The Wichitan

Students get Caribbean experience with new Study Abroad program

Luke Bryant, Reporter

September 17, 2018

The Island of Grenada, one of the Caribbean islands, was the newest destination for the Study Abroad program, a program that allowed students to attend a foreign university for two weeks while being enrolled in the course Global Health and Wellness. “The Study Abroad program expanded to Grenada to give our health field ...

Earth Day fair celebrates Earth’s natural beauty

People gather around the Wild Bird Rescue table where they had an owl at the earth day fair in CSC atrium on April 19, 2018. Photo by Miguel Padron.

Miguel Padron, Reporter

April 20, 2018

In preparation for this year's upcoming Earth Day on April 22, members from the Environmental Science Organization and the surrounding community hosted an Earth Day Fair on April 19 in the Clark Student Center Atrium to celebrate Earth's natural beauty and to educate the public on how they can help ...

Water conservation panelists discuss initiatives

Samuel Frederick, Reporter

April 17, 2018

To discuss the past, present and future initiatives toward water conservation in Texas and Wichita Falls, the Environment Science Organization members held a panel discussion in Dillard 101 on April 16. List of Panelists Isaac Christiansen | assistant professor of sociology Rebecca Dodg...

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Amy Levy, biology sophomore, squirts her yellow team rival Zaquera Wallace, biology junior, with green paint during the Paint Fight held behind the Wellness Center, Friday April 6, 2018. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

April 8, 2018

Laughter, screams and paint splatters from about 20 attendees filled the air surrounding Sikes Lake. The Inclusion Now! Festival came to a close with a paint fight in an "active and fun" way on April 6 at Sikes Lake. According to Jonathon Quam, associate professor of mass communication, the idea...

Wardrobe stitches musical together

Ilka Megee, theater education sophomore, putting her makeup on before going on first run-through. Megee portays

Joanna Gartman, Reporter

February 28, 2018

An actor’s costume provides support physically and emotionally, to actor and audience alike. The wardrobe team has the pressure of enhancing the entire experience by providing strong visual support to the story. The wardrobe team conquered the task of clothing the variety of captivating characters ...

Four sides to the same Musical: A look into the different roles that make Urinetown, Urinetown

We take a look at four different sides to the same story. See what it takes to put on a musical and how a technical director, head dresser, actor, and assistant manager, have only the success of the musical in mind.

Rachel Johnson

February 14, 2018

Four individuals, four massive pieces to such a large production. A technical hand in charge of construction, a head dresser directed to maintain costumes to preserve them for each production, assistant stage manager tasked with organizing schedules and being the hands ready to move in whatever way necessary...

Environmental science majors look to solving water problem

Jalen Mavero

The Wichitan

February 12, 2018

In 2014, our quaint town of Wichita Falls was just the second city in Texas to utilize Direct Potable Reuse – reintroducing waste water into our local water treatment facility. This action was taken in the hopes of providing an answer to a severe drought we were experiencing at that time. The rumo...

Photographer engages with students about photography and art

Kenda North, Juanita Harvey Art Gallery guest artist, speaks about her work and the process for individual peices in her gallery during the opening reception, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Justin Marquart, Visuals Editor

February 6, 2018

Photographer Kenda North discussed her artwork with students in and outside of the classroom before the opening reception for her Retrospective Exhibition: “Seeing is a Nervous Habit.” Her reception showed a 40 year history of her photography. “Kenda has been a very prominent figure in photograph...

Engineering students sail to first in cardboard boat race Oct. 20

Clayton Masters, mechanical engineer junior, and Kyndal Diehm, mechincal engineer sophomore, take the lead, finishing first in the 2017 Homecoming Boat Race, Friday, Oct. 20.

Cortney Wood

October 20, 2017

After 84.5 man hours of work, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers members Kendall Diehm, mechanical engineering sophomore, and Clayton Masters, engineering junior, won the cardboard box race Oct. 20 within 15 minutes. American Society of Mechanical Engineering members came in first, followi...

Students ‘Just Dance’ the night away at UPB event March 30

University Programming Board members Kenadi Campbell and Nikatha Conlay compete in Just Dance battle at Just Dance Dance Off March 30.

Cortney Wood

April 4, 2017

Even before anyone reached the Legacy Multipurpose Room, the steady rhythm of a song pulsed through the entry way and invited dancers to join the University Programming Board event. Neon decorations scattered throughout the room complemented the colorful music videos that played overhead on the ...

Special Olympics profits from Polar Plunge success

With the most people jumping, Rider High School students jump together for the Polar Plunge on Jan. 28. Photo by Cortney Wood

Cortney Wood

February 1, 2017

More than 100 people took on the Polar Plunge Jan. 28 at Bruce & Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center to benefit the North Texas Special Olympics raising over $5,200. “That’s the largest number of participants we’ve ever had,” Mike Strickland, Special Olympics North Texas area director,...

Lake revitalization poses no threat to water park

According to the Lake Wichita Revitalization Committee, 96 percent of people surveyed think Lake Wichita would be an economic benefit to the community.

conner wolf

April 19, 2016

Over the past three years the members of the Lake Wichita Revitalization Project have been at work to restore Lake Wichita to its former glory.Even with the promise of large aquatic recreation areas incorporated into the final plan of the lake, there is no concern for the project’s potential impact...

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