The Wichitan

Musicians impress at second annual Woodwind Day

Tasia Floissac

April 11, 2018

Beneath puckered lips, warm lights reflected against the cold shiny metal that trembled as Joseph Schwantners’ Black Anemones (1981) pierced through the walls of Akin Auditorium on April 10. Shattering the silence that could have made a pin drop sound like a marching band, Amy Thiemann, adjunct ...

Prospective students join musical cast

Carl Marshall and cast members rehearse

Mekala Conway and Jacob Smith

February 8, 2018

The stage smells of fresh sawdust and wet paint. Dust mites are seen in the bright stage lights, masking the audience and turning the rest of the auditorium into an endless expanse of black. The only thing that lets anyone know there is anyone seated in the audience is the den of people talking and laughing...

High school art show kicks off

Alyssa Mitchell

January 30, 2018

The annual High School Art Competition opened this week in the Fain Fine Arts Center Foyer Gallery. The art show will be housed in the gallery from Jan. 29, until Feb. 3. The gallery consists of at least 250 pieces of artwork from different high schools in the surrounding area. Steve Hilton, associate...

366 prospective students attend Mustangs Rally

Amanda Bergstrom, incoming business marketing freshman, signs up for more information from the Midwestern State University Cheerleading Squad during the organization fair part of Mustangs Rally held in D.L. Ligon Coliseum, Saturday Oct. 28, 2017.

Herbert McCullough

October 31, 2017

The admissions office organized the fall 2017 Mustangs Rally where prospective students were introduced to the university on Oct. 28. George Castro, admissions counselor, said the goal of Mustangs Rally is to help the prospective students understand MSU more. “We hope that students leave wit...

Opera Workshop opens March 3

Dale Heidebrecht, director of the production, talks with college and high school students before rehearsals begin. Feb. 28. Photo by Arianna Davis

Tyler Manning

March 1, 2017

SUMMARY What is it? The Opera Workshop occurs in the spring and serves as a voice-training course. This year, it is an ensemble. When is it? Performances open to the public March 3 and March 4 at 7-p.m. How much is it? There is no ticket charge for MSU staff and students. General admission ...

53 prospective students and guests Discover MSU

Theater students answer questions that prospective students have about the program during Discover MSU on Feb. 3. Photo by Justin Marquart.

Robin Reid

February 8, 2017

It was a crisp, gray morning as 24 students and 29 guests entered the winding halls of Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts, on Feb. 3, in attendance for the first Discover MSU event of 2017. Historically, Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts has been the smallest Discover MSU, while Robert D. & Carol...

Financial aid informs incoming students, parents

Kathy Browning

Leonardo Gonzalez

February 7, 2017

About 50 students and parents gathered in the Comanche Suites Feb. 7 to learn about the availability of financial aid and the admission requirements for incoming students.The Financial Aid Night’s main speaker, Kathy Pennartz-Browning, director of financial aid, made her presentation visible to the audie...

Local artists win big in annual high school show

Larry Hamilton, retired art teacher, talks with his old students Jenna Ward, Rider student and first place winner in two categories, and Carli Ward, Rider student, and their mother, Paulette Baltrunas at The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery: Opening Reception for High School Art Competition.

Lane Riggs

February 10, 2016

The art on the walls invited spectators to understand not only art, but the artists behind the art, all competitors in this year's high school art competition.The talents of middle school and high school students on display at the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery illustrated talents and came to a close on Fe...

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