The Sunflower

Student refurbishes hopes, dreams, of neglected children in Guatemala

Staff reporter
September 12, 2012
Filed under News

The summer is a great time for college students to make money, catch up on rest, go on vacations, or take classes to get ahead on schoolwork, but Hailey Stine decided to use her summer to help those less fortunate.  Stine, a senior in international studies and Spanish at Wichita State, volunteered for six weeks in Guatemala...

Save up to three lives by giving up one hour

Save up to three lives by giving up one hour

Staff Reporter
September 12, 2012
Filed under News

No one can predict when something tragic will happen. However, anyone can help the American Red Cross be prepared when it does. The American Blood Drive joins Wichita State University once more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday in the Heskett Center lobby for a blood drive. Blood may not seem ...

Build skills, gain connections with a Co-op education from Wichita State

Build skills, gain connections with a Co-op education from Wichita State

Staff reporter
September 12, 2012
Filed under News

Andrea Belsan has worked in two elementary schools with first- through sixth-grade students since her freshman year of high school, getting hands-on experience that will give her a “head start” when she graduates.  “It’s one of the hardest things I do—but it makes me sure it’s what I want to do for the...

Dream Big: Be a WSU Man or Woman of the Year

Staff reporter
September 12, 2012
Filed under News

Instead of the traditional Homecoming royalty, Wichita State turned the run-of-the-mill popularity contest into an award to honor WSU’s best and brightest, the Shocktoberfest Man and Woman of Year. The young men and women who have gone on to win this award are driven to excel. Their resumes read like fut...

Brief: RSC food court almost ready to open

Staff Reporter
September 12, 2012
Filed under News

Every swing of the hammer and twist of the screws means the food court in the Rhatigan Student Center is closer to re-opening. “We’re looking for food offering sometime next week,” Shelly Martins, RSC director of marketing, said. She said all the restaurants— Fast Break, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell and...

Student Government plans to add 16 comment boxes to gather student input

Staff Reporter
September 12, 2012
Filed under Student Government Association

Since spring 2012, the Student Government Association has employed the use of 11 suggestion boxes around campus to get a feel for what students want and need from their elected officials. Soon, SGA will add 16 more boxes to help new and existing students make their voices heard about important issues ...

Panel talks God, science

Staff reporter
September 10, 2012
Filed under News

The age-old question about whether or not God exists and how do you know or do not know as discussed at Wichita State last Thursday.  The WSU Atheists and Agnostics sponsored the “Does God Exist” event. The four-member panel featured believers and non-believers. They debated reason, evidence, faith...

Leadership retreat engages thinkers to look toward university’s future

Editor-in-Chief
September 10, 2012
Filed under News

David Wright is concerned about the economy. He believes that because of Wichita State’s urban setting, a bad economy will hurt it more than it would a university like Kansas or Kansas State. On the plus side, he does think Shockers are more employable. “At least we have a mascot that can get a ...

China trip opens eyes of Barton group students

Staff reporter
September 10, 2012
Filed under News

The Barton International Group at Wichita State recently took a trip to China, where it spent a week studying the Chinese market. According to juniors Blake Krier and Matt Slagle, who have served as BIG’s co-chief executive officers since March, they saw the trip as a good opportunity to learn about...

Wheatshocker furniture policy sees less conflict, less bedbugs

Wheatshocker furniture policy sees less conflict, less bedbugs

Staff reporter
September 10, 2012
Filed under Campus, News

The once-heated furniture issue at Wheatshocker Apartments has now fizzled out. “I think we just feel tired of conflict,” said Esther Cao, Wheatshocker resident. “Nothing helps, and the furniture is here in every single room.” This summer, many residents of Wheatshocker were opposed to the new po...

Fraternity options grow with addition of Lambda Chi Alpha

Fraternity options grow with addition of Lambda Chi Alpha

Staff reporter
September 10, 2012
Filed under Campus, News

Knowing he wanted to study at Wichita State and having heard his father tell him stories about his days in Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, freshman Daniel Joseph Pabst started letting WSU fraternities know he was interested in joining. Then he heard something that changed everything. “I was contacted by a coup...

Back to Business Bash kicks off a new year for Barton students

Staff Reporter
September 5, 2012
Filed under News

The Wichita State Barton School of Business hosts its Back to Business Bash today. The event is held to introduce new business students to the dean of the business school, Douglas Hensler. Students can mingle with business faculty, staff and classmates from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., south of Clinton Hall...