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            Tennis Earns South Central Region Honors



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Spirit Event

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Memorial Stadium

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24


 Homecoming 2016

& Class of 1966 Reunion

October 27-30



The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recognized Midwestern State head coach Scott Linn, assistant women's coach Taylor Coffman and seniors Kyle Davidson and Maddie Schorlemmer as South Central Region award winners, voted on by coaches across the Heartland, Lone Star and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferences.

Linn was tabbed the Wilson/ITA South Central Region Men's Coach of the Year for the third-straight season while guiding Midwestern State to its fourth NCAA Division II Elite Eight, a program-best No. 11 national ranking and a 17-9 record in 2016. Davidson captured a pair of regional accolades, being named the ITA South Central Region Senior Player of the Year while garnering the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award.

On the women's side, Coffman, a former Mustang and current student assistant coach, was recognized as the South Central Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year after helping the 17th-ranked Mustangs to an 18-10 record and their fourth-straight NCAA Tournament showing with an appearance in the South Central Region #2 Championship in 2016.

Schorlemmer also earned South Central Region Senior Player of the Year honors to complete the MSU sweep. For complete story, Click Here.  

Shao Named 2016 Hardin Professor

Dr. Jianguo Shao, Associate Professor of Chemistry, was named the 2016 Hardin Professor during the Midwestern State University commencement ceremony May 14. Hardin Professor is the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member at the university each year. 

Shao earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Nanjing Normal University China in 1987 and his master’s degree from Nanjing University in 1990. He earned his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Houston in 2001. 

Shao taught at Nanjing Normal University from 1990 through 1997, then was a graduate research and teaching assistant, postdoctoral fellow and research associate at the University of Houston until 2005, when he came to MSU. He teaches analytical, general, and environmental chemistry. 

The Hardin Foundation for Wichita County established the annual award in 1962 for a member of the MSU faculty whose teaching and research of the preceding 12 months has brought distinction to the faculty member and the institution.  The award carries with it a stipend of $3,500. Shao is the 56th professor to achieve this honor. Click Here for additional information. 

South Korean National Weightlifting Team Trains at MSU

The Department of Athletic Training & Exercise Physiology at Midwestern State University is hosting the National Weightlifting Team from the Republic of Korea through June 2. 

The South Korean weightlifting team is competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and is using Midwestern State University as a training site. The delegation selected the university not only for its weightlifting facilities but also for acclimation of time zones and training conditions in Rio. The team is comprised of 25 participants including coaches, athletes, and support staff.  Click Here for complete story.

MSU's Health Administration Degree Tops National List

Midwestern State University’s graduate program in health administration has been ranked first in a listing of 134 online master’s programs by the website GradSource. With a fifth place affordability rank and a prominence rank of 27th, GradSource calls the program “a reputable graduate degree in healthcare administration at a reasonable price tag.” 

The degree, offered by the Robert D. and Carol Gunn College of Health Services and Human Services, aims to equip students with leadership skills for an increasingly complex health industry. The master’s program in health administration is especially designed for people working full time while attaining their degree. The program offers both face-to-face and online courses. 

To be included in the rankings, all colleges had to meet the following criteria: offer the particular graduate program online, offer academic and career counseling services, enroll both full-time and part-time graduate students, have at least 1 percent of graduate students enrolled solely in distance education classes, and have awarded at least one graduate degree in that subject between 2011 and 2014.  For a list of qualifying school and complete story Click Here

MSU Summer Camps

If you are looking for something for your son or daughter to do this summer, look no further. MSU Athletics will offer a host of camps from many of its nationally ranked athletic teams. For camp brochures with dates and pricing, Click Here

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University has several weeks of camps scheduled. For more information on Art Camp including camp dates and pricing, Click Here

Young Engineer Summer Camp (YES) is a weeklong day program for high school students designed to recruit prospective students from Texas and surrounding states. Scheduled for June 20-24, it is designed to enhance participants' interest in engineering as a potential career, and develop analytical skills needed for college-level courses. Click Here for registration and additional information.