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Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Denush Vidanapathirana, Reporter

October 10, 2018

When Paul and Patti Stillson graduated in 1971 and 1973, respectively, with degrees in art, there was no fine arts building. “We were not in this building. We were in a building across campus. They were barracks buildings (the university) got from Sheppard,” Paul Stillson said. Patti Stillson said...

MSU battles $641,000 budget shortfall

Kara McIntyre

August 17, 2017

The $641,000 budget shortfall in May presented administrators with a challenge to balance the budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Marilyn Fowlé, vice president of administration and finance, said she and other administrators predicted a $1.2 million decrease, but in the last nights of legislative discussions,...

MSU: Texas’ only public liberal arts school

MSU: Texas’ only public liberal arts school

Jacklyn York

June 22, 2016

Passionate ballet dancers aspire to enroll at Julliard. And want-to-be lawyers are attracted to the Harvard appeal.For Midwestern State University, its identity is centered around being the only public liberal arts school in Texas and the only Texas school to be a member of the Council of Public Liberal ...

Vice presidents step down

Vice presidents step down

Patrick German

February 23, 2016

In an email sent to the university community Feb. 23, university President Suzanne Shipley announced that two vice presidents were stepping down."During the past few months, I have worked closely with the President’s Cabinet to shape the university’s strategic initiatives, many of which require a c...

‘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...

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...

Shipley outlines goals at first faculty/staff meeting

Shipley outlines goals at first faculty/staff meeting

Brianna Sheen

August 17, 2015

In her first speech as University president, Suzanne Shipley asked a full house of faculty and community members to re-imagine Midwestern State. Shipley, at the Aug. 17 faculty/staff meeting, said her goals for the next year include supporting an outstanding learning environment, creating a ...

Shipley: ‘Welcome home to Midwestern State University’

Shipley: ‘Welcome home to Midwestern State University’

Brianna Sheen

August 13, 2015

Welcome home to Midwestern State University. I am your new president, and I hope you are as thrilled as I am to join the MSU family. By the time you read this I should be settled into my office and ready to start an exciting new semester. My husband Randy Wadsworth and our cross-country-traveling d...

Regents approve new president’s contract

Regents approve new president’s contract

Brianna Sheen

May 15, 2015

Members of the MSU Board of Regents approved a contract today for incoming University President Suzanne Shipley, paying her an annual salary of $310,000. According to the Texas Tribune, retiring University President Jesse Rogers was making $239,004. However, according to Julie Gaynor, director o...

University president confident in successor’s capabilities

Austin Quintero

April 27, 2015

President Jesse Rogers is retiring from his long-time position as president of Midwestern State in August 2015. This leaves the obvious question of who will be the next university president. New rules, new policies, and a different form of structure are what rests on the restless minds across the ...

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 ...

Nelsen best fit for MSU

The Wichitan

March 4, 2015

Our view: While all three presidential finalists impressed us and appeared to be well suited for MSU, the Board of Regents can choose only one, and we hope they choose Robert Nelsen to be our next university president. Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, impressed us by being presiden...

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