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Students fail to utilize opportunities to speak out, be heard

The Wichitan

February 20, 2018

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...

Get educated, talk about serious topics

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018

OUR VIEW: Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections and diseases should be second nature to sexually active people. We're all adults here. We talk politics, gender, race and sex, but mere mentions are not going to stop the endless ambiguity surrounding such topics unless students stop pa...

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

Mia Heck

February 1, 2018

Black History Month celebrations kicked off with conversations, games and finger foods during the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social hosted by the office of Equity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs members in the Comanche Suites on Feb. 1. “It is an opportunity for...

Increase in reported sexual assault, harassment for fall 2017

Bridget Reilly

January 17, 2018

With recent global efforts to support those victimized by sexual harassment and/or assault, the #metoo campaign has given victims the motivation to tell their story. The latest Golden Globes awards saw a sea of black attire amongst those who attended the show to represent the epidemic of sexual harassme...

Security increases effort in sexual assault awareness

Brittany Hill, Reporter

October 26, 2017

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...

Students learn how to ‘college’ at First Steps to Success

Jennifer Wright

September 21, 2017

In an effort to increase retention, Syreeta Green, director of equity inclusion and student affairs, presented five students with the First Steps to Success Program on Sept. 13 in the Sunwatcher Clubhouse. According to Green, First Steps to Success is a program that is geared towards first generation...

Mustangs Advising Center dissolved

Mustangs Advising Center dissolved

Cortney Wood

August 17, 2017

To create new Tutor and Academic Support Programs, administration dissolved the Mustangs Advising Center to create unified departments and increase student success through established in-house advisers for departments starting Sept. 1. “The Mustangs Advising Center wasn’t working, and i...

Social media connects students to campus

Social media  connects students to campus

Cortney Wood

May 11, 2017

With more than 6,000 student on the campus, administration alongside student organizations work to get information out to students through emails, web word alerts and D2L notifications, but for students that live in the digital age, social media is crucial for students to stay connected to event...

Let’s talk about sex

Let’s talk about sex

Cortney Wood

April 19, 2017

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 ...

Fulfilling our liberal arts mission

The Wichitan

February 28, 2017

Dear Editor, As manufacturing jobs continue to disappear, a college degree is increasingly critical to social mobility. Additionally, the university is subject to increased pressures from all directions. Funding often comes with stipulations that privilege fiscal concerns over educational ones —...

Lessons from living abroad

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017

I'm from Guam, a tiny island in the Pacific. Having lived in Asia and Europe, I wanted to share some things I've learned about people and myself.Racism. I was 10-years-old when I had my first experience with it. Old enough to remember what actually occurred. My classmate (who was white) had a birthda...

Why liberal arts education is important

Why liberal arts education is important

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017

I attended the Faculty Forum last week, and I found it rather interesting. The panelists and audience discussed the importance of attending a liberal arts university, how to incorporate liberal arts into the world and other studies, cultural literacy, what can be done at the moment to incorporate more li...

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