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Valentine’s Day 2021: Ways to express your love from six feet away

Valentine’s Day 2021: Ways to express your love from six feet away

Julia Nightengale and Lindsay Smith February 10, 2021

2020 was a hard year. But if it has taught us anything, it’s that it’s so important to remind your loved ones that you care for them.  So for Valentine’s Day 2021, let’s not let the present...

10th Annual Art That Touches Your Heart Exhibit featured at Cadman

10th Annual Art That Touches Your Heart Exhibit featured at Cadman

Wyman Wheeler, Reporter February 9, 2021

The Cadman Art Gallery has unveiled the 10th Annual “Art That Touches Your Heart” exhibit. The exhibit was made possible due to the efforts of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Art That Touches...

Assistant Music Professor Phillip Black plays tuba at the performance held inside Weidemann Recital Hall Sunday.

Assistant music professor performs solo and collaborative works

Emmie Boese, Reporter February 9, 2021

The College of Fine Arts presented a performance from their Faculty Art Series on Sunday, Feb. 7 at Wiedemann Recital Hall. The main performer was Assistant Professor of Tuba, Phillip C. Black who played...

Retro takeover of WandaVision leaves audiences in static

Retro takeover of WandaVision leaves audiences in static

Tabitha Barr, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 2, 2021

Wanda's escape from reality is more than what is seems Static. Black and white. Fabulous color. Television gives us insight into worlds beyond our own. WandaVision especially throws audiences...

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’...

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