The Wichitan

Tuition costs continue to increase

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Going off to college is more than embarking on new adventures, learning how to be an adult or understanding oneself. College is essentially the golden staircase to further expand on the basic knowledge learned in high school and land  a successful career. While the list of concerns for both parents...

Computer Science professor retires after 39 years

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

May 1, 2019


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After 39 years of teaching, Richard Simpson, assistant professor of computer science, is ready to retire. To celebrate this and reminisce about memories together, about 10 students and 40 faculty members attended his retirement reception on April 29 in the Wichita Room of the Clark Student Center. At...

Students eager for summer break

Randi Heaton, Reporter

May 1, 2019


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With the semester ending May 3, students are looking beyond their stress for finals and into their summer vacation with summer school, work, travel, and hanging out with friends’. Zachary Rouseau, pre-med freshman, said he is ready for finals to be over and looking forward to his study abroad...

Students share tips for conquering finals week

Micah Wilson, Reporter

May 1, 2019


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As the semester winds down, students are forced to step up. With finals just around the corner, all-nighters, espresso shots and Quizlet become a students best friend. As the clock winds down to roughly three days left, students have feelings of dread and anxiety. However, studying efficiently and utilizing...

Celebration of Graham B. Purcell’s 100th birthday to be held May 3

Taylor Henson, Reporter

May 1, 2019


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The legacy of Graham B. Purcell Jr. will be celebrated in Moffett Library at 4 p.m. on May 3, where family, friends and other members of the community will come together to share stories and memories of Purcell. The event will also include food, and for those over 21, wine. Cortny Bates, a...

Campus celebrates research by students and faculty

Campus celebrates research by students and faculty

Hunter Tyler and Taylor Anderson

April 30, 2019


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Hundreds of students and faculty attended the Celebration of Scholarship in the Clark Student Center April 24-25 to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty presenting their research. The event, hosted by the graduate school and the undergraduate research office, allowed students...

‘Love Is in the Air’ musical revue to be held April 26

Taylor Henson, Reporter

April 25, 2019


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The theater department is producing a musical revue to preview the new musical theater minor on Friday April 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and revenue from the show will be split between The Arts Alliance and the theater department. The theme of the revue is love and will consist of 13 st...

Empowerment spring tea April 27

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

April 24, 2019


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Pinkies Up. As flowers begin to bloom and warm weather rises within the air, the smell of spring again appears creating opportunities for unity and growth. The office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs will be hosting the first annual traditional spring tea on April 27 from 11 a.m. to ...

Day in the life of Julia Orozco

Day in the life of Julia Orozco

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 23, 2019


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From 6:45 a.m. weights to 6 p.m. practice with a day full of classes in between, Julia Orozco, nursing sophomore, has minimal free time. Being a part of the women's soccer team and preparing to enter the nursing program makes for a busy day. Orozco came all the way from McKinney, Texas where her family...

Earth Day Fair brings the community together

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

April 23, 2019


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On one side of the Clark Student Center Atrium, two birds flapped their wings at the nearest passerby. On the opposite side, representatives from Lake Arrowhead State Park informed students about prairie dogs. In the center, a sculpture made of items that can no longer be recycled on campus towered over...

Kappa Delta Pi presents ‘Pizza and a Panel’

Kappa Delta Pi presents ‘Pizza and a Panel’

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

April 18, 2019


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Thirty people gathered in Dillard College of Business April 16 to eat pizza and hear about the experiences of three first-year teachers. The event, hosted by Phillip Blacklock, associate professor and director of certification and field experiences, allowed Kappa Delta Pi members and other students...

MSU Texas holds first Field Day

MSU Texas holds first Field Day

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

April 17, 2019


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More than 100 people gathered on the athletic turf fields for MSU Texas' Field Day April 16. Reagan Foster, assistant director in athletics for student athlete and community outreach, said, they contacted different organizations in town to spread the word. Unsure of how successful they were with...

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