The Sunflower

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,...

Wichita State startups receive award money at entrepreneurship competition

Wichita State startups receive award money at entrepreneurship competition

Sam Belsan, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Local, News

Three Wichita State startups pitched their ideas for a shot at $75,000, and each left with award money to support their idea. Vytal, Mobile Car Tune and MAGICA Systems each competed in the first round of K-State’s Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge in Manhattan last week. Teams each presented in...

Malaysian Night brings together students from neighboring Kansas universities

Malaysian Night brings together students from neighboring Kansas universities

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Showcase

The words “Sehati Sejiwa”— “one heart, one soul”— spelled out in golden balloon letters set the tone for the statewide Malaysian Night hosted in the RSC’s Beggs Ballroom Saturday night. The evening was the result of a collaborated effort between WSU, KU, and KSU students and attracted...

Christine Schneikart-Luebbe honored — questions remain

Christine Schneikart-Luebbe honored — questions remain

Chance Swaim and Jenna Farhat
April 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

One question surrounding Christine Schneikart-Luebbe’s resignation was answered Friday, but the most important ones remain unanswered. Schneikart-Luebbe, who mysteriously resigned as associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students the day before spring break, returned to campus...

60th Session of SGA begins, Shepard receives emeritus status

60th Session of SGA begins, Shepard receives emeritus status

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
April 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The 60th Chapter of SGA went into session for the first time Wednesday night following the swearing in of Paige Hungate and Breck Towner as student body president and vice president. The 60th Session’s meeting, which was largely devoted to swearing in new senators, followed the final meeting of the 5...

Linnabary accepts SGA nomination, no longer with The Sunflower

Linnabary accepts SGA nomination, no longer with The Sunflower

Chance Swaim, News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Sunflower’s Managing Editor Andrew Linnabary accepted the nomination for Public Relations Director of the 60th Session of Wichita State Student Government Association Wednesday. Linnabary worked at The Sunflower as a reporter in the spring of 2016 and was quickly promoted to managing editor. He...

National YAL member makes case for WSU chapter

National YAL member makes case for WSU chapter

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus

Eric Caruso is a die-hard believer in the First Amendment. As a member of the national Young Americans for Liberty organization, the junior industrial engineering major watched closely as the Student Senate denied a WSU chapter of the organization before having their decision unanimously overturned...

NCAA selects Wichita to host NCAA Tournament in 2021

NCAA selects Wichita to host NCAA Tournament in 2021

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Local, News

Wichita State will host the first and second rounds of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, the NCAA announced Tuesday. The games will be hosted at INTRUST Bank Arena, also the location for the 2018 NCAA Tournament's first and second rounds. Intrust Bank Arena was built seven years ago with taxpayer money...

Power outage hits campus

Power outage hits campus

Andrew Linnabary and Sam Belsan
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

UPDATE: Power has been restored to the university. (12:15 p.m.) Power is out in the Rhatigan Student Center, Elliott School of Communication and other campus locations. The cause and extent of the outage is currently unknown. A spokesperson for the university said it appears most of the campu...

Wichita State signs on with Under Armour

Wichita State signs on with Under Armour

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Sports

Wichita State has partnered with Under Armour, the university announced Monday. Wichita State will begin wearing Under Armour's performance apparel July 1, 2017, when the Baltimore-based outfitter starts their eight-year agreement. "Wichita State has long needed to brand itself with consistency...

Female allegedly sexually assaulted by 2 males on WSU campus

Female allegedly sexually assaulted by 2 males on WSU campus

Chance Swaim and Andrew Linnabary
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

A female who attended the KFDI concert at Koch Arena Wednesday night says she was pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted by two men, according to a crime alerted issued by Wichita State police Thursday. During the concert, she went to her vehicle — which was parked in the on-campus parking...