The Sunflower

SGA passes resolution to increase students’ game day parking options

SGA passes resolution to increase students’ game day parking options

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
February 20
Filed under Campus, News

Last week, the Student Government Association passed a resolution asking the university administration to open up additional parking lots to students on the day of men’s basketball games. The current Wichita State policy prohibits students from being parked in certain lots near Charles Koch Arena...

County official: Innovation Campus building plan breaks law

County official: Innovation Campus building plan breaks law

Chance Swaim, News Editor
February 15
Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State is in the center of a controversy surrounding the bidding process on Innovation Campus. Wednesday, Sedgwick County officials accused the city of Wichita of breaking the law with its plans for the Law Enforcement Training Center. The training center, set to open in the spring of next...

University releases details of student affairs VP contract

University releases details of student affairs VP contract

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
February 13
Filed under Campus, News

The university has released documents related to the employment contract of Teri Hall as vice president for Student Affairs. The details of the contract state that Hall’s position is a 12-month administrative appointment, meaning the position is “subject to annual renewal.” She is set to...

Cleaning is more than just a job

Cleaning is more than just a job

Robert Hite, Reporter
February 13
Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State Freshmen Kenya Sevilla studies in the Rhatigan Student Center almost every day. “I like the lighting and how it’s set up,” the nursing student said. “I’d say it’s like home because I’m here all the time.” “It’s peaceful. It’s clean and the food’s right there,”...

New landlords: Who runs The Flats at WSU

New landlords: Who runs The Flats at WSU

Chance Swaim, News Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus, News

If Wichita State doesn’t own The Flats at WSU, then who does? MWCB, LLC is co-owned by four prominent Wichita businessmen: David Murfin, Nestor Weigand, Jr., Ivan Crossland and Steve Barrett. The company has been awarded the contract to build the private housing option -- and several other projects...

Bardo pledges support to immigrants

Bardo pledges support to immigrants

Jose Intriago-Suarez, Reporter
February 13
Filed under Campus, News

On Wednesday, President Bardo issued a statement in support of students who, as part of the DACA program, can study at American universities despite their immigration status. He also informed about adding his signature to a petition originated out of Pomona College in support of these students. The petition...

State parties select nominees for 4th District special election

State parties select nominees for 4th District special election

TJ Rigg, Reporter
February 13
Filed under News, Politics

The Kansas Democratic Party and Kansas Libertarian Party each selected a nominee for a special election to fill the open seat representing Kansas’ District 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The two parties voted Saturday for nominees, two days after the Kansas Republican Party nominated State...

The Flats at WSU announces leasing options, students weigh in on prices

The Flats at WSU announces leasing options, students weigh in on prices

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
February 10
Filed under Campus, News

Students looking to live in The Flats at WSU may need to search for a part-time job — or two. The 112-unit apartment complex, constructed on Wichita State’s Innovation Campus, is expected to open for residents on Aug. 1, ahead of the fall semester. Friday, the university announced leasing options...

WSU granted accredidation

WSU granted accredidation

Sam Belsan, Reporter
February 9
Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1927 and is up for reaffirmation every 10 years. WSU was approved for continued accreditation again this month. “Any university in the United States that receives federal financial aid, which is all universities and colleges,...

Nathan Davis memorial service to be held Sunday

Nathan Davis memorial service to be held Sunday

Chance Swaim, News Editor
February 9
Filed under News

Friends have arranged a memorial service for Nathan Davis on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fairmount United Church of Christ. The church is located at 16th Street and Fairmount Street. Davis, a rising-star reporter for The Sunflower, died in late January at his home in Fairmount Park. The...

Demonstrators demand answers on guns from leaders

Demonstrators demand answers on guns from leaders

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
February 9
Filed under Campus, News

To Randy Barbour, a graduate student and instructor, resisting the concealed carry of firearms on college campuses that is set to begin July 1 is a matter of responsibility to students. Allowing firearms in classrooms would “inhibit the learning process,” especially when discussing heated topics,...

Alumnus hit by drunk driver speaks about resilience

Alumnus hit by drunk driver speaks about resilience

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
February 9
Filed under News

Jared Estes can’t stand the word "victim." But starting one night in March of 2005, he had good reason to feel like one. That was the night Estes and his wife, Paige, both WSU alumni, were hit by a drunk driver. The car burst into flames upon impact and Estes was left with severe burns on most...