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 September 30, 2015                                                                                                                                

MSU Enrollment Surpasses 6.000 Mark

Your Membership Matters


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.

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 Homecoming 2015

& Class of ‘65 Reunion

This year’s homecoming will honor
the class of 1965 with a 50th Reunion.  Homecoming will be the week of
October 29-31, 2015.  As part of the festivities (including the Golden Grads
Brunch with fellow classmates on Friday, October 30), a class gift campaign is under way.  The goal is to raise $1,965.  Hope to see you back on campus during 2015 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.

Enrollment at Midwestern State University has topped the 6,000 mark. This fall’s enrollment increased by 169 students to 6,043, or 2.88 percent, as compared to Fall 2014. The increase includes an incoming undergraduate class of 1,457, which includes 820 first-time freshman, 523 transfer, and 114 international students. In addition to the freshman and transfer classes, increases were realized in the sophomore, junior and graduate classes.

The Dr. Billie Doris McAda Graduate School set another record with 683 students enrolled in its graduate programs. Additionally, another 73 students are seeking post baccalaureates for a total enrollment of 756.

For complete story, Click Here.

MSU Ranked 6th in Texas on Best Online College List

Midwestern State University has ranked sixth in Texas in a list of accredited four-year public and private universities for its online degree programs, according to Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online).

In a press release, AC Online founder and CEO Dan Schuessler stated, “We wanted to highlight the schools in each state that are driving innovative learning and meeting demands of students. These schools are not only offering great programs, but they have expanded their program excellence to the much-desired online environment.”

MSU has 11 distance education programs available: four bachelor’s degrees and seven master’s degrees. Options include applied arts and sciences, nursing, respiratory care, radiologic sciences, health administration, criminal justice, master of business administration, and more.

AC Online provides students with information about affordable higher education options. The website offers financial aid videos, expert advice, and cost-saving ideas. Click Here to see full list of college rankings.

Herman Boone to Speak

Herman Boone, legendary coach from Remember The Titans will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 in the Akin Auditorium. 

In 1971, racial tensions ran high at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., as three schools merged to form a newly integrated one. Out of this experience the story of Remember the Titans emerged, and an undefeated football team was born. Enduring racial intolerance, Coach Boone unified his team and led them to the state championship that season. Today, Boone is retired but continues to motivate and inspire audiences with his presentations on respect, teamwork, and community involvement.

For ticket information, Click Here or call (940) 397-7500.   

She Kills Monsters

The Department of Theatre opens the 2015-2016 season with She Kills Monsters. The play tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. Agnes finds Tilly’s “Dungeons and Dragons” notebook and stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture, playwright Qui Nguyen offers homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, October 1-3, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 4, in the Fain Fine Arts Theatre. After Friday night’s performance, the audience is invited to stay for a talkback session with cast and crew about any aspect of the production. General admission tickets are $10 and $8 for pre-college students, senior citizens, and military. For more information or for season ticket or group ticket information, call the box office at ext. 4393, the publicity office at ext. 4399, or the theatre department at ext. 4670. The show will continue October 9-11.

Mustangs Minutes

Mustangs Minutes is a new weekly video series designed to educate the university community about initiatives, programs, and news events pertaining to the MSU campus. MSU President Suzanne Shipley kicked off the series with an introduction and since then topics have covered welcome week, the undergraduate research program, and the Campus Carry legislation. If you are interested in learning more about your university or want to check out past episodes, Click Here.