The Wichitan

Philosophy Club members gather weekly to practice critical thinking

Micah Wilson, Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Philosophy Club members gather together to discuss anything and everything that involves critical thinking. Centered around philosophical conversation, the members discuss, debate, and deliberate concepts of all kinds. What is the Philosophy Club? The Philosophy club ...

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...

Students fail to utilize opportunities to speak out, be heard

The Wichitan

February 20, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Faculty and administration offer countless opportunity like critical conversation panels for students to use their voices, talents and perspectives that students fail to utilize. Faculty members put on panel discussions that pertain to relevant and serious issues evident in national head...

Pursue liberal arts outside the classroom

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Much has been said about Midwestern State University being the only public liberal arts institution in Texas, and you may have heard rumblings of the internal efforts to enhance that experience. Arguably, most students will experience the liberal arts in the classroom through the quality and rigor...

Fulfilling our liberal arts mission

The Wichitan

February 28, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Op-Ed

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 —...

Why liberal arts education is important

Why liberal arts education is important

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I attended the Faculty Forum last week, and I found it rather interesting. The panelists and audience discussed the importance of attending a liberal arts university, how to incorporate liberal arts into the world and other studies, cultural literacy, what can be done at the moment to incorporate more li...

Liberal arts education changes society

Leah Bryce

February 1, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

A hush fell over the room in Legacy Hall as Todd Giles, associate professor of English, began his introduction of the seven faculty members displayed at the front of the room. Each of these faculty members from various colleges expressed their praise of a liberal arts education, bringing more light to ...

Faculty forum ‘brings clarity to liberal arts identity’

Lane Riggs

February 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The panel, "Implementing a Liberal Arts Education; Moving from concept to practice," which was held on Jan. 26 in Legacy Hall at 7-9 p.m., is only the second panel hosted on campus to discuss the uniqueness of a liberal arts education. Out of the decade that the school has been a part of the Council of ...

Faculty panel to discuss practice of liberal arts education

Faculty panel to discuss practice of liberal arts education

Jeromy Stacy

December 16, 2016


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A panel of seven professors, one from each college, will come together for a discussion titled Implementing a Liberal Arts Education; Moving from concept to practice, in Legacy Hall on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.Todd Giles, assistant professor of English and panel moderator, said, "As an institution, we should a...

MSU: Texas’ only public liberal arts school

MSU: Texas’ only public liberal arts school

Jacklyn York

June 22, 2016


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Passionate ballet dancers aspire to enroll at Julliard. And want-to-be lawyers are attracted to the Harvard appeal.For Midwestern State University, its identity is centered around being the only public liberal arts school in Texas and the only Texas school to be a member of the Council of Public Liberal ...

I didn’t pick MSU because it’s a liberal arts college

I didn’t pick MSU because it’s a liberal arts college

Lane Riggs

September 23, 2015


Filed under Guest Column

By this point in time, the meaning of a liberal arts college has been repeatedly forced into one ear, and once this happens, you immediately try to push it back out the other. I get it: you don’t care. But it’s important to care. And on Sept. 3, Todd Giles organized a guest panel including...

200 discuss importance of liberal arts education

200 discuss importance of liberal arts education

Melissa Laussmann

September 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The first Faculty Forum event earlier this month at Shawnee Theatre greeted a full house. More than 200 students packed the theater to listen to a discussion by panelists from different colleges about the value of a liberal arts education.  The major topics of the evening included defining the...

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