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Rocks and minerals on sale

Geosciences Club raises funds with biannual rock, mineral sale

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter April 8, 2019

After students walked through the foyer of Bolin Hall, they were met with a wide range of rocks, minerals, and fossils for sale by the Geosciences Club, on April 3-4. Jonathan Price, associate professor...

Health sciences construction

Update: Health sciences building construction

March 15, 2019

The new health sciences building is scheduled to be up and running Fall 2019. As of now the third floor will be home to the faculty offices and the second will be dedicated to nursing and respiratory...

Scott Sampson, host and science adviser of the PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train, speaks to attendees about, How to Raise a Wild Child, at Akin Auditorium on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Paleontologist lectures about his research and findings

Brian Lang, Reporter April 13, 2018

    To learn how to raise a “wild child” and discuss the variety of dinosaurs in the North American West Coast, students and faculty gathered in Bolin 100 for a lecture from renowned...

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

Student government executives promote presence for incoming administration

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...

Michael Olaya

Downtown bond aims to help local business

Tyler Manning, Editor March 28, 2018

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...

Jalen Mavero

Environmental science majors look to solving water problem

The Wichitan February 12, 2018

In 2014, our quaint town of Wichita Falls was just the second city in Texas to utilize Direct Potable Reuse – reintroducing waste water into our local water treatment facility. This action was taken...

New Health Science building over budget

Justin Marquart, Design Editor December 20, 2017

The university is using money obtained from a tuition revenue bond, consisting of $58.4 million, to update the campus, a new health science building. Administrators set a budget for this project at...

Brenda Cigala, bilingual education, hugs a professor as soon as she walks out from Kay Yeager coliseum, Dec. 16, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson

685 degrees awarded at fall graduation

The Wichitan December 16, 2017

Reporting by Tyler Manning, Cortney Wood, Rachel Johnson, Justin Marquart and Fran Martinez As adrenaline coursed through their veins, 502 students walked across the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum on...

Students volunteer to keep campus clean

Oscar Cindo, Reporter October 25, 2017

A gentle wind blows through branches causing some leaves to fall onto the grass below. A sunny afternoon at nice and cleaned up Sikes Lake provides a place for students to enjoy nature. Some sit under...

Rolling Plains chapter meeting to be held Tuesday

Oscar Cindo September 29, 2017

An opportunity to help make a difference in the community has been brought to campus as Texas Master Naturalist Terry McKee will be hosting the second Rolling Plains chapter meeting on Oct. 3 at 7...

Jonathan Price talks to children about how volcanic rocks are formed at Science Cafe on Sept. 14. Photo by Brittany Hill.

Science Café opens to a packed crowd at Frank and Joe’s

Brittany Hill September 18, 2017

There was not an empty seat in sight as the College of Science and Mathematics kicked off the beginning of the Science Café with a huge success at Frank and Joe’s Coffee House on Sept. 14. “This...

Jonathan Price talks to children about how volcanic rocks are formed at Science Cafe on Sept. 14. Photo by Brittany Hill.

Science Café to be held at Frank and Joe’s Coffee House

Brittany Hill September 13, 2017

The College of Science and Mathematics will be kicking off the beginning of a series of science cafés at Frank and Joe’s Coffee House from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14. “It is a series of...

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