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Students’ Advisory Committee address multicultural students’ issues with WSU

Students’ Advisory Committee address multicultural students’ issues with WSU

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Regents university student body presidents and vice presidents assessed how Wichita State is meeting multicultural students’ needs at Wednesday’s Student’s Advisory Committee meeting. Ryan Kelly, student senator at Kansas State University and chair of the Student Advisory Committee’s diversity...

WSU partners with cyber security firm

WSU partners with cyber security firm

Angela Lingg, Student Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita​ ​State​ ​students​ ​will​ ​soon​ ​have​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​work​ ​for​ ​a​ ​cyber​ ​security​ ​company serving​ ​federal​ ​clients. Ennovar​ ​Technology​ ​Solutions​ ​at​ ​WSU​ ​has​ ​partnered​...

WSU requests housing rate increase

WSU requests housing rate increase

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Campus housing rates could go up next year. Wichita State, which already has the highest priced on-campus housing of any public university in the state, is seeking approval to increase housing rates at The Flats and Shocker Hall next year. WSU presented a first reading of the proposed increase...

WSU finalizes merger with WATC, will move closer to enrollment goal

WSU finalizes merger with WATC, will move closer to enrollment goal

Matthew Kelly and Ray Strunk

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

More than two years after the process began, Wichita State and Wichita Area Technical College announced Wednesday that a merger between the two institutions has officially been approved. WATC will be an entity of WSU beginning July 1 of next year, according to a WATC press release, with WSU and the...

Wichita State requests state-owned land on Innovation Campus

Wichita State requests state-owned land on Innovation Campus

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State requested that the state-owned property on Innovation Campus be transferred to WSU during the Kansas Board of Regents meeting Wednesday. Approximately 120 acres of land — formerly Braeburn Golf Course — are being developed into Innovation Campus. Of that, 8.27 acres of land are...

SGA addresses game-day parking changes

SGA addresses game-day parking changes

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Student Government Association discussed changes coming to men’s basketball game-day parking at Wichita State during Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting. Sarah Graham from Campus Parking Services spoke to the senate during public forum, addressing changes such as the availability and increased...

Wichita State to offer scenario-based active shooter training

Wichita State to offer scenario-based active shooter training

Ray Strunk, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State will begin to offer on-campus, active threat training sessions after the Kansas Board of Regents approved temporary exemptions to the campus concealed carry Wednesday. The university will establish temporary, adequate security measures for the training sessions. Metal detectors will be ...

Report of handgun pulled in attempted aggravated robbery at fraternity

Report of handgun pulled in attempted aggravated robbery at fraternity

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A handgun was pulled in an attempted aggravated robbery at Beta Theta Pi fraternity house Saturday night, according to the Wichita State police crime log. According to the crime log, three juvenile males approached a resident of the fraternity house, showed a handgun, and demanded money. No money...

Faculty Senate raises concerns over “investigative leave”

Faculty Senate raises concerns over “investigative leave”

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Faculty Senate discussed changes to a proposed policy that would allow Wichita State to force an employee to turn over their office keys and access to their email account and take a mandatory leave pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged misconduct. The proposal, which was approved by th...

A quick look at tobacco quit kits

A quick look at tobacco quit kits

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Students in a public health sciences class are providing free tobacco quit kits to Wichita State students in an effort to support WSU’s Tobacco Free Wu & Me initiative. The kits include gum, mints, suckers, coupons for smoking cessation aides, and information about “campus-based support for...

Joint senate meeting raises concerns over game day parking, employee benefits

Joint senate meeting raises concerns over game day parking, employee benefits

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Senators at a joint meeting between Faculty Senate, Unclassified Professional Senate, and Unclassified Staff Senate expressed concerns over parking issues on campus, particularly on game days when university parking lots are blocked off and reserved for game attendees. The meeting was called Wednesday,...

Strategic planning chair elected to city council

Strategic planning chair elected to city council

Ray Strunk and Matthew Kelly

November 12, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

As chair of Wichita State’s strategic planning committee, Cindy Claycomb has worked to implement her vision for the university. Now, as a recently-elected member of the Wichita City Council, she said she hopes to expand her vision, which parallels the values she continues to champion for WSU’s...