The Sunflower

The Purple Mile: “No more” to domestic violence

The Purple Mile: “No more” to domestic violence

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

October 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Wichita/Sedgwick County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Coalition hosted its third annual Purple Mile Awareness Walk Saturday. The coalition’s intent behind the walk was to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, while honoring...

Students advocate for student advocate

Students advocate for student advocate

Ray Strunk, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Joined by members of the Multicultural Greek Council, Student Body President Emeritus Joseph Shepard addressed the Student Government Association Wednesday with concerns that the association’s student advocate, Rheanna Pierce, was being treated unfairly by SGA’s executive branch. Shepard said...

O’Malley enters governor’s race as “consensus builder” with leadership experience

O’Malley enters governor’s race as “consensus builder” with leadership experience

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under Politics

The Founding President and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center, Ed O’Malley, officially joined the crowded Republican field of gubernatorial hopefuls on Tuesday. O’Malley, a former state representative, has spent the last 11 years at the helm of KLC, working with local leaders from government...

SGA doubles down on Las Vegas Shooting resolutions

SGA doubles down on Las Vegas Shooting resolutions

Ray Strunk, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Government Association

The Student Government Association passed two resolutions Wednesday addressing the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. A resolution authored by LAS Sen. Shelby Rowell and Fine Arts Sen. Xan Mattek was introduced last week. Senators expressed concerns with the resolution’s clarity and mention of the...

Latinx cluster hire proposed for “a return in terms of recruitment” along I-35 corridor

Latinx cluster hire proposed for “a return in terms of recruitment” along I-35 corridor

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

A proposed cluster hire of Latinx faculty was brought before the Faculty Senate Monday, with supporters citing a lack of representation for the Latinx community in the Wichita State student body, faculty, and staff. Jean Griffith, interim chair of the English department, said the Latinx community...

Speaking out: Wichita State paid KC law firm to investigate Shepard

Speaking out: Wichita State paid KC law firm to investigate Shepard

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Joseph Shepard, who completed his second term as student body president in the spring, isn’t known for holding his tongue. In fact, he’s probably best known for always speaking his mind. But there are things about his time as student body president that he has kept quiet, that he hasn’t shared,...

Housing increase proposed for next year, shortage addressed

Housing increase proposed for next year, shortage addressed

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Last week, the university proposed increased housing rates for next school year. Scott Jensen, director of housing and residence life, spoke to the Student Senate Wednesday, addressing the proposed housing rates and the university’s progress on the housing shortage that resulted from the decision to...

Proposed student housing increases presented to SGA

Proposed student housing increases presented to SGA

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Scott Jensen, director of housing and residence life at Wichita State, presented tentative housing and meal plan increases for next year. Those increases are as follows: ...

Wichita State officials decline interviews, defer to letter about enrollment

Wichita State officials decline interviews, defer to letter about enrollment

Chance Swaim, Ray Strunk, and Matthew Kelly

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Rick Muma’s “Letter to the Editor” is the only university response offered to The Sunflower in attempts to follow up on our coverage of Wichita State’s enrollment that appeared in print and online Monday. Muma is the senior associate vice president for academic affairs and strategic enrollment man...

SGA postpones Las Vegas support resolution

SGA postpones Las Vegas support resolution

Ray Strunk, Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government Association

After nearly one hour of discussion and debate, the Student Government Association voted to table the “Support for Las Vegas Shooting Victim and Families” resolution until Wednesday. The resolution, co-authored by Fine Arts Sen. Xan Mattek and Liberal Arts and Sciences Sen. Shelby Rowell, propose...

Hinshaw arrives amid UPD changes

Hinshaw arrives amid UPD changes

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Interim Wichita State Police Chief Robert Hinshaw spent 33 years working in the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office. But he didn’t always know he wanted to be a cop. After graduating from Wichita Southeast High School, he worked as a clerk at J.C. Penney at Towne East Mall. He got his first taste...