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September 30, 2016

NCTC, MSU Build on Rich History

North Central Texas College (NCTC) is building on its rich history with Midwestern State University (MSU) to expand possibilities for students on the NCTC Flower Mound campus. The two schools will partner on a new facility on NCTC’s Flower Mound campus that will allow NCTC students to finish their associate degrees and seamlessly continue their education to pursue selected baccalaureate degrees on the same campus. This is a unique opportunity for students who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to pursue a four-year degree.

MSU President Suzanne Shipley has been aggressively pursuing a way to reach more students in the North Fort Worth area. “We look forward to providing new options for students completing degrees at NCTC. Together Midwestern State and NCTC can position students for professional success with a generous array of fields to study,” said Shipley. “The dynamic nature of the Dallas/Fort Worth environment demands employees with high quality, competitive and marketable skills. Midwestern State will partner with NCTC to provide those skills in an affordable and convenient format.”

Though not finalized, MSU is looking at a 30,000-square-foot shared facility near NCTC’s Flower Mound campus. Both NCTC and MSU students will have access to this facility. The schools hope to begin offering selected classes by August 2017.  For complete story, Click Here.

Music Series at Akin

The Music Series at Akin will present Jennifer Koh on violin and pianist Shai Wosner at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13, at Akin Auditorium. Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. She is an adventurous musician, who collaborates with artists of multiple disciplines and curates projects that find connections between music of all eras from traditional to contemporary. 

Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire – from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today – reflect a degree of virtuosity and intellectual curiosity that has made him a favorite among audiences and critics.

Tickets may be purchased by contacting the MSU Music Department at 940-397-4267. For more information Click Here.      

Avant-Garde Art-Poetry Works on Display at WFMA

During the turbulent 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, artists and poets worked together to create accessible and affordable artworks by printmaking. Poets and painters reveled in the intersection between the ephemeral nature of works on paper and the art object, between individual and cooperative production, and between text and image. 

“Poets, Painters, and Paper: Post-World War II American Avant-Garde Art,” an exhibition of that fusion of prints and poetry broadsides, is on display now through Nov. 5 at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU. The exhibition, co-curated by WFMA curator Danny Bills and Assistant Professor of English Dr. Todd Giles, explores the cross-fertilization of the visual and literary arts made possible by the printmaking renaissance of the ’60s and ’70s, and fostered by studios and workshops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, and New York. 

The exhibition is made possible in part by an Intramural Research and Creative Endeavors grant from MSU’s Office of Sponsored Programs & Research. For more information, contact the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU at 940-397-8900 or Giles at 940-397-4124.  For complete story, Click Here

Mustangs Crack NSCAA Top 25

For the first time since Sept. 13, 2011, the Midwestern State women’s soccer team is ranked in the top 25 of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division II poll at No. 24. The Mustangs are 5-1-2 on the season and 2-0-0 in Lone Star Conference play after beginning league action with 1-0 road wins over Angelo State and UT Permian Basin. The Mustangs last appeared in the national poll at No. 22 after beginning the 2011 season at 2-0-1 in a campaign that included a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in the program’s second-ever postseason appearance. For top 25 poll and complete story, Click Here

Keisha Ellis Selected 2016 Spirit Award Recipient

Keisha Ellis (’00) has been selected the 2016 Spirit Award Recipient by the MSU Alumni Association. Keisha graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. While at MSU she was a Student Ambassador, Chair of the Artist Lecture Series, served as a Peer Counselor and was active in the MSU Student Government Association. Keisha is an active member of the MSU Alumni Association where she spearheads the Minority Alumni Association. She serves as a volunteer college recruiter, initiated the Dr. Ernest A. Dover Jr. scholarship endowment, and embodies the mission of the MSU Alumni Association. Keisha will receive her award at the Alumni Awards Ceremony, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 29, 2016, in the CSC Comanche Suites.  

Your MSU Alumni Association offers you opportunities to network with other members at annual homecoming festivities, receptions, special events, and class reunions.  Your membership also helps the university with Sunwatcher Magazine, Outstanding Alumni Awards, student scholarships, alumni reunions and social events throughout Texas.

Please take this opportunity to join your Midwestern State University Alumni Association and help support the university that made it all possible. Click Here and join today. 

Homecoming 2016

& Class of ‘66 Reunion

This year’s homecoming will honor the class of 1966 with a 50 Year Reunion. Homecoming will be the week of October 28-30, 2016. As part of the festivities (including the Golden Grads Brunch with fellow classmates on Friday, October 29), a class gift campaign is under way.  The goal is to raise $1,966. Hope to see you back on campus during 2016 Homecoming week. Please click on the following link for a complete schedule of events, Click Here. If you have any questions; please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 940 - 397-4121.