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President Shipley discusses MSU’s decision-making process amid COVID-19

Kristin Silva, Chief Editor

April 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MSU Texas began instruction for all classes to be online for the rest of Spring 2020. President Suzanne Shipley discussed what happened behind the scenes to ensure that students were still receiving the best education possible during this time. "Every single individual...

Administration offers follow-up statements regarding the fascist on campus

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Brendan Wynne, Reporter and Wai-Kun co-editor

December 2, 2019

In the wake of an ill-received statement addressing tweets that identified a fascist sympathizer on campus, the MSU Texas administration has collaborated with student leaders to issue another statement that’s “more transparent, and less formulaic.” “By Friday, we were aware that [the tweets...

Fall enrollment down from previous year

Enrollment stats

Alyssa Mitchell, Editor

November 13, 2019

Fall 2019 enrollment has gone down despite the university's efforts to increase it. However, the new recruitment practices seem to be working, according to President Suzanne Shipley, who said the fall 2019 incoming-freshmen class was the second-largest enrolling class. Shipley said, "The new students...

Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

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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

Rianne Busby, history junior, performs with the colorguard and marching band at the half-time show at Memorial Stadium, Sept. 26.

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’

Suzanne Shipley gives her presidential address at her Inaguration as the 11th MWSU president. Photo by Rachel Johnson

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

Charlie Carr, athlectic director, and Suzanne Shipley, Midwestern State University president, throw up the

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

Kathleen Williamson, chair of nursing program, told President Suzanne Shipley that they both

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’

Incoming University President Suzanne Shipley, now president of Shephard University, answers questions at a forum Feb. 24. Photo by Rachel Johnson.

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

The university paid workers $29,979,809 in FY2012

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...

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