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IT closet in the piano lab caught fire and was put out quickly, March 8.

Burst pipe causes flooding and fire in Fain College of Fine Arts

Stephanie Robledo, News editor March 13, 2021

On March 8, students and faculty were asked to evacuate the Fain College of Fine Arts building. A corroded water pipe had burst causing a flood and a small electrical fire.  “There was an air handler...

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Color in Art, Color in Life: Prisms, Pigments and Purpose

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor January 31, 2021

Color is in anything and everything; it is a visual element that creates different meanings, which is what the "Color in Art, Color in Life: Prisms, Pigments and Purpose" exhibit highlights. At the Wichita...

You’re Socially Distanced, Charlie Brown!

Emily Beaman, reporter October 3, 2020

On October 2 and 3, the MSU theatre department put on the first musical of the semester, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown! at the Priddy Pavilion. Rehearsals began on August 25, primarily held over...

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Behind the set of “Little Shop of Horrors”

Emily Beaman, Reporter February 18, 2020

Rehearsals for MSU’s 2020 spring musical Little Shop of Horrors have been in full swing since the first week of the semester, and there will still be many more before the opening night.  For this...

MSU Texas and Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre Hosts 3rd Annual Signature Series

Herbert McCullough, Reporter February 13, 2019

As part of a discussion on theater, Mishic Marie Liberatore, artistic director at the Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre, explained the history of the 56-year-old non-profit theater that was started by Czechoslovakian...

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Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Denush Vidanapathirana, Reporter October 10, 2018

When Paul and Patti Stillson graduated in 1971 and 1973, respectively, with degrees in art, there was no fine arts building. “We were not in this building. We were in a building across campus. They...

Fain dean discusses connecting creativity through updates, renovations

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor May 1, 2018

From flying to New York a new piano for Akin Auditorium and others for the music department to helping raise funds for the new mass communication building that debuted in Fall 2017, Martin Camacho...

As part of strike, Ben Ashton directs the UGC sign as other crew lower it from above on Monday, March 5, 2018. Photo by Jeromy Stacy

‘Urinetown’ run complete; strike begins March 5

Jeromy Stacy March 6, 2018

While the final curtain closed on "Urinetown" on March 2, the work just began for the crew to tear down each set piece crafted for the two week run. Weeks worth of work will only take 20 hours to completely...

Ellanor Collins who plays Officer Lockstock in the production of

‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

Brian Lang February 27, 2018

With its unconventional title and unusual subject matter, "Urinetown" may seem like a poor choice for a musical, but this zany production by the MSU theater department successfully pulls it off....

“Urinetown” opening night rescheduled due to inclement weather

The Wichitan February 22, 2018

To ensure safety of cast, crew and audiences following the inclement weather Feb. 21 and class cancelation for Feb. 22, the "Urinetown" opening night has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 after months...

'Urinetown' stage managers keep show organized

‘Urinetown’ stage managers keep show organized

The Wichitan January 30, 2018

While the actors parade around the "Urinetown" stage and memorize lines, songs and choreography, the stage managers spend hours on end reading over paperwork, gathering schedules and offering helping hands...

A rehearsal of the show The God of Hell on  Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017, two night before the opening night on Thursday Nov. 16, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Theater department presents ‘The God Of Hell’

Shari Smith November 15, 2017

The theater department will run the production "The God of Hell" Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m to Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bea Wood Theater in the Fain Fine Arts B-wing. According to Sally...

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