The Sunflower

‘You’re never too old, it’s never too late’

‘You’re never too old, it’s never too late’

Sam Belsan, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

In early April 82.4 percent of the Wichita State student body voted in favor of adding returning adult senators to the student government association student senate. Kathy Bond, a returning adult student, knew she was interested in the senator position as soon as she heard about it leading up to the...

Remembering ‘Becky with the good hair’

Remembering ‘Becky with the good hair’

Marissa Campbell, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus

After a late night at the Panic! At the Disco concert on April 4 in Oklahoma, sisters Laura and Leah Ratley and siblings Rebecca “Becky” and Ryan Fulcher were in a collision with a semi truck. Both Laura and Becky died in the collision and Leah and Ryan were injured. The aftermath of the wreck...

‘Have you seen this man?’ students ask

‘Have you seen this man?’ students ask

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

More than a dozen posters depicting President John Bardo emblazoned with the message “MISSING: Have you seen this man?” were spotted on a message board south of Lindquist Hall at 8 a.m. Thursday. They were gone within an hour, a source said. University sources said the posters were taken down...

Tomblin gets another raise

Tomblin gets another raise

Chance Swaim, News Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer John Tomblin received a raise of $67,103 in 2016 — after a $91,741 raise in 2015 — bringing his total salary for the calendar year to $585,394, according to a state payroll database. “Dr. Tomblin’s duties and reporting lines were expanded...

Where is President John Bardo?

Where is President John Bardo?

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

If you’re searching for Wichita State President John Bardo, chances are he isn’t in his office. Mid-March, more than 50 student protesters staged a sit-in outside of Bardo’s office in Morrison Hall, demanding change from administration. The group, We The Students, suggested Bardo and the Pres...

Budget Advisory Committee encourages open communication for budget cuts

Budget Advisory Committee encourages open communication for budget cuts

Sam Belsan, Reporter
April 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Budget cuts have affected education throughout the state of Kansas over the last several years. Wichita State has had to work to reduce its budgets in order to ensure the costs are covered each fiscal year. Wichita State President John Bardo wanted to be ahead of the game and created a new group focused...

Students go ‘A Day Without Shoes’ to raise awareness of less fortunate

Students go ‘A Day Without Shoes’ to raise awareness of less fortunate

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

TOMS shoes partnered with Wichita State to bring awareness to those less fortunate, partnering for a day where students could walk barefoot. “We want students to learn a little bit more about not just having shoes but the importance of having shoes and how it affects education, health, and other...

Ennovar intern creates virtual reality construction game

Ennovar intern creates virtual reality construction game

Brennen Smith, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Lifestyle, Local, News

“If I had one or two days to make Flappy Bird I could.” According to Humam Nameer, computer science grad student, Approximately 6,000 games are added every day onto the iTunes store in hopes of creating a phenomenon like Flappy Bird,  a side-scroller game which accrued $50,000 a day after becomin...

President John Bardo discusses shared governance, campus changes

President John Bardo discusses shared governance, campus changes

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

his spring, student organizations, faculty and staff have demanded transparency from university administration. Wichita State President John Bardo has meanwhile moved away from internal operations to focus externally in state and federal legislature, adapting to a role he said is the standard ...

Linnabary voted in as SGA’s Director of Public Relations

Linnabary voted in as SGA’s Director of Public Relations

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government Association

Andrew Linnabary, the former managing editor at The Sunflower, was sworn in as Student Government Association’s Director of Public Relations (DPR) Wednesday night after a debate that spanned two meetings. The vote was tabled last week due to senators’ questions regarding potential conflicts of...

Athletic Department to purchase metal detectors

Athletic Department to purchase metal detectors

Jessica Green, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Sports

Beginning July 1, 2017, faculty, staff, students and visitors to Wichita State be allowed to conceal and carry handguns. The new law affects all public universities in the state of Kansas, so three of Kansas’ major universities have teamed up to make a plan for athletic events. Brad Pittman,...