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IT closet in the piano lab caught fire and was put out quickly, March 8.

Burst pipe causes flooding and fire in Fain College of Fine Arts

Stephanie Robledo, News editor March 13, 2021

On March 8, students and faculty were asked to evacuate the Fain College of Fine Arts building. A corroded water pipe had burst causing a flood and a small electrical fire.  “There was an air handler...

Bradley Wilson

Bradley Wilson honored as 2020 David Adams Educator of the Year

Khirstia Sheffield, Feature Editor September 8, 2020

After graduating from college in 1989, Bradley Wilson, associate professor of mass communication, was at a crossroads.  Freshly graduated Wilson had to choose between six different job offers that revolved...

Little Shop of Horrors

Behind the set of “Little Shop of Horrors”

Emily Beaman, Reporter February 18, 2020

Rehearsals for MSU’s 2020 spring musical Little Shop of Horrors have been in full swing since the first week of the semester, and there will still be many more before the opening night.  For this...

Bridwell Courts Aug. 10, 2018

$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...

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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...

Gary Goldberg, art professor and gallery director, adjusts the placement of art pieces for the senior exhibition Thursday, May 2, 2018. Goldberg said that since there were so many graduating art students this semester, the artwork had to be displayed in the foyer, as well as the actual gallery. “We had to be more flexible this semester, but this space is mostly used as a path,” Goldberg said. “Our students often create pieces that challenge viewers emotionally and intellectually, so we have to create the galleries in a way that allows the viewer to make a choice if they want to engage in the art.” Photo by Brendan Wynne

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...

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,...

'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...

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

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...

Construction at the site of the new mass communication building on May 3. Photo by Topher McGehee.

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...

Karen Dabney, theatre director, gives notes to the cast during rehearsal on Sept. 22. Photo by Gabriella Solis.

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...

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...

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