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MSU close to becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Angelica Villarreal and Clarissa Alvarado

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

So close, with 19.3 percent of the students identifying as Hispanic, the university is only 5.7 percent away from being federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Institutions that are HSI receive a federal grant of approximately $3,117 per student which could equate to more than $4,754,98...

Cultural Greek Council hosts ‘Meet the Greeks’

Cultural Greek Council hosts ‘Meet the Greeks’

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The Cultural Greek Council sponsored a meet-and-greet event for students interested in joining a culturally based sorority or fraternity on Jan. 31. Mario Ramirez, director of student leadership and involvement, in regard to why this information session was held prior to Greek rush said, "Educate yourself well roundedly. Do...

Mariachi band to perform Sept. 20

Demian Ponce, Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mariachi Nueva Era will play in a free concert Sept. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Sikes Lake Pavilion. "We are having this event in part of Hispanic heritage month to show students the beauty of Hispanic culture" Claudio Rodriguez, residence life coordinator, said. Housing...

Food Truck Friday a chance to try local food

Food Truck Friday a chance to try local food

Jeri Moore, Reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The first 100 students will get a ticket that can be used to get an item from the food trucks. The item and participation are dependent on the food trucks themselves, Ruby Arriaga, the coordinator of Student Activities in the Office of Student Involvement, explained.

College about more than going to class

College about more than going to class

Kristin Silva, Reporter

May 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Whether trying out for a sports team, pledging for Greek Life or joining one of the campus organizations, student involvement increases mental health, helps students strive to graduate and increases overall enjoyment of the college experience according to campus officials. According to Keith Lamb,...

Greeks make themselves more visible on campus through Greek Week

April 17, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: Opportunities like Greek Week are beneficial to campus because they make those in Greek organizations and their principle of philanthropy more visible to the rest of the student populace. With the plethora of annual Greek Week events, students were able to see a presence from members o...

Greeks host Disney-themed pageant

Greeks host Disney-themed pageant

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

As a part of Greek Week and to raise money for the Order of Omega Fund, the Office of Student Involvement hosted a Disney-themed pageant in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suite on April 9. Victor Venegas, political science freshman, and Alexis Maggard, special education freshman, both won f...

Language Café hosted in Clark Student Center

Language Café hosted in Clark Student Center

Devin Field

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Continuing International Education Week, the offices of student affairs and student involvement put together Language Café, a way for students to hear different languages and learn about cultures we have on campus in Clark Student Center on Nov. 14. The week’s events encourage students to study ...

Student motivation, involvement dwindling

Student motivation, involvement dwindling

Dewey Cooper

December 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Three weeks.Only three weeks until the long anticipated semester break graces the presence of students. While many are jumping to complete the 16-week-long semester, others are lacking motivation to finish.“I’m ready for it to be over,” Peyton Tally, nursing freshman, said.Many students feel th...

Few students participate in in presidential forums

Mark Campbell

March 9, 2015


Filed under Campus, Campus Watch, News

Presidential Forums have low student participation from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Of the 5,193 undergraduate students, only about 45 chose to attend the three open forums for the next university president. "There was an average of about 15 students at each one," Jesse Brown, student member of ...

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