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Community improvement requires student engagement

The Wichitan

March 29, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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

Provost considers graduation on campus

Andrea Pedon

February 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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

Empty Bowls are full of hope

Jeromy Stacy

October 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, Local, News

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

Board gives go ahead for strategic plan

Kara McIntyre

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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

607 degrees awarded at fall graduation

Taylor Warren

December 12, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

 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

Shipley inaugurated as 11th university president

The Wichitan

December 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Guest Column

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...

A new university president: first impressions go both ways

A new university president: first impressions go both ways

Samuel Sutton

September 25, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

In her first six weeks as president, Suzanne Shipley has not had much time to sit still. In between constant meetings with administrators, alumni and prospective donors, she is learning the MSU lifestyle and even building a social media presence in a town close to her roots. "Everybody has...

Shipley: ‘Welcome home to Midwestern State University’

Shipley: ‘Welcome home to Midwestern State University’

Brianna Sheen

August 13, 2015


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

Welcome home to Midwestern State University. I am your new president, and I hope you are as thrilled as I am to join the MSU family. By the time you read this I should be settled into my office and ready to start an exciting new semester. My husband Randy Wadsworth and our cross-country-traveling d...

Regents approve new president’s contract

Regents approve new president’s contract

Brianna Sheen

May 15, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Members of the MSU Board of Regents approved a contract today for incoming University President Suzanne Shipley, paying her an annual salary of $310,000. According to the Texas Tribune, retiring University President Jesse Rogers was making $239,004. However, according to Julie Gaynor, director o...

Board officially hires Shipley as president

Board officially hires Shipley as president

Ethan Metcalf

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

In a short meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Regents officially appointed Suzanne Shipley as the 11th university president. Student Regent Jesse Brown said the board also advanced Shipley's start date to Aug. 8 this year. "I'm excited," Brown said after the meeting. "I know she's going ...

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