The Sunflower

News in Brief – Nov. 1

November 1, 2012


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Dance until you drop   You might or might not drop after 12 hours of dancing. The second annual Wichita State Dance Marathon ensures that the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) will use the money raised. WSU is teaming up with Newman University as a co-sponsor to the event. It is set for noon to mid...

Wichita State buildings no strangers to ghost stories, paranormal activity

Wichita State buildings no strangers to ghost stories, paranormal activity

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October 31, 2012


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It seems most colleges and universities have at least a couple of ghost stories to tell.  Wichita State is no exception. Tales of mysterious sounds, lights and figures are commonplace in the older buildings on campus.  Two buildings in particular come up when campus ghost stories start getting told. Henr...

WSU Symphony to honor film classics

Staff Reporter

October 29, 2012


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Any moviegoer can attest to the power of a soundtrack: it can define a movie’s emotional impact and linger with the watcher for weeks or months. On Tuesday, the Wichita State Symphony takes on the relationship between music and film by performing a multimedia concert that pulls from the classic film...

Designated Drivers cooperating with WSU about allegations

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October 29, 2012


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Going out with friends is inevitable in college. Whether one goes to the movies, bowling, dancing or even drinking, friends are always there.  Wichita State students are encouraged to take the necessary measures to make sure no disasters happen if they do decide to go out and drink and drive, which is why...

CANCELLED: Lt. Dan Choi talks Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell tomorrow

Staff Reporter

October 29, 2012


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Natalie Toney saw a lot of people cry after watching a speech by Lt. Dan Choi over the Internet.   “She said he had captured the attention of everyone,” Toney said. “Every single person. And there was not a dry eye in the room. So I went online, I Googled him, I listened to him, and I said ‘...

Zombie Walk raises food for the hungry

Staff Reporter

October 29, 2012


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Only a zombie would take a walk on a cold, windy Friday night. A few did at Wichita State. They did it to raise awareness about hunger and food for the Kansas Food Bank. Audrey Barba, a 2010 WSU psychology graduate, was one of the dozen or so who showed up. “I came for the fundraising and to eat br...

UNICEF to look for change, not treats

Staff Reporter

October 29, 2012


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You might hear something else than the usual “Trick or Treat” when some costumed-college students come knocking on your door Wednesday. It might be “Trick or change?” The UNICEF Campus Initiative wants money to help people in developing countries instead of candy. Wichita State Initiative Presi...

Mocktail Mixer promotes sober fun

Staff Reporter by Kat Saunders

October 29, 2012


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The drinks for the evening were two types of slushie, orange cherry blossom punch, and citrus drinks—all non-alcoholic.   “It is still fun,” freshman Levi Yager said. “Free T-shirt, free drinks—it’s smarter, too.” The Fairmount Towers Dining Hall at Wichita State hosted a “Mocktail Mixe...

Charity hosts second annual Zombie Walk

Staff Reporter

October 25, 2012


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Charitable giving and zombies collide this Friday at the second annual Zombie Walk. The event is the brainchild of Steven Roseberry, a Wichita resident, and this year’s cause is the Kansas Food Bank. “I simply feel blessed enough in my own success that doing at least one charity is the least I can do,” Roseberry...

Promoting learned leadership at WSU

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October 24, 2012


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Freshman Raelee Bowles first heard about the Emerging Leaders program at a Dean’s scholars meeting. The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is one of three new student leadership programs started by Student Involvement at Wichita State. The program focuses on pairing freshmen or transfer sophomore students wi...

Second director candidate hopes to bring global outlook to Ulrich Museum

Second director candidate hopes to bring global outlook to Ulrich Museum

Staff Reporter

October 24, 2012


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With experiences as rich as his European accent, Julien Robson spoke to an audience of about 25 people Monday about the vision he hopes to bring if he is chosen as director of the Ulrich Museum of Art on the Wichita State campus. Robson is the second candidate interviewing for the position, and perhaps t...

What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger

Staff Reporter

October 24, 2012


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Lonnie Riedel wanted to play football. That was his dream until he became paralyzed from the chest down during a drive-by shooting in 2009. It was the spring of his freshman year of college. He was 19-years-old. Three years and three surgeries later, Riedel has returned to college and is completely independ...