The Wichitan

Construction inconveniences students

Latoya Fondren, Reporter

October 20, 2018

It's 9 a.m. on a sunny, Thursday morning and students are usually in class learning while listening to the soft chirps of birds as they fly across the sky. Instead of a normal morning on campus for students and staff, our morning is filled with the high pitched squeals of drills and vibrations throughout...

Bradley Wilson: Twitter a prime source for news

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

October 2, 2018

Associate Professor Bradley Wilson kicked off the Social Media Day event with a lecture informing students how to use Twitter effectively with an audience of more than 60 people. Wilson explained the analytics of Twitter and discussed the creation of a successful tweet so students could better un...

A day in the life of Jeanette Perry

A day in the life of Jeanette Perry

Madison Davis, Reporter

September 28, 2018

A 5:30 a.m. alarm rings in the start of a busy day for mass communication post baccalaureate Jeanette Perry, university development secretary, who walks down the hall to wake her two children Rhiannon and Meagan. The smell of Café Bustelo coffee fills the air as her morning ensues. Perry rus...

Fain dean discusses connecting creativity through updates, renovations

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 1, 2018

From flying to New York a new piano for Akin Auditorium and others for the music department to helping raise funds for the new mass communication building that debuted in Fall 2017, Martin Camacho finishes his fourth year as dean of Fain Fine Arts college with his determination to continue to improve the environment for students and...

Students learn about ‘Slavery in Libya, Beyond’

Students learn about ‘Slavery in Libya, Beyond’

Herbert McCullough

February 6, 2018

On Feb. 5, staff from the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs hosted a presentation called "Slavery in Libya & Beyond." This presentation was about the recent discovery of a slave trade that was reported in Libya by the IOM. Syreeta Greene, director of Equity, Inclusion, and...

Renovations in Fain

Renovations in Fain

kristin silva

January 30, 2018

To comply with the American Disabilities Act and fire marshal regulations, so students, faculty and visitors with disabilities can reach their classes, offices and the restrooms, the Fain College of Fine Arts is undergoing renovations to accommodate for such needs. In 2013, the fire marshal came to ...

Purpose found through major changes

Purpose found through major changes

The Wichitan

November 14, 2017

I had one goal on my mind: attend Abilene Christian starting in the fall 2017 and graduate with a bachelor's degree of science. Little did I know my plans would end up with two hospital visits during the summer and a long, long road of recovery. Since I was 9 years old, I dreamed of being a pediat...

Chipotle fundraiser collects cash for Legacy Scholarship

Chipotle fundraiser collects cash for Legacy Scholarship

Chloe Phillips

November 7, 2017

After weeks of preparation and advertising through online publicity, flyers and word of mouth, Haleigh Wallace, mass communication senior, organized a Chipotle Mexican Grill fundraiser to continue the mass communication Legacy Scholarship on Nov. 6. Created in 2012, this scholarship is passed do...

Legacy Scholarship fundraiser to be held Nov. 6

Chloe Phillips

November 6, 2017

To financially continue the mass communication Legacy Scholarship, mass communication senior Haleigh Wallace will host a fundraiser on Nov. 6 from 10:45 a.m.-9 p.m. at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Created in 2012, this scholarship is passed down yearly — typically in May — from the past year's recipient...

Michael Olaya sheds light on the technical world

Michael Olaya sheds light on the technical world

Oscar Cindo

October 2, 2017

During a sunny Monday afternoon, a crowd of about 75 listened to a mechanical engineering senior discuss how flying robots will give them super powers. But his talk went well beyond how to use drones. Mechanical engineering senior Michael Olaya discussed how advances in drone technology as well as...

Administrators have eyes on growth

Brendan Wynne

August 17, 2017

As part of the mission to make MSU a destination, residential school, members of administrators have broken out the hard hats, rolling out the plans for new buildings, renovations and a football stadium. As the dust settles around the new addition to the Fain College of Fine Arts building, the...

Graduating senior to give commencement address

Graduating senior to give commencement address

Kara McIntyre

April 25, 2017

About 692 students adorned in caps and gowns will be walking the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum at 10 a.m. on May 13 — except for one. She will be on stage giving the commencement address. Megan Piehler, mass communication senior, was chosen as the first student commencement speaker in MSU's...

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