The Sunflower

Water shutdown affects several buildings on campus

Water shutdown affects several buildings on campus

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Several Wichita State buildings are without water most of the day Tues., Sept. 19 due to construction on 17th Street. Elliott Hall, Henrion Hall, Fiske Hall, CAC Theater, Coleman Tennis Complex, and Brennan Halls I, II, and III are without water from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to an email...

Aggravated assault reported at Shocker Hall

Aggravated assault reported at Shocker Hall

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

An aggravated assault using a vehicle was reported last Monday around 9:50 a.m. outside Shocker Hall. According to the univesity police crime log, a male “caused a scene” at Shocker Hall and was told to leave. An individual allegedly followed the male to his vehicle. The individual reported to...

New sign at chapel: “Open to all creeds and races of people”

New sign at chapel: “Open to all creeds and races of people”

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The Harvey D. Grace Memorial Chapel has a new sign designating it a place “open to all creeds and all races of people,” in addition to a new security camera installed inside. The new installations come a year after the 59th session of the Student Government Association passed the interfaith prayer...

Multiple Wichita State campus art pieces vandalized

Multiple Wichita State campus art pieces vandalized

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

leven pieces of Wichita State’s extensive outdoor art collection — all depicting female figures — were vandalized with duct tape covering the figures’ mouths, WSU officials said Friday morning. The latest piece to be discovered is Henry Moore’s "Reclining Figure," a bronze statue outsi...

UPDATE: Hut relocation will affect Monday traffic

UPDATE: Hut relocation will affect Monday traffic

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Pizza Hut is on the move. Monday morning, the original Pizza Hut building will be moved from its location on Perimeter Road to a new location on Innovation Campus located near the Marcus Welcome Center. The building, which is currently on a trailer, will be transported starting 9 a.m. Monday. University...

SGA approves computer purchases

SGA approves computer purchases

Ray Strunk, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Despite reservations from several senators, Student Government Association approved the purchase of four new computers to be used in the SGA Office, for a total of $4,480.41. The funds will come from the $5,000 SGA allocates per semester for office supplies. The purchase accounts for 89.6 percent of the ...

Faculty senate approves new Homeland Security degree program

Faculty senate approves new Homeland Security degree program

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Faculty senate approved a proposal Monday for a new, completely online homeland security degree program. The proposed bachelor’s degree program, which would fall under the criminal justice department, will require the hiring of two new faculty members. The proposal still awaits approval by the Kansas...

Wichita State drops banner investigation

Wichita State drops banner investigation

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State will not discipline two students who hung a banner advertising “free house tours” from the side of a fraternity house, an incident that created a social media storm and opened university investigations. The decision came after the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)...

Koch money moves institute forward

Koch money moves institute forward

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

A $3.64 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation will help create an Institute for the Study of Economic Growth at Wichita State. The institute will be part of the Barton School of Business. The institute could open as soon as August 2018 and will be housed in Clinton Hall until enough money...

Inconsistency surrounds alcohol policy at The Flats

Inconsistency surrounds alcohol policy at The Flats

Ray Strunk, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

WSU police filed a report of a “loud party with alcohol present” at The Flats apartment complex in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 10. Unlike Shocker Hall and the now defunct Fairmount Towers — both owned and operated by the university — The Flats are privately owned. A joint venture from...

Suspicious notes allegedly left for Shocker Hall residents

Suspicious notes allegedly left for Shocker Hall residents

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

September 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Shocker Hall residents reported receiving suspicious notes last week according to a Wednesday entry on the WSU police crime log. A Shocker Hall resident who wished to remain anonymous said she and her roommate found a note in their dorm, taped to the light switch. The note reads: “When the clock...

Iraqi student and family arrested while depositing check

Iraqi student and family arrested while depositing check

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Sattar Ali, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering at Wichita State, said he and his family were racially profiled and arrested while depositing a check Wednesday. Ali, who is originally from Iraq and came to the United States in 1993, said he was depositing a check for nearly $151,000 at the...