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Tuition costs continue to increase

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

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...

Tuition and fees: Where do student service fees go?

Cydney Menzik, Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


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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


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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


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"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


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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...

Anonymous donor gives school money to research sexual misconduct

Anonymous donor gives school money to research sexual misconduct

Cortney Wood and Tyler Manning

April 3, 2018


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An anonymous donor established a fund of $25,000 for Midwestern to research responses to sexual misconduct on college campuses, with MSU as a case study. In a postmaster sent out by Suzanne Shipley, university president, on March 28, stated, "The donor, who has had a lifelong interest in enhancing...

Downtown bond aims to help local business

Downtown bond aims to help local business

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 28, 2018


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Aimed to help reshape Wichita Falls, there are seven proposed bond projects up for election on May 5 which include construction on various streets and sidewalks downtown, renovations to the Multipurpose Event Center and improvements to Lake Wichita. For a business trying to establish itself downtow...

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...

New student center, Greek life building announced at town hall meeting

New student center, Greek life building announced at town hall meeting

Cortney Wood

February 13, 2018


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To alleviate some of the crowding in the Clark Student Center, Suzanne Shipley, university president, announced the Daniel building will be repurposed as a greek commons for sorority and fraternities as well as other student organizations as part of the boundless opportunity campaign at the town ha...

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