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Faculty pay House Calls to dorms

Nick Lanier, Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Housing and staff members in the residence halls hosted the first House Calls event on Sept. 17, as an opportunity for students living on campus to open their doors to their peers, as well as faculty and staff as they toured each building. “The event is designed to let students know that the professors have their best interests at heart. We want to make ...

Living on campus helps students transition into college

Living on campus helps students transition into college

Kristin Silva, Reporter

May 19, 2018


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Moving away from home and living independently is a big step students take when coming to college. New friends and memories are going to be made and students learn who they are while learning to live away from home. According to Rachael Miyahara, residence-life student worker, residence-life requires...

Fred Dietz hired as vice president for enrollment management

Fred Dietz hired as vice president for enrollment management

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 18, 2018


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The search for the vice president of enrollment management is over as Suzanne Shipley, university president, announced in a postmaster email on April 19 that the search committee chose Fred Dietz out of more than 40 candidates to fill the position, effective July 1. Shipley said in the email, "I know the...

Housing set to make Sunwatcher a lifelong learning center

Taylor Robinson

February 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Starting fall 2018, Sunwatcher Building 8 will be a new lifelong learning center, adding to the other two centers in Legacy and McCullough-Trigg halls. The lifelong learning center is aimed to make students' experiences in the classroom rewarding. Students who participate in the learning community...

Housing and world languages to move offices

Housing and world languages to move offices

Tyler Manning

February 20, 2018


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With plans of renovations, a new language lab, more inclusion and the possibility of culture-based cooking classes, these soon-to-be realities for faculty members of the Office of Housing and Office of World Languages and Cultures are accompanied by the preparations to move on-campus locations. The Office of Housi...

Residence halls affected by water outage

Chloe Phillips

November 30, 2017


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Due to a water pipe on Louis J. Rodriguez Drive that was hit during contractor work, Legacy Hall, Sunwatcher Apartments and Sundance Court have experienced an unforeseen water outage. Kristi Schulte, director of residence life and housing, said she was notified of this event around 2:30 p.m. After...

Make Pierce Great Again

Javier Suarez

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Pierce Hall was once the go-to residence hall for incoming male freshman or sophomores attending Midwestern State. Now, since the addition of Legacy Hall, Pierce is no longer the first option for incoming male students. Pierce has seen drastic changes in the past couple of years and it shows now with...

Students call MSU home

Students call MSU home

Brendan Wynne

August 19, 2017


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As cars and trucks lined up along Louis J. Rodriguez Dr., resident assistants and volunteers stood tall with their sleeves rolled up, ready to help freshman and returning students into their new homes at MSU. A collection of view points from Move-In Day: "I'm excited to live on campus and ge...

New housing staff expect to bring changes

New housing staff expect to bring changes

Justin Marquart

August 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

In an effort to divide the responsibilities among the resident assistants and staff, Kristi Schulte, housing director, hired five new staff members. "Last year we took some time to take a look at our staffing structure and to make sure that we had the needs meet for the students and staff in the building,"...

Choosing a home away from home

Choosing a home away from home

Brianna Sheen

May 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Coming to a college campus for the first time, especially as a first-time student, can be daunting. Just the notion of all the opportunity and freedom is enough to make anyone’s head spin. But with freedom comes responsibility, and one of the first tough decisions incoming students have to make is wher...

Board of Regents members raise parking fees, change housing plans

Board of Regents members raise parking fees, change housing plans

Stephen Gomez

May 11, 2017


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The Board of Regents members met in the J.S. Bridwell Board Room in Hardin Hall as part of their regular, two-day, spring meeting. VIEW LIVE STREAM HERE. Football Stadium — Kyle Williams, interim athletic director, stated that the plan is still in the infant stage and the number of cost is ...

Students weigh convenience and freedom when deciding where to live

Students weigh convenience and freedom when deciding where to live

Zoie Flores

May 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Moving away from home and onto a college campus for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience. Students get a newfound freedom and are faced with many decisions to make. Being able to decide where to live on campus is a tough one. There are four residence halls on campus and three apartment...

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