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Wichita State water tank gets university’s name wrong

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Early arrivals to Wichita State this morning had to do a double-take at the water tank’s new paint job.

Instead of Wichita State University, the y and e in “State” and “University” are switched. The tank now reads “Wichita Staty Universite.”

The logo is around 25 feet tall and 35 to 45 feet wide, according to a June 30 university statement about the project. The logos required between 100 and 125 gallons of paint.

Chance Swaim
Wichita State’s water tank has a major typo.

The tank, located on Wichita State’s main campus near 17th Street and Oliver, is being updated by the City of Wichita “to make the Wichita State water tank a source of pride for the WSU community.”


2 Responses to “Wichita State water tank gets university’s name wrong”

  1. Kole Trent on August 6th, 2017 10:18 pm

    I want to know who was hired to do the painting. WSU is getting a bad rap from social media and word of mouth due to this. Let’s hold the people who really did this accountable.


  2. I think WSU deserves a bad rap on August 11th, 2017 6:47 pm

    It’s hilarious.


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