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1 at 11:02 a.m., MSU Texas president Dr. Suzanne Shipley announced via Postmaster the implementation of a policy that will require students to wear face coverings to prevent the spread...

President Shipley discusses MSU’s decision-making process amid COVID-19

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor April 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MSU Texas began instruction for all classes to be online for the rest of Spring 2020. President Suzanne Shipley discussed what happened behind the scenes to ensure that students...

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A day in the life: President Suzanne Shipley

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter March 4, 2020

It’s 6 a.m. and as the sun slowly inches across the sky, her eyes gently open. The faint noises from her dogs crack through the morning silence as they hear their food clang against the metal bowls....

The crowd goes wild as their family and friends walk across the stage to gain their degree at the graduation ceremony at Kay Yeager Coliseum on May 11.

754 awarded at spring graduation

Alyssa Mitchell, Mica Victorian, and Jared May 11, 2019

A lively buzz filled the air as 754 graduates walked across the stage and into their futures May 11 in Kay Yeager Coliseum. Graduates were accompanied by faculty, staff, family and friends for...

Syreeta Greene, director of equity inclusion and multicultural affairs, University President Suzanne Shipley and Keith Lamb, vice president of sutdent affairs and enrollment management, unveil the bench in the Clark Student Center Comanche Room that is dedicated to the group of African American students who first attended and fought to be at Midwestern State University, Friday Feb. 23, 2018. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Administrators honor first African American students

latoya fondren February 24, 2018

To honor the first African American students who attended MSU in 1954, administrators hosted a ceremony in which they dedicated a bench to the alumni in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suites on...

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