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      April 28, 2016                                                                                                                          

             Physician, Alumnus Obeng to Speak at MSU Commencement

 

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   Summer Work Hours

 

Midwestern State University employees will begin their 10-hour, four-day work weeks on Monday, May 16. Offices will be open from
7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and closed on Fridays. The schedule was adopted as a cost-savings means and will continue through August 11. Regular business hours will resume August 15.                                  



    Golfing For Football

 

MSU Football will host its annual golf tournament Friday, July 29. This is an excellent way to show your support for a winning program and also a chance to win great prizes. All proceeds will benefit the football program. Mark your calendar and make plans now to participate. For additional information, please call (940) 397-4940. 

Midwestern State University alumnus Dr. Michael K. Obeng will deliver the commencement address at MSU’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. May 14 at Kay Yeager Coliseum. Approximately 675 students are candidates to earn their degrees this May.

 

Obeng came to MSU from Ghana. He saw a flyer about the university in a friend’s dorm room and knew it was in Texas, but that was all. While an MSU student, Obeng laid carpet, worked for Golden Corral, and drove a school bus for the Wichita Falls Independent School District. His bed was one he rescued from someone else’s trash, and he and his roommate alternated sleeping on it and the floor. After his first semester at MSU, he got a job at the Moffett Library and eventually landed a job as a residence assistant that paid his room and board, a big relief for a struggling student.


Obeng is currently on staff at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif., and is a noted author and lecturer on healthcare disparities around the globe. He has received numerous honors, awards and credits the giving spirit of teachers, advisers, and fellow students during his time at Midwestern State with instilling in him the need to help others. “I won’t forget where it all started,” he said. For complete story, Click Here

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Campus tour anyone? Click Here to launch your virtual tour and experience the beautiful campus once again. Please share your love for MSU by sharing this link on your social media pages or with a student who you think would be a good fit for MSU. In addition to taking a walking tour online, you can watch videos from the MSU YouTube Channel, see 360° views of specific areas on campus, and schedule a personal campus tour, inquire for more information, and even apply online. Take a tour today and don’t forget to share the link

MSU Respiratory Care Program Earns National Award

The Department of Respiratory Care Department has earned the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award given by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). This award recognizes the department for being among the top 10 percent of approximately 440 respiratory care programs in the country and places the MSU respiratory care program among the top master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s respiratory care degree programs in the nation.

 

In selecting programs for this recognition, the CoARC board used objective criteria based on key accreditation metrics documented in the 2015 Annual Report of Current Status. These programs were required to have three or more years of outcomes data, hold accreditation without a progress report, document Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing success of 90 percent or above, and meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for Certified Respiratory Therapist credentialing success, attrition and positive job placement.

 

In 2014 and 2015, 100 percent of MSU graduates earned the RRT credential. In 2015, 96.4 percent of MSU graduates were employed immediately after graduation. Click Here for more information about MSU’s respiratory care program.

Save The Date & Bring Your Game Face!

Your MSU Alumni Association is planning a spectacular 2016 Homecoming. Many activities, including the Golden Grads Brunch for the Class of 1966, Alumni Awards Ceremony, Kiowa Kooks Annual Fish Fry, and so much more will take place. Homecoming is set for October 27-30. Mark you calendar and make plans to join us for the excitement.

Live At The Lake

Cousin Fuzzy will kick off the annual Live at the Lake Summer Concert Series at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU under The Priddy Pavilion overlooking Sikes Lake. Cousin Fuzzy will play from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5.  Click Here for schedule of events or call the museum at (940) 397-8900. Don’t forget your lawn chairs!