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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...

A graduating senior’s perspective

A graduating senior’s perspective

Cortney Wood, MSU Graduate

May 24, 2020

I truly thought I was okay today. I knew I wasn’t going to walk across the stage on Saturday, May 16. I knew there weren’t going to be documentary screenings, the mass communication final capstone project, the night before even after dropping one documentary to start another midway through th...

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 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...

The City of Wichita Falls announces shelter in place for Wichita Falls

Mayor of Wichita Falls

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

March 27, 2020

In an emergency meeting Friday morning, Wichita Falls City Council announced a shelter-in-place ordinance for Wichita Falls that will take effect March 27 at 11:59 p.m. and will last until April 8 at 1 p.m. "unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order." Non-compliance will result in a Class...

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

MSU Texas extends Spring Break amid COVID-19 preparations

Cortney Wood, Amos Perkins, and Kristin Silva

March 12, 2020

Midwestern State University officials have extended Spring Breakthrough Tuesday, March 24 amid COVID-19 preparations. The scheduled break for Midwestern was initially scheduled for Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, March 21. According to officials, MSU Texas offices will remain open during scheduled...

MSU Texas administration considers invitation to join Texas Tech University system

Breaking news

Cortney Wood and Kristin Silva

February 14, 2020

President Suzanne Shipley met with Student Government Association administration members to discuss student reaction and involvement after Midwestern State University officials announced an invitation to be in alliance with the Texas Tech University on Friday, Feb. 14. According to Shipley, she felt...

Don’t complain if you’re not going to vote

February 4, 2020

As politics become increasingly divided, it's vital college students turn out to the polls so politicians listen to the concerns of a large portion of the population, but that's only an option if young adults take the proper steps to enforce our legitimacy. The number of times people complain about...

Students’ health remains top priority for Wellness Center

Between class and football, Austin Boyd, undecided freshman, finds time to play basketball to challenge and entertain himself at the Wellness Center on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Photo by Cortney Wood

Cortney Wood, Reporter

September 4, 2018

To promote a healthy well-balanced life for students the Wellness Center administration members offer various events, services and classes to help students increase fitness while enjoying the facility they pay for. About 850 people visit the Wellness Center facility each day throughout the fall and...

Student government executives promote presence for incoming administration

Preston Busby, criminal justice junior, speaks at the second Student Government Association debate for the 2018-2019 SGA officer candidate positions in Bolin 101, March 21, 2018. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Cortney Wood and Tyler Manning

April 3, 2018

President's Response With 6.6 percent of the student population voting in the Student Government Association election, Maria Peña, president, said she is "disappointed" in the turn out. "I am disappointed in the turn out of students who voted, and I think that has to do with our climate on campus....

Residents assistant serve late-night breakfast

Claudio Rodriguez,  complex coordinator, is excited at the sight of a cinnamon roll during the Late Night Breakfast at Sundance community kitchen on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Brian Lang

March 7, 2018

To give students a break from their studies and enjoy a late-night breakfast, the Sundance resident assistants hosted Late Night Breakfast in the Sundance community kitchen, in which they handed out cinnamon rolls, pigs in a blankets and fruit on March 6. The room was filled with conversations and l...

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