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After 40 years, computer science professor says goodbye to MSU

retiring professor

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 for the department of mathematics. Although she had always been passionate about teaching, she never...

Summer news: Campus continues to evolve

new health building

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, 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

Michael Olaya

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

Syreeta Greene given duties as Title IX intake

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

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 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

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

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’

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.

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 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

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.

Blake Muse

June 4, 2013

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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