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Complete list of candidates announced for SGA election

Complete list of candidates announced for SGA election

Nicole Byrne, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Politics, Student Government Association

Campaign season for the 2017 Wichita State Student Government Association election is officially open. Two tickets have been announced: Impact and United We Stand. A complete list of the candidates running for each ticket is below.   Impact President: Tracia Banuelos Vice President: Patrick Oshakuade   At-Large Senato...

Theater professor’s TEDx speech focuses on ‘replacing fear with curiosity’

Theater professor’s TEDx speech focuses on ‘replacing fear with curiosity’

Brennen Smith, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Ed Baker, associate professor of Theater, once decided to arrive to a lab classroom of stagecraft students with a box full of light bulbs, radios and various equipment. “So for lab today, we’re going to start taking things apart,” Baker said at the time. “What do you want to start with?” ...

Students spend spring break giving back

Students spend spring break giving back

Sam Belsan, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

While many college students find their way to beaches and big cities during spring break, a group of 16 Wichita State students and staff members traveled to Washington, D.C. to give back to people in need. Through the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program, which combines an honors course with service...

Nico Hernandez gets win by TKO in pro debut

Nico Hernandez gets win by TKO in pro debut

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
March 26, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Local, Sports

MULVANE-- When Nico Hernandez stepped in the ropes in Rio de Janeiro, he was booed on his way to a 2016 Olympic bronze medal. Saturday was the complete opposite. As Hernandez walked out for his introduction in his professional boxing debut, 3,100 plus fans at the Kansas Star Casino screamed in ...

Azad suspended as Student Body Vice President

Azad suspended as Student Body Vice President

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
March 23, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government Association

With less than a month left in his term as Student Body Vice President, Taben Azad has been suspended from his executive position by Vice President of Student Affairs Teri Hall. Hall, who was unavailable for comment on Thursday evening, has been at odds with Azad on multiple occasions since her arrival...

Associate VP of Student Affairs Christine Schneikart-Luebbe resigns

Associate VP of Student Affairs Christine Schneikart-Luebbe resigns

Andrew Linnabary and Jenna Farhat
March 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Student government advisor and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Christine Schneikart-Luebbe has resigned from her position, effective immediately. Her resignation came two days following the student senate’s vote of no confidence in President John Baro, during which she was ou...

How Student Senate voted on the YMCA fees increase

Chance Swaim, News Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

The following is the vote count of Wichita State Student Senate's Mar. 8, 2017 "Support for Student Fee Increase for Campus YMCA." Senators in favor of the resolution: 8 India Belsford Dan Corrieri Garin Egerton Brayden Hosman Paige Hungate Sydney Kalscheur Ryan Siebuhr Walte...

WSU Supreme Court decision reveals SGA election tickets

Chance Swaim, News Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Two tickets running for Wichita State Student Government Association elections — “Impact” and “United We Stand” — were revealed Thursday in WSU Supreme Court documents. Impact will include Sens. Tracia Banuelos and Ricky Oshakuade. United We Stand will include Sen. Paige Hungate, Breck...

WSU student struck, mugged outside McDonald’s

WSU student struck, mugged outside McDonald’s

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
March 16, 2017
Filed under Local, News

A WSU student was struck, mugged and possibly tasered by two unidentified men, according to a crime alert from the University Police Department. The incident happened at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday as the student was leaving the McDonald's at 17th and Hillside. The men demanded the student's...

SGA no-confidence vote count

Chance Swaim, News Editor
March 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Politics, Student Government Association

The following is the vote count of Wichita State Student Senate's Wed., March 15, 2017 "Vote Of No Confidence In Wichita State University President John Bardo." Senators in favor of the resolution: 20 Fayez Alruwaili Tracia Banuelos Randy Barbour India Belsford Sandra Carlo Timot...

SGA vice president shown as administrator on protestors’ Facebook group

SGA vice president shown as administrator on protestors’ Facebook group

TJ Rigg, Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government Association

During Student Government Association's meeting Wednesday, a group of protestors calling themselves "We the Students" interrupted the meeting with a proposed resolution to move for a vote of No Confidence in University President John Bardo. The resolution passed by a vote of 20-4-7. In an interview during the meeting, which The Sunflower broadcasted live ...

‘Cannibalization’ addressed by faculty senate

‘Cannibalization’ addressed by faculty senate

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Mark Porcaro, executive director of online learning, addressed faculty senate concerns of course “cannibalization” Monday with news of the university’s plan to expand online learning. Concerns were raised after it was announced last month that 1000 students currently enroll in courses online...