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November 21, 2012
Dallas - Fort Worth Alumni Socials
Fantasy of Lights
The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opening ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Friday, December 7, on the Hardin Lawn. Keeping with tradition, the MSU Band will perform its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. in Akin Auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend.
The displays will be turned on each weeknight through January 1 from dusk to 10 p.m. and weekends from dusk to 11 p.m.
Admission is free. Donations are gladly accepted. Your contributions help keep the exhibit going each year since no state funds can be used. It's a memory you'll want to share with your whole family.
For additional information, call Randy Canivel at (940) 397-4786.
Great Gift Idea…
Thanks to dedicated alumni and friends, we continue to grow and prosper. Midwestern State University and the MSU Alumni Association are both stronger than they have ever been, and there has never been a better time to become a member. Please join your Alumni Association today or buy that special someone a gift that will last all year. Click on https://secure.mwsu.edu/membership
Take a break for the hustle and bustle of the season and join your MSU Alumni Association for some pre-holiday fun! We've scheduled a social just for you. We will be at The W Hotel in Dallas on December 10 and at The Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth on December 11. What a deal...pick the location that is most convenient for you, and we'll do the rest. Both nights will be from 5:30-7 p.m. We will have lots of MSU goodies to start the giving season off right, and we promise not to ask for one thing! Come see old and new friends, catch up with Dr. Howard Farrell, Vice President for University Advancement and Public Affairs, and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres with us! Happy Holidays to you and your family! Please RSVP by 5 p.m. December 5, to email@example.com or to (940) 397-4121. For more information, click on http://alumni.mwsu.edu/upcoming.asp?LL=355.
Senior Art Exhibition
The Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts will present an opening reception for the Senior Exhibitions from 6-8 p.m., Friday, December 7, in the main and foyer galleries. Exhibits will feature a variety of media with each student having his/her own individual theme. The exhibition will be on display through January 11, 2013. For more information, call (940) 397-4264 or visit http://finearts.mwsu.edu/art/gallery/ for latest information.
Do you know someone interested in attending MSU? Here’s a chance to learn everything about today’s Midwestern State at Mustangs Rally on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Students and parents will have a chance to meet with Admissions, Financial Aid, faculty, coaches, and current students. They can also tour the campus and learn more about the academic programs. Mustangs Rally is a chance to start building a future – today. Come rally with us! For more information and reservations visit mustangsrally.asp or call (940) 397-4334 or (800) 842-1922.
Gunns’ Gift Launches Expansion
Carol and Robert Gunn have pledged $5 million to be used in expansions of two academic colleges at Midwestern State University. The gift will benefit both the College of Health Sciences and Human Services and the College of Science and Mathematics. Majors in health science have been popular choices for MSU students since the introduction of an associate’s degree in nursing in the late 1960s. Today, almost 38 percent of all students are enrolled in one of the programs offered by the college. As the demand for health professionals continues to grow, so too does the need to expand these programs.
“Our gift is in recognition of Midwestern State University’s outstanding College of Health Sciences and Human Services and the fact that qualified students have to wait to enter programs in this college owing to the shortage of faculty and equipment,” said Gunn.
The Gunns’ involvement with the university through the years has been influential in the development of Midwestern State. Carol earned both her BBA and MBA from the university and has continued her involvement with MSU through her appointment to the MSU Board of Regents, serving as Chairman of the Board from 2010-2012, and through her current memberships on the MSU Foundation Board of Trustees and the Dillard College of Business Administration Community Advisory Board. Robert is currently serving as co-chair of the President’s Excellence Circle.
For complete story, click on http://news.mwsu.edu/iNews/view.asp?ID=1690.
Warmest Thanksgiving Wishes to You and Yours!