The Sunflower

Psychology of Women breaks down stereotypes, teaches empathy

Staff Reporter

June 27, 2012


Filed under Campus

Angie Hardage-Bundy would like to change the way Wichita State students think about gender differences. She has taught Psychology of Women for the past three years and is earning a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. “I do recruit men to my classes as often as I can. I shamelessly self-promote. I ...

Pageantry a family affair for Miss Kansas contestant

Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2012


Filed under Campus

Five-year-old Audrey Lamar found herself in a place she never had before — performing on stage in front of complete strangers. An outgoing child by nature, one that enjoyed dancing on the kitchen table in front of her family, it came as a surprise to see her completely freeze during the talent port...

New SGA treasurer hopes to put accounting experience to use

New SGA treasurer hopes to put accounting experience to use

Staff Reporter

June 27, 2012


Filed under Student Government Association

Tessie Arambula, a senior accounting major, is the next treasurer for the Student Government Association.   Q:  How did you decide that this year was a good time to be part of SGA? A: I am friends with a lot of people who are in SGA, and they’ve talked to me about it before, but, like I’ve said,...

Beggses’ legacy two-of-a-kind

Beggses’ legacy two-of-a-kind

Editor-In-Chief

June 20, 2012


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Shirley Beggs has a hidden skill few know about. Well, unless you happened to be sitting near her at a Wichita State basketball game.  “We have in Mrs. Beggs one of the best critiquers of officials in the Missouri Valley Conference,” said Eric Sexton, WSU’s director of athletics. “She was always read...

WuCrew brings students, faculty and staff together to volunteer across Wichita

WuCrew brings students, faculty and staff together to volunteer across Wichita

Staff Reporter

June 20, 2012


Filed under Campus

Wichita State graduate student Hien Nguyen grew up in poverty in Vietnam. “My mom made 50 cents a day,” she said. “My mom sold produce and this was the reason I chose business.” She is studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is also a member of WuCrew, a WSU organization of...

Rhatigan Renewal to cause more parking headaches

Rhatigan Renewal to cause more parking headaches

Staff Reporter

June 20, 2012


Filed under Campus

Students are struggling more than ever to find convenient parking at Wichita State.  The lack of parking space has been a long-standing problem on campus, and the problem has increased. Now that the Rhatigan Student Center parking lot is closed for construction equipment and vehicles, other parking lots on ...

Upward Bound prepares high school students for college life

Staff Reporter

June 20, 2012


Filed under Campus

Marcus Muñoz is learning that college life is tough while he is still a sophomore in high school. “The hardest thing has been waking up early because every day when we wake up, we go to the Heskett Center; we do yoga, boot camp things like that,” Muñoz said. He is participating in The Collegiate...

SGA vice president finds summer job working social media for Obama campaign

Staff Reporter

June 20, 2012


Filed under Student Government Association

Social networking sites are a way to stay in touch with friends for most people. It’s a vital part of Wichita State senior Olivia Sullivan’s job.  She is serving as a fellow for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign this summer. She expects to be offered a job in the fall if she does ...

Fire and theft at Woodgate apartments left WSU student homeless

Staff Reporter

June 16, 2012


Filed under News

It was just after midnight when the fire started. Wichita State senior Muhammad Tahir was asleep. His roommate was on his way home. “I wasn’t very concerned when the fire was burning; it was like an adventure, until the next day when I realized I was homeless,” Tahir said. Just after midnight on ...

WSU Students travel to Asia to explore and learn more about their degrees

Staff Reporter

June 16, 2012


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Senior Mimosa Nguyen, an electrical engineering major, will be traveling to China to take an engineering course this summer all because one day she saw a poster with the information to study abroad in the hallway. “I saw a poster about going to China and taking an engineering course over there,” Nguyen sa...

CSL and SAC merger underway

Staff Reporter

June 14, 2012


Filed under News

With Rhatigan Student Center construction under way, administrators and students have begun moving to their temporary offices during the first phase of the renovation. Two offices that will not only be moving but merging are the Activities Office and the Center for Student Leadership. They will move t...

Immersion journalism leads students into the heart of the Flint Hills

By contributing writer Madeline McCullough

June 13, 2012


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Ask anyone enrolled in the Flint Hills Media Project and they’ll tell you it’s the most engaging, exhausting and rewarding class offered by the Elliott School of Communication. The class has completed the first leg of an intensive three-week experience in total immersion journalism documenting the s...