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Who helped pay for Trump, Pompeo visit? It’s a secret, WSU Tech says

Who helped pay for Trump, Pompeo visit? It’s a secret, WSU Tech says

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

November 22, 2019

It cost WSU Tech almost $12,000 to host Ivanka Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month. Most of the costs incurred were for equipment rental fees, labor and food. But thanks to an anonymous $10,000 donation to the school, WSU Tech only had to cover a little less than $2,000 of the bill. ...

Officials expect School of Digital Arts will grow media arts program, local industry

Officials expect School of Digital Arts will grow media arts program, local industry

Daniel Caudill, News Editor

November 21, 2019

Wichita State announced on Wednesday the creation of a new School of Digital Arts. Officials expect the move to grow WSU’s media arts program, as well as local industry.  At its Wednesday meeting, the Kansas Board of Regents approved the university’s request to establish the new school, which...

NetApp considering move to Innovation Campus

NetApp considering move to Innovation Campus

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor

November 21, 2019

A prominent cloud data services company is considering setting up shop at Wichita State. NetApp, a California-based Fortune 500 company, may relocate to Innovation Campus in the next few years, according to a university release. “We’ve been talking for several months with NetApp’s leadership...

Graduate School moving to Hubbard after ‘cracked sewer pipe’

Graduate School moving to Hubbard after ‘cracked sewer pipe’

Kylie Cameron, Editor in chief

November 21, 2019

The Graduate School will be moving to Hubbard 113 temporarily, according to an announcement in WSUToday. The school will be closed and moving today into their temporary space due to a cracked sewer pipe. The announcement said the school hopes to be back into their original space, Jardine 107, early...

SGA appoints another Student Fees Committee member

SGA appoints another Student Fees Committee member

Lindsay Smith, Reporter

November 21, 2019

And then there were eight. Student Government Association appointed another student to the Student Fees Committee during its Wednesday meeting. Accounting for last week’s appointments, there are now seven vacant seats on the committee. Liberal Arts and Sciences Sen. Zachary James was appointed ...

SGA considering scholarship fund for homeless students

SGA considering scholarship fund for homeless students

Daniel Caudill, News Editor

November 21, 2019

Student Government Association is considering legislation that would establish a scholarship fund for homeless students. If passed, the McKinney-Vento Scholarship Act would establish a fund of up to $6,000 per year for students who are homeless under the federal government’s identification standards....

Diversity interns hear from Jay Golden at breakfast  

Diversity interns hear from Jay Golden at breakfast  

Olivia Babin and Daniel Caudill

November 19, 2019

Jay Golden, Wichita State’s president-elect, discussed diversity with a group of campus stakeholders over breakfast.  As part of his visit to campus Tuesday, Golden met with a group of diversity interns from WSU’s Office of Admissions at Shocker Dining Hall. Also in attendance was Bobby Gandu,...

This week’s news in brief (Nov. 18)

This week’s news in brief (Nov. 18)

Daniel Caudill, News Editor

November 18, 2019

Golden expected to visit campus on Tuesday Jay Golden, selected last month as the 14th president of Wichita State University, is expected to be on campus Tuesday. Golden announced his campus visit on Twitter last week, asking WSU Diversity Interns to join him for breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at ...

Engineering student wins cosplay competition

Engineering student wins cosplay competition

Olivia Babin, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Engineering student Anthony Vu becomes a different person on the weekends. On Saturday, Vu attended the Air Capital Comic Con and competed in the cosplay competition, taking home the top award, Best of Show. Cosplay is more than just Halloween year-round. It’s a whole community. People dress...

Microcredentials drive WSU’s international student enrollment gains

Microcredentials drive WSU’s international student enrollment gains

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor

November 17, 2019

When the Kansas Board of Regents released official fall enrollment numbers last month, Wichita State was the only university to report an increase in international student headcount enrollment. The number of degree-seeking international students at WSU has decreased each of the last four years, but this de...

SGA appoints 7 members to the Student Fees Committee 

SGA appoints 7 members to the Student Fees Committee 

Lindsay Smith, Reporter

November 14, 2019

At Wednesday night’s Student Government Association meeting, the Student Senate appointed seven members to the annual Student Fees Committee. The Student Fees Committee is responsible for hearing budget recommendations from organizations funded by student fees each spring, as well as making its own recommen...

Pokemon trainers become masters at ASC festival

Pokemon trainers become masters at ASC festival

Brogan Gillmore, Reporter

November 14, 2019

In the classic games, Pokemon hide in tall grass. But at the Asian Student Conference’s Pokemon Festival, they were on full display. The ASC hosted the festival on Wednesday afternoon in the Rhatigan Student Center. Participating students made their way through eight Pokemon- related tas...