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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...

Board of Regents members discuss 20-21 changes

Enrollment management vice president Fred Dietz compares yield rate between MSU and other Texas institutions. Feb. 13.

Kristin Silva and Amos Perkins

February 18, 2020

After hours of discussion of the potential changes for this institution, members of the Board of Regents introduced what will be implemented into the 2020-2021 academic school year. Tuition Suzanne Shipley, university president, announced the request to move the initial increased tuition rates do...

Administration offers follow-up statements regarding the fascist on campus

Suzanne Shipley

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...

Third annual president’s picnic brings in hundreds of students

Student eat dinner during the president's picnic at Sikes House on Aug. 27. Photo by Stephen Gomez

Alyssa Mitchell, Reporter

August 28, 2018

The third annual President’s Picnic took place yesterday at 5pm on President Suzanne Shipley’s front lawn. An old tradition brought back when President Shipley took office, three years ago, brought hundreds of students new and old together for dinner and games. Freshman, finance majo...

Community improvement requires student engagement

The Wichitan

March 29, 2018

OUR VIEW: City and campus officials have a vision for MSU to grow in retention and activity, and this will only work if students interact with the opportunities by engaging with the community through events and utilizing college-student targeted apartments. To emphasize college prevalence in to...

Provost considers graduation on campus

Alyvia Nichols, interdisciplinary studies, claps and looks to her people who are in the audience for her during the end part of commencement where the graduates shout-out and clap to the members in the audience who were there for them through their college experiences. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Andrea Pedon

February 27, 2018

In an attempt to give future graduates a last farewell to the university, James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has explored options to bring graduation back on campus. While graduation is now being held downtown in Kay Yeager Coliseum is the current location of grad...

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,...

Empty Bowls are full of hope

Alumni Amber Reed and Dana Viavattene at the empty bowls charity event on Oct. 11. Photo by Izziel Latour

Jeromy Stacy

October 12, 2016

The fifth annual Empty Bowls event, held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, does more than just raise money for the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.Bob Barrow, artist and volunteer at the event, said, "It's a great city event and it is going to help people."Forty  students and non students made clay ...

Board gives go ahead for strategic plan

Shawn Hessing, chairman of the Board, comments on the future concept plans of the campus at the Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 12.  Photo by Kayla White.

Kara McIntyre

February 17, 2016

At a two-day Board of Regents meeting and retreat on Feb. 11-12, University President Suzanne Shipley presented a concept for a strategic plan to get feedback coordinated by a committee of yet-to-be-determined members. "We want to start the committee with 20 priorities, give it to the campus and say, 'T...

607 degrees awarded at fall graduation

Andrew Herbert, clinical mental health, applauds his family members in the audience during the part in the ceremony where they have the graduates recognize their friends, family, professors, and people who helped them get to graduation day in Kay Yeager, Dec. 12.

Taylor Warren

December 12, 2015

 Facts and FiguresDate | Dec. 12, 2015 Location | Kay Yeager Coliseum Speaker | Catherine Davis, vice president of marketing for Neiman Marcus Hardin Professor Award | Susan Harvey DegreesMaster’s |118Bachelor’s | 487Associate's | 2TOTAL | 607 (including 174 August graduates)BY COLLEGEDillard...

Shipley inaugurated as 11th university president

Jesse Brown, criminal justice senior, hugs Suzanne Shipley after his

The Wichitan

December 11, 2015

INAUGURATION OF Suzanne Shipley, Ph.D. HER SPEECH | "Building Bridges to a Vibrant Future" INAUGURATION STORIES Times-Record-News | Shipley inaugurated as MSU’s 11th president KFDX | Dr. Suzanne Shipley Inaugurated as MSU's 11th President THE PEOPLE Tobin McDuff | master of ceremonies,...

University President: Talk to me

University President: Talk to me

Kharmyn Lewis

November 19, 2015

Before I committed to attend MSU, I went to a Mustangs Rally. There were seniors from across the country who were curious as to what MSU had to offer; however, I already had done my research about the university and was almost sure that I would attend MSU in the fall. Instead, I was looking for faces mor...

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