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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...

Writing skills pay bills

October 15, 2019

In a society where swiping cards and scanning chips are the primary methods of payment, old fashion payment methods can be overlooked as a teaching point for our predecessors. Using checks as a form of payment is still a common method when paying bills or making larger transactions when a credit card...

$50 million campaign benefits all students

$50 million campaign benefits all students

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

October 2, 2019

The university's comprehensive campaign met its goal of $50 million in the third year of a seven-year campaign. This campaign began Sept. 1, 2016, and will continue until the university's centennial celebration in. The three pillars are enriching lives, enhancing teaching and learning, as well as investing in ...

Tuition costs continue to increase

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Going off to college is more than embarking on new adventures, learning how to be an adult or understanding oneself. College is essentially the golden staircase to further expand on the basic knowledge learned in high school and land  a successful career. While the list of concerns for both parents...

Security fee has pros and cons

February 12, 2019

Our view: The Wichitan staff believe that getting rid of the parking decals and replacing it with a security fee has pros and cons. Due to a new parking fee arrangement presented at the Student Government Association meeting by Vice President of Student Affairs Keith Lamb and Interim Vice President...

Tuition and fees: Where do student service fees go?

Cydney Menzik, Reporter

December 7, 2018

At the beginning of each semester, tuition is due. With every bill, there is a break down where the money goes. Along with basic tuition, there are fees that students attending classes on campus at MSU have to pay. “So obviously there are different fees. So some of the fees are associated wi...

Course evaluations have no influence over faculty salaries

Samuel Frederick, Reporter

May 7, 2018

While faculty are required to hand out course evaluations to students to review the class and the instructor at the end of each semester, the have little to no affect on the professor's payroll. Sometimes they are never even read and end up in a waste basket. According to Rico Quintero, sports leisure...

Variety of factors go into determining salaries

Variety of factors go into determining salaries

Keanna Jenkins, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Marilyn Fowlé is a busy person. As the vice president for administration and finance, she has her hands in almost every financial decision at the university — including salaries. But she doesn't have time to research the market data for the salaries of all 678 full-time employees. Nor does she just...

2017-2018 salaries

May 2, 2018

Visit the Texas Tribune for the Government Salary Explorer Data provided by the Office of Administration and Finance for full-time employees Full Name Title Salary Suzanne Shipley President $310,000 James Johnston Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs $190,000 Marilyn Fowle VP, Admin...

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...

Sikes Lake gets colorful makeover for 5Kolor Run

Sikes Lake gets colorful makeover for 5Kolor Run

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 20, 2018

"3... 2... 1... Let's go! Takeoff. Good luck be safe," Angie Reay, director of the wellness center, said over the mic to commence the race. To raise funds for the Famine Faith Refuge, staff from the wellness center and the Office of Residence Life hosted the 5Kolor run event April 20. “It...

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 8, 2018

Laughter, screams and paint splatters from about 20 attendees filled the air surrounding Sikes Lake. The Inclusion Now! Festival came to a close with a paint fight in an "active and fun" way on April 6 at Sikes Lake. According to Jonathon Quam, associate professor of mass communication, the idea...

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