The Wichitan

Earth Day Fair brings the community together

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

April 23, 2019

On one side of the Clark Student Center Atrium, two birds flapped their wings at the nearest passerby. On the opposite side, representatives from Lake Arrowhead State Park informed students about prairie dogs. In the center, a sculpture made of items that can no longer be recycled on campus towered over...

Scholarship committee members allocate every penny

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Thousands of dollars. Tens of thousands of dollars. Indeed hundreds of thousands of dollars. Instead of just sitting around, each department and each college provides students with scholarship money. And very little of it goes un-awarded. Peter Fields, associate professor of English, said he thinks all the departm...

Fine art students visit art museums in Dallas

Professor addressing group of students before field trip outing.

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

March 6, 2019

The Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts sponsored a field trip to Dallas for students to visit the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Crow Museum of Asian Art. There were approximately 80 students and six faculty members in attendance. Shea James, art sophomore,...

Fine Arts students to take a field trip to Dallas Museum of Art

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

February 26, 2019

The Juanita & Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts is sponsoring a free trip to the Dallas Museum of Art on Feb. 27 for some 60 students. Gary Goldberg, art professor, said, "We try to pick exhibitions that we can incorporate into our studies. Many of our students have never been to these museums...

MSU Texas and Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre Hosts 3rd Annual Signature Series

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

February 13, 2019

As part of a discussion on theater, Mishic Marie Liberatore, artistic director at the Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre, explained the history of the 56-year-old non-profit theater that was started by Czechoslovakian immigrants Frank and Irina Kladivova started. “We are a ballet centric theater but the...

Arizona State University saxophonists perform in Akin


Andrew Murray, Reporter

January 31, 2019

The halls of Akin Auditorium rang with beautiful music for 30 members of the audience in complete silence from four award-winning saxophone players — the Seyon Quartet. Andrew J. Allen, assistant professor of music, woodwinds, got a call from an old friend and invited them to come to play for the ...

Deans discuss how faculty salaries are determined

Ruth Morrow, music professor and Bolin distinguished chair of piano, teaches her Tuesday/Thursday 8 a.m.  Introduction to Western and Worl Music, in Fain Fine Arts Center Room C111. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Kristin Silva and Christian Figueredo

May 8, 2018

COLLEGE n Average Median High Low Office of the President 7 $124,155.24 $115,330.04 $310,000.00 $41,699.04 University Advancement 13 $51,306.34 $45,699.96 $168,189.04 $9,269.59 Athletics 27 $63,877.12 $51,059.64 $194,430.01 $1,396.83 Business Affairs and Finance 142 $36,101.19 $28,625.02 $180,631.00 $1,780.00 Dillard College of Busines...

Midwestern Singers perform spring showcase

Midwestern Singers preform classical pieces for guest at Burns Chapel on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Phot by Francisco Martinez

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 24, 2018

The sounds of tight harmonies and choral music filled Burns Chapel as the Midwestern Singers performed their spring showcase “Spring Flowers.” Led by Dale Heidebrecht, assistant professor of music, the Midwestern Singers sang pieces from nearly all periods in music history. The concert b...

Art department hosts state-wide high school art show

The opening of the MWSU High School Art Show, Feb. 3, 2018. Photo by Treston Lacy

kristin silva

February 3, 2018

Some 300 works of art by high school students were submitted from 15 different high schools as part of the 27th Annual MSU High School Art Show hosted by the art department. "Usually 100 to 150 people come," Gary Goldberg, professor of art and gallery director, said. "It's heavily high school students, teach...

Renovations in Fain

Percent of American Disabilities Act renovation budgeted for Fain College of Fine Arts.

kristin silva

January 30, 2018

To comply with the American Disabilities Act and fire marshal regulations, so students, faculty and visitors with disabilities can reach their classes, offices and the restrooms, the Fain College of Fine Arts is undergoing renovations to accommodate for such needs. In 2013, the fire marshal came to ...

Woodwind Chamber Ensemble performs Nov. 14

brittni vilandre

November 15, 2017

The Woodwind Chamber Ensemble filled the ears of their audience on Nov. 14 in the Akin auditorium with pieces dating back to the 1700s. Even with a last minute student replacement due to an emergency, the recital still managed to grab the attention of music connoisseurs and grade-driven students. Andre...

Student artwork chosen to market research forum

The official postcard design by Aaron Campbell for the Celebration of Scholarship, running April 28-30

Brianna Sheen

April 14, 2015

A poster by Krysten Farrier, art freshman, and a postcard design by Aaron Campbell, art junior, were chosen as marketing tools for the Celebration of Scholarship, honoring the research of students and faculty. The students made their designs as part of a project in their Computers for Art...

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