The Sunflower

‘Would you mind engaging us?’

‘Would you mind engaging us?’

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
March 2
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Showcase

“There’s pre-Letitia Davis and post-Letitia Davis.” From Compton to campus and plumber to liaison, Darryl Carrington has never known a stranger. He and his Hugo Wall team recently finished surveying the Fairmount neighborhood to find out residents’ concerns about their community.

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Dyslexia difficulties don’t hinder UPD administrative sergeant

Dyslexia difficulties don’t hinder UPD administrative sergeant

Brennen Smith, Reporter
March 2
Filed under Campus, News

In elementary school, Garret Moyer, UPD administrative sergeant and criminal justice master’s student, was always afraid to be called out in class. “It’s always scary being called up to the chalkboard and being asked to write things down when you don’t know how to spell,” Moyer said. The...

Chemistry professor receives support from National Science Foundation

Chemistry professor receives support from National Science Foundation

Nicole Byrne, Reporter
March 2
Filed under Campus, News

Outside of the chemistry department, few are likely aware of the mass spectrometry and ion-mobility spectrometry research that takes place in McKinley Hall. Fewer likely know what that means. “In mass spectrometry we take molecules and we fire them at a wall to see how large they are,” Andrew...

UConn lecturer explains diversity

UConn lecturer explains diversity

Matthew Hopper, Reporter
March 2
Filed under Campus, News

On Tuesday afternoon some students attended a lecture on diversity where the main idea was pretty simple: diversity is bad. Dr. David Embrick, an associate professor at the University of Connecticut, gave a lecture entitled “What Does Diversity Look Like in 21st Century America: Diversity Ideology...

‘Get out of the Kansas mindset’

‘Get out of the Kansas mindset’

Sam Belsan, Reporter
March 2
Filed under Campus, News

For many Wichita State students, studying abroad is becoming a more realistic option. This semester, there are 31 Shockers who are or will be spread throughout Germany, Spain, Japan, Morocco and seven other countries. Ann Burger, associate director for study abroad and exchange programs, said the...

SGA hears proposal to build YMCA on Innovation Campus

SGA hears proposal to build YMCA on Innovation Campus

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
March 2
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

The Student Government Association heard a proposal Wednesday night entailing a potential partnership between Wichita State and the YMCA that would bring a new fitness and wellness facility to Innovation Campus by instating a $7.75 per credit hour student fee. Vice President for Research and Technology...

YMCA possibly coming to Innovation Campus

YMCA possibly coming to Innovation Campus

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
March 1
Filed under Campus, News

WSU and the Greater Wichita YMCA announced Wednesday they are in advanced discussions to build a new 60,000-square-foot YMCA on Innovation Campus, according to a news release. WSU students would automatically become Y members with access to the nine full-service YMCAs in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey c...

SGA seeks credit for Bardo’s support of DACA students

SGA seeks credit for Bardo’s support of DACA students

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
February 27
Filed under News, Student Government Association

Student leaders don’t think President John Bardo’s statement issued in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students earlier this month gives credit where credit is due. “I think we should applaud our president (Bardo) for being vocal and standing up for our undocumented students,”...

Hexagon partnership shapes up Innovation Campus

Hexagon partnership shapes up Innovation Campus

Matt Hopper, Reporter
February 27
Filed under Campus, News

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is the next big partner for Wichita State’s new and expanding Innovation Campus. “We consider Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Airbus, Dassault Systemes as our primary Innovation campus partners at this point,” Tracee Friess, director of communication and...

From futsal matches to M*A*S*H

From futsal matches to M*A*S*H

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
February 27
Filed under Local, News

Move over, Obamacare – Via Christi, WSU, the Shocker Neighborhood Coalition and the city of Wichita are hosting a day of free healthcare in the Fairmount Park April 8. The park at 1647 N. Yale will “become M*A*S*H” for the day, as community liaison Darryl Carrington puts it, with medical tents...

Ulrich targets end of summer for new campus art signs

Ulrich targets end of summer for new campus art signs

Nick Beach, Reporter
February 27
Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State began adding tall black and yellow direction signs, known as “wayfinding” signs, around the main campus in 2015 to create a sense of continuity and help students and others find their destinations. The project is now finished and there had been talk around campus that a new project...

Cracking the code

Cracking the code

Sam Belsan, Reporter
February 27
Filed under Campus, News

Two Wichita State students are working on new technology to assist with spreading a love for coding and computer programming amongst kids. Jared Goering and Spencer Steinert, freshmen in the Master of Innovation Design (MID) program, have been developing a new device, named “Dino,” which allows...