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Football takes down West Florida

Football takes down West Florida

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

September 10, 2018

The football team tackled the #2 team, University of West Florida. The final score was 38-17. The team trailed behind in the first half, but came back with vengeance in the second half to win the game. At the 13:15 mark, a West Florida fumble was recovered by Steven Rogers, defensive back and business...

Paul Carney first to visit campus in search for new vice president

Paul Carney first to visit campus in search for new vice president

Justin Marquart, Visuals Editor

April 18, 2018

Since January, the vice president for enrollment management search committee members have met with an academic search consultant, narrowed the pool from 43 candidates to 10 candidates and video interviewed those 10 to narrow it down to three. From those candidates is Paul Carney, the first candidate to visit ca...

Before you say “You need to know English”

Rachel Johnson

February 13, 2018

When I was in the eighth grade, I lived in Mexico for eight months. Later when I was 18, I went to three countries in Europe. In both experiences I had little to no knowledge when it came to their native languages. In Mexico, I learned what it was like to not be able to attend certain classes...

New Health Science building over budget

Justin Marquart, Design Editor

December 20, 2017

The university is using money obtained from a tuition revenue bond, consisting of $58.4 million, to update the campus, a new health science building. Administrators set a budget for this project at $38 million with $2 million in reserves, for as need basis, making $40 million of that bond reserved ...

EURECA forum to take place on Nov. 16

EURECA forum to take place on Nov. 16

Justin Marquart

November 15, 2017

Through the Enhancing Undergraduate Research Endeavors and Creative Activity forum, students showcase their research through oral or poster presentations. According to Magaly Rincón-Zachary, director of undergraduate research, the forum is a way for students to learn in a more comprehensive wa...

Sign up for ski, snowboarding trip

Yareli Lora

November 7, 2017

Students, faculty and staff can sign up to go on a ski and snowboarding trip in Colorado from Dec. 17-22. The trip will take place in Wolf Creek Ski Area and will include four days of sliding, travel, food, lodging, snowboarding or ski rental and accommodations. Steve Hilton, associate professor...

Furry friend comforts in time of need

Furry friend comforts in time of need

Yareli Lora

September 26, 2017

Elijah isn't an ordinary golden retriever. And he doesn't have an ordinary job — for a dog. Elijah is an 18-month-old golden retriever that is part of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He is a professional comfort dog in the community that comforts anyone that needs love and support. ...

Spanish Club leaders looking for new members

Yareli Lora

September 13, 2017

Joining a student organization may be the last thing on students' minds as they begin to adjust to a hectic schedule, but that should not be the case. One organization in particular, Spanish Club, is accepting new members. Vice President Norma Castro, Spanish junior, encourages students to attend...

Evening classes canceled due to weather; Moffett, CSC to remain open

Evening classes canceled due to weather; Moffett, CSC to remain open

The Wichitan

March 28, 2017

4:03 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Wichita County until 11 p.m. 3:39 p.m. Patrick Coggins, chief of police, was part of the decision-making process to close campus. He said since campus "rush hour" is from around 4:30-6 p.m. when students are leaving campus or on their way for night classes, administration and the police department wanted to be proactive in the decision to shut campus down. "We're erring on the side of caution based on predict...

Lip Sync Battle commences Nov. 13

Jason Miller

November 11, 2015

Take a hairbrush in the mirror with some sing-in-the-shower-style serenade skills to the big stage at the first Lip Sync Battle competition Nov. 13. "We got the idea from the Lip Sync Battle TV show that aired this summer, and the programming board thought it would be a great idea to bring it to...

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