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When will we teach the real, brutal history behind Thanksgiving?

fake Thanksgiving
November 11, 2020

Growing up in America, we are taught about Thanksgiving as a holiday to remember the peaceful gathering of pilgrims and Native Americans. In elementary school, I remember my teacher giving the students...

Dr. Kindig retires after serving 47 years at MSU.

Everett Kindig, professor of history
December 31, 2018

On May 3, 2018, the MSU Texas History Department host a retirement reception for Everett W. Kindig. Kindig had been a professor at MSU Texas for 47 years and he will be retiring at the end of the 2018...

Professor examines the similarities between Texas and Queensland, Australia

November 8, 2018

Associate Professor of History Leland Turner spent his hour at the Faculty Forum talking big, really big, comparing culture and mythology between Texas and Queensland, Australia. At the Nov. 5 forum,...

The chaos that is K. Aus- the story of cancer survivor Kylie Austin

The chaos that is K. Aus- the story of cancer survivor Kylie Austin
May 1, 2018

For the average 18-year-old, it would seem that college life is about enjoying new-found freedom, homecoming and bonfires, cringing at cafeteria food and struggling to make that 4.0 GPA or not sleeping...

Faculty lectures on the perceptions of animals in history

Kristen Lodge, english associate professor, gives a lecture at Prothro-Yeager 200 on western perspective of animals throughout history on Monday, April 2, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez
April 3, 2018

More than 70 students gathered in Prothro-Yeager on Monday, April 2 to hear Kirsten Lodge’s, faculty research coordinator, lecture about “The Western Perception of Animals.” The lecture given was...

Historical markers enhance student experience

February 27, 2018

OUR VIEW: Historical markers enhance the student experience by reminding students of the school's history while encouraging students to stand up for their beliefs. Last week, university administrators...

Administrators honor first African American students

Syreeta Greene, director of equity inclusion and multicultural affairs, University President Suzanne Shipley and Keith Lamb, vice president of sutdent affairs and enrollment management, unveil the bench in the Clark Student Center Comanche Room that is dedicated to the group of African American students who first attended and fought to be at Midwestern State University, Friday Feb. 23, 2018. Photo by Rachel Johnson
February 24, 2018

To honor the first African American students who attended MSU in 1954, administrators hosted a ceremony in which they dedicated a bench to the alumni in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suites on...

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

Logan Cope, psychology senior, plays Jenga while waiting for the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social to begin on Feb. 1. Photo by Mia Heck
February 1, 2018

Black History Month celebrations kicked off with conversations, games and finger foods during the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social hosted by the office of Equity, Inclusion...

Take advantage, study abroad

November 28, 2017

Our view: Our generation is offered many opportunities our predecessors weren’t, and one of them is the chance to study abroad. While not everyone dreams of traveling the world, it something that as...

Downtown museum helps residents rediscover history

Downtown museum helps residents rediscover history
March 1, 2017

With cowboy hats, vintage instruments and Vietnam War artifacts, the history of Wichita Falls can be rediscovered through the exhibits at the Museum of North Texas History. “We’ve got a lot...

MSU celebrates desegregation

February 22, 2017

OUR VIEW: Though MSU may not have been on the right side of history, we are now.Last week, a postmaster was sent out to announce the unveiling of a historical marker celebrating MSU's desegregation. Formerly...

History of MSU digitized

Cortny Bates, special collections librarian/associate university librarian, and Clara Latham, university librarian, demonstrates to Peter Fields, english associate professor, and Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, how the new MSU History Display in the second floor of Moffett Library, Feb. 9. Photo by Rachel Johnson
February 9, 2016

Associate University Librarian for Technical Services Cortny Bates unveiled the digital display of MSU history on the second floor of Moffett Library on Tuesday Feb. 9. She presented a new touch-screen...

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