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Nobel prize winner Vernon Smith visits Woolsey Hall. On Nov 30, Smith gave a presentation in the Barton School of Businesss newly opened behavioral economics laboratory.

Nobel Prize winner visits WSU to celebrate new Woolsey Hall laboratory 

Maegan Vincent, Reporter December 1, 2022

Nobel Memorial Prize Winner Vernon Smith returned to his hometown to give a presentation for the opening ceremony of Wichita State’s Behavioral Economics Laboratory Wednesday afternoon.  “We just...

Student Body President John Kirk talks among his faculty members. On Nov 30, the Faculty Senate hosted a mixer to engage students.

Student Body President John Kirk opens up about his mental health

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Reporter December 1, 2022

Student Body President John Kirk has dealt with many difficulties with mental health over the years. After confronting his mental health, the 116th student body president said he began going to counseling...

Wichita State University fall enrollments by headcount. This fall semester enrollment numbers have been its highest since 1989.

‘Caught us off guard:’ Higher enrollment pushes student support systems to adapt

Salsabila Attaria, Reporter November 30, 2022

The university announced in October that it has seen the highest enrollment numbers since 1989. Some of the school’s officials say that this raises concerns about how student support systems plan to...

Tulsa Police Officers David Medrano and Jesse Guardiola talk to WSU students about the role of the police. They discussed the benefits of bilingual officers.

Tulsa police officers stress importance of bilingualism

Danielle Wagner, Reporter November 30, 2022

Tulsa police officers Jesse Guardiola and David Medrano visited Wichita State to explain the importance of learning multiple languages, like Spanish, on Tuesday afternoon.  People all over the U.S....

Carlos Martinez, Sigma Alpha Epsilon member, laughs while Colin Corwell, director of recruitment in the Interfraternity Council, shaves his beard.

Interfraternity Council raises awareness for men’s mental health through beard auction

Salsabila Attaria, Reporter November 23, 2022

The Interfraternity Council brought together multiple WSU fraternities to contribute to the Movember week cause on Monday. The annual event encourages spreading awareness on the topics of men’s mental...

This weeks news in brief — Nov. 23

This week’s news in brief — Nov. 23

Allison Campbell, Reporter November 23, 2022

Seasonal Shocker Store to open in Koch Arena In addition to the Rhatigan Student Center and Braeburn Square Shocker Store’s, a new seasonal Shocker gear shop will be opening in Shocker Athletic Scholarship...

Ayshea Banes (right) laughs during a conversation during the first Shockers (Taylors Version) meeting. On Nov 16, Banes participated in discussions between club members.

A place for Swifties: Taylor Swift fans build community on campus

Lindsay Smith, Newsletter Editor November 22, 2022

With ten albums, two album re-recordings, 11 Grammy awards and millions of fans, Taylor Swift has made her way to Wichita State.  A group of students gathered together on Wednesday with one thing...

Students look through the Shocker Support Locker for different food or hygiene products. The locker offered free products to students, faculty and staff Monday through Friday.

Students workers support Shocker Support Locker

Mia Hennen, News/Managing Editor November 21, 2022

For almost six years now, the Shocker Support Locker has provided students, faculty and staff the ability to access items like food, clothing, toiletries, etc. Although the locker is hidden – tucked...

On Nov. 16, the employees of Half Price Books voted to unionize, following other Half Price Books stores in the country.

Wichita Half Price Books unionizes after 8-4 vote

Victor DiMartino, Reporter November 18, 2022

About a year ago, four Half Price Books stores in Minnesota unionized, on Nov. 16 Wichita’s Half Price Books voted in favor to unionize, becoming the eighth.  Anna Kalnina and Darcy Jantzen led the...

Freshman Layne Smith practices his debate speech with junior Thomas Babcock on Nov. 16 in Elliott Hall. Smith is a first year WSU debater but began his debate journey in sixth grade.

Debate teams continues strong as one of oldest student organizations on campus

Rachel Rudisill, Photo Editor November 17, 2022

The Wichita State debate team is one of the oldest student organizations on campus, starting in the 19th century. Located in Elliott Hall, the debate team is led by head coach Phillip Samuels and assistant...

This weeks news in brief – Nov. 17

This week’s news in brief – Nov. 17

Allison Campbell, Reporter November 17, 2022

Parking limit to be applied at campus YMCA The Steve Clark YMCA on campus will now enforce a two-hour parking maximum in their lots. Students, faculty and staff who violate the limit can be cited if...

Chief diversity officer Marché Fleming-Randle claps in celebration at the end of SGAs Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium, which marked the end of Diversity Week.

Change in DEI plans requires representative in each college

Danielle Wagner, Reporter November 16, 2022

Each college at WSU will now have a representative in charge of discussing diversity initiatives who work directly with Randle. Each college will now be in charge of conducting DEI activities and interacting...

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