The Sunflower

Most WSU employees eligible for pay raises thanks to state legislature

Most WSU employees eligible for pay raises thanks to state legislature

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

May 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Most Wichita State employees are eligible for a pay raise after the Kansas legislature adopted a 2.5% pay raise for state employees, according to a university news release in Thursday’s WSU Today. Since state universities have some positions that the state doesn’t provide funding for, Kansas pr...

WSU adjunct professor, alumnus running for mayor of Wichita

WSU adjunct professor, alumnus running for mayor of Wichita

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Politics

Brandon Whipple, Wichita State adjunct professor and state representative, announced his intent to run for mayor of Wichita on Wednesday. Whipple is the first sitting office holder to challenge the current mayor, Jeff Longwell. Whipple has not responded to a request for comment by The Sunflower. ...

YMCA namesake Steve Clark will chair second straight WSU presidential search

YMCA namesake Steve Clark will chair second straight WSU presidential search

Matthew Kelly, Reporter

May 16, 2019


Filed under 2019 Presidential Search, Campus, News, Showcase

Local real estate developer and Wichita State alumnus Steve Clark will chair the search committee tasked with finding the next WSU president. Clark, the namesake of the Steve Clark YMCA and WSU Student Wellness Center, also chaired the university's 2012 presidential search that identified John Bardo a...

New Sunflower leaders assume positions

New Sunflower leaders assume positions

Matthew Kelly, Reporter

May 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Kylie Cameron took over as The Sunflower’s editor in chief for the 2019-2020 school year Wednesday. Cameron was selected last month by the Wichita State Board of Student Publications, which also named Madeline Deabler advertising manager. Cameron, a political science and communication double major,...

Tragedy prompts cycling trio of alumni to ride from Wichita to Winnipeg for eating disorder awareness

Tragedy prompts cycling trio of alumni to ride from Wichita to Winnipeg for eating disorder awareness

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Local, Showcase

Long-distance cycling involves pushing through a certain amount of physical pain, but it was a different kind of pain that got retired Wichita surgeon Paul Harrison on the bike — the loss of his 34-year-old daughter, Bridget. Harrison watched anorexia wreak havoc on his daughter’s life. A gifted hand s...

‘The vision is still there’: Late President John Bardo remembered at celebration of life event

‘The vision is still there’: Late President John Bardo remembered at celebration of life event

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief Elect

May 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Late Wichita State President John Bardo’s life and legacy at the university were honored at a celebration of life Thursday. A few hundred people in the WSU community came to the event in Beggs Ballroom. Members of Bardo’s family, including his wife, Deborah, attended the event. Bardo was remember...

Larisa Genin named new dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business

Larisa Genin named new dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State has named Larisa Genin (pronounced JENN-IN, according to a university release) as the next dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business. Genin, current dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College of California, will take over for Dean Anand Desai...

YMCA officials share campus facility updates with Fairmount Neighborhood Association

YMCA officials share campus facility updates with Fairmount Neighborhood Association

Audrey Korte, Reporter

May 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Officials from the Greater Wichita YMCA met with about a dozen members of the Fairmount Neighborhood Association Thursday evening to give updates on the new YMCA facility coming to campus early 2020. “We want to make sure all our neighborhoods around WSU know what’s coming to the WSU campus with th...

UPD responds to aggravated arson at Ablah Library

UPD responds to aggravated arson at Ablah Library

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State University Police have responded to an incident of aggravated arson, according to a university alert. An unknown subject started a small fire in the trash can of the men's restroom in Ablah Library, the report says. The incident occurred around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Custodial staff extinguished...

Local musician Jenny Wood hospitalized after Sunday crash

Local musician Jenny Wood hospitalized after Sunday crash

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief Elect

May 7, 2019


Filed under Local, News

Local musician Jenny Wood was hospitalized with critical injuries Sunday after a wreck on Douglas and Broadway. The crash killed her mother and niece who were also in the car with her. Wood studied music theatre at Wichita State for two-and-a-half years but left to pursue her music career in Los An...

Student Senate rejects Miller’s treasurer appointment

Student Senate rejects Miller’s treasurer appointment

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Among a slew of cabinet and senate appointments presented at the first meeting of the 62nd session of SGA, the Student Senate rejected one. Dylan Jensen, one of nine appointments recommended May 1 by Student Body President Kitrina Miller, was not sworn into the SGA treasurer position after a 10-9 vot...

Graduate student discusses Neurodiversity and life with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Graduate student discusses Neurodiversity and life with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Audrey Korte, Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Meghan Schmitt is a Wichita State graduate student currently working on her second Master's degree in the Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology program. As part of the program, Schmitt works at WSU’s Speech-Language Pathology clinic as a student clinician. She’s working with...