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A day in the life- Jaylon Williams

Jaylon Williams

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Life after graduation, though it’s meant to be a time filled with excitement as students finally acquire the chance to create an entirely new identity outside of being a student, it can also be, for many students, a time of apprehension or fear. Life is unpredictable and, for many graduates, facing...

Expertise key factor in determining salaries

Magaly Rincon-Zachary, biology professor, talks with one of her students, Mi'Kaila Billinger, biology and Spanish junior, about the EURECA reserach project they are working on in the lab, about the results they've gotten so far and possible directions they could go forth with, April 11, 2018. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Tasia Floissac and Miguel Padron

May 3, 2018

A white male and an American-Indian woman are sitting at a table in the Mesquite Dining Hall – both are staff on campus. They both teach. They both hold office hours. They both advise students. They do the same job and the casual observer might assume they are paid the same. However, one makes more tha...

A call for sign language to be introduced on campus

Tasia Floissac

March 20, 2018

As campus continues to make changes to cater to the needs of students with disabilities, director of the disability support services, Debra Higginbotham is making an appeal for the inclusion of sign language in the course catalog. “So many students don’t even know about the number of students...

To increase retention, enrollment, university needs VP of enrollment

The Wichitan

November 10, 2017

OUR VIEW: Because campus enrollment remains largely unchanged, administrators need to hire a vice president of enrollment management. There is a clear lack of substantial increase to the amount of newly enrolled students. If the school wishes to grow and thrive, it must have more revenue to fund ...

Board to vote on search for new VP

Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, during the Board of Regents meeting Feb. 13 to approve future plans of MSU. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Kara McIntyre

November 7, 2017

Suzanne Shipley, university president, will ask the Board of Regents members for permission to launch a search for a new vice president of enrollment management at the meeting on Nov. 9. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, would no longer be part of enrollmen...

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...

Lip Sync Battle commences Nov. 13

Jason Miller

November 11, 2015

Take a hairbrush in the mirror with some sing-in-the-shower-style serenade skills to the big stage at the first Lip Sync Battle competition Nov. 13. "We got the idea from the Lip Sync Battle TV show that aired this summer, and the programming board thought it would be a great idea to bring it to...

New volleyball coach seeks to improve team

Natalie Rawson, volleyball head coach, answers questions at a press conference after meeting the team for the first time. Rawson was the assistant volleyball coach from 2010-'13, and returns to MSU after a two-year stint as the head coach for Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. Photo by Mark Campbell.

Ethan Metcalf

March 26, 2015

MSU hires new volleyball coach from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Natalie Rawson, assistant volleyball coach from 2010-2013, will return to Midwestern State University's volleyball program, this time as its head coach. "It’s amazing to be back. I feel like I’m back home even though I’m not originally from Wichita Falls. ...

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