The Wichitan

Downtown bond aims to help local business

Downtown bond aims to help local business

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 28, 2018

Aimed to help reshape Wichita Falls, there are seven proposed bond projects up for election on May 5 which include construction on various streets and sidewalks downtown, renovations to the Multipurpose Event Center and improvements to Lake Wichita. For a business trying to establish itself downtow...

Michael Olaya sheds light on the technical world

Michael Olaya sheds light on the technical world

Oscar Cindo

October 2, 2017

During a sunny Monday afternoon, a crowd of about 75 listened to a mechanical engineering senior discuss how flying robots will give them super powers. But his talk went well beyond how to use drones. Mechanical engineering senior Michael Olaya discussed how advances in drone technology as well as...

Business leaders spend time discussing role of social media

Business leaders spend time discussing role of social media

Tyler Manning

October 2, 2017

Fifteen representatives. More than 10 organizations. Three news stations. One community. One goal: to discuss how individuals and businesses could effectively use social media. Representatives from various organizations in Wichita Falls conducted a panel on Sept. 25 in the Wichitan newsroom, hosted by B...

From student engineer to superhero

From student engineer to superhero

Tyler Manning, Reporter

September 26, 2017

To stress the importance of drive and technology in social media, mechanical engineering and physics senior Michael Olaya conducted the session "How Flying Robots Will Give You Superpowers" as part of Social Media Day, on Sept. 25 in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. However, his 60-minute session,...

Investigating new technology for printing on campus

Investigating new technology for printing on campus

Greta Lazzarotto

April 26, 2017

Ten people in line are waiting for an available printer. Class starts in five minutes. The person in front is printing 50 pages. The four printers available to students and faculty members around campus are often busy. The recycle bins under the printer have more paper than the actual printer. ...

New mass communication building to open in the fall

New mass communication building to open in the fall

Robin Reid

April 26, 2017

The Mass Communication Department will welcome students, faculty and staff to its new home at the university, in fall 2017. While the plans for the building began in fall 2014, the ground-breaking began in February 2016. Having an up-to-date facility is important to current students as well as prospective...

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