The Art Express is a holiday tradition at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU. An outstanding display of model electric trains, the Art Express from the collection of Jim Hughes will be up and running on Saturday, November 18, and will close on Ja ... ... Expand/Reduce Article
Art Express is a holiday tradition at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU.
An outstanding display of model electric trains, the Art Express from the
collection of Jim Hughes will be up and running on Saturday, November 18, and
will close on January 20.
year’s display of working O gauge trains is in the Museum’s Art Lounge,
featuring such favorites as the Thomas the Train, Harry Potter, the Circus, and
the Polar Express. Children and adults delight in the detail and action of the
colorful display. There is no admission fee and the trains are on view during museum’s
public hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
mission of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art (WFMA) is to enrich life in our
community through new experiences in visual art for all ages. The museum’s
varied programs, events, and exhibitions are educational resources for
families, children, seniors, and university students. There is no admission fee
and there are no memberships. Ample parking is available and the museum is ADA
more information about current art exhibitions and educational programs, contact
the museum at 940-397-8900 or visit www.wfmamsu.org.
When a college graduate decides to leave the workforce and enter graduate school, the financial consequences can be overwhelming. Thanks to a scholarship for a one-year rent-free apartment at Arbor Creek Apartments, a Midwestern State University grad ... ... Expand/Reduce Article
When a college graduate
decides to leave the workforce and enter graduate school, the financial
consequences can be overwhelming. Thanks to a scholarship for a one-year
rent-free apartment at Arbor Creek Apartments, a Midwestern State University
graduate student will have one less financial worry.
Kristan Aduddell is the
recipient of the 2017-2018 Arbor Creek Apartment Scholarship from Maven
Management, Arbor Creek’s management company. She is pursuing a Master in
Sports Administration. Kristan graduated from MSU magna cum laude in May 2015
with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in business administration.
During her undergraduate time
at MSU, Kristan received the President’s Scholarship all four years and was an
Outstanding Sophomore Woman of the Year nominee. She served as Student
Ambassador from 2012-2014. She is a member of several national honor societies,
including Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, the Society of Collegiate
Scholars, and Pi Mu Epsilon.
After graduation, Kristan
worked as a high school math teach and coach for a year, then decided to return
to MSU and finish her eligibility on the MSU volleyball team, where she is
“This scholarship has been a
tremendous help financially,” Kristan said. “I have really been able to enjoy
my senior season on the volleyball court and have plenty of time for my
academics since I haven’t had to worry about having enough money for bills and
groceries. I am very grateful.”
Dr. Kathryn Zuckweiler, Dean
of the Dr. Billie Doris McAda Graduate School, said that MSU is fortunate to
have great community partnerships that recognize and celebrate academic
success. “I know that Kristan will appreciate the opportunity provided to her by
Arbor Creek, and we at MSU applaud their continued commitment,” Zuckweiler
The scholarship originated in
2009 when Arbor Creek Apartment personnel read in the Wichita Falls Times
Record News that MSU’s then-graduate dean Dr. Patti Hamilton was trying to
double MSU’s graduate student enrollment, according to Maven Management’s area/property
manager Kathie Tant. The scholarship has helped nine students since. It
provides rent for one year in a one-bedroom apartment and is valued at
approximately $7,500. Tant gave credit to all the Arbor Creek staff for
supporting and maintaining the scholarship.
representative David Ammann said that when his company acquired the Arbor Creek
Apartments in 2004, they recognized MSU’s importance to the economic, cultural,
and intellectual health of the region and wanted to support that in any way
possible. “As providers of high quality and affordable rental housing to the
entire community including the students, faculty, and staff of MSU, we realized
that we could best support the university by offering a housing scholarship to
a deserving student,” Ammann said. “Over the past nine years this scholarship
has brought us many amazing students, residents, and new friends, and we are
very excited to continue that tradition with the recipient of this year’s
During World War II, in a secret chapter in American history, more than 6,000 civilians from the United States and Latin America were transported by train to Crystal City, a small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. Japanese, German, and Italia ... ... Expand/Reduce Article
During World War II, in a
secret chapter in American history, more than 6,000 civilians from the United
States and Latin America were transported by train to Crystal City, a small
desert town at the southern tip of Texas. Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants,
with their American-born children, were being taken to a family internment camp
that was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called “quiet
Author Jan Jarboe Russell documented
this camp and the prisoner exchange program in her New York Times best seller,
The Train to Crystal City. As part of Midwestern State University’s Speakers
& Issues Series, Russell will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the
Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU.
During the course of the war, hundreds
of prisoners in Crystal City, including their children, were exchanged for
other more important Americans – diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, physicians,
and missionaries – behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Through the eyes of
two teenage girls, Russell tells the story of life at the camp and their
struggle to return to America after their exchanges. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the internment order.
The Texas Institute of Letters named The Train to Crystal City Best Book of Nonfiction in 2015.
Russell is a former Nieman Fellow, a contributing editor for Texas Monthly,and has written for the New York Times,
the San Antonio
Express-News, Slate, and other publications. She is the authorof Lady Bird: A
Biography of Mrs. Johnson and has alsocompiled and edited They Lived to Tell the Tale. She lives in San
Antonio with her husband, Dr. Lewis F. Russell Jr.
The Speakers and Issues Series
began in 2001 with the idea of bringing informed and creative speakers to the
academic and municipal communities. Since then, more than 20 speakers have come
to MSU from all corners of the country. It is supported by the Libra
Foundation, MSU’s Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the
Wichita Falls Times Record News, KCCU-FM NPR Radio, and KFDX-TV3. Admission is
free; donations are welcome. Contact Dr. Sally Henschel at firstname.lastname@example.org for
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