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Dr. Kindig retires after serving 47 years at MSU.

Dr. Kindig retires after serving 47 years at MSU.

Herbert McCullough, Reporter

December 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Local, News

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 Spring Semester. Lisa D. Moore English graduate said that Kindig was a very approachable professor. “If...

Professor examines the similarities between Texas and Queensland, Australia

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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, Turner said, "It's important that when we have new ideas, we share that knowledge with others. As a historian, I am in the business of creating k...

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

Tasia Floissac, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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 through class. But it definitely wasn’t the story of the vibrant history senior, Kylie Austin. Instead,...

Faculty lectures on the perceptions of animals in history

Faculty lectures on the perceptions of animals in history

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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 a condensed version of a class taught by Lodge titled, “Animals in Art and Literature.” Duri...

Historical markers enhance student experience

The Wichitan

February 27, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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 unveiled a bench dedicated to the first African American students to register in classes. Last...

Administrators honor first African American students

Administrators honor first African American students

latoya fondren

February 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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 Feb 23. Syreeta Greene, director of the office of equity, inclusion and multicultural affairs, sa...

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

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

Mia Heck

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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 & Multicultural Affairs members in the Comanche Suites on Feb. 1. “It is an opportunity for...

Take advantage, study abroad

The Wichitan

November 28, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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 many students as possible should take advantage of. Besides traveling with your college friends and making unique...

Downtown museum helps residents rediscover history

Downtown museum helps residents rediscover history

Dakota Mize

March 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

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 of students here that aren’t from Wichita Falls. [The museum] gives them a unique perspective into ...

MSU celebrates desegregation

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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 known as Midwestern University, our campus did not allow black students to enroll until Brown vs. ...

History of MSU digitized

History of MSU digitized

Emily Carroll

February 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 display to faculty, students and alumni that a spread of finger foods and drinks features the picture...

Womens sports focus of new book

Womens sports focus of new book

Yolanda Torres

August 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News, Sports

REVIEW Many Beginnings: A History of Women in Sports at Midwestern State University by Sherry Ann Gill Gillespie with Karen K. Rogers explores the account of women’s athletics since the start of the university. It takes you year by year through the decades and provides a play-by-play of each...

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