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Summer news: Campus continues to evolve

Summer news: Campus continues to evolve

June 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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, teaching summer classes. Watch this story for all the things you've been missing while away for the...

Downtown bond aims to help local business

Downtown bond aims to help local business

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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 Event Center and improvements to Lake Wichita. For a business trying to establish itself downtow...

Syreeta Greene given duties as Title IX intake

Syreeta Greene given duties as Title IX intake

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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 spring break. "I hope we don't see another increase in reports as a result of last week's activity,"...

Skills-based courses removed from core curriculum

Kara McIntyre

September 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

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 the 2017-18 year, but will potentially be removed from the core in 2019. Other skills courses, i...

Fulfilling our liberal arts mission

The Wichitan

February 28, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Op-Ed

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. Funding often comes with stipulations that privilege fiscal concerns over educational ones —...

Gov Abbott says ‘freeze’

Gov Abbott says ‘freeze’

Kara McIntyre

February 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

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 employees were worried about the impact on their jobs and how vacant positions would be filled.The...

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

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

Blake Muse

June 4, 2013


Filed under Campus, News

Education is not “just going to class,” according to Matthew Park, associate vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students. “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 co...

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