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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘Great Day of Service’ sends students, faculty and staff into the community for a day of volunteerism npage 4 Wednesday n April 13, 2011 LET ME HEAR YOU SCREAM: The Ghostface Killer returns to the silver screen in the newest edition of the slaher series, ‘Scream 4’ npage 6 thewichitan your university n your voice Faulty sprinkler head floods Killingsworth Chris Collins Managing Editor Residents of Killingsworth residence hall were evacuated Monday afternoon after a malfunctioning sprinkler head flooded the second floor of the building. As a result, three residents were put up in Fairfield Hotel Monday night, at a cost of $255 to MSU. The sprinkler head, which is located in the second floor maintenance room, started spraying water everywhere to prevent a fire – the problem was that there was no fire. “One of the girls on the first floor started hearing leaking through the walls,” said Kelly Raymond, resident assistant in Killingsworth. “Tiles started falling and they turned off all the lights.” Residents helped maintenance workers move pieces of furniture away from walls to protect them from water damage. Everyone was ushered out of the building, and after it was determined the building was safe, the girls who live on floors three through six were allowed to go back to their rooms, Raymond said. When officials entered the dorm to assess the damage, they found only four rooms that had been affected by the water. One was the maintenance closet in which the leak started and the See FLOOD on page 4 Damaged ceiling tiles in Killingsworth. (Photo by Chris Collins) Reliving the nightmare Daytime doc remembers time at MSU Brittney Cottingham Features Editor Junior Caleb Carmichael wears a scar across his throat, a daily reminder of a brutal attack he barely survived. (Photos by Hannah Hofmann) MSU student reflects on near-death experience, prepares to face attacker at trial Josh Hayter For the Wichitan Lying in a pool of his own blood, Caleb Carmichael had never felt more at peace. After fighting for his own life and saving the life of his attacker, he laid on the floor, exhausted, waiting to die. Expecting to die. It was late in the morning on April 27, 2009. Carmichael, an MSU freshman at the time, had been nap- ping between classes at a friend’s home on Joy Court in Wichita Falls. He was jarred awake by a knock at the front door. Shuffling down the stairs to answer the door, he looked and saw a man with a familiar face staring up at him from the entryway. It was the face of Cody Welsh, whom Carmichael had not seen for some time. Excited about the unexpected visit from his childhood friend, Carmi- chael embraced him and invited him in. As they caught up, they watched TV and played a game of pool. A solid, thunderous crack exploded throughout the room as the balls flew in all directions. Welsh asked for a drink and followed Carmichael into the kitchen while the sound coming from the TV slowly faded away. Carmichael opened the pantry and knelt down but before he could grab a drink, Welsh jumped on his back, grabbed his head and pulled a blade across his neck digging deep into the muscles. “I didn’t realize what was going on at first,” Carmichael said. “I thought he was just putting me in a headlock. It didn’t hurt immediately.” The blood came instantly and he realized it was no choke hold. Welsh See CARMICHAEL on page 3 In 1975, 24-year-old Phillip McGraw walked across campus at Midwestern State Unviersity for the last time before graduation. Twenty-seven years later, millions of viewers nationwide would tune in daily to watch him on his TV show, “Dr. Phil.” As a student, he was a member of the Psi Chi, the National Honor Dr. Phil. (Photo courSociety for Psychol- tesy: CBS Television ogy, where he served as Distribution/Robert Trachtenberg) president. He enjoyed his time with the Baptist Student Union and played tennis on scholarship. The Oklahoma native, whose hometown population was no larger than MSU’s, had his career goals already in place. He intended to earn his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas. He also planned to establish himself in the North Texas area in psychology. Even though he accomplished both objectives, multiple York Times Best Sellers and a top-rated nationally syndicated television show were not even on his radar. The Wichitan had the opportunity to speak with McGraw via e-mail about his experiences at MSU and how the university helped lead him to the success he enjoys today. McGraw chose Midwestern to complete his undergraduate degree because he was interested in starting a career in the North Texas area. McGraw said MSU offered an excellent and quality program in Psychology, his chosen field. “As strange as it may sound, I was also attracted to MSU because of the architecture and community feel of the university,” McGraw said. “It offers a tremendous university experience without being too large. I enjoyed campus life.” Professor Dr. John Hensley, who is now retired, was a remarkable influence on McGraw while he was at Midwestern. He described Hensley as an excellent researcher and very accomplished in the field of statistical analysis. McGraw graduated from Midwestern in 1975 See DR. PHIL on page 3 MSU students to gather and raise cancer awareness at Relay for Life Hannah Hofmann Photo Editor MSU will host its third annual Relay for Life Friday. The American Cancer Society event allows people in the community to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones who have lost the fight and take an active stand against the disease. Midwestern has currently 19 teams consisting of 225 participants. Together they have raised $8,159 via different fundraising events. One of the events includes selling luminaria candles to “light the way” to a cure for cancer. The candles will be lit during the Relay For Life at 10 p.m. at the Quad. Senior Brittany Walsh, president of Colleges Against Cancer and chair of Relay for Life at MSU, is determined to spread the word about event and make sure that people know how to participate and make a difference in the community. “I didn’t want anybody not knowing about Relay for Life,” she said. “I wanted everybody on this campus to know what Relay for Life is and what it’s about.” Walsh lost her father to cancer when she was 4 years old and was eager to get involved when she found out about the opportunity to join Relay for Life. Even though she wasn’t sure if she was ready to step up in the leadership position of a team captain, she thought to herself, “This is something near and dear to my heart and I think its something really good that I could do.” She became team captain for See RELAY on page 3 Relay for Life Chair Brittany Walsh and Public Relations Chair Candyce Parish will be promoting the fight against cancer in Clark Student Center for the rest of the week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Photo by Hannah Hofmann)

April 13, 2011

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