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MSU Texas administration plans in-person classes for Fall 2020

Campus

April 27, 2020

Midwestern State University administration members announce in-person classes for Fall 2020 following an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott, R–Texas, Monday afternoon that initiated the first phase of reopening the Texas economy. In a post on social media from MSU Texas officials sent Monday...

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

Cortney Wood, Amos Perkins, and Kristin Silva

March 12, 2020

Midwestern State University officials have extended Spring Breakthrough Tuesday, March 24 amid COVID-19 preparations. The scheduled break for Midwestern was initially scheduled for Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, March 21. According to officials, MSU Texas offices will remain open during scheduled...

A day in the life: President Suzanne Shipley

Dr. 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. President Suzanne Shipley’s day has just begun. After she spends time with her dogs, she challenges...

Faculty lacks diversity

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

April 5, 2019

In a world where different cultures intertwine, students need to feel represented through the faculty on campus. Diverse faculty not only enhances opportunities for learning, but it creates an open environment for the different cultures reflected within the campus. Provost and Vice President for Academic...

Theater faculty struggles to find why audience sizes are low

Nicole Smalls, Reporter

November 4, 2018

In recent years the theater department's audience sizes have gone down, and the faculty members are trying to figure out why. “I do theater for the audience, so if there’s no one coming to the show, I don’t think there’s much of a point,” said assistant theater professor, Sally Story. ...

Faculty serve ice cream, conversation

Gupta serves ice cream

Madison Davis, Reporter

October 7, 2018

Faculty, most from the West College of Education, served ice cream and conversation to students and their families on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. in the Quad. The event was the cherry on top of a fun-filled Family Day. Computer science freshman Tayton Rose said he enjoyed the atmosphere, throwback music and chatting with teachers. “It’s a fun en...

Variety of factors go into determining salaries

Fowle talking

Keanna Jenkins, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Marilyn Fowlé is a busy person. As the vice president for administration and finance, she has her hands in almost every financial decision at the university — including salaries. But she doesn't have time to research the market data for the salaries of all 678 full-time employees. Nor does she just...

2017-2018 salaries

May 2, 2018

Visit the Texas Tribune for the Government Salary Explorer Data provided by the Office of Administration and Finance for full-time employees Full Name Title Salary Suzanne Shipley President $310,000 James Johnston Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs $190,000 Marilyn Fowle VP, Admin...

Faculty bond through friendly softball game

Tyler Manning, Editor

May 1, 2018

The warmth from the sun energized the faculty as they stretched in preparation for the tournament. There was a sensational energy in the air as children and spouses of faculty members rooted on their loved ones in a game of softball. To give faculty on campus an opportunity to bond over a friendly...

Students keep accountability through correction, transparency

The Wichitan

May 1, 2018

OUR VIEW: Instead of being frustrated at journalists for exposing controversial issues on campus, students should feel angry that organizations aren't transparent enough to communicate situations that occur and aren't met with active correction or reprimand. Transparency reduces corruption and a...

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 16. List of Panelists Isaac Christiansen | assistant professor of sociology Rebecca Dodg...

Faculty lectures on the perceptions of animals in history

Kristen Lodge, english associate professor, gives a lecture at Prothro-Yeager 200 on western perspective of animals throughout history on Monday, April 2, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 3, 2018

More than 70 students gathered in Prothro-Yeager on Monday, April 2 to hear Kirsten Lodge’s, faculty research coordinator, lecture about “The Western Perception of Animals.” The lecture given was a condensed version of a class taught by Lodge titled, “Animals in Art and Literature.” Duri...

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