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Survey measures Fairmount neighborhood’s response to Innovation Campus

Survey measures Fairmount neighborhood’s response to Innovation Campus

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

December 19, 2017


Filed under Local, Showcase

Ninety-four percent of surveyed Fairmount neighborhood residents say the changes taking place at Wichita State are making their neighborhood a better place to live in — but leaders say gentrification, or displacement of low-income residents caused by rising property values, is an anticipated side effect...

3 leaders leaving after this semester

3 leaders leaving after this semester

Chance Swaim and Jenna Farhat

December 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Three student affairs leaders are leaving Wichita State. Maureen Dasey-Morales, associate vice president for student affairs and wellness, is leaving for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to accept the position of associate vice president for community health and well being.  ...

Student focus group discusses YMCA plans with architects

Student focus group discusses YMCA plans with architects

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

A small group of students met with architects from SJCF — a firm that builds YMCA facilities around the greater Wichita area — to offer input Thursday on the joint YMCA and wellness facility set to be built on Innovation Campus within the next few years. Wichita State and the YMCA have yet to...

SGA tables bill that would separate incoming and outgoing administration banquets

SGA tables bill that would separate incoming and outgoing administration banquets

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Controversy erupted at May’s student government banquet, as incoming Student Body President Paige Hungate’s parents were accused of battery and anti-black, hate “fighting words” after an altercation with outgoing Student Body President Joseph Shepard. Though criminal charges against Hungate...

Wage differences: Why construction workers may not make as much on Innovation Campus projects as other WSU projects

Wage differences: Why construction workers may not make as much on Innovation Campus projects as other WSU projects

Ray Strunk, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Although there is construction all over campus, not every construction job is treated equally. Construction on government-owned buildings or pieces of land — including public universities — is subject to government regulations. This includes regulations on how construction companies pay their...

Students can offer input on YMCA at Thursday’s focus group

Students can offer input on YMCA at Thursday’s focus group

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

A focus group will be held Thursday for students to offer their input on what should be included in the YMCA and wellness facility set to be built on Innovation Campus within the next few years. The focus group will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Rhatigan Student Center room 258, and an architect...

Alumnus’ startup aims to shape ‘the next Michael Jordan of eSports’

Alumnus’ startup aims to shape ‘the next Michael Jordan of eSports’

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local

Four early-stage company entrepreneurs presented their businesses ventures at Demo Day Tuesday evening in the Experiential Engineering Building. One of those businesses got its start on Wichita State's campus. Ramsey Jamoul, a WSU alumnus and CEO of Midwest eSports, described his company as a “p...

Price releases book documenting Wichita’s rock ‘n’ roll history

Price releases book documenting Wichita’s rock ‘n’ roll history

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Local, News

A book documenting Wichita’s rich rock ‘n’ roll history is complete — a story that Chair of the history department Jay Price said has never been completely told before. The book, “Wichita Rock & Roll: 1950-1980,” was part of a project sponsored by the Wichita State history department,...

‘I can’t imagine life without him’: Friends of Hasan Rahman gather at memorial

‘I can’t imagine life without him’: Friends of Hasan Rahman gather at memorial

Madeline Deabler, Design Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Friends gathered outside the Rhatigan Student Center Sunday afternoon to mourn the death of former Wichita State student Hasan Rahman. Moving from Bangladesh to Kansas in 2011, Rahman quickly joined the Wichita Bangladesh community where he soon made many friends. One of those friends, President...

Graduate students protest tax bill

Graduate students protest tax bill

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Roughly 40 Wichita State students and faculty braved the cold Wednesday to protest a U.S. House tax bill that could potentially cost graduate teaching assistants thousands of dollars. The bill, which passed on Nov. 16, would count tuition waivers GTAs receive in exchange for instructing undergraduate...

SGA passes 5 resolutions to address campus safety concerns

SGA passes 5 resolutions to address campus safety concerns

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Student Government Association passed five resolutions to support on-campus security during the Student Senate meeting on Wednesday night. The five resolutions were crafted based on suggestions made by students and officers at the safety walk earlier this month about potential on-campus security concerns. SGA’s Student and Safety Servi...

Street Speak: ‘What do you think of the proposed housing rate increase at The Flats?’

Street Speak: ‘What do you think of the proposed housing rate increase at The Flats?’

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

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