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Through the university’s reaffirmation
from the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools (SACS), MSU
officials were required to select a
focus for a Quality Enhancement Plan
(
QEP) – something that will add value
to the students’ educational experience.
Using UGROW as a model, during long
semesters two students from each of the
six colleges will be chosen to participate
in EURECA (Enhancing Undergraduate
Goldberg, MSU
students experience
London’s Olympic fever
MSU art professor Gary
Goldberg has been
documenting the construction
of London’s Olympic Park
for the past three summers
while teaching in the British
Studies program. Last
summer, Goldberg and MSU
students in the program
were spectators to history as
eyes from around the world
were on London for the 2012
Summer Olympic Games.
Photography by: Meagan Matthews
Film history of America’s
music coming to MSU
A film history of American music is coming
to Midwestern State University thanks to a
grant from the National Endowment for the
Humanities (NEH). MSU’s Moffett Library
is one of 82 sites nationwide to receive a
$1,500 grant to support the screenings.
The film discussion series,
America’s Music:
A Film History of Our Popular Music from
Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway
,
chronicles
the history of distinctly American music
genres. Final dates are yet to be determined,
but MSU Librarian Dr. Clara Latham said
that screenings will be in the fall at the
Museum of Art at MSU. Assistant Professor
of Music Alan Black will serve as the project
scholar who will moderate the six films:
The Blues, and Gospel Music, Tin Pan Alley
and Broadway, Swing Jazz, Bluegrass and
Country Music, Rock
,
and
from Mambo
to Hip Hop
.
The series was developed by
the Tribeca Film Institute in partnership
with the NEH and the American Library
Association and in consultation with the
Society for American Music.
Texas Speaker of
the House outlines
his priorities in
Legislative Session
Texas Speaker of the
House Joe Straus visited
the Midwestern State
University campus last fall,
where he spoke to Wichita
Falls community members.
Straus listed public education
among his top priorities this
Legislative session. He also
spoke about the need for more jobs, especially in manufacturing, implementing and funding
a state water plan, and more government transparency. After his speech, the Speaker
toured the MSU campus with University President Jesse Rogers and spoke with students
from the Dillard College of Business Administration and McCoy School of Engineering.
Research Endeavors and Creative
Activities), with mentors from the colleges
suggesting topics. The mentors will look
for collaboration opportunities and ways
to expand the topics. Progress and pitfalls
will be discussed at regular meetings with
interdisciplinary cooperation encouraged.
Dr. Magaly Rincon-Zachary, Director of
Undergraduate Student Research, will
facilitate the work between the colleges.
New proposal encourages
faculty-student research
opportunities