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A Wichita Public Library story dispenser located at the Rhatigan Student Center.

Local writers can now submit works to Wichita Public Library’s story dispensers

Tabitha Barr, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 26, 2021

The Wichita community is looking at bringing more fun and interaction to the city, with local writers now having the opportunity to display their work in the Wichita Public Library’s story dispensers.  There...

Members of the Wichita State team work on their design for the NASA suits challenge.

WSU students design equipment that could be used in NASA’s next trip to the moon

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor November 22, 2020

NASA is planning on going back to the moon in 2024 and WSU students are hoping to be a part of the journey. A group of eight WSU students, selected by faculty members of College of Innovation and Design,...

Retiring communications professor reflects on his career achievements

Retiring communications professor reflects on his career achievements

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor November 20, 2020

In Elliott School Professor Rick Armstrong’s 33 ½ years teaching at WSU, he has never taken a sick day.  “I never missed a class for illness in 40 years of teaching,” Armstrong said. “I don’t...

Amy Schafer poses for the camera during her interview with The Sunflower on Friday, Nov. 13.

‘It’s family:’ Amy Schafer closes the door on her time at Wichita State

Tabitha Barr, Reporter November 17, 2020

Amy Schafer, director of advertising for Strategic Communications, had an unconventional start at Wichita State.  Schafer interviewed for a job at the university after she recently had a new baby....

Joe Kleinsasser laughs during an interview with The Sunflower at the Rhatigan Student Center on Monday, Nov. 8. Kleinsasser, the co-director of News and Media Relations at the Strategic Communications office, is retiring in December after 34 years at WSU.

34 years at WSU: Joe Kleinsasser reflects on the lessons he has learned

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief November 16, 2020

On Joe Kleinsasser’s desk is a book called “The Interesting Things to Remember in Kansas.” Kleinsasser, the co-director of news and media relations at the Strategic Communications office, makes...

A banner celebrating Wichita State University's 125th anniversary hangs on a university sign at 21st and Hillside. WSU is planning a number of events to mark the anniversary.

Voting open for tartan design to celebrate WSU’s 125th anniversary

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor November 11, 2020

Scotland tradition is coming to Wichita State’s campus.  Students have the opportunity to vote on a tartan design through Nov. 25 to celebrate the university’s 125th anniversary. A tartan is a...

Spanish interactive webinar promotion poster.

Study Abroad Office holds interactive language webinars to keep students culturally connected

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 8, 2020

Although WSU was unable to welcome new exchange students this year, the Study Abroad Office decided to make the best out of a difficult situation by organizing interactive language webinars. The languages...

REVIEW: ‘Blood of Zeus’ is the definition of epic

Wyman Wheeler, Reporter November 8, 2020

Netflix never ceases to unload new shows on its service. With every passing week, Netflix releases new and original content for the masses to consume. A couple of weeks ago, the ‘show of the week’...

Shockapella performing at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA), which took place at the beginning of this year.

Clubs and organizations you may not have heard of: Shockapella

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 6, 2020

A cappella first entered mainstream media with the release of the 2012 hit movie, “Pitch Perfect”.  Eight years later, this style of music continues to be widely popular.  Shockapella is Wichita...

Wichita State held an annual holiday pottery sale. This event was held in Henrion Hall, room 105 on Nov. 5.

Students and faculty showcase their work at WSU Ceramic Guild’s annual holiday sale

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 5, 2020

Wichita State’s Ceramic Guild held their annual holiday pottery sale on Wednesday and Thursday at Henrion Hall.  The pieces on sale were handmade by students and faculty members. Associate professor...

Gabe Murphy walks out after casting his vote at Grace Presbyterian Church Tuesday, Nov. 3. He turned 18 on Election Day and celebrating by going to the polls.

Birthday ballot: Wichitan celebrates 18th birthday by casting first vote

Calen Moore, Reporter November 3, 2020

On Gabe Murphy’s 18th birthday, he did not leave school to celebrate with his friends and family. Instead, he went to Grace Presbyterian Church to cast his vote. Murphy was one of the lucky few who...

A student paints a skull for the Day of the Dead themed First Friday.

Day of the Dead themed Final Friday brings students together to celebrate the Mexican holiday

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 31, 2020

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a Dia de los Muertos themed Final Friday yesterday at the Rhatigan Student Center.  Students were able to come together to paint sugar skulls, listen to...

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