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Midwestern State University is a public liberal arts college in Wichita Falls, Texas, and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. As of 2009 it had about 6,500 students.

Midwestern is one of four independent (not affiliated with a state public university system) public universities in Texas

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History

Founded in 1922 as Wichita Falls Junior College, it was renamed Hardin Junior College in 1937 when it moved to its present location. In 1946, a senior division was added and it was renamed Hardin College. In 1950 the name was changed to Midwestern University and in 1961 it became a state-supported university. The school took its current name in 1975.

Academics

Midwestern State University is organized into six colleges with 16 undergraduate programs offering 43 majors and 30 minors, and 9 graduate programs offering 28 majors and 15 minors.

MSU is the only university in Texas with membership in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and was the first public university in Texas to establish a core curriculum. The university is also a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Athletics

The Midwestern State fields 12 intercollegiate NCAA Division II athletic teams. Students can participate in intramural sports.

Student life

The university's campus covers 255 acres (1.0 km2) with over 50 buildings uniformly built of red brick with tiled roofs and arched facades.

Students are members of 16 nationally-affiliated fraternities and sororities. Sororities on campus include Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Phi, Sigma Kappa, Kappa Delta Chi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Sigma Lambda Alpha. Fraternities are Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Sigma Kappa, Omega Delta Phi, Kappa Sigma, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Kappa Alpha Psi.

There are over 100 other student organizations on campus, such as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, several musical organizations, and sports clubs such as MSU Rugby. Air Force ROTC is also offered with a cross-town agreement with the University of North Texas.

There is a campus newspaper, The Wichitan, and a student-run television channel and production studio, MSU-TV2.

Notable alumni

Notable Faculty, Lecturers and Staff

Twin Universities

External links

Coordinates: 33°52′31″N 98°31′19″W / 33.875317°N 98.522053°W / 33.875317; -98.522053

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