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Regents president to get raise

Regents president to get raise

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 21, 2018


Filed under News

The Kansas Board of Regents voted Thursday to raise Regents President Blake Flanders' salary by as much as 15 percent. Flanders, who has served as board president and CEO since 2015, made $204,000 in 2017, according to government records. The regents voted to give Flanders a "market-based increase"...

Regents approve tuition, fees increases for Wichita State

Regents approve tuition, fees increases for Wichita State

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita State students will see a 2.5-percent tuition increase and a 0.9-percent fees increase for the upcoming school year. WSU's tuition and fees proposal was approved Wednesday at the Kansas Board of Regents meeting in Topeka. Regent Dennis Mullin called across-the-board tuition increases a...

Wichita State seeks approval of tuition, fees increases

Wichita State seeks approval of tuition, fees increases

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State has proposed a 2.5-percent tuition increase and a 0.9-percent fees increase for the upcoming school year. Tuition and fees proposals will be voted on at the Kansas Board of Regents meeting held Wednesday and Thursday in Topeka. Resident tuition and fees at WSU have more than tripled...

Grant will pay for students to relocate to Wichita, attend WSU Tech

Grant will pay for students to relocate to Wichita, attend WSU Tech

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Wichita Community Foundation announced plans Monday to partner with WSU Tech on a program that will help potential students relocate to Wichita to train for high-demand jobs. WSU Tech will receive a $500,000 grant to pay for students' housing, transportation, and other living expenses, as a part...

University of Kentucky linguistics chair named LAS dean

University of Kentucky linguistics chair named LAS dean

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Andrew Hippisley, chair of linguistics at the University of Kentucky, was named dean of Wichita State’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Tuesday. Hippisley, who joined Kentcky's linguistics program in 2007, was one of four finalists for the position. He replaces Ron Matson, longtime...

Kelly promises to investigate Innovation Campus if elected governor

Kelly promises to investigate Innovation Campus if elected governor

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 26, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Laura Kelly spoke to supporters in Wichita Friday, voicing her concerns with Innovation Campus and decrying privatization in state government. The Kansas Senate minority whip, who was joined at Milkfloat by her running mate and Senate colleague Lynn Rogers, spent half...

Svaty rolls out pro-choice running mate despite anti-abortion voting history

Svaty rolls out pro-choice running mate despite anti-abortion voting history

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 17, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Josh Svaty introduced supporters to his running mate, Katrina Lewison, at Reverie Coffee Roasters Thursday morning. Lewison's addition to the ticket as a vocally pro-choice Iraq combat veteran appears to be a move to the left for Svaty, a centrist with an anti-abortion...

Wichita State receives $12 million gift from oilman, wife

Wichita State receives $12 million gift from oilman, wife

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita oilman Wayne Woolsey and his wife, Kay, announced Wednesday that they will make a $12 million cash donation to Wichita State — the largest such gift in school history, according to the WSU Foundation. The Woolsey's lead gift of $10 million will go towards building a new home on Innovation...

Asbestos removal begins at Fairmount Towers next week

Asbestos removal begins at Fairmount Towers next week

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief Elect

May 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Crews will begin removing asbestos from the Fairmount Towers Complex next week in preparation for the building’s demolition, according to a university press release. In Fairmount Towers’ 50 years of operation, “the asbestos was not in a state that exposed anyone living or working in the building...

Muma named Wichita State’s provost

Muma named Wichita State’s provost

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief Elect

May 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Rick Muma was selected Tuesday to become Wichita State’s next provost and chief academic officer, getting the nod over a pair of vice provosts from the University of North Dakota and the University of Alaska Anchorage. Muma, in his twenty-second year at WSU, has served as interim provost since January,...

Bardo: ‘Do we wish we were an elite little liberal arts college?’

Bardo: ‘Do we wish we were an elite little liberal arts college?’

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

President Bardo presented to a group of Wichita State’s unclassified professional employees, and spoke heavily of the role of the liberal arts in the STEM-focused direction of Innovation Campus. The Unclassified Professional Senate held its spring general meeting Wednesday night, drawing a crowd...

Kansas Legislature passes bill requiring open student fees deliberations

Kansas Legislature passes bill requiring open student fees deliberations

Chance Swaim, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

If Gov. Jeff Colyer signs the latest budget bill passed by the Kansas legislature, Wichita State will have to open its student fees deliberations next year. The Kansas Legislature sent a budget bill to Colyer with an amendment that will require Wichita State, and five other regent universities receiving...