The Sunflower

Elliott School hosts annual Comm Week with array of professionals

Staff Reporter

October 17, 2012


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A live radio show kicks off “Comm Week” at the Wichita State Elliott School of Communication this morning at 9 a.m. Comm Week is an annual event to expose journalism students to trends in the communication field. Lou Heldman, the interim director of the Elliott School, said Comm Week started in 1989 when the...

Living in the dorms comes with many hassles

Staff Reporter

October 17, 2012


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To live in an apartment, at home or in a dorm is a choice all college students face. For students who choose to live in Brennan Hall, Wheatshocker Apartments or Fairmount Towers at Wichita State, the university strives to provide good maintenance service. However, there are issues that come with change...

News in Brief – Oct. 17

Staff Reporters

October 17, 2012


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Dance Marathon looking for more participants   The second annual Wichita State Dance Marathon will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3 from noon to midnight at the Heskett Center. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Children’s Miracle Network. Donations can also be made at the registration we...

WSU sees string of car thefts on campus

Staff reporter

October 12, 2012


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Wichita State Police report that several Honda Accords have been stolen from WSU parking lots during the past two months. All thefts occurred during daylight hours. A 1992 Honda Accord was stolen from the parking lot located south of Cessna Stadium in September. A 1994 Honda Accord was stolen from the p...

Local band works to make ends meet on the stage

Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2012


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Taking the stage might result in a paycheck—if one is lucky—but for local band “In The Unlikely Event,” it’s a little more meaningful than that. “What it all comes down to is the feeling you get of being on stage and playing for people,” band guitarist Ryan Dame said. “That feeling of ...

Contestants interview for Man, Woman of the Year

Staff Reporter

October 10, 2012


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It was five minutes until deadline when junior accounting major Ryan Schrader made his way toward the Student Involvement Office with his application in hand on Sept. 21. The application for the Man and Woman of the Year award was made up of a resume, an essay and a letter of recommendation. After wa...

News in Brief – Oct. 10

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October 10, 2012


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InterFest today on Heskett lawn InterFest has returned once again.The international food festival will take place today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the west lawn of the Heskett Center.Organized by the International Student Union with the help of other organizations on campus, InterFest takes place onc...

Flu shots important element to winter health

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October 10, 2012


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Many college students like to live on the edge. They are young, healthy, and seemingly immune to everything that comes their way, including influenza. If only they knew how wrong they are. “It’s hard to get students this age to get immunized because they’re healthy,” said Linda Hollis, an advanced practice ...

WSU exit surveys an important aspect in programs

Staff Reporter by Kat Saunders

October 10, 2012


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It’s getting to be that time of year again. The hustle and bustle of graduate and undergraduate students in the bookstore preparing to graduate is increasing. Graduation preparation includes a mandatory survey submitted with their degree application. While it may be an annoyance to some, this exit survey ...

First of three candidates for Ulrich director makes visit

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October 10, 2012


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David J. Brown has become fairly familiar with the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State over the last few years. An arts management consultant from North Carolina, Brown likes to keep on eye on institutions worldwide to stay up-to-date on what is happening in the realm of art. “I’m a firm believer in best...

Enrollment numbers fall, but credit hours on the rise

Staff Reporter

October 10, 2012


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Wichita State President John Bardo has a vision of WSU for the near future to accommodate 20,000 and more students. But exactly how far away is that vision? With the average enrollment for the last eight years between 14,000 to 15,000 students, WSU surpassed the latter in the fall of 2011 when 15,100...

Organizations main focus of SGA Senate

Staff Reporter

October 8, 2012


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More than a hundred organizations were approved as Registered Student Organizations during Wednesday’s Student Government Association meeting. The majority of these organizations were passed as full RSOs. Five new organizations received a lesser status approval. Some senators raised questions about wh...