Programs at Midwestern State University continue to rank high on nationwide “best of” degree lists, including a top 10 listing for return on investment (ROI). ... Expand/Reduce Article
Programs at Midwestern State
University continue to rank high on nationwide “best of” degree lists,
including a top 10 listing for return on investment (ROI).
College Consensus ranked MSU Texas 10th on a list of the 50
Online Colleges with the Best ROI for 2019. The site states that MSU stands
apart from other programs because it offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees – “a
good choice for every level of education.” It lists the ROI as $308,000 with a
tuition cost of $82,800.
The site used Payscale College
RIO report data to rank colleges offering fully online and hybrid degree
programs. The formula Payscale uses considers the cost of the degree and the
amount of income a graduate should make over what they would have made without
the degree. Cost is based on out-of-state tuition for a full four-year degree.
“It’s not a perfect prediction, but it gives a good indication of how well
colleges are doing in making an impact on graduate’s lives,” the site states.
College Consensus also ranked
an MBA from MSU’s Dillard College of Business at fifth on its list of the 25
Most Affordable Online MBA Programs 2019. College Consensus evaluated
universities nationwide according to their base tuition for the duration of the
program, convenience of the online format, and reputation based on other
ranking lists. Scores were averaged and placed on a 10-point scale.
For those in a hurry, College
Consensus ranked MBA programs that could be completed in one year or less, with
MSU Texas coming in at No. 16 for Fastest
Online MBA Programs 2019. In evaluating the programs, College Consensus
considered affordability, convenience, and reputation. MSU Texas also ranked
33rd on College Consensus’ list of 50
Best Online MBA Programs 2019. The site evaluated more than 550 programs
analyzing tuition, online capability, then used affordability, convenience and
reputation to determine rankings.
The site’s methodology
includes the number of online programs offered in health care administration,
tuition, ratio of students participating in distance education programs
compared to the total enrollment, student-faculty ratio, and services such as
Three MSU Texas programs placed
well in nationwide lists by Online Masters
in its 2019 lists, with one placing in the top 10. The Master of Sport
Administration ranked 10th in Online Masters’ list of Best
Online Sports Management Programs. The degree received additional honors
for being one of the Best for Athletics Administrators.
Online Masters states that
every online master’s degree in the categories they rank are reviewed to
identify the top programs. Industry professionals, hiring managers, current
students, and alumni are also consulted.
Study.com ranked MSU Texas 14th in its top 50 Most
Affordable Online Schools list. Not only were tuition and fees considered,
but also special scholarships, financial aid numbers, and other factors that
might affect the net price.
Using criteria such as
academic excellence, faculty scholarship, reputation, financial aid, range of
degree programs The Best Schools included
two MSU programs in its nationwide lists. The radiology program ranked 15th on
Online Bachelor’s in Radiology Programs list and MSU’s MBA from the Dillard
College of Business Administration was ranked 22nd on the Best
Online MBA Degree Programs list.
College Factual placed MSU Texas at 96th out of 1,510 colleges
nationwide in the Best
for the Money ranking. This places MSU Texas in the top 10 percent
nationally of all colleges reviewed by College Factual for value. MSU improved
its ranking by 125 slots over the previous year’s ranking of 221.
In addition, MSU Texas is
ranked 11th out of 70 colleges in College Factual’s Best
Colleges for the Money: Texas list. This puts MSU in the top 15 percent of
all schools in the state in the Best Colleges for the Money category. MSU
improved its ranking three slots over last year’s ranking of 14.
College Factual’s Best for the
Money ranking takes into account the average yearly cost of the school, the
average time students take to graduate, and the quality the school provides.
This means schools who rank highly are offering a good value for the money that
students pay to attend. College Factual provides in-depth coverage for more
than 2,500 colleges and universities and more than 350 college majors.
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By Andy Newberry, Midwestern State University
Marla Boswell laughed when asked about what advice she would give to
adults about following her education path.
Her journey started out with some indecision and changing of majors and
then was reconstructed with a family and a passion for sign language. The path
was unique. The reward of her quest for learning, a degree from Midwestern
State and a teaching career she loves, was something she shares with many.
It’s a path Boswell “wouldn’t recommend to anyone.” But it was a great
result in her case because she’s enjoyed the last laugh with a rewarding career
in teaching after not one, but two, memorable stints at Midwestern State
When Boswell started at MSU Texas out of Burkburnett High School, she
said she changed her major a few times.
But she'll remember that era for a major decision she didn't waver on,
which was marrying Scott Boswell.
“It’s hard to decide on a lifelong career when you’re 18 years old,” she
said. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. When I finally decided to go back, I
was more focused and determined to complete my undergrad and did just that. Is
it easier to go right out of high school and get your degree in 4-5 years and
start your career? Absolutely!”
thankful for the way her life turned out. She recently finished her 10th
year teaching at Burkburnett High School and took a position teaching American
Sign Language and as the varsity cheer coach at City View High School.
happens sometimes, and I believe God had another plan for me, and that was to
stay home and raise my children,” Boswell said. “When I decided to go back, it
meant more to me because I had a family and knew I needed to buckle down and
finish in a timely matter. So my advice would be to not worry about what
everyone else is doing or when. Do what’s best for you and your family, and
that it’s okay to start or go back to college at any age.”
ALL IN THE FAMILY
family got its start at MSU Texas when Marla was introduced to her husband,
Scott, just outside of D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
have great memories from attending MSU, and I’m thankful that I stayed and
attended a local university where I had the support of all my family. MSU is a
phenomenal university and provides an excellent education.”
Boswell was part of the rebirth of the MSU Texas football program when it was
reinstituted in 1988. He was a two-team all-conference player and was inducted
into the MSU Texas Hall of Honor in 2013. He has coached for many years in the
Wichita Falls area and served as head coach at Burkburnett High School
Boswells’ daughter, Lexi, also graduated from Midwestern State after originally
attending Texas Woman’s University. Boswell came to MSU to become an athletic
trainer and is working on her master’s degree through the MSU Texas online
program. Her brother, Jacob, is playing football at Wayland Baptist.
attending MSU football games and being part of the school again,” Marla said.
“We’ve even made trips in one day to watch (Jacob) play and then jump in the
car and made it to an MSU game to support Lexi. It’s kind of crazy, but we love
every bit of it.”
IT’S A SIGN
passion for learning was reignited with a visit to church. She noticed an
interpreter and “was mesmerized” by it.
“I was a
stay-at-home mom and wanted to do something to get out of the house,” Boswell
said. “I called that church to see if they had classes, and they were starting
one that next week. It worked out well because my kids started attending
classes there while I went to class. I started going each week and just fell in
love with the language and seemed to pick it up pretty quickly.”
to learn and eventually teach American Sign Language. That solution was again a
local one as she returned to MSU Texas. Boswell notes she began college as an
Indian and finished in 2008 at MSU Texas as a Mustang. And in between she
received her certificate of interpreting from Collin County Community College
in Plano in 2002.
thankful that I was able to complete and finish as an MSU graduate through
their online program,” Boswell said.
passion for signing and learning has only grown since earning her degree and
starting her career.
“ASL is a
beautiful language no doubt, but more than that the best part is being able to
communicate with others without having a language barrier,” Boswell said. “I
love that my family can sign, and we can communicate across the room with each
other. I also love being able to communicate with nonverbal students and
adults. Most of all, being able to connect and communicate within the Deaf
community is the most important part of knowing how to sign.
believe that we should engage with all people, cultures, and languages. And be
an advocate for others and not seclude anyone because of our differences.
Knowing ASL has helped me to be more engaging with others, and that’s the goal
I have for my students as well.”
Midwestern State University Center for Continuing Education offers beginning
Sign Language courses. The cost of the course is $80. Enroll online at www.msutexas.edu/conted. Enroll in
person at 3410 Taft Blv., second floor of Hardin Administration Building North,
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT Q&A
Current job: Teacher, American Sign Language and Varsity Cheer Coach at City View.
Previously taught ASL at Burkburnett for 10 years.
Graduation year: 2008
Major: Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences
Following are selected questions and answers with 2008 MSU Texas
graduate Marla Boswell, who teaches American Sign Language and varsity cheer at
City View High School in Wichita Falls.
Q: What does Midwestern State mean to you and your family?
Boswell: MSU is where I met
a lot of my friends through being in a sorority (Alpha Phi), and where I met my
husband Scott. We both have great memories from attending MSU, and I’m thankful
now that I stayed and attended a local university where I had the support of
all of my family. MSU is a phenomenal university and provides an excellent education
to its students.
Q: Was there a professor or class who made a difference in your life
or the way you approach teaching?
Boswell: Most definitely! I mentioned that I changed
majors a lot and I love to dance so I took every single dance class MSU offered
at the time. Mrs. (Sherry) Gillespie taught all of those classes and I had
so much respect for her. She made class fun while teaching all aspects of each
style of dance (two step, swing, ballroom, etc.) I took all the classes
because I loved dance, but also because I loved Mrs. Gillespie. As a teacher I,
too, try to make class fun and upbeat while also teaching the content, and I
enjoy it so much. My husband Scott also had her for a few classes, and we were
thrilled that she attended our wedding. She’s the type of teacher/professor who
truly made a difference in our lives.”
Q: What advice would you give adults about pursuing education in the
manner you did?
Boswell: This question makes me laugh because it took me so long to finish my
degree, and I wouldn’t really recommend that to anyone. So my advice would be
to not worry about what everyone else is doing and when. Do what’s best for you
and your family and that it’s okay to start or go back to college at any
Q: What ignited your passion for ASL (American Sign Language)?
Boswell: Honestly, we had visited a
church and I noticed the interpreter at the front and was mesmerized by it. I
was a stay at home mom and wanted to do something to get out of the house. I
called that church to see if they had classes and they were starting one that
next week. It worked out well because my kids started attending classes there
while I went to class. I started going each week and just fell in love with the
language and seemed to pick it up pretty quickly. That sparked my interest in
wanting to learn more and eventually teach ASL.
Q: How is ASL embraced by students?
Boswell: I believe the students love ASL because it’s different and also
attracts the kinesthetic and visual earners. The students are always excited to
learn and enjoy the moments that they are able to communicate with the Deaf
Q: What has teaching taught you about yourself?
Boswell: Mostly it has taught me to not take myself so serious. It’s okay to
laugh at yourself and make mistakes. Teaching has given me insight to how much
my teachers put into building a relationship with me and other students, and
how impactful that has been on my life. I can only hope that I have given a
small portion of that back to my students.
Q: Something people may not know about you?
Boswell: That’s difficult
to answer because I feel like I’m pretty open and honest with everyone. Some
may not know that I am pretty shy and do not like talking in front of people or
being put on the spot.I struggled in
school because I was too afraid to ask questions. I was also a terrible
test-taker. As I’ve gotten older, it’s gotten better, but those are things that
I still struggle with.
Q: How long has
dance been a passion of yours?
Boswell:I do love dance! I started taking classes when I was 7 years
old. I really enjoy tap dancing the most and hip-hop. I was a member of the
Boomtown Babes in Burk and an officer my senior year. In college, I was part of
a local dance studio and attended some competitions. I continued taking dance
classes up until I had my children and then focused on being a mom and taking
care of my family. I enjoyed some adult dance classes, but it’s not something I
do regularly anymore.
Q: Something on your music play list?
Boswell: I love music so my
playlist is anywhere from Boyz II Men, Usher, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross,
George Straight, Zac Brown Band, Beastie Boys, Earth, Wind & Fire, 50 Cent,
to Elvis (just to name a few). However, I mainly listen to KLOVE and
contemporary Christian music. Kutless, Meredith Andrews, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin,
Hillsong, and Bethel Music are some of my favorites.
Q: Something on your reading list?
Boswell: Other than the Bible, I enjoy reading anything by Lysa Terkeurst and
Joyce Meyer. My favorite books are “Same kind of different as me” and “The
Longtime artist Paul Valadez will be featured for a lecture and workshop at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas August 17. ... Expand/Reduce Article
Artist Paul Valadez will be featured for a lecture and
workshop at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas August 17, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Valadez will begin by sharing stories about his creative
career and the challenges he faced in the art world. Following a break, he will
lead a workshop in the art of collage.
Valadez, an assistant professor at the University of Texas Rio
Grande Valley, grew up in Stockton, California. He attended San Joaquin Delta
College before moving on to the San Francisco Art Institute where he earned a
bachelor of fine arts degree in Interdisciplinary Art in 1997.
Valadez’s artwork is inspired by his childhood and language.
“I grew up in a bicultural family; Anglo/white on my mother’s side, and Mexican
on my father’s side. I felt that I never fit in.”
Valadez has found his fit in the art world. Selections from the Great Mexican-American
Songbook is an artwork that has “little to do with music but it does have
to do with images and language. I chose to do the work with/on sheet music and
figured eventually I could do something with it.”
He presents workshops hoping to inspire others to do
something with their gifts. In a 2017 interview with Whitmanwire.com, Valadez
explained art’s ability to connect is something different than other forms of
communication. “If I wanted to tell a story, I would write it down so there would
be no mistaking,” Valadez said. “But instead, I don’t write it down. I
want the mistakes. I want you to see it, think it, (and) respond to something.”
donated 200 collage works on paper to the Wichita Falls Museum of Art. These
pieces, along with art works created by participants in the August 17 workshop,
will be presented at the WFMA in an exhibition titled Paul Valadez: Collage
and Community, September 13 – November 2.
is free for the event. … Supplies will provided to attendees, who are also
welcome to bring their own art supplies. … Attendees may RSVP by contacting the
museum by phone at 940-397-8900, or by email at email@example.com.
About the Museum
1967, The Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas enriches life in the
community and the university through new experiences in visual art for all
ages. An extensive and growing permanent collection of American Art focused on
works on paper, and a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions and engagement
programs, provide a first-class gallery experience. The WFMA supports the
university’s liberal arts mission and is an educational resource offering
varied programs and events for the North Texas region. The WFMA is located at 2
Eureka Circle and is open free of charge Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5
pm. Free parking is available.
The students and faculty in the Wilson School of Nursing and the Department of Respiratory Care will have access to state-of-the-art simulation through a corporate sponsorship agreement between B-Line Medical LLC and Midwestern State University. ... Expand/Reduce Article
The students and faculty in the Wilson School of Nursing and
the Department of Respiratory Care will have access to state-of-the-art
simulation through a corporate sponsorship agreement between B-Line Medical LLC
and Midwestern State University.
The sponsorship, approved by the MSU Texas Board of Regents
in May, will provide the necessary equipment to simulate and record scenarios
in a realistic way at the new Centennial Hall. Faculty will have the ability to
observe and provide a more detailed review with their students.
“B-Line Medical is honored to partner with MSU’s School of
Nursing and Respiratory Care,” said Chafic Kazoun, Co-Founder and CEO of B-Line
Medical. “Nursing education is a critical area of focus for B-Line Medical and
an area where we feel we can really deliver on our mission of effecting real
and immediate improvement in the delivery of care.”
In recognition of the sponsorship, the Board approved the
renaming of the simulation center to the J.S. Bridwell Regional Simulation
Center Powered by B-Line. The agreement provides hardware, software, and a
five-year maintenance and support services plan.
“We are honored to enter into this agreement with B-Line
Medical. Through this partnership our students will have exceptional
opportunities for state of the art, high-fidelity simulation of clinical
experiences in a safe environment,” said MSU President Suzanne Shipley. “This
caliber of learning sets us apart as leaders in the field.”
The current center is used to train and evaluate mostly
nursing students through active engagement in small group settings for
individualized teaching and instruction. Faculty and students in respiratory
care will experience the most noticeable change in their learning environment
as the same technology will be installed in their new skills lab. More
opportunities will be possible with the technology also extending to the United
Regional Interprofessional Education Suite that will be available to the Gunn
College of Health Science and Human Services as a whole.
“This partnership with B-Line provides for joint
collaboration, research, and beta testing of new products,” MSU Texas Provost
James Johnston said. “In addition, we will serve as a show site and model for
B-Line. Overall the partnership affords great opportunities for our faculty,
staff, students, and B-Line Medical.”
The simulation center is moving from the location at 917
Midwestern Parkway to the new 87,000-foot, state-of-the-art health sciences
facility scheduled to open this fall. A grand opening is set for Sept. 6.
in 2005, B-Line Medical is exclusively dedicated to offering solutions that
help healthcare professionals and educators improve the delivery of healthcare
and enhance quality of care. Focused on the capture, debriefing, and assessment
of healthcare training and clinical events, B-Line Medical’s robust, yet
easy-to-use web-based solutions are in use at more than 500 institutions in 35
more information, visitwww.blinemedical.comor call 1-888-228-3838.
Blake Enlow fondly recalls being voted “most likely to be a secondary school faculty member in high school.”
And the 2001 Midwestern State University graduate hasn’t done anything to prove them wrong. Enlow was recently hired as the Bowie Indepen ... ... Expand/Reduce Article
By Andy Newberry
fondly recalls being voted “most likely to be a secondary school faculty member
in high school.”
And the 2001
Midwestern State University graduate hasn’t done anything to prove them wrong.
Enlow was recently hired as the Bowie Independent School District
reasons, Enlow is appreciative of his experience at Midwestern State. His favorite
memory outside the classroom was an easy choice. “I think my best memory from
MSU was meeting my wife (Addie) and our first date,” Enlow said.
He grew up
in Coppell, Texas, and graduated from high school in 1997. He earned his bachelor’s
in kinesiology in 2001 with a minor in English. But he wasn’t done. To fulfill
his vision Enlow had to keep going, even after entering the teaching field at
Keller High School. He decided a second time that MSU Texas was his best fit
and completed his master’s in educational leadership in 2006. The result was
becoming a superintendent at age 39 after serving previously as a principal.
a recent question and answer session with Enlow.
Why did you choose Midwestern State?
Enlow: I chose MSU because of the small
school feel.I had family in the Wichita
Falls area and enjoyed visiting campus while in town with family.
What made you feel that was a good
Enlow: The small class sizes were a real
benefit.I enjoyed getting to know my
professors and classmates.
How did the educational leadership
program further your career?
Enlow: I think the program gave me
real-world applications to the content we were studying.I feel the program really focused on putting
the students in real-world situations to prepare us for what is to come.
What inspired you to pursue educational
Enlow: I have always enjoyed school, and I
wanted to be a principal. Once I became a principal, I had many people
encouraging me to pursue a superintendent’s position.
Was there a professor who made a
large impact on you?
Enlow: Dr. Grant Simpson was a big part of
my MSU experience. He taught various courses that I had, but he really took an
interest in who I was as a person.He
also helped me get my first teaching job at Keller High School.
What advice would do you have for
those considering a similar career?
Enlow: Education is an ever-changing
industry, but treating people right never changes.People don’t care how much you know until
they know how much you care.
Something on your play list?
Enlow: Aaron Watson, Robert Earl Keen,
David Crowder Band, and Casting Crowns
Something on your reading list?
Enlow: Anything by Francis Chan
Something he always tell his kids (Laney,
10; Molly, 8; Jake, 7) about the “old days”?
Enlow: I always tell them not to wish their
lives away and to enjoy today!
Homecoming 2019: The MSU Texas Homecoming is Oct. 13-19.
Photo: From left to right, Jake Enlow, Laney Enlow, Blake Enlow, Addie Enlow, and Molly Enlow. Blake and Addie met when they attended Midwestern State University.
David L. Callender, a 1980 Midwestern State University graduate, was recently named the new president and chief executive officer of the Memorial Hermann Health System. ... Expand/Reduce Article
David L. Callender, a 1980 Midwestern State University
graduate, was recently named the new president and chief executive officer of
the Memorial Hermann Health System.
Callender, a head and neck surgeon from Wichita Falls, has
significant experience leading academic health systems and has been a longtime
leader in Texas Medical Center institutions. He has served as president of the
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) since 2007 and led that campus
through a transformative recovery over the last decade following Hurricane Ike.
His new appointment is effective Sept. 1, according to a Texas Medical Center
Callender will succeed the retiring Charles “Chuck” D.
Stokes, who has served as Memorial Hermann’s president and CEO since June 2017.
“Dr. Callender is a natural choice for this role given his
exceptional track record in the Greater Houston region expanding access to care
and advancing groundbreaking research to help people get healthy and stay
healthy,” Memorial Hermann Board Chair Deborah M. Cannon said in a statement.
“It’s clear that Dr. Callender cares deeply for this community and, through his
leadership at UTMB Health, he has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to
foster a healthier environment for all. We are thrilled to welcome a leader who
will preserve and strengthen Memorial Hermann’s legacy of serving Greater
Houston with pride and distinction, making him the ideal successor to Chuck,
whose leadership has been instrumental in helping Memorial Hermann thrive and
flourish during an era of change in the healthcare industry.”
Callender received his medical degree from Baylor College of
Medicine in Houston, where he also completed his residency. He finished an
oncology fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,
received an MBA at the University of Houston and is a fellow of the American
College of Surgeons. Callender served as UCLA Health’s associate vice
chancellor and CEO from 2004 to 2007. He previously served in several
leadership roles during more than 20 years with MD Anderson. He culminated his
tenure there as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“Memorial Hermann, together with its physician partners, is
doing great work to make health care more affordable and more accessible for
the residents of Greater Houston,” Callender said in a news release. “I have
been inspired by Memorial Hermann’s efforts to bring value-based, more
personalized care to our communities, and I’m excited and honored to now help
lead the way as we work to extend those efforts by delivering exceptional
patient experiences and improving outcomes for all.”
After Hurricane Ike caused more than $1 billion in damage to
the university’s Galveston campus in 2008, Callender led UTMB’s unprecedented
reconstruction and revitalization effort which resulted in building a more
resilient infrastructure that can support the university’s mission well into
the future, the news release said.
Callender was the featured commencement speaker for the
Spring 2007 MSU graduation ceremony. He was selected as a Distinguished Alumni
honoree for MSU in 2005 for the College of Science & Mathematics.
"As I near retirement, I'm pleased to hand over the
reins to Dr. Callender, a trusted and experienced healthcare leader with a
passion for creating healthier communities. I believe Dr. Callender is the
right person to help guide Memorial Hermann into the future,” Stokes said to
United Regional and Midwestern State University enjoy a partnership that has only grown stronger over the years. And the newest building on campus, Centennial Hall, offers a fresh opportunity to work together and provide an even better future for stu ... ... Expand/Reduce Article
United Regional and Midwestern State University enjoy a partnership
that has only grown stronger over the years. And the newest building on campus,
Centennial Hall, offers a fresh opportunity to work together and provide an
even better future for students.
The MSU Texas Board of Regents approved a 10-year corporate
sponsorship agreement Thursday for the United Regional Interprofessional
Education Suite in the new health sciences building that will open this fall. The
grand opening will be from 3:30-6 p.m. Friday, September 6.
“Our continued partnership with United Regional is a
wonderful example of working together to bring about exceptional educational
and training opportunities for our students and faculty as well as hospital
employees,” MSU Texas President Suzanne Shipley said.
“United Regional values our long-standing partnership with
Midwestern State University. We feel very fortunate to be the beneficiary of
many talented, well-trained students that graduate from MSU every year,” United
Regional President and CEO Phyllis Cowling said.
The sponsored suite and endowment scholarship will provide
the space and financial support to advance a principle philosophy of Gunn
College of Health Sciences and Human Services -- having students and faculty
from different programs and backgrounds interact and learn from one another. According
to Jeff Killion, Dean of College of Health & Science Services, “this
creates a powerful learning experience, emphasizing critical thinking, and the
importance of collaboration to solve simulated real-world scenarios.”
The corporate sponsorship contributes $400,000 to purchase
additional simulation equipment, $50,000 for simulation center operations, and
$50,000 to endow a health sciences scholarship that will rotate among Nursing,
Radiologic Sciences, and Respiratory Care.
The Interprofessional Education Suite allows students an
opportunity to experience a modern medical facility. Equipped with a surgical
stretcher and surgical boom that is ergonomically centralized to provide air,
oxygen, electrical outlets, and lighting, the suite will have the flexibility
for a wide variety of interactive case scenarios, Killion said. “It will mimic
a high-tech operating room. Students will participate in learning sessions with
high-fidelity patient simulation manikins directed by instructors from a
control room,” he added.
The suite will have the capability to record learning
sessions by cameras located in the ceiling. Recordings will be used for
debriefing students. The suite will also allow for the use of portable x-ray
and respiratory equipment.
“Simulation-based learning is one example of the
high-quality and progressive education MSU students receive,” Cowling said. “These
real-life experiences presented in a learning environment enable students to
develop knowledge, skills, and confidence that lead to better outcomes on the
“Initiatives such as this strengthen our community and
highlight the talent and dedication of our two institutions to meet the needs
in the health-care industry,” Shipley said.
The generous contribution is an investment United Regional
believes benefits students for many years to come.
MSU Texas Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
James Johnston is also enthused about the new opportunities created for
students with this partnership.
“This corporate sponsorship by United Regional represents an
investment in the quality of health care and health care providers in our
region by United Regional and MSU Texas,” Johnston said. “The investment in the
community will help attract and retain talented individuals for the Wichita
Falls area. United Regional and MSU Texas have a great history together, and
this latest agreement strengthens that relationship as we continue to lead
The world’s largest radiologic science association elevated Midwestern State graduate Stephanie Johnston to the position of president at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. ... Expand/Reduce Article
The world’s largest radiologic science association elevated
Midwestern State graduate Stephanie Johnston to the position of president at
the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in June.
Johnston is a mammographer for Solis Mammography of Wichita
Falls, Texas. She received her undergraduate degrees from New Mexico State
University and finished her graduate degree from MSU Texas (2009).
Johnston, of Holliday, Texas, began her one-year term as
president following the 2019 ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates
Meeting in Orlando, Florida. She previously served as ASRT president-elect.
“When my term is finished next year, I’m confident we’ll be
a more united organization that fosters diversity and renews our dedication to
providing exceptional care to all patients,” Johnston said.
ASRT represents health care professionals who perform medical
imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy.
A 2017 documentary produced by students in the Midwestern State University Mass Communication Department was recently named Best Special Broadcast in the national Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. competition. ... Expand/Reduce Article
A 2017 documentary produced by students in the Midwestern
State University Mass Communication Department was recently named best special
broadcast in the national Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. competition.
The program, “Mr. Midwestern,” was produced by MSU students
Natalie Burkhart, Dayton Chambers, Taylor McCloure and Megan Piehler. “Mr.
Midwestern” is based on Leroy McIlhaney, a longtime volunteer for MSU Texas
Also, MSU students Sterling Ellison and Jared Tuilagi were
finalists in the best sports reporting category for a package they produced
about the Special Olympics. CBI is a national organization with around 200
members, and this year’s competition drew 400 entries from all over the United
MSU students were also finalists in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2009, 2010 and 2012, with a 2005 documentary winning the Best Special Broadcast
Photo credit: Bradley Wilson
Photo info: The winning MSU Texas documentary team,
left-to-right, of Taylor McCloure, Dayton Chambers, Megan Piehler, and Natalie