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UPDATE: Wichita State to use financial aid money to lease from private company

UPDATE: Wichita State to use financial aid money to lease from private company

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief
July 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Wichita State has entered an agreement with MWCB LLC to allow use of students' federal financial aid money to pay for a lease on The Flats, a privately owned apartment complex. According to Vice President of Student Affairs Teri Hall, Wichita State will lease The Flats, which is a privately-owned...

Lyston Skerritt resigns from Wichita State

Lyston Skerritt resigns from Wichita State

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor
July 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Lyston Skerritt, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life will resign from Wichita State, he announced in an email early Monday afternoon. In an email obtained by The Sunflower, Skerritt addressed several students, colleagues and university alumni with an explanation for his resignation. "The...

Wichita State to move students from university housing to private apartment complex, demolish Fairmount Towers

Wichita State to move students from university housing to private apartment complex, demolish Fairmount Towers

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief
July 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

***Clarification: In an earlier version of this story published online, The Sunflower reported "The office of student housing and residence said its members were directed to direct members of the media to speak with Strategic Communications about the change. Strategic Communications directed The Sun...

Wash station installed in RSC

Wash station installed in RSC

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor
July 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

After a series of roadblocks, the installation of a wash station that will provide Muslim students a place to wash their feet as part of ritual religious ablution in the Rhatigan Student Center was completed Wednesday. And the university wants to make it clear the station is open to all students for...

The cost of a degree at Wichita State continues to climb, tuition and fees increase

The cost of a degree at Wichita State continues to climb, tuition and fees increase

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief
June 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Resident tuition and fees at Wichita State have more than tripled in the last 20 years — not including course- and program-specific fees for engineering, health professions, or fine arts students — and last week the Kansas Board of Regents approved another tuition and fees increase. A freshman...

Student journalists get their hands dirty in the Flint Hills — and their feet

Student journalists get their hands dirty in the Flint Hills — and their feet

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor
June 21, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Students from the Elliott School of Communication have ventured into the Flint Hills to tell story of the Symphony in the Flint Hills and life on the Kansas prairie for the eighth year in a row. Led by Amy DeVault and Kevin Hager, both journalism professors at the Elliott School, a dozen students enl...

PAID TO LEAVE

PAID TO LEAVE

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Women's Basketball

Three Wichita State employees who left the university this year received more than $535,000 from separation agreements. The Sunflower obtained the terms of separation between WSU and former employees Jody Adams-Birch, Eric Maki, and Christine Schneikart-Luebbe through Kansas Open Records requests. Adams-Birch worked as WSU's head women’s basketball coach before...

Fresh off a camel, Brian Regan heads to Wichita, preps for Netflix specials

Fresh off a camel, Brian Regan heads to Wichita, preps for Netflix specials

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor
June 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Culture, Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

Fresh off a camel and sporting a pair of nicely tied shoes, Brian Regan is returning to Wichita. Regan, 59, will perform at the Orpheum Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, ahead of a the first of two Netflix taping he will do later in June. He will perform in Wichita for the fifth time and the first t...

Shockers exit MVC with loss to Missouri State

Shockers exit MVC with loss to Missouri State

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

Lasting memories in the Missouri Valley Conference ended in disappointing fashion for Wichita State baseball. The Shockers will not be able to represent the MVC one last time in the NCAA Tournament after losing to top-seeded Missouri State in the loser's bracket in Friday's MVC Tournament in Springfield,...

SGA releases statement addressing protestors’ demands

SGA releases statement addressing protestors’ demands

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Government Association

Student Government Association released a statement Tuesday responding to demands put forward by students during a sit-in protest in the student government office known as Occupy SGA. The sit-in, which took place May 10 and 11, was held to “call for accountability of student government officers,”...

Students protest Wichita State Student Body President Paige Hungate

Students protest Wichita State Student Body President Paige Hungate

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Students have organized a protest outside of the Student Government Association offices demanding for Student Body President Paige Hungate to issue a statement of apology to former Student Body President Joseph Shepard and his family. The list of demands calls for Hungate's temporary dismissal as S...