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Geosciences Club raises funds with biannual rock, mineral 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 and faculty supervisor of the Geoscience Club, believes that the fundraiser impacts both students...

Update: Health sciences building 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 care. The first floor will have classrooms and will possibly hold the dental hygiene department. ...

Paleontologist lectures about his research and findings

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 paleontologist Scott Sampson on April 12. The lecture hall was nearly full as the audienc...

Student government executives promote presence for incoming administration

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 in the turn out of students who voted, and I think that has to do with our climate on campus....

Downtown bond aims to help local business

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 Event Center and improvements to Lake Wichita. For a business trying to establish itself downtow...

Environmental science majors look to solving water problem

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 in the hopes of providing an answer to a severe drought we were experiencing at that time. The rumo...

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 $38 million with $2 million in reserves, for as need basis, making $40 million of that bond reserved ...

685 degrees awarded at fall graduation

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 Dec. 16, 2017 with friends, families and colleagues cheering them onward while an additional 183 gra...

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 the small pavilion near some trees while others can take a stroll around the trail. Since the yearly...

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 p.m. in Bolin Hall in room 209. It's free and open to the public as educational subjects related to...

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

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 is way better than what we were expecting. We were expecting maybe a couple dozen people and w...

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

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 science conversations between MSU faculty and the broader community,” Dean of the College of Scien...

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