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$58.4 million construction projects advance

$58.4 million construction projects advance

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

October 25, 2018

When walking across campus on a cold October morning the crane used for construction overtakes the skyline. MSU seems shadowed by the crane and construction that surrounds it. Construction is around every turn. It's outside of almost every building, and it seems to be ever-present within the conversations...

Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Denush Vidanapathirana, Reporter

October 10, 2018

When Paul and Patti Stillson graduated in 1971 and 1973, respectively, with degrees in art, there was no fine arts building. “We were not in this building. We were in a building across campus. They were barracks buildings (the university) got from Sheppard,” Paul Stillson said. Patti Stillson said...

Senior art exhibit ignites conversation

Senior art exhibit ignites conversation

Brendan Wynne, Reporter

May 3, 2018

Worried that the message of his senior exhibition was being compromised, Ethan Parker, art senior, voiced concern over the placement of his work in the foyer adjacent to the Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts. Parker, a graduating art student, created a collection of sculptures and ...

Pursue liberal arts outside the classroom

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018

Much has been said about Midwestern State University being the only public liberal arts institution in Texas, and you may have heard rumblings of the internal efforts to enhance that experience. Arguably, most students will experience the liberal arts in the classroom through the quality and rigor...

‘Urinetown’ stage managers keep show organized

‘Urinetown’ stage managers keep show organized

The Wichitan

January 30, 2018

While the actors parade around the "Urinetown" stage and memorize lines, songs and choreography, the stage managers spend hours on end reading over paperwork, gathering schedules and offering helping hands to wherever they are needed. Katie Cagle, stage manager and theater tech design senior, along si...

Renovations in Fain

Renovations in Fain

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 ...

Fain College adds new mass communication wing

Fain College adds new mass communication wing

Allison Ashcraft

May 4, 2016

The Fain College of Fine Arts received approval in February to add a new wing to the college for the mass communication department.Jim Sernoe, chair of the mass communication department, said he has been trying to get the mass communication its own facilities for about five years. "We've been wanting...

New theater professor makes directorial debut

New theater professor makes directorial debut

Kara McIntyre

September 24, 2015

The theater department will take audiences into the world of Dungeons and Dragons with the first fall play: She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. This will be the debut of Karen Dabney’s direction, new assistant professor of theater. “Because it’s my first show, there’s this whole momentum o...

New residence halls being planned

Cody Samples

October 17, 2014

New Dorms from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. To help with the increasing numbers of students living on campus, architects met on campus this week to finalize plans for new residence halls. "Looking at building an approximate 500-bed resident facility, it's going to be a more true residence hall,"...

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