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CARES Act provides economic relief amidst COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package bill as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Vice President Mike Pence and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) stand by in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2020.

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27 President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus economic relief bill that sends direct payments to Americans and hopes to curb the economic downturn. “I signed the single biggest economic relief package in American history. This will deliver urgently needed relief...

Campus jobs available to students

Student worker busy at the campus bookstore.

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

March 20, 2019

Being a college student is full of bills. Bills for tuition and fees, food bills, movie ticket bills. The list goes on and on. To help students pay these bills, a number of campus departments offer jobs for students. There are departments on campus in which a student can apply for a student assistant...

Women can be successful and have a family

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

March 20, 2018

The world that we live in today is subjected to societal gender roles that both men and women tend to follow. In a number of different ways, society has shaped women to believe that to be successful, they have to be single.  In the stereotypical "Leave It to Beaver" family, men bring home the mone...

International students face limitations for jobs on campus

Total number of employees on campus, 1,349, total number of student employees on campus, 555, total number of international student employees , 204, total number of female international student employees, 119, and total number of male international student employees, 85. Data provided by Human Resource Director, Dawn Fisher.

Abena Tobin

November 30, 2017

International students make up 10 percent of the school's total enrollment and this number has grown by 1.7 percent from 2013 to 2016, but only 36 percent of student employees are international students. The international student program is outgrowing the available jobs on campus, and due to immigration ...

Summer employment fair on April 19

Students interact with employers at fair. Photo by Midwestern State twitter account

Ryane Hatten

April 18, 2017

The Career Management Center officials are hosting its second Summer Employment Fair on April 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall. Students interested in seeking summer employment can attend and visit with the 18 companies at the fair. Stephanie Sullivan, assistant director of career management center, c...

Social media changes the career landscape

LinkedIn provides job prospect opportunities.

Chris Marten

June 20, 2016

Online personas have reshaped every aspect of modern life, including professional identities and job searches. Social media gives an employer a window into an applicant’s activities outside of a business setting, and is increasingly being used as a screening tool.Blake Muse, mass communication junior, ex...

Housing, dining director to take over Study Abroad

Michael Mills, director of housing and dining services. Photo from video by Cody Samples

Ethan Metcalf

March 2, 2015

As Larry Williams, sociology professor and director of the Study Abroad Program, reaches retirement this May, Michael Mills, director of housing and dining services, will take over Williams' position June 1 this summer. "I’m very fortunate and very honored to have the opportunity to take over ...

Minimum wage increase would impact library service

Pragna Vemuri, computer science graduate student, returns materials to the shelfs behind the front desk in Moffett Library Tuesday. Vemuri just started working in the libaray this semester.

Ryne Thacker

September 17, 2014

Congress continues to debate legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, possibly forcing a reduction of student jobs at the Moffett Library in the process. There are no students earning $10.10 per hour in the library, one of the largest student employ...

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