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Closed-minded voters vilify variety

Closed-minded voters vilify variety

conner wolf

March 14, 2016

With the presidential election less than eight months away, it is hard to have a conversation with someone without it eventually shifting towards politics. This is a topic I enjoy hearing about, but often dread actually discussing. Younger voters are especially vocal about their opinions in politics. As ...

Bernie Sanders: The people’s choice

Bernie Sanders: The people’s choice

Dewey Cooper

February 10, 2016

Out of the 11 remaining presidential candidates – both Republican and Democrat – only one is the real voice of the people: Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist nominee from Vermont.Bernie has his share of political experience. Eight years as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, he also served 15 years a m...

Shipley inaugurated as 11th university president

Shipley inaugurated as 11th university president

The Wichitan

December 11, 2015

INAUGURATION OF Suzanne Shipley, Ph.D. HER SPEECH | "Building Bridges to a Vibrant Future" INAUGURATION STORIES Times-Record-News | Shipley inaugurated as MSU’s 11th president KFDX | Dr. Suzanne Shipley Inaugurated as MSU's 11th President THE PEOPLE Tobin McDuff | master of ceremonies,...

‘Building Bridges to a Vibrant Future’

‘Building Bridges to a Vibrant Future’

The Wichitan

December 11, 2015

A speech delivered by Suzanne Shipley, the 11th president of Midwestern State University, on her inauguration, Dec. 11, 2015. As I luxuriate in the pomp and circumstance of this presidential inauguration…the uplifting music, heartfelt remarks and lovely flowers…I think of the good fortune that has brought me here tod...

Ben Carson coming to town; students not yet sold on which candidate to support

Ben Carson coming to town; students not yet sold on which candidate to support

Yvette Ordonez

October 15, 2015

Presidential hopeful and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson will appear in Wichita Falls Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. as part of a book-signing tour. But just because he's been in Wichita Falls before, often supports classical Republican ideals, and has spoken at MSU graduation doesn't mean students and resid...

A new university president: first impressions go both ways

A new university president: first impressions go both ways

Samuel Sutton

September 25, 2015

In her first six weeks as president, Suzanne Shipley has not had much time to sit still. In between constant meetings with administrators, alumni and prospective donors, she is learning the MSU lifestyle and even building a social media presence in a town close to her roots. "Everybody has...

Board names Shipley as next president

Austin Quintero

April 28, 2015

The nine voting members of the Board of Regents made history when, after a 10-month search, they named Suzanne Shipley as the first woman and 11th MSU president. Rogers spent his whole career at MSU, meaning that when he took office everyone already had an idea who he was. Growing up in the Texas p...

Appeals filed in SGA election

Ethan Metcalf

April 16, 2015

Hearing Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in CSC Cheyenne Results for the Student Government Association elections were posted Monday, showing Jesse Brown, criminal justice junior, as the winner of the presidential race with 56 percent of the vote. But Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollmen...

President Rogers studio interview

Ethan Metcalf

April 2, 2015

President Rogers studio interview from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Jesse Rogers has been president of Midwestern State University since 2001, but his story at the college began well before that when he became a professor of chemistry and physics in 1967. Rogers announced his retirement last ...

Board officially hires Shipley as president

Board officially hires Shipley as president

Ethan Metcalf

April 1, 2015

In a short meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Regents officially appointed Suzanne Shipley as the 11th university president. Student Regent Jesse Brown said the board also advanced Shipley's start date to Aug. 8 this year. "I'm excited," Brown said after the meeting. "I know she's going ...

SGA election procedures changed to increase voter turnout

conner wolf

March 31, 2015

In an effort to increase voter turnout, student government elections are coming nearly a month sooner this year with polls opening April 8. Rebecca Stogner, sociology junior and student government president, said, “The elections have been changed from May to April so that it doesn’t conflict with...

Change is good

The Wichitan

March 11, 2015

Our view: The presidential search process has been a whirlwind of events, and while there appears to be a break in action now that the Board of Regents have selected Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, as the sole finalist for the job, it is imperative to the university's growth that...

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