This week’s news in brief — June 3

Woosleys gift an additional $1.3 million to construction of Wayne and Kay Woolsey Hall

Woosley Hall will be the new home to WSU’s W. Frank Barton School of Business which has resided in Clinton Hall since 1970. Faculty and staff plan to move into the new building in mid-July according to Dean Larisa Genin.

The $1.3 million donated by the Woosleys last week will go to creating the Kay Woosley Garden, a memorial for Kay. The remainder of the gift will go towards boosting the Woolsey Hall Technology Fund.

“One of the goals for the design of Woolsey Hall was for it to be a welcoming environment for students across campus; this gift contributes to that by making it even more of a destination,” Genin said.

In WSU’s news release, Marc Woolsey, Wayne and Kay’s son, said that the technology fund will help students stay on top of understanding security, using personal equipment and working from home.

Clinic in Charles Koch Arena offers COVID-19 vaccines and money incentives

Starting on June 8, anyone going to receive their first or second dose or booster shot for COVID-19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will receive a $50 Visa gift card. This incentive will be held every Wednesday through the month of June.

The Sedgwick County-run clinic in Charles Koch Arena will offer Pfizer vaccines for ages five and older and Johnson & Johnson for ages 18 up.

Vaccinations are free and insurance and IDs are not required.

More information can be found at

Dance team tryouts begin this week

Dance team tryouts are slated to take place on June 4 and 5. These will be the first tryouts held under the direction of new head coach Kate Stybr.