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Nico Hernandez gets win by TKO in pro debut

Nico Hernandez gets win by TKO in pro debut

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
March 26
Filed under Entertainment, Local, Sports

MULVANE-- When Nico Hernandez stepped in the ropes in Rio de Janerio, he was booed on his way to a 2016 Olympic bronze medal. Saturday was the complete opposite. As Hernandez walked out for his introduction in his professional boxing debut, 3,100 plus fans at the Kansas Star Casino screamed in...

Azad suspended as Student Body Vice President

Azad suspended as Student Body Vice President

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
March 23
Filed under News, Student Government Association

With less than a month left in his term as Student Body Vice President, Taben Azad has been suspended from his executive position by Vice President of Student Affairs Teri Hall. Hall, who was unavailable for comment on Thursday evening, has been at odds with Azad on multiple occasions since her arrival...

Associate VP of Student Affairs Christine Schneikart-Luebbe resigns

Associate VP of Student Affairs Christine Schneikart-Luebbe resigns

Andrew Linnabary and Jenna Farhat
March 17
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Student government advisor and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Christine Schneikart-Luebbe has resigned from her position, effective immediately. Her resignation came two days following the student senate’s vote of no confidence in President John Baro, during which she was ou...

How Student Senate voted on the YMCA fees increase

Chance Swaim, News Editor
March 17
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

The following is the vote count of Wichita State Student Senate's Mar. 8, 2017 "Support for Student Fee Increase for Campus YMCA." Senators in favor of the resolution: 8 India Belsford Dan Corrieri Garin Egerton Brayden Hosman Paige Hungate Sydney Kalscheur Ryan Siebuhr Walte...

WSU Supreme Court decision reveals SGA election tickets

Chance Swaim, News Editor
March 17
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Two tickets running for Wichita State Student Government Association elections — “Impact” and “United We Stand” — were revealed Thursday in WSU Supreme Court documents. Impact will include Sens. Tracia Banuelos and Ricky Oshakuade. United We Stand will include Sen. Paige Hungate, Breck...

WSU student struck, mugged outside McDonald’s

WSU student struck, mugged outside McDonald’s

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
March 16
Filed under Local, News

A WSU student was struck, mugged and possibly tasered by two unidentified men, according to a crime alert from the University Police Department. The incident happened at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday as the student was leaving the McDonald's at 17th and Hillside. The men demanded the student's...

SGA no-confidence vote count

Chance Swaim, News Editor
March 16
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Politics, Student Government Association

The following is the vote count of Wichita State Student Senate's Wed., March 15, 2017 "Vote Of No Confidence In Wichita State University President John Bardo." Senators in favor of the resolution: 20 Fayez Alruwaili Tracia Banuelos Randy Barbour India Belsford Sandra Carlo Timot...

SGA vice president shown as administrator on protestors’ Facebook group

SGA vice president shown as administrator on protestors’ Facebook group

TJ Rigg, Reporter
March 16
Filed under News, Student Government Association

During Student Government Association's meeting Wednesday, a group of protestors calling themselves "We the Students" interrupted the meeting with a proposed resolution to move for a vote of No Confidence in University President John Bardo. The resolution passed by a vote of 20-4-7. In an interview during the meeting, which The Sunflower broadcasted live ...

‘Cannibalization’ addressed by faculty senate

‘Cannibalization’ addressed by faculty senate

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
March 16
Filed under Campus, News

Mark Porcaro, executive director of online learning, addressed faculty senate concerns of course “cannibalization” Monday with news of the university’s plan to expand online learning. Concerns were raised after it was announced last month that 1000 students currently enroll in courses online...

Faculty senate raises concerns over proposed YMCA

Faculty senate raises concerns over proposed YMCA

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
March 16
Filed under Campus, News

Less than a week after student senate voiced opposition to the university’s plan to bring a YMCA to Innovation Campus, the university is said to be moving forward with the plan anyway. President John Bardo said in a statement Tuesday that a campus YMCA is “Still under active consideration.” Faculty...

Change in WSU dining services could bring new restaurant venues

Change in WSU dining services could bring new restaurant venues

Brennen Smith, Reporter
March 16
Filed under Campus, News

Anyone who eats at restaurants in the Rhatigan Student Center at Wichita State might see some changes by maybe this summer. “I would say there will probably be a change in food contractors,” said RSC director Kevin Konda. Konda said he could not divulge specifics, but said a new dining services...

Faculty Senate letter confirmed, sent to President Bardo

Faculty Senate letter confirmed, sent to President Bardo

Chance Swaim, News Editor
March 16
Filed under Campus, News

Students aren’t the only members of the university demanding transparency. Earlier this month The Sunflower received a letter in an unmarked envelope titled “Concerns of the Faculty regarding the governance and future of Wichita State University.” Members of Faculty Senate Wednesday confirmed...