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retiring professor

After 40 years, computer science professor says goodbye to MSU

Khirstia Sheffield, Feature Editor October 16, 2020

In 1973, she was a wide-eyed student in the field of mathematics who was dedicated to her studies. In 1976, her dedication and continuous desire to learn earned her a graduate teaching assistant position...

new health building

Summer news: Campus continues to evolve

June 7, 2018

After about 6,000 students packed up and left in mid-May, campus officials quickly took to re-paving parking lots, working on the new health sciences building, preparing for summer orientation and, well,...

Michael Olaya

Downtown bond aims to help local business

Tyler Manning, Editor March 28, 2018

Aimed to help reshape Wichita Falls, there are seven proposed bond projects up for election on May 5 which include construction on various streets and sidewalks downtown, renovations to the Multipurpose...

Matt Park, associate vice president of student affairs  and and enrollment manament and dean of students, gives a brief discription of Title IX at the beggining of the Open Forum about campus safety in CSC Comanche on March 19. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Syreeta Greene given duties as Title IX intake

Tyler Manning, Editor March 27, 2018

Matt Park, dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs, handled all of MSU's Title IX-related cases — until he made a joke about sexual misconduct at a campus safety forum following...

Skills-based courses removed from core curriculum

Kara McIntyre September 13, 2017

On Aug. 18, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board denied the inclusion of all elementary and intermediate courses of French, German and Spanish into the core curriculum. They remain approved for...

Fulfilling our liberal arts mission

The Wichitan February 28, 2017

Dear Editor, As manufacturing jobs continue to disappear, a college degree is increasingly critical to social mobility. Additionally, the university is subject to increased pressures from all directions....

Gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott spoke to the locals of Wichita Falls at the 8th Street Coffee House in Wichita Falls, Feb. 18. Photo by Sam Croft.

Gov Abbott says ‘freeze’

Kara McIntyre February 8, 2017

The order from Gov. Greg Abbott was simple — an immediate hiring freeze.The initial reaction to the memo from Texas state Budget Director Steven Albright, however, was one of immediate concern. State...

University President Jesse Rogers speaks to the Student Senate in October. The Student Government Association meets every first and third Tuesday of every month in Bolin at 7 p.m.

Welcome to the club: Education more than just going to class

Blake Muse June 4, 2013
Education is not “just going to class,” according to Matthew Park, associate vice president of Student Affairs. “Education means a lot more that just knowing what they read and learned in the book,” he said. “We want [students] to be responsible human beings who can communicate and who can think, who can work with a group. And some of those areas, I don’t think you necessarily learn in the traditional classroom environment. You can learn those in co-curriculum experiences as well. It’s a positive thing when students get involved, meaning they find something that they are passionate and interested in, and they pursue it.”
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