MSU campus undergoing expansion project - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

MSU campus undergoing expansion project

(Source: KAUZ) (Source: KAUZ)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Midwestern State University is undergoing an expansion for its ever-growing student body.

The Daniel Building will be renovated to include new office space and rooms for student organizations. The building will be called the Bridwell Student Center and Cannedy Greek Commons.

Right now, the university's Greek organizations meet in various places on campus. The Multicultural Greek Council President, Kharmyn Lewis, says they have not had an official meeting place since the early 2000s. The need for space is something she has advocated for over her college career, “I’ve been in leadership for all five years that I’ve been a student at Midwestern, and I’m very happy to see that some of the things that I imagined are actually coming into fruition.”

The new building will give Greek organizations a centralized location.

As MSU transforms into more of a residential community, Connie and Mac Cannedy believe the project is increasingly necessary. They have donated a large contribution to the multimillion dollar project. Mac Cannedy said, “We've got over 25% of our students living on campus now, and they basically have outgrown the student center.”

Coordinator of Student Organizations and Leadership Jesse Brown said resources from the Clark Student Center will be moved to the new building, “Student organizations can reserve space – have creative space. All student support staff, like myself, like student involvement, counseling, will be in in this building…so that it's a one stop shop for the students.”

The current student center will still have the dining hall and places to study. Brown hopes that with offices moving to a new building, it will open even more space for students to meet as well.

Construction will begin in 2019 and the university is still seeking donations for the project. They believe they will be able to get additional funding from the state. Comanche Trail, the street leading to the Daniel Building, will also be changed into a walkway to create a more residential atmosphere.

The project could take up to three years to complete depending on funding.

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All Rights Reserved.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Police use DNA to identify body of Michigan boy missing since 1979

    Police use DNA to identify body of Michigan boy missing since 1979

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:47:44 GMT

    Andrew Jackson Greer, 15, left school on Feb. 12, 1979, and never returned home. His remains were positively identified almost 40 years later.

    Andrew Jackson Greer, 15, left school on Feb. 12, 1979, and never returned home. His remains were positively identified almost 40 years later.

  • 'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

    'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

    Sunday, August 12 2018 3:36 AM EDT2018-08-12 07:36:08 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:35:09 GMT
    (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP). The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. A...(Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP). The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. A...

    NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever before.

    NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever before.

  • WFPD: Woman arrested with ID items belonging to inmate

    WFPD: Woman arrested with ID items belonging to inmate

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:27:54 GMT
    Shannon Allen, 36, had a passport and a social security card that belonged to an individual in the Wichita County Jail. (Source: WCSO)Shannon Allen, 36, had a passport and a social security card that belonged to an individual in the Wichita County Jail. (Source: WCSO)
    Shannon Allen, 36, had a passport and a social security card that belonged to an individual in the Wichita County Jail. (Source: WCSO)Shannon Allen, 36, had a passport and a social security card that belonged to an individual in the Wichita County Jail. (Source: WCSO)

    A call about a possible theft at a local Walmart ends with a woman being charged with different crimes.

    A call about a possible theft at a local Walmart ends with a woman being charged with different crimes.

Powered by Frankly