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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Officials from Wichita State University and the Kansas Health Science Center-Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine smile fora group photo after signing a partnership agreement. Photo courtesy of Wichita State University Strategic Communications

New partnership with KansasCOM to expand options for medical students

Jacinda Hall, Reporter June 26, 2024

Wichita State University and the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KansasCOM) will team up to address the physician shortage in Kansas through an admissions partnership, according to a press release...

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KBOR approves WSU master plan to demolish, add buildings on campus

Allison Campbell, Editor in Chief June 23, 2024

A newly approved master plan for Wichita State University will see the 128-year-old campus undergo major changes. While tentative and likely to change, dozens of buildings are currently expected to undergo...

Kendra Nguyen, WSUs public health program specialist, and Tate Penner, WSUs marketing coordinator, chat at GROW during a networking event with Womens Leadership Initiatives on June 12. Nguyen and Penner helped coordinate the event to help others foster an interest in women’s leadership. 

Women’s Leadership Initiative addresses concerns about campus climate

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter June 17, 2024

At GROW Giesen Plant Shop, female staff and faculty of Wichita State University chatted, ordered drinks and got a chance to build their own terrariums while fostering an interest in women’s leadership.  The...

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Lewis

Professor Rhonda Lewis uncovers field of community psychology

Lydia Steeby, Reporter June 14, 2024

Rhonda Lewis, a Wichita State alumna, first generation student and psychology professor at WSU, didn’t expect to become a professor at all. “It wasn't my original plan. I wanted to be an attorney....

Members of Wichita States Engineers Without Borders spend time with locals while visiting the village of Mercedes de Agua Sucia in Manabi, Ecuador, during a visit last summer. Photo courtesy of Wichita States Engineers Without Borders.

Engineering project postponed following the closing of Ecuador’s borders

Jennifer Anima, Reporter June 13, 2024

A group of students part of Wichita State's Engineers Without Borders (EWB) took a trip last summer to Ecuador where they began plans to build a bridge for a small village. The building process was...

A screenshot of the Wichita State University website home page during the network connectivity issues on Wednesday, June 12. Screenshot courtesy of wichita.edu.

Wichita State website back up after online resources temporarily unavailable

Allison Campbell, Editor in Chief June 12, 2024

After unspecified network issues Wednesday afternoon resulted in the Wichita State University website and campus Wi-Fi becoming inaccessible, all services have been restored. The error rendered students,...

Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Andrew Hippisley speaks to people at an event on July 12, 2023. (File photo)

LAS Dean Andrew Hippisley announces departure from WSU

Allison Campbell, Editor in Chief June 12, 2024

After six "amazing years," Andrew Hippisley, the dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announced that he will be leaving Wichita State University, according to an email sent to LAS...

A newly painted fire hydrant outside of the Rhatigan Student Center reflects light from the afternoon sun. The hydrants were recently repainted to prevent rust.

Wichita State’s fire hydrants have a new look. Here’s why.

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter June 7, 2024

The fire hydrants on Wichita State’s campus have recently gotten a makeover — they’ve all been painted. The hydrants’ bodies remain silver, but the caps are now black. They look different from...

Firefigher Austin Morrow lifts weights during a morning workout at Station 32 on April 19.

Unified in service: Separate fire departments collaborate to protect communities

Cheyanne Tull, Reporter June 6, 2024

Crew members of Wichita Fire Department Station 7 and Sedgwick County Fire Department District 1, Station 32 don’t have a lot in common. They both serve different communities, they handle and deal...

The entrance to Hadley Middle School. Hadley is one of six schools in the Wichita School District to close.

Wichita State alum says leaving Hadley Middle School is ‘the hardest thing’

Courtney Brown, Reporter June 5, 2024

After 19 years of teaching at Hadley Middle School, Tiffany Rausch wrapped up her last year there last month. Rausch isn’t the only one leaving — in March, the Wichita school board voted to close...

Wichita State Connect on April 2. According to Provost Shirley Lefever, Wichita State Connects goal is to help K-12 students and their parents understand the purpose of college.

Wichita State Connect aims to “demystify college,” engage with community

Courtney Brown, News Editor June 2, 2024

From hosting campus visits to providing a space for students and faculty, Wichita State Connect is one of Wichita State’s newest initiatives to engage with the community. Wichita State Connect...

Regent Cynthia Lane and other Kansas Board of Regents members listen to university presidents as they request increases in tuition to negate inflation and the cost of university projects and initiatives.

Regent Cynthia Lane to resign, begin new role in office of literacy

Allison Campbell, Editor in Chief May 31, 2024

Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) member Cynthia Lane, who spoke to 2024 graduates at commencement and led them through a rendition of “If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands,” will resign from...

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