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Koch Arena stages bidding war with ‘Rockin’ the Roundhouse’ fundraiser

Koch Arena stages bidding war with ‘Rockin’ the Roundhouse’ fundraiser

Staff Reporter

October 1, 2012


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Wichita State President John Bardo has advice for anyone bidding during silent auctions. “Bid high and often, and don’t outbid yourself,” he said Saturday at the Rockin’ the Roundhouse fundraising event for the WSU Alumni Association at Koch Arena. Bardo said he and his wife Deborah bid on a few ite...

Lindquist Hall lobby getting upgraded

Staff Reporter by Kat Saunders

October 1, 2012


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The Wichita State campus is no stranger to construction this semester. To add to the sometimes inconvenient landscape at the Rhatigan Student Center, construction to Lindquist Hall began last week to upgrade the building’s lobby. “There just isn’t enough time in the summer to do these projects...

SGA Senate meets in Ulrich, thanked for promoting the arts

Staff Reporter

October 1, 2012


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The Student Government Association met in the recently reopened Ulrich Museum of Art on Wednesday. It was an appropriate setting for a meeting that focused largely on SGA’s contribution to a new art installation. Roy Smith, adviser for the Contemporary Art Society, attended the meeting to thank the group for...

Former SGA presidential candidate continues to lead

Staff Reporter

October 1, 2012


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Tyler Nepote, a Wichita State junior studying finance and management, sat outside next to the sand volleyball court behind the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house. Inside the building, about 20 young men cleaned up the remains of the previous evening’s social event. “It’s a glorified babysittin...

Interpreters give play a voice for hearing impaired

Staff Reporter

September 27, 2012


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They won’t receive billing in the program or a curtain call. They won’t even be seen by most of the audience. Despite that, interpreters Dibs Willis and Kimberly Smith bring “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” to life for the hearing impaired. Willis and Smith are staff interpreters through t...

‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ brings comedic twist to popular Shakespearean play

‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ brings comedic twist to popular Shakespearean play

Staff Reporter

September 27, 2012


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The curtain rises on “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” at 7:30 tonight for the opening of the Wichita State University School of Performing Arts’ season. Based on “Hamlet,” “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard takes the less important characters from the Shakespeare p...

Become the change for fighting breast cancer

Become the change for fighting breast cancer

Staff Reporter

September 27, 2012


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I didn’t understand the emotional and helpless feeling a family member has when their loved one is diagnosed with cancer until my grandpa was diagnosed with it last week. There seems to be nothing I can do but just wait for the chemotherapy to run its course and hope for the best. Although there is...

Financial Literacy Project to aid students

Staff Reporter by Kat Saunders

September 26, 2012


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The Office for Faculty Development and Student Success is offering a program online to help students learn to manage their finances while in college. “If you know how much it costs each year and you know you have the financial resources to meet the cost, stress down, confidence up,” Tim Hagan, F...

Electronic textbooks make their presence on campus

Electronic textbooks make their presence on campus

Staff Reporter

September 26, 2012


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Traditional hardback and paper textbooks may soon be a thing of the past if the testing of an e-textbook program merits a change. Wichita State is one of 28 colleges and universities across the country testing a new electronic-textbook program. This program allows students to interact with their textbook...

WSU volunteers to raise awareness in Race for the Cure

Staff Reporter

September 26, 2012


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One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It’s a statistic that many students have heard before, but never sinks in until it’s too late. That was certainly the case for Chelsea Bush, a senior in Wichita State’s social work program. Seventeen years ago, at the age ...

RSC construction puts future of Community Garden at risk

RSC construction puts future of Community Garden at risk

Staff Reporter

September 26, 2012


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Students walking around the construction fence surrounding the Rhatigan Student Center may have noticed something seemingly out of place amid the dirt piles and heavy machinery. Wichita State has its own vegetable garden. The WSU Community Garden, maintained by the Physical Plant, supplies fresh vegeta...

Rhatigan reopens, a little bit

Staff Reporter

September 26, 2012


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Fewer customers are eating, drinking and socializing at the wRECk Center on the second floor of the Rhatigan Student Center at Wichita State. That’s because the food court on the first floor reopened last week, although not all the restaurants are open and some seating areas remain closed due to the re...