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Board of Regents meeting: the recap

Board of Regents meeting: the recap

Kristin Silva, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

Comprehensive campaign In a continuation of the campaign, the university is on track to blow right past their initial goal of $50 million and their goal for the year. Shipley said, "My goal for this year was nine million so we are way ahead of where we thought we'd be." The campaign is w...

International Students

March 27, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes the international office and coaches make the process of enrolling easier for the students to transition into university. But the internation office is in the forefront for making it a smooth operation. Coaches and international office are responsible for handling...

Wichita Falls has a problem with xenophobia, racism

Damian De Silva, Columnist

April 27, 2018

MSU and Wichita Falls have a profound issue with bigotry, xenophobia and racism. This is by no means a damning review, since some of the most wonderful, genuine, kind-hearted people I know are Wichitans and MSU students. Caribbean people make an outsized impact on this college and this town. We have...

Global enrollment continues to grow thanks to university’s outreach program

Global enrollment continues to grow thanks to university’s outreach program

Denush Vidanapathirana

December 4, 2017

The wall and shelves of Randy Glean, director of the Office of International Student Services, are filled with pictures of smiling students, the result of his 20 years spent bringing in students from 46 countries to the university. “I got to travel the world, see more than 3,000 students come thr...

International students face limitations for jobs on campus

International students face limitations for jobs on campus

Abena Tobin

November 30, 2017

International students make up 10 percent of the school's total enrollment and this number has grown by 1.7 percent from 2013 to 2016, but only 36 percent of student employees are international students. The international student program is outgrowing the available jobs on campus, and due to immigration ...

International view: America overlooks choice

International view: America overlooks choice

Jeanette Perry

November 8, 2016

From the Caribbean Islands to Sri Lanka. From India to Zimbabwe. International students at Midwestern represent 54 countries, and many come from countries with different backgrounds but the common opinion that they share is that we should be happy that we have choice, even if we do not like the choices ...

MSU sets new record for incoming international class

MSU sets new record for incoming international class

Kristina Abeyta

September 3, 2015

The 141 new international students entering this fall set a record. Well, two records to be precise. They are part of the 575 group of international students or campus, a record number. And they represent 54 countries, a record number. “One thing we are really pleased with is not only the si...

Students push to expand bus route

Students push to expand bus route

Serah Welborn

February 18, 2015

With campus growth and major construction to accommodate the rising residential population on the horizon, public transit increasingly seems to be a solution for students without vehicles. A bill to expand bus services to weekends and additional routes was proposed at last night's Student Gover...

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