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MSU Texas welcomes first doctoral program

MSU Texas

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

September 4, 2020

Midwestern State University announced in a press release Wednesday, Sept. 3, that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved the university's request to offer a "doctoral degree in educational leadership," starting January 2021. “This is a significant accomplishment...

Texas Tech University Announces Approved MOU with MSU

Texas Tech MSU

Colin Stevenson, Chief Photographer

September 2, 2020

MSU Texas and the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents both approved a memorandum of understanding Thursday, August 6, taking another step towards MSU becoming TTU System's fifth university. "I'm excited for [this partnership] because I think it's good for students, I think it's good for...

MSU Texas police investigates on-campus sexual assault

MSU Texas police investigates on-campus sexual assault

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

August 7, 2020

Midwestern State University police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that happened Thursday night on-campus. In a Postmaster sent Friday morning, MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins states the assault happened in the Prothro—Yeager parking lot at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. “The vict...

MSU Texas announces new face mask policy

Face Mask

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1 at 11:02 a.m., MSU Texas president Dr. Suzanne Shipley announced via Postmaster the implementation of a policy that will require students to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The email stated that face masks must be worn by students, faculty and staff...

MSU Texas to host COVID-19 testing

COVID-19

June 29, 2020

Via a campus-wide postmaster, Midwestern State University announced that June 30, the state of Texas will turn the D.L. Ligon Colesium and Nocona Trail into a free COVID-19 testing site from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. “We’re a test site; the state is coming in to do testing. It’s not just for the...

In memory of coach Noel Johnson

Coach J

The Wichitan Staff

June 9, 2020

Women's basketball head coach Noel Johnson has passed away Tuesday, June 9 following her 14-month battle with stage four ovarian cancer. Johnson begin her fight to defeat the disease on April 19, 2019, starting with the first of six rounds of chemotherapy. Throughout her journey, constant and consistent messages of love and support po...

Graduates sum up their MSU experience in one word

Dallas Wabbington, Bridget Reilly, and Omar Combie

June 3, 2020

Ashma Henry | Computer science graduate One word: fulfilling. "I use this word as in most cases individuals don't know their own strength until strength is the only thing you can rely on to get through the semester. These past years have definitely pushed me past what I thought was my limit, allowing me to develop the abilities and characteri...

Student Wellness Center reopens with restrictions

Weights

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

May 26, 2020

Tuesday, May 26 marked the reopening of the Student Wellness Center with limitations and adaptations set to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. "[Reopening] was kind of interesting, because the governor said May 18th was when gyms could reopen, so it pushed our timeline up a bit. When we decided...

International student drowns at Turner Falls

International student drowns at Turner Falls

Wichitan Staff

May 11, 2020

The sister of a Midwestern State University graduate student who drowned Sunday at Turner Falls, OK, is asking for help to raise funds to send her brother's body home to be buried in India. Naga Subhash Moturu, 26, died Sunday, May 10 when he was in a deep water area with friends at Turner Falls and...

MSU Texas administration plans in-person classes for Fall 2020

Campus

April 27, 2020

Midwestern State University administration members announce in-person classes for Fall 2020 following an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott, R–Texas, Monday afternoon that initiated the first phase of reopening the Texas economy. In a post on social media from MSU Texas officials sent Monday...

MSU should go pass/fail

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 12, 2020

With the transition to exclusively online classes in full effect at MSU, many students have seen their grades drop, and the best solution is to move to pass/fail. Many students didn't sign up for online classes to start with because they knew they wouldn't do well at them and are now left with no...

MSU announces COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund to help students in need

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 12, 2020

Mathew Park, associate vice president and dean of students, announced the creation of the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund via Postmaster Thursday, April 9. The fund's purpose is to provide financial support to currently enrolled students who are unable to support their ability to remain enrolled at...

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