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A letter from your SGA president

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Fellow Shockers, I would love to welcome everyone back in what is sure to be a great school year. For those that are new, welcome to the Shocker family. My name is Luis Carbajal and I am your student body president. If I have not met you, feel free to stop by my office in room 202 of the Rhatigan Student Center. Over the summer, Student Government Association has been working hard and is excited for the opportunities this school year brings. You can expect to see many changes and I encourage you to participate in any and all activities that we work to bring to you including SGA sponsored athletic nights and a concert that I hope will be to your liking. One of the most important things we have done is the revitalization of our journal, which is the document with our bylaws and guidelines. This is important to you because of the funding opportunity SGA offers. For those that are unaware, SGA offers funding to both organizations and students and we encourage everyone to stop by and look at the guidelines. We have been able to cut much of the red tape, making the funding process easier with increased limits on amounts allocated to students along the way. I would like to make it clear that I would love to hear from the students this year. Please stop by my office or email me any feedback, ideas, or general comments you may have. Again, my office is located inside the RSC in room 202 and my email address is [email protected] We are here to serve you and can only improve with your help and feedback. SGA offers many resources to students and I invite you to come find out in which ways we may be helpful to you. I hope you enjoy what we have planned for the upcoming year and wish you all the best of luck with your endeavors. Luis Carbajal Student Body President Student Government Association

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Letter from the WSU police chief

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Dear Students,Welcome to Wichita State University! If you are arriving for the first time or you are a returning student, you are going to be a part of an exciting time of growth and change for WSU.The Wichita State University...

Shocker survival kit

Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Every student thinks they know what they’ll need for college: clothes, bedding, toiletries, a shower curtain, etc.However much you think you know, there is always something you realized you needed after it’s too late.To h...

Planning to park? Plan to walk

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Thoi McNair compares the parking situation on campus to a vulture attack.“Vultures. Coming to class, or coming to school, it’s like a vulture attack,” McNair said. “Everyone is just trying to get a parking space. You sn...

Starstruck: Be a Shocker, not a stalker

Sports Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

There is no “us and them.”  The men’s basketball players are just like any other student, except with more national attention. The Wichita State men’s basketball team has been featured in numerous media sources across the nat...

Enjoying athletics brings Shocker pride

Sports Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

It was hard at first to adjust to not having a football team on campus after coming from a school with football. Many students choose to enroll at a particular university for its athletic atmosphere and teams’ success.Athlet...

No stress, keep the sex, read the signs

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

College life can easily overwhelm students. Students, new and old, may find themselves caught up in various extracurricular activities or buried in large heaps of academic papers.Often, health is put on the back burner and symp...

“Students Come First” at SGA

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

A previous version of this article misspelled SGA Vice President Brianna Kitchings's name. The Sunflower regrets the error.“Students Come First” is at the core of the Student Government Association’s  attitude at Wichita State.As the...

Liberal Arts does more than you think

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

A Wichita State student came to academic adviser Bob Rozzelle a few years ago.She didn’t know how to apply her varied interests to a career. Her interests were in biology and art, Rozzelle said.“She couldn’t see how to p...

Dealing with homesickness

Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

When I first went off to college, I went down to Oklahoma City. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. I was finally free from the ever-watchful eyes of my parents and could do what I wanted, when I wanted.A few weeks pa...