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June 30, 2015
MSU Prepares for New Construction
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With Gov. Greg Abbott’s approval of House Bill 100, Midwestern State University is approved to begin capital construction totaling $58.4 million. The project is part of legislation authorizing the issuance of $3.1 billion worth of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at Texas higher education institutions, and it marks the largest designation of capital construction funds MSU has received in its history.
“The capital construction project will allow us to expand our academic programs in a number of ways,” said MSU Provost Betty Stewart. “Not only will the new facility provide us with state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms in our health sciences, but it will also provide us with improved facilities for several programs.”
The university’s next step will be to determine a building site and the design of the facility. Construction of the new facility could begin within 18-24 months with an estimated opening in Fall 2018, and other projects could begin as early as next fall. Click Here for full story.
Two New Health-Care Programs to be Offered
Students at Midwestern State University who are pursuing careers in health care will have two new options available to prepare them for work in today’s medical fields. A minor in medical sociology, the first in Texas, will help students understand the relationship of health and illness to social factors, and a computed tomography (CT) certification program will prepare those studying radiologic sciences to pursue a post-primary certification in CT.
Not only will the medical sociology minor be the first in Texas, it will be one of few in the country. Subject matter in the medical sociology minor would include a person’s ability to cope with illness, disease or disability; beliefs and attitudes about health, disease, disability, and medical care providers and organizations; financing; cultural values and societal responses to health, illness and disability; and function and emotion-related disorders and what are now considered stress-related diseases. Students who might consider the minor include those enrolled in nursing, health administration, and pre-med programs.
According to Dr. Jeffrey Killion, Chair of the Department of Radiologic Sciences, CT scans are replacing many of the traditional X-ray exams, requiring radiographers to be competent in CT when they enter the workforce. Students studying for a degree in radiologic sciences and registered radiographers would be candidates for the certification program. For contact information and complete story Click Here.
Health Services Administration Graduate Program Ranked #7
Midwestern State University’s online health administration master’s degree was ranked No. 7 on a nationwide list of the top 10 best online health care master’s programs.
The website Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration posts rankings and reviews of health-care administration degree programs, as well as expert information and advice on careers in health administration. More than 80 schools were evaluated for this list.
The site based its ranking on four categories: number of related degree programs, work experience, accreditation, and cost, with more weight given to related degree programs and accreditation.
MSU’s Masters in Health Administration plan offers concentration in Health Information Management, Medical Practice Management, Public and Community Sector Health Care Management, and Rural and Urban Hospital Management. In addition to those department disciplines, business courses in management, finance, and economics also added value to the MHA program. For more information about MSU’s health administration program, Click Here.
Mustangs place 78 on LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll
Midwestern State placed 78 student-athletes on the Lone Star Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring semester of the 2014-15 academic year. The program boasted 22 student-athletes with a flawless 4.0 GPA for the spring semester up from 14 from the fall.
Women's tennis and women's basketball led the way placing a combined 20 on the honor roll as eight of the 10 active student-athletes on the tennis roster qualified for the honor while 12 of 19 on the basketball roster earned the accolade. Both teams advanced to the NCAA Division II postseason as tennis reached the national quarterfinals for the first time in program history while the women's basketball team advanced to the NCAA II South Central Regionals for the third straight season.
Thirteen football players appeared on the honor roll, while cross country/track had 11. Each of the 13 programs had at least one student-athlete on the LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
The LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll is announced at the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters with student-athletes qualifying based on grade-point average for the current semester. To be eligible for the Commissioner's Honor Roll, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.30 GPA for the current semester and be on an active roster. To view the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Click Here.
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