The Sunflower

Rhatigan Renewal to cause more parking headaches

Rhatigan Renewal to cause more parking headaches

Staff Reporter

June 20, 2012

Students are struggling more than ever to find convenient parking at Wichita State.  The lack of parking space has been a long-standing problem on campus, and the problem has increased. Now that the Rhatigan Student Center parking lot is closed for construction equipment and vehicles, other parking lots on ...

SGA vice president finds summer job working social media for Obama campaign

Staff Reporter

June 20, 2012

Social networking sites are a way to stay in touch with friends for most people. It’s a vital part of Wichita State senior Olivia Sullivan’s job.  She is serving as a fellow for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign this summer. She expects to be offered a job in the fall if she does ...

Upward Bound prepares high school students for college life

Staff Reporter

June 20, 2012

Marcus Muñoz is learning that college life is tough while he is still a sophomore in high school. “The hardest thing has been waking up early because every day when we wake up, we go to the Heskett Center; we do yoga, boot camp things like that,” Muñoz said. He is participating in The Collegiate...

Fire and theft at Woodgate apartments left WSU student homeless

Staff Reporter

June 16, 2012

It was just after midnight when the fire started. Wichita State senior Muhammad Tahir was asleep. His roommate was on his way home. “I wasn’t very concerned when the fire was burning; it was like an adventure, until the next day when I realized I was homeless,” Tahir said. Just after midnight on ...

WSU Students travel to Asia to explore and learn more about their degrees

Staff Reporter

June 16, 2012

Senior Mimosa Nguyen, an electrical engineering major, will be traveling to China to take an engineering course this summer all because one day she saw a poster with the information to study abroad in the hallway. “I saw a poster about going to China and taking an engineering course over there,” Nguyen sa...

CSL and SAC merger underway

Staff Reporter

June 14, 2012

With Rhatigan Student Center construction under way, administrators and students have begun moving to their temporary offices during the first phase of the renovation. Two offices that will not only be moving but merging are the Activities Office and the Center for Student Leadership. They will move t...

Access Denied

Staff Reporter

June 13, 2012

The fences around the Rhatigan Student Center make getting from one part of the Wichita State campus to another difficult. You’ll get used to it before the two-and-a-half year renovation project is completed in 2014. The $26 million construction project is funded by a $6 increase in student fees f...

Changes lead to better experience for freshmen during orientation

Staff Reporter

June 13, 2012

Most Wichita State students are familiar with freshman orientation. It is the day that all freshmen are required to go and learn about the new school they will soon attend. Perhaps what students don’t know is that the freshman orientation program has made some changes in the past couple of years. ...

Immersion journalism leads students into the heart of the Flint Hills

By contributing writer Madeline McCullough

June 13, 2012

Ask anyone enrolled in the Flint Hills Media Project and they’ll tell you it’s the most engaging, exhausting and rewarding class offered by the Elliott School of Communication. The class has completed the first leg of an intensive three-week experience in total immersion journalism documenting the s...

Getting to know the new SGA president

Staff Reporter

June 13, 2012

Luis Carbajal starts his term as Student Government president today. In May 2013, Carbajal will graduate with degrees in Political Science, Economics, Strategic Communication and Spanish. However, Carbajal has a lot on his agenda before even thinking about donning a cap and gown.  What other leaders...

Summer choir adds soul to WSU campus

Staff Reporter

June 6, 2012

The Wichita State summer choir will be adding a little soul to its repertoire with this year’s theme, “Folk Songs and Spirituals.” Rehearsals started Monday. The class does not count for credit and is open to anyone who wants to sing. Rehearsals are from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesd...

Friendship and support at the heart of the Special Olympics

Staff Reporter

June 6, 2012

The Special Olympics is about more than competition. “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” The creed spoken by the athletes of the Special Olympics rang out through Cessna Stadium at the opening of the 2012 Summer Games. For the 42nd year, Olympians from all over the state...