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Series of equipment added to Wellness Center

Hayden Nolan, Reporter

September 25, 2018

Every year Wellness Center officials have purchased new equipment for students to use. This year, eight new pieces of exercise equipment have been brought in to assist students with staying fit and active. Angie Reay, wellness director, said, "We have added at least one large piece of equipment to...

Students’ health remains top priority for Wellness Center

Students’ health remains top priority for Wellness Center

Cortney Wood, Reporter

September 4, 2018

To promote a healthy well-balanced life for students the Wellness Center administration members offer various events, services and classes to help students increase fitness while enjoying the facility they pay for. About 850 people visit the Wellness Center facility each day throughout the fall and...

Faculty bond through friendly softball game

Tyler Manning, Editor

May 1, 2018

The warmth from the sun energized the faculty as they stretched in preparation for the tournament. There was a sensational energy in the air as children and spouses of faculty members rooted on their loved ones in a game of softball. To give faculty on campus an opportunity to bond over a friendly...

Raise Your Standards to Accomplish New Year’s Resolutions

Markell Braxton-Johnson

January 13, 2018

Around this time, people are in the beginning stages of their New Year’s Resolutions. We all know the usual ones: “I want to go to the gym more, eat healthier and lose weight,” “I want to study more and make better grades,” or, for the freshmen among us, “I want to drink less.” It is...

New faces bring new events, activities to rec sports

New faces bring new events, activities to rec sports

Jennifer Wright, Reporter

November 29, 2017

A student walks into the Wellness Center and is immediately greeted by the smell of gym clothes and the sound of barbells clanking as they hit the floor. Angie Reay, director of recreational sports and wellness center, works alongside Mike Richardson, assistant director of recreational sports and wellness center to ...

Mental health should be priority, not backseat to other means

The Wichitan

November 7, 2017

OUR VIEW: To more effectively serve students and dismantle the stigma that surround mental illness, the counseling center needs a larger budget. Just this week, this nation saw the devastating affects of mental health issues left untreated: the Sutherland Spring, Texas. The gunman with an extensiv...

Community Health Fair aims to help put prevention into practice

Robin Reid

February 28, 2017

To teach people to practice prevention to prolong life, the 17th annual Community Health Fair will take place Friday, March 3, in D.L. Ligon Coliseum from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Students from all departments in the Robert D. and Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services college will participate,...

Free HIV testing offered in attempt to raise awareness

Free HIV testing offered in attempt to raise awareness

Rutth Mercado

February 17, 2016

Health Fair Final from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. caption id="attachment_28113" align="alignright" width="300"] Jesse Velasquez, Wichita Falls Health Department technician, holds an HIV awareness button at the HIV testing booth outside Shawnee Theatre in the CSC on Feb. 12. Photo by Rutth Mercad...

About 60 people attend wellness 5k run/walk

About 60 people attend wellness 5k run/walk

Samuel Sutton

September 29, 2015

Fitness, positivity, free T-shirts, and a quirky suit were the highlights of the 5k run/walk for wellness week Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. "I thought it was a great run. I loved being able to come out here and work out with some of the other students," Jennifer Patton, a freshman in education, said. Sar...

Dead week would help students

Ethan Metcalf

December 2, 2014

Our view: It seems odd that MSU has no dead period before finals. Students can use the time to study or at least relax before finals. As MSU students we should celebrate what makes our school unique, but we should also make it known when there is a national trend that we should join, like dead week. ...

Wellness fair promotes mental, physical health to students before break

Joanna Gartman

November 5, 2014

Students crowded the student center Comanche Suites on Nov. 5 for the B Good 2 U Wellness Fair, sponsored by 10 different departments to offer tips regarding wellness, safety and stress-relieving activities. The fair, normally held outside on Sunwatcher Plaza, was moved to the student center due to recent...

Local, foreign students face similar challenges in first week of school

Local, foreign students face similar challenges in first week of school

Nizhoni Terronez

September 2, 2014

For college freshmen, the beginning of each new school year marks a period of adjustment. The transition from high school and living with mom and dad to the higher expectations of higher education can be a rigorous experience for students of any background. "Lots of students coming in to college are ...

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