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Bridget Reilly, sociology senior and editor in chief of The Wichitan, and her dog Jack, Jan. 30

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,” Winne the Pooh said

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief April 18, 2021

In August of 2015, a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Australian walked onto the campus of Midwestern State University. I came to MSU on a scholarship to run track. It wasn't, by any means, my first...

Graduating staff goodbye letters

Khirstia Sheffield and Ellie Mahan April 18, 2021

Ellie Mahan During my freshman year in January 2019, I stumbled into publishing with The Wichitan because I wanted to get a good grade on my very first news story for Bradley Wilson’s class. After...

University professors share their view on challenging Fall 2020 semester

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor December 28, 2020

Students were not the only members of the MSU community affected by the new safety rules put in place to combat COVID-19 in 2020. Faculty and staff not only adhered to the same policies as students but...

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

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...

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...

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Variety of factors go into determining salaries

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Faculty lectures on the perceptions of animals in history

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...

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,...

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

Student government reps discuss proposed fee increases

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...

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