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MSU Texas announces new face mask policy

Face Mask

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

July 1, 2020

Wednesday, July 1 at 11:02 a.m., MSU Texas president Dr. Suzanne Shipley announced via Postmaster the implementation of a policy that will require students to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The email stated that face masks must be worn by students, faculty and staff...

Flyer causes commotion on campus

Demian Ponce, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Jaylon Williams was on her way to class Oct 15. when she found a flyer posted on the "must turn right" sign located in front of Sundance apartments. The flyer was not approved to be posted on campus and has since been taken down. "Prior to this incident, we told administration and MSU police about prev...

Lopez: Unlock social media success with organization and planning

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Nick Lanier, Reporter

October 4, 2018

As part of Social Media Day on Oct. 1, sponsored by the mass communication department, students learned how to create a plan and execute a conversation online, and how this assists greatly in achieving success on the web. “Organization and planning help out immensely when putting information out there,” AJ Lopez III, digital marketing a...

Bradley Wilson: Twitter a prime source for news

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

October 2, 2018

Associate Professor Bradley Wilson kicked off the Social Media Day event with a lecture informing students how to use Twitter effectively with an audience of more than 60 people. Wilson explained the analytics of Twitter and discussed the creation of a successful tweet so students could better un...

Be skeptical of social media sites

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

April 17, 2018

Here’s a hard reality we all must accept: Our favorite social media platforms–from Snapchat to LinkedIn–don’t care about our personal data. And by “don’t care,” I mean they only care insofar as they can leverage our data to further their business agenda. There are some who think when...

155 attend second Social Media Day

About 155 people attended the second annual MSU Social Media Day Sept. 25, including students from seven area high schools. Photo by Shea James

The Wichitan

October 2, 2017

Reporting by Conner Floyd, Tré Jones, Tyler Manning, Ivy Martinez, Avery Queen and Abena Tobin To stress to high school and college students at an early age the importance of social media in life and in future job opportunities, the mass communication department hosted a series of sessions througho...

Business leaders spend time discussing role of social media

A.J. Lopez moderated the late-afternoon panel for local business leaders incluing Sam Pak, Benjamin Remmert and Logan Draper. About 20 people attended. Photo by Bradley Wilson

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...

Social media connects students to campus

University social media coordinator A.J. Lopez gives a presentation on Snapchat on Social Media Day, Oct. 24. Photo by Dewey Cooper

Cortney Wood

May 11, 2017

With more than 6,000 student on the campus, administration alongside student organizations work to get information out to students through emails, web word alerts and D2L notifications, but for students that live in the digital age, social media is crucial for students to stay connected to event...

Construction begins on Wichita Falls Panda Express

Christian Oseguera

February 23, 2017

Construction has begun for the Panda Express on the northwest corner of Lawrence Road and Maplewood Avenue. Panda Express is the largest Asian restaurant chain in the United States. The project is expected to cost up to $650,000. Students are ecstatic over social media, including Twitter. The recent disc...

Social media: beyond the dark side

Thomas Goad

April 7, 2016

With literally hundreds of outlets — from Twitter to Facebook to YouTube to Instagram college students and officials have found social media as a new way to broadcast, advertise and connect.However, last fall, some students took to social media, specifically Yeti — a way to share photos and video...

Build a positive social media presence

Kara McIntyre, mass communication junior

Kara McIntyre

April 6, 2016

When I first started using Twitter six years ago, I never imagined that it would influence the world as much as it has. I never imagined that for any social media network, really. I figured it would be like all of the other trends—it'd be popular for a few months, create some waves in the community, and ...

Coordinator: ‘We try to be ahead of everything’

A.J. Lopez III, social media coordinator for student affairs and enrollment management, talks about his normal day-to-day activities as his role as Social Media Coordinator in an interview with a Wichitan reporter. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Kara McIntyre

April 6, 2016

About the jobWhat does your job entail?"We monitor all of the social medias and everything on campus. We try to be ahead of everything and educate the students, faculty, and staff on social media in general and new things coming out or new features. The big one was about a month ago when Instagram de...

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