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WSU releases COVID-19 case numbers on website

WSU releases COVID-19 case numbers on website

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

September 2, 2020

After weeks of insisting not to release COVID-19 numbers due to privacy reasons, Wichita State announced Wednesday that 35 students have tested positive. "Wichita State University understands the importance of COVID-19 testing and the critical nature of sharing data with our campus community," a university...

Peace in the pandemic: Professor fights stress with yoga

Peace in the pandemic: Professor fights stress with yoga

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor

September 1, 2020

As a yoga professor, Lisa Callahan knows how important it is to relax.  “I feel for everyone that there is an unconscious stress that flows through all of us right now,” Callahan said. “I believe that yoga can be a tool to help with that.” Callahan has been teaching yoga for 10 years,...

Wichita State partners with Sedgwick County for new COVID-19 testing lab

Health professionals administer a COVID-19 test in Wichita

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

August 31, 2020

Wichita State University and Sedgwick County have banded together to bring the new Molecular Diagnostic Lab (MDL) to the community in an effort to increase COVID-19 lab testing capacity. Technical Director Sarah Nikel is a molecular scientist who has been leading the charge on training people to get th...

WSU receives $1 million gift for students of color scholarships

President Jay Golden speaks  at the press conference hosted by WSU Foundation. The press conference was held at Marcus Welcome Center on Aug 31, 2020.

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

August 31, 2020

A donation of $520,000 from Gene and Yolanda Camarena will be matched in full by Wichita State and will be put towards providing scholarships to 20 Hispanic and Black students yearly for the upcoming four years. The donation was announced at a news conference behind the Marcus Welcome Center Monday. The s...

Mask enforcement: A campus-wide effort

Aaron Austin, Dean of Students, passes out masks on the first day of fall classes inside the RSC on August 17.

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

August 31, 2020

Wichita State University is entering its third week of the fall 2020 semester and students still have questions surrounding the enforcement of the campus-wide mask requirement. The policy states that all students are required to wear a mask indoors unless isolated in a private office. Students are ...

Shocker Support Locker sticks to its mission of supporting students during COVID-19

Collin Munson loads up food for delivery in the Shocker Support Locker.

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

August 30, 2020

The Shocker Support Locker has served as a resource for Wichita State students since 2016. As students face many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the locker is continuing its mission to be a resource for students who need supplies.   Graduate Assistant to the Shocker Support Locker Collin Munson...

Women’s Equality Day virtual panel discusses the future of women in leadership roles

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion held a facebook live virtual panel for Women's Equality Day Wednesday.

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor

August 28, 2020

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presented a virtual panel for the celebration of Women’s Equality Day Wednesday. The panel was hosted by Danielle Johnson, the assistant director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and featured the voices of Sharon Cranford, a board member from the Le...

Editor in Chief of The Sunflower resigns

Editor in Chief of The Sunflower resigns

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

August 28, 2020

Daniel Caudill, Editor in Chief of The Sunflower, resigned from his position, effective Aug. 28.  Wichita State University’s Board of Student Publications, a group made up of students, faculty and local professionals, chose Caudill in April before he took over the position May 15.  Caudill...

WSU Health Professions students adapt to hybrid and online learning

A Wichita State nursing student practices a demonstration by cleaning and bandaging a mannequin on Thursday inside Ahlberg Hall. These life-like mannequins help nursing students to picture what their future careers might look like.

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor

August 27, 2020

Wichita State Health Professions students face unusual challenges as they prepare to enter the workforce during a global pandemic. With all coursework in an online or hybrid format, students have had to say goodbye to a lot of the hands-on learning components.  Senior nursing major Sarah Lawson’s classe...

WSU Foundation to announce major gift on Monday

Wichita State's Office of Admissions is housed in the Marcus Welcome Center. KBOR approved on Wednesday the university's request to expand and renovate the building.

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

August 27, 2020

The Wichita State University foundation is announcing a major gift to the university on Monday, Aug. 31, according to an email sent out by the Strategic Communications office Wednesday morning.  Students are not encouraged to attend for pandemic-related reasons. There will be no virtual option a...

LAS takes the lead after first day of an unusual Clash of the Colleges 

Two students from the College of Arts and Liberal Sciences collaborate on a game as part of the Clash of the Colleges' in-person event on Friday. A winner will be crowned in September, after virtual games wrap up.

Lindsay Smith, News Editor

August 22, 2020

Unlike years past, Clash of the Colleges wrapped up its in-person games on Friday without a winner.  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is in the lead with 1,250 points after the event, but a winner won’t be declared until virtual games conclude in September.  Clash of the Colleges is an ...