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Behind the set of “Little Shop of Horrors”

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 musical, rehearsals are split into three parts. Acting and blocking led by Sally Story, choreography led by Morgan Mallo...

$58.4 million construction projects advance

Bridwell Courts Aug. 10, 2018

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

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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

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

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

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 ...

Fain College adds new mass communication wing

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

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

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

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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