The Wichitan

Sara Henning confesses family secrets through poetry

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

February 1, 2019

Some 40 people attended last night's reading of a collection of poems by Sara Henning, at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art Jan. 31. Henning, an assistant professor of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, gave the audience a strong and passionate reading of her collection of poems. ...

International students have additional challenges

International students have additional challenges

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

May 18, 2018

Àlex Martínez Roca, taps his foot nervously against the airplane carpet floor as he takes his first look out the window of his new home for the next four years. After living in Barcelona, Spain his entire life he doesn’t know what to expect when coming to America to play college tennis. Howeve...

Faculty gives ‘last lecture’ about language

Brian Lang

March 20, 2018

Around 35 students gathered in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on March 19 to hear Peter Fields, associate professor of English,  give a lecture as a part of the Last Lecture Series. This series is inspired by the famous “last lecture” given by Randy Pausch discussing the most important things ...

Before you say “You need to know English”

Rachel Johnson

February 13, 2018

When I was in the eighth grade, I lived in Mexico for eight months. Later when I was 18, I went to three countries in Europe. In both experiences I had little to no knowledge when it came to their native languages. In Mexico, I learned what it was like to not be able to attend certain classes...

Juniors to take Writing Proficiency Exam Sept. 27-Oct. 1

Dominick Haskins

September 20, 2016

Students classified as juniors with at least 60 hours, but no more than 90 hours, are making final preparations as they prepare to take the Writing Proficiency Exam Sept. 27 - Oct. 1. The WPE, a university requirement, purportedly measures a student’s ability to write critically and creatively at a ...

Poetry slam at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop March 17

Jared Tuilagi

March 17, 2016

The Writing Center staff will be hosting the first poetry slam of the year at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on March 17 giving students and staff a chance to share different forms of poetry while enjoying food and each other’s company.These poetry nights have been held at least once or twi...

Popularity, knowledge increase with new writing center location

Popularity, knowledge increase with new writing center location

Samuel Sutton

October 22, 2015

Helping students with writing, giving professors helpful tips for their lectures, and boosting students' confidence-just some of the goals of the Writing Center. Despite staff members willing to help students improve their writing, the Writing Center wasn't always easy to find. Because of this, ...

Diverse course offering adds depth to education

Diverse course offering adds depth to education

The Wichitan

January 30, 2015

When I started as an associate professor of humanities and English in the fall of 2015, I was excited not only to start teaching film courses again, but also to meet the dynamic faculty and students of the Department of English, Humanities and Philosophy—including faculty member of the year, professor K...

Campus author speaks about debut novel

Brooke Long

October 3, 2013

Campus Author Speaks About Debut Novel from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. For some students, finding the time to read for class can be difficult, but for one 19-year-old sophomore, reading just wasn't enough. Kendell Penington, an English student, recently published her first novel. The author shares her experie...

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