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Laura Hetrick takes on role of Title IX coordinator amidst big changes

Laura Hetrick

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

August 7, 2020

After operating without a Title IX coordinator since December 2019, MSU Texas has found the woman for the job in licensed counselor and longtime Mustang Laura Hetrick. Those who have visited the Counseling Center will have likely seen Hetrick before, as she has held a position in the Center since...

Be aware of ocean pollution

The Wichitan

April 24, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believe that there are many things that can be done to help counteract the effects of pollution already acting on the planet made by humans. Recycling is a great way to help and reusing products is the best way to control the output of waste into our oceans. To show how...

Variety of factors go into determining salaries

Fowle talking

Keanna Jenkins, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Marilyn Fowlé is a busy person. As the vice president for administration and finance, she has her hands in almost every financial decision at the university — including salaries. But she doesn't have time to research the market data for the salaries of all 678 full-time employees. Nor does she just...

2017-2018 salaries

May 2, 2018

Visit the Texas Tribune for the Government Salary Explorer Data provided by the Office of Administration and Finance for full-time employees Full Name Title Salary Suzanne Shipley President $310,000 James Johnston Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs $190,000 Marilyn Fowle VP, Admin...

Faculty bond through friendly softball game

Tyler Manning, Editor

May 1, 2018

The warmth from the sun energized the faculty as they stretched in preparation for the tournament. There was a sensational energy in the air as children and spouses of faculty members rooted on their loved ones in a game of softball. To give faculty on campus an opportunity to bond over a friendly...

Students keep accountability through correction, transparency

The Wichitan

May 1, 2018

OUR VIEW: Instead of being frustrated at journalists for exposing controversial issues on campus, students should feel angry that organizations aren't transparent enough to communicate situations that occur and aren't met with active correction or reprimand. Transparency reduces corruption and a...

Faculty lectures on the perceptions of animals in history

Kristen Lodge, english associate professor, gives a lecture at Prothro-Yeager 200 on western perspective of animals throughout history on Monday, April 2, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 3, 2018

More than 70 students gathered in Prothro-Yeager on Monday, April 2 to hear Kirsten Lodge’s, faculty research coordinator, lecture about “The Western Perception of Animals.” The lecture given was a condensed version of a class taught by Lodge titled, “Animals in Art and Literature.” Duri...

Faculty perform percussion for students

Tyler Manning

September 13, 2017

A dim, quiet theater roars to life with a mighty drum ringing through the open building and all eyes stalk your every move. At 7:30 p.m., Sept. 11, Gordon Hicken along with Andrew J. Allen and Tim Justus, associate professors of music, performed in front of about 30 students in this year's Faculty Recital...

Student government reps discuss proposed fee increases

Guest speaker, Suzanne Shipley, University President, spoke about future plans for Midwestern State University at the Student Government Association in CSC Comanche Nov. 17, 2015. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Rachel Johnson

February 3, 2016

At the first student government meeting of the semester, university officials unveiled increased student fees to begin next year."It's only a 2.5 percent increase and it's a package deal. They are bringing in a lot more stuff like IT software and a centralized tutoring center," Thomas Mammen, biology s...

Fine arts custodian one of 94 staff members whose jobs could be outsourced

Robert Entrekin, custodian, talks with a news reporter while he vacuums a lecture room in the C wing of the Fain Fine Arts building, Monday, April 27, 2015.

Kristina Abeyta

April 28, 2015

Throughout the C-wing of the Fain Fine Arts Center, Robert Entrekin, facilities services custodian, can be seen up and down the halls, maintaining the building. He rides a motorcycle as often as he can get, and once the weather settles, he'll be on it again. He watches golf for leisure and spends...

Second candidate discusses vision with students

A candidate for the presidency of MWSU, Andrew Rogerson, now provost of Sonoma State, answers questions at a forum Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Photo by Rachel Johnson.

Robert Hillard

February 25, 2015

The second of three candidates for university president spoke Feb 25. to a crowd of a dozen students at the student forum Comanche Suites located in the Clark Student Center. Andrew Rogerson, provost of Sonoma State University in California, spoke on why he chose MSU and what he could add to t...

Four day weekend due to inclement weather

Alexis Carrizales, biology freshman, pushes Norma Nieto, sophomore business, and Madison Brechbuhl, nursing freshman, down 'The Hill' on makeshift sleds during the first snow day, Monday February 23. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Courtney Gilder

February 25, 2015

University officials issued two code-red weather alerts this week, on Monday and Tuesday, canceling classes and closing most of the campus. The dining hall, student center, Wellness Center and Moffett Library remained open both days. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Mustangs Route ran from 1-5 p.m. to brin...

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