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President Bardo talks innovation with U.S. Congress

President Bardo talks innovation with U.S. Congress

Matthew Kelly, D.C. Bureau Chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

WASHINGTON — Wichita State President John Bardo spoke in front of a U.S. House subcommittee Thursday — citing Innovation Campus as a national model and calling on Congress to pass legislation he said would bolster local economies by creating applied learning opportunities. Bardo was one of four speakers to test...

Judge says retaliation lawsuit against WSU can move forward

Judge says retaliation lawsuit against WSU can move forward

Chance Swaim, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A federal judge denied Wichita State’s requests to throw out portions of a lawsuit filed by former WSU Vice President for Student Affairs Wade Robinson alleging the university violated Title IX of federal civil rights law. In a ruling released Tuesday, Judge Daniel Crabtree said Robinson will be...

Hungate’s comments spark transparency discussion

Hungate’s comments spark transparency discussion

Ray Strunk, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Student Body President Paige Hungate made a remark that caught some senators off guard and sparked concerns over a lack of transparency in student government during the closing remarks of Wednesday’s student senate meeting. “Senate is not the time for ‘gotcha’ moments,” Hungate said as senators...

Bardo to testify in front of U.S. Congress

Bardo to testify in front of U.S. Congress

Ray Strunk, Reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State President John Bardo will be in Washington, D.C. to testify in front of the U.S. Congress Thursday morning. Bardo was invited to speak to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology about STEM research. The hearing will be hosted by the Subcommittee...

Wichita State faculty ask to discuss Koch family-funded school

Wichita State faculty ask to discuss Koch family-funded school

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

With four minutes remaining of the Faculty Senate's twice-monthly meeting, senators had the opportunity to air their thoughts on the Koch-funded private elementary school coming to Wichita State's campus this year. After covering everything on Monday's agenda, Faculty Senate President Carolyn Sha...

LGBTQ safe zone training offered to WSU students, staff

LGBTQ safe zone training offered to WSU students, staff

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Safe zone LGBTQ training, hosted twice each semester by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, aims to create a  “welcoming and inclusive” environment for the LGBTQ campus community at Wichita State. Human Resources and the Counseling and Testing Center serve as sponsors for the training. ...

Former Associate VP of Student Affairs accepts position at Indiana University Bloomington

Former Associate VP of Student Affairs accepts position at Indiana University Bloomington

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

February 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Wichita State's former Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Christine Schneikart-Luebbe has accepted a new job at the Indiana University Bloomington as interim dean of students. Last March, Schneikart-Luebbe resigned mid-semester after 23 years of employment at WSU. Her...

SGA’s director of public relations resigns, no replacement this session

SGA’s director of public relations resigns, no replacement this session

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Student Government's Director of Public Relations Bailey Minor resigned this week, after accepting an internship at Koch Industries. “I originally wanted to stay on at SGA, but I was offered the opportunity to take on more hours at Koch if I wanted to, and I didn’t realize that until I started th...

5 newspapers to subscribe to for cheap now that the readership program is over

5 newspapers to subscribe to for cheap now that the readership program is over

Kylie Cameron, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Last week, the Student Government Association announced it had ended the Collegiate Readership Program, a student-fee funded program that delivered newspapers to buildings on campus, to install security cameras, fund an international hardship fund, and pay for “any special projects SGA would like ...

10 things you should know about Koch family-funded private school coming to Wichita State

10 things you should know about Koch family-funded private school coming to Wichita State

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wonder about Wonder? You’re not alone. After a story in the Sunday Wichita Eagle broke the news that a Koch family-funded private school — called Wonder — is opening on Wichita State’s campus this fall, community members raised a number of questions and concerns through social media. Wedn...

SGA to consider additional changes to election rules

SGA to consider additional changes to election rules

Ray Strunk, Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

A proposed change to the student government elections was met with concerns from the student senate about timeliness and transparency Wednesday.  In previous student government elections, candidates for student senate were either grouped with a presidential ticket or ran as write-in candidates. The ...

Sex offender list becomes available on WSU police website

Sex offender list becomes available on WSU police website

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State’s sex offender list became available on the WSU police website Tuesday. Previously, the list was only available as a hard copy at the university police department. The list reveals that there are five registered sex offenders on Wichita State’s campus. The list is updated three...