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5kolor Run supports Faith Mission

5kolor Run supports Faith Mission

Joseph Rader, reporter

April 4, 2019

Fifty-two people ran the 5kolor Run at Sikes Lake to show support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to donate to the Wichita Falls Faith Mission, a non-profit organization that benefits the homeless and abused women. "This was my first time running it, and it was really amazing to get the opportunity to support an amaz...

University hires full-time Title IX coordinator

University hires full-time Title IX coordinator

Alyssa Mitchell, Assistant Editor

September 13, 2018

As part of an effort to streamline and codify policies and procedures related to sexual harassment on campus, the Board of Regents, in August, approved the creation of a new position, Title IX coordinator, a position previously held, in part, by Dean of Students Matthew Park. In addition, the Boa...

‘Sex Signals’ encourages discussion with comedy

Brian Lang, Reporter

May 1, 2018

About 30 people attended the “Sex Signals” presentation in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on April 30 to build confidence for genuine discussions about sexual misconduct. Although there were some smaller groups that attended, a vast majority of the audience was comprised of members of the Kappa Sigma f...

Alleged sexual misconduct causes controversy for Kappa Sigma

Cortney Wood

April 25, 2018

[Editor's note: During a recorded interview, Jessica Wollenberger received a call from Janet Hallum, Sigma Kappa Gamma Tau chapter adviser, which she answered while the recording was still on. Cortney Wood, managing editor and reporter, attempted to contact Hallum to notify her she had been recorded, but...

Syreeta Greene given duties as Title IX intake

Syreeta Greene given duties as Title IX intake

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 27, 2018

Matt Park, dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs, handled all of MSU's Title IX-related cases — until he made a joke about sexual misconduct at a campus safety forum following spring break. "I hope we don't see another increase in reports as a result of last week's activity,"...

Action needs to be taken about sexual misconduct

March 20, 2018

OUR VIEW: If administrators put on forums for sexual misconduct to show students they are valued, then motions to implement change should be top priority, not saving face in front of the eyes of the media. While the nearly 2-hour forum allowed students to speak and share their concerns, many students fee...

Students raised concerns over campus safety at forum

Students raised concerns over campus safety at forum

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 20, 2018

To address concerns that students and faculty had regarding campus safety and to make campus populace aware of the policies in place to handle cases of sexual assault and harassment, the Office of Students Affairs and Enrollment Management hosted a forum in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suites o...

Get educated, talk about serious topics

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018

OUR VIEW: Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections and diseases should be second nature to sexually active people. We're all adults here. We talk politics, gender, race and sex, but mere mentions are not going to stop the endless ambiguity surrounding such topics unless students stop pa...

Faculty focus RA training on community, safety

Faculty focus RA training on community, safety

Tyler Manning

January 15, 2018

To regroup and refresh on community and standards, the office of Residence Life and Housing hosted training sessions for the resident assistants from Jan. 8 — 12. in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. Norma Ramirez, assistant director of Residence Life, was in charge of coordinating the trai...

We stand with sexual assault victims

The Wichitan

January 15, 2018

OUR VIEW: No matter the circumstances, victims of sexual assault should feel comfortable coming forward and sharing their story. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Donald Trump. Regardless of political party affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, race, etc., there's no denying that ...

Critical Conversation Series discusses sexual assault on campus

Critical Conversation Series discusses sexual assault on campus

Shari Smith

November 28, 2017

To discuss the results of the campus climate survey that was distributed last spring, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs members hosted the last topic for the Critical Conversations Series on sexual assault Nov. 27 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room at 4 p.m. In the survey, ...

Security increases effort in sexual assault awareness

Brittany Hill, Reporter

October 26, 2017

A campus security authority reported being notified by a hall resident of a sexual assault having occurred in a resident's room in Killingsworth Hall late night on Oct. 10.  The complainant wished to remain anonymous and declined to file a police report, but the report was made for documentation. In...

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