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Residence Life and Housing posted the Tornado procedures for residents of Legacy Hall in the lobby. 
Photo by Taylor Anderson

Housing department keeps students safe through all natural disasters

Taylor Anderson, Reporter May 3, 2019

The housing department has planned detailed procedures for severe weather for students living in dorm halls and on-campus apartments.Residence Life and Housing Director Kristi Schulte encourage students...

Water conservation panelists discuss initiatives

Samuel Frederick, Reporter April 17, 2018

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...

Lake Wichita, circa 1901, is the third oldest lake in Texas and was completed at a cost of $175,000.

Revitalization project aims to breathe new life into Lake Wichita

Dylan Pembroke March 16, 2016

For 115 years Lake Wichita has been a cornerstone in the city’s history. Over the last century the lake, constructed in 1901 and originally used for irrigation to power the electricity power plant, has...

Damian De Silva, economics senior, says he willing came to the Sikes Lake Cleanup, Sept. 12, just because he wanted to be there. Photo by Rawlecia Rogers.

Record rainfall causes problems for Sikes Lake

Lane Riggs September 28, 2015

From May 4 to June 22, Wichita Falls set a record for the amount of rain in May, ending the drought and filling the lakes, but causing some problems as well. Sikes Lake, which runs alongside the...

The Bolin Fountain is turned on again on in the 2015 fall semester after being off for two years due to stage 4 and 5 drought along with broken parts. The foutain is located in the middle of the quad between Dillard, Martin Library, and the Ferguson building. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Bolin Fountain showers again

Taylor Warren September 14, 2015

After two years of remaining empty and bone dry, the Bolin Fountain, located at the Dillard quad, showered back to life Sept. 9. To ensure it will operate efficiently, maintenance workers have been...

A group of people, near Fain Fine Arts, visiting campus are given a tour even though its pouring rain, and parts of campus are flooded. Photo by Francisco Martinez.

Despite drought, rain annoys students

Morgan Haire May 6, 2015

Putting the city over its average monthly rainfall, Wichita Falls received 2.58 inches of rain May 5 - 6 according to National Weather Service. And, although welcome, the rain has put students in...

Wellness Center pool to open April 6

Treston Lacy March 27, 2015

A sure sign of spring and warmer weather, the aquatics area at the Wellness Center will open April 6. Joey Greenwood, director of the Wellness Center, said, “The horrible weather from the previous...

Well water in use at pool, on fields

Harley Warrick September 11, 2014 It is no secret water in Wichita Falls, Texas is in short supply, but MSU has taken steps to help conserve water by using a well to water athletic fields. NCAA rules requires...

City remains in stage 4: drought disaster

Samantha Forester April 15, 2014

City remains in stage four: drought disaster from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. The city of Wichita Falls and surrounding areas are in serious need of rain and have been for the past seven years....

Drought has little effect on housing

miguel jaime April 8, 2014

Drought has little effect on housing from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Water restrictions have not made their way across the entire campus just yet. Students who live in resident halls have yet to...

Drought impacting MSU outdoor athletics

Samantha Forester April 8, 2014

Drought Impacting MSU Outdoor Athletics from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. The city of Wichita Falls has been feeling the heat from the tough drought restrictions. Kyle Owen, associate vice president...

City only the second to try new treatment process

Brent Deeb November 15, 2013

In a yard just off Taft Boulevard, a sign with the slogan “Pray for Rain” seems to sit and wait, almost patiently, for just a drop to show that its being there is actually working. While prayers and...

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